The Partnership for the Homeless


Board of Directors

Jeremy Feigelson (Chair)
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 

Jennifer Cohan
President, NY
Arnold S. Cohen
President & CEO
The Partnership for the Homeless
Andrew Crawford
Managing Director
General Atlantic
Jennifer Mantini
Partner, Transaction Services
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Beth Shinn
Professor, Department of Humanties & Organizational Development
Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

David J. Woll
Of Counsel
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Donald H. Layton (Chair Emeritus)
Chief Executive Officer
Freddie Mac
Former Chairman and CEO

E*Trade Financial
Former Vice  Chairman 
JPMorgan Chase

Senior Staff

Arnold S. Cohen, President and CEO

Arnold has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Partnership for the Homeless since June 1999. He joined the Partnership after serving five years as Executive Director of Queens Legal Services. Prior to that, he was Director of Litigation at Bronx Legal Aid Services and affiliated as an attorney with the Legal Aid Society (Trial Bureau, Appeals Bureau and Special Litigation Unit). He is active on many nonprofit boards, and has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University since 1987, where he teaches appellate advocacy. Arnold holds a BA in Anthropology from New York University and a JD from Brooklyn Law School.

Deana Murtha, Vice President of Development

Deana joined the Partnership in 2018 as the Vice President of Development, where she manages gifts from individuals, foundations, and government sources as well as events. She previously served as the Director of Development at Jumpstart, where she oversaw all fundraising in the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania region and was the Director of Institutional Giving at Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City. She is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and volunteers on their Professional Advancement Committee. Deana holds a BA in Communications from University of Bridgeport and has completed the New York University Philanthropy and Fundraising program.