Beverly Cheuvront, former director of communications at The Partnership for the Homeless, has moved to Habitat for Humanity-NYC to oversee its communications department. She will promote Habitat’s expanding policy/advocacy department, focusing on a wide range of issues, including homelessness, home-ownership programs, housing construction, development issues and affordable-housing policy.
City Harvest, which provides food for over 800 community soup kitchens and food pantries, welcomes a new executive director, Sally Hernandez Pinero, deputy mayor under David Dinkins. The Bronx-born Hernandez Pinero also served as deputy borough president of Manhattan and chair of both the Financial Services Corporation of New York City and the New York City Housing Authority. She joins City Harvest after working in the private sector: serving on the board of Con Edison, and holding positions at law firms and in real estate development and mortgage lending. Julie Erickson, director of City Harvest for the last 11 years, is now executive director of the New York Restoration Project, a group founded by Bette Midler that works to preserve New York’s community green spaces.
Margie McHugh has resigned from her position as executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, where she worked for 15 years. McHugh was a 2001 recipient of the Ford Foundation’s Leadership for a Changing World Award for her advocacy work organizing New York–based nonprofits around immigration policy, labor and education issues. In her place, Chung-Wha Hong takes the helm, after serving as executive director at the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium, Inc.
In August, Harvey Newman became president and CEO of Lakeside Family and Children’s Services, a Spring Valley, NY, residential program that provides respite, vocational instruction, medical care, foster care and adoption services for developmentally disabled children and their families. As deputy commissioner of the city’s Administration for Children’s Services, Newman supervised child care and Head Start. He previously ran the Center for Preventative Psychiatry in Westchester and Hamilton Madison House in New York City. Robert Lederman, who worked at the agency since 1980, is retiring.