The Partnership for the Homeless

The Partnership Welcomes Áine Duggan as New President and CEO

The Partnership has selected Áine Duggan as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.

The Partnership for the Homeless today announced the selection of Áine Duggan as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Duggan is The Partnership’s third CEO since the organization’s founding in 1982 and succeeds Arnold Cohen, who retired after 20 years of service in December 2018.


The Partnership is a non-profit organization providing New Yorkers who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness with housing and other essential direct services that target the root causes of the crisis, which has worsened significantly in recent years. The Partnership also seeks to build on the lessons of its direct services via research and advocacy, aiming to find and broadcast solutions that ultimately will bring an end to systemic homelessness.


“The board is excited by Áine's deep understanding of how the Partnership can bring help change and by her deep connection to the communities we serve and the values we hold,” said Jeremy Feigelson, Chairman of the Board. “Her commitment to social and economic justice in tandem with her expertise in organizational development and change management is the perfect match for the Partnership as the organization enters a new chapter.”


Ms. Duggan comes to the Partnership with an extensive background in nonprofit management and in growing the reach of organizations focused on inequality and poverty. She has served as CEO of two nonprofits: Re:Gender, a national gender equality and research organization, and GLEN (LGBTQIA Network) in Dublin, Ireland. She also served as Vice President at the Food Bank for New York City, where she established the organization’s research and policy wing, and earlier in her career, was an advocate at the Coalition for the Homeless.


“I am honored to join the staff and Board of The Partnership for the Homeless, an organization that is guided by the dual belief that homelessness is solvable and prevention is the best solution. At a time when more than 61,000 New Yorkers are sleeping in shelter beds and thousands more are struggling to survive on the streets, I am ready to hit the ground running and help the organization build the cross-sector partnerships necessary to make its vision—homes for all New Yorkers—a reality,” Ms. Duggan said.


You can read Ms. Duggan’s full bio on The Partnership’s website here.

The Partnership also named Arnold S. Cohen as President Emeritus in recognition of his enormous contributions.