Catholic Charities Welcomes Christine L. Chisholm

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Appoints Christine L. Chisholm as Senior Vice President for Real Estate Development and Management and Chief Operating Officer of Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development and Management Corporations

February 7, 2017—Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine L. Chisholm as Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development and Management at Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens and Chief Operating Officer of Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development and Management Corporations (CCPOP).

As Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development and Management at Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, and the Chief Operating Officer of CCPOP, Christine will direct all aspects of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens’ robust affordable housing real estate portfolio, and will oversee the agency’s housing development, financing, construction and property management activities.

Christine previously worked as the Chief Financial Officer of Bowery Residents Committee, Inc. (BRC). Through her 16 year career at BRC, a provider of housing and services for homeless adults, Christine was responsible for providing leadership in finance, human resources, technology and real estate. One of Christine’s most notable accomplishments at BRC was creating a new model for financing housing for the homeless.  Her model was included in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Housing New York Plan and was adopted by the City of New York as its Homestretch model.

“I am excited to join CCPOP and honored to be a part of a team of talented individuals whose goals are identical to my own and who are committed to building affordable housing in New York City,” said Christine. “Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens is the largest provider of affordable housing in the nation, and I look forward to venturing into new projects with new partners while continuing to invest in the community and providing homes for those who need it most.”

Monsignor Alfred LoPinto, who has served as President and CEO of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens and related agencies since 2014, said, “I am thrilled to welcome Christine Chisholm to Catholic Charities, as she shares our commitment to the needs of the most vulnerable. Christine is talented and dedicated, and we are excited to have her join our team as the new leader of CCPOP.       

Christine previously served as adjunct professor at the New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Public Affairs from the University of Massachusetts and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accountancy from Providence College.

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About Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens: For over 117 years, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has been providing quality social services to the neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Queens, and currently offers more than 160 programs and services for children, youth, adults, seniors, those with developmental disabilities, and those struggling with mental illness. Catholic Charities is one of the largest faith-based providers of affordable housing in New York City, providing 3,750 units of housing for low-income seniors, families, and the formerly homeless, including 750 units of special needs housing, throughout Brooklyn and Queens.

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