Stephen “Steve” Glaude took the reins as Executive Director of the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED) on October 27, 2014.
Steve previously served as Director of Community Affairs for the District of Columbia. In this role, he oversaw 13 agencies for the Mayor, including the Offices of Latino Affairs, Asian Affairs, African Affairs, Religious Affairs, Veterans Affairs, Women’s Policy, Youth Advisory Council, Grants and Partnerships and others. Prior to this post he served as Director of Constituent Services for then-DC Council Chairman Vincent Gray.
Glaude has led two associations: the National Congress for Community Economic Development and the National Association of Neighborhoods. At the NCCED, he more than quadrupled annual funding in two years and created National Community Economic Development Day, a nationally-coordinated public education effort. He was responsible for fundraising, public education, legislative affairs, staff development and more. At the National Association of Neighborhoods, he managed a national trade association with more than 2,000 members and was responsible for negotiating federal contracts and conducting critical research for the White House. Under his leadership, membership grew by 300 percent.
In between those posts, Glaude worked at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Community Development and as Deputy Undersecretary for Intergovernmental Relations. There, he was HUD’s liaison to the Nation’s mayors and governors, and he played a key role in the passage of the National Affordable Housing Act, which was the first housing legislation in 37 years. He has also served as Special Assistant to the President in the Office of National Drug Control Policy at the White House, where he advised the President on demand-reduction strategies for substance abuse problems.
Mr. Glaude served as president of Men Can Stop Rape, Inc., where he worked with the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a comprehensive sexual assault strategy for the five branches of the U.S. Military. Glaude has managed more than $8 billion in Federal grants programs. As a non-profit fundraiser, he has directly raised more than $50 million and has worked with clients to raise more than $500 million in resources. He has received the highest honors within academia, government and the community.
Steve Glaude is a native Washingtonian, a father of three, and a proud graduate of Morgan State University.
Director of Economic Development Policy
Evette facilitates the execution of CNHED’s inclusive economic development agenda, reflecting a commitment made in our strategic plan. Her primary focus is on coalition building, policy and advocacy. Since coming on board at the end of 2014, Evette has led the creation of five working groups reflecting the priorities and needs of CNHED’s members and the broader economic development field. Evette brings a wealth of diverse community building and revitalization experience, working on the ground with residents and community-based groups as well as with the government, private and philanthropic sectors to facilitate system-level changes and targeted local solutions. Evette joins us from the consulting firm Urban Ventures Group, where she designed and implemented planning processes; analyzed and synthesized information; and identified suitable and adaptable solutions to complex issues and problems by working with community stakeholders.
Over her career, she has held roles in project management and coordination, and conducted numerous multi-year evaluations on national programs as well as conducted smaller scale assessments involving intensive fieldwork in individual communities. Evette holds a B.A. in Government from St. Lawrence University and a Master’s degree in Urban Policy and Management from The New School. Evette is a foodie and enjoys traveling.
Director of Housing Policy
Scott Bruton facilitates CNHED’s housing committee and working groups to develop and advance CNHED policy and advocacy positions on housing issues. Scott has served organizations working for social justice and community development for over a decade. As a research assistant at the Center for Urban Policy Research, Scott was a coauthor of a multi-year study of housing and economic development issues on American Indian reservations. His dissertation focuses on housing and economic development on the Navajo reservation in the Southwest. Prior to joining CNHED, Scott worked at Housing Counseling Service, Inc. (HCS), where he became an expert in the District of Columbia’s housing policies and tenants’ rights. Through his work at HCS, Scott was an active participant in the DC Preservation Network and the CNHED Tenant Purchase Working Group. Scott has a BA in history from Washington University (St. Louis), an MA in history from the University of Oklahoma, and is completing his PhD in history from Rutgers University. Scott earned his Housing Development Finance Professional Certificate from the National Development Council in October 2014.
Director of Housing Advocacy
Elizabeth Falcon oversees the Housing For All Campaign. Her responsibilities include developing campaign strategy and implementing outreach and advocacy efforts. Elizabeth holds a BA in International Relations and Philosophy from American University in Washington, DC and brings extensive campaign experience, including acting as an organizer for the Save Our Safety Net Campaign immediately before joining CNHED. Elizabeth has completed extensive training in community organizing, including the five month organizing institute developed by the Catalyst Project in San Francisco, CA and the Midwest Academy’s Organizing For Social Change. Elizabeth, for the Housing For All Campaign, is a recipient of the Washington Peace Center’s 2012 Activist Award.
Felicia Fort is responsible for many of the internal tasks of the organization, including bookkeeping and office management as well as membership intake and retention. Felicia holds an MBA from Trinity University and a Mathematics degree from Benedict College. Felicia is a well-rounded leader and is an active volunteer with many of our partners including SOME, Calvary Women’s Services, and Martha’s Table. Felicia is an active board member with the nonprofit A LEGACY Left Behind. Felicia runs her own tutoring business (One Step Closer: Finding the Fun in Math), donating a portion of the profits to college scholarships. In addition she is not afraid of adventure (skydiving, obstacle courses, zip lining) and more.
Precious Rideout provides logistic, communications,and operational support for the execution of programs, trainings, and events. Prior to joining CNHED, Precious worked on Capitol Hill for the five years for the U.S. Senate Majority Leader, first as a staff assistant in the Leader’s Democratic Leadership office where she provided administrative assistance to the Senator and his senior staffers and gained insight into the daily working of Congress. Precious was then promoted to serve as the program coordinator for the Senate Democratic Diversity Initiative, a resource office designed to assist and recruit diverse candidates for full-time employment on the Hill. A native of Las Vegas, Nevada, Precious graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a BA in criminal justice and counseling. During school, she also worked for the City of Las Vegas as a leisure services programmer, developing curriculum and activities for students in afterschool programs in low socioeconomic neighborhoods.
Ginger Rumph develops and executes, in partnership with her colleagues, a fundraising plan that includes maintaining relationships and seeking new opportunities for CNHED. She is also responsible for overseeing and executing an overall communications strategy for CNHED, in accordance with its strategic plan and advocacy priorities. She is part of the financial management team, assists with Board communications and internal operations, helps ensure CNHED is line with the strategic plan, and facilitates the Family Services Working Group. Throughout her career, Ginger has worked with a wide range of institutions and individuals to support affordable housing, workforce and business development, sustainable neighborhoods, engaged communities, and strong organizations. In her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, she held leadership positions in two CDC coalitions that provided shared staffing services, served as a real estate developer, and worked for the county economic development department. Prior to CNHED, Ginger worked for Enterprise Community Partners in Columbia, MD, as Director of Knowledge Building. She holds a Master of Public Administration, Nonprofit Management and a Master of Social Work, Community Organizing, from the University of Pittsburgh. Ginger is a former Peace Corps volunteer.