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Tiloma Jayasinghe

President and CEO


Meet Tiloma. Tiloma is the President & CEO. She is a passionate, creative, values-driven leader who brings decades long experience in the sector to CRE. Her career has always been centered around being of support and service to others. What is important to know about Tiloma is that she’s a movement-builder, and that caring for the nonprofit sector and every person who works in it, is one of her core values.  She actually loves fundraising, strategic planning, creating spreadsheets, and long hikes in the woods.

Before CRE. As a human rights advocate, with a career spanning reproductive rights and gender justice work from the local to the international level, Tiloma served as the Executive Director of Sakhi for South Asian Women, as the Social Affairs Officer for the Division for the Advancement of Women at the United Nations, and as the first staff attorney at the National Advocates for Pregnant Women. Tiloma also has strong roots in advocating for the entire nonprofit sector through her tenure as the Chief Program Officer at Nonprofit New York. She considers herself an organizer, helping communities of color to achieve racial justice. She holds a JD from George Washington University School of Law and a BA from New York University.

Other cool stuff. Tiloma runs her neighborhood’s local CSA which connects a small, organic, family run farm with the good folk of Long Island City! She is also on the board of the New York Women’s Foundation and the steering committee of the Asian Women’s Giving Circle. In April 2014, Tiloma received the New York City Comptroller’s Commendation for service and advocacy for women of color and immigrant communities and empowering communities of New York City.

Interesting facts. Tiloma is a proud New Yorker by way of Queens! She has had two homebirths, loves cheese, skiing and her family, even including her very silly dog who sits in on her meetings and occasionally farts.

In her words. “As CEO, I see my role as helping this wonderful organization continue to grow, thrive, and achieve its full potential.”

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