Today, the District of Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners held an emergency meeting to vote on a resolution naming Brenda Donald as Interim Executive Director to replace Tyrone Garrett who announced his resignation earlier this week. The resignation is effective June 18. The resolution also announced that the BOC will conduct a national search to identify a permanent director.
Donald most recently served as director for the District’s Child and Family Services Agency. Prior to that, she was the deputy mayor for Health and Human Services for the District of Columbia and interim director of CFSA under Mayor Bowser since October 2016. In this role, she was charged with making sure that residents of all ages receive the services they need to lead healthy and productive lives in the District of Columbia.
Donald has over 25 years of senior management experience in the public and non-profit sectors. Before rejoining CFSA, she was vice president of the Center for Effective Family Services and Systems at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the nation’s largest organization solely dedicated to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families. In that role, she oversaw programs that promoted improvements in public systems such as child welfare and juvenile justice with a focus on expanding evidence-based best practices.
“The Board of Commissioners again thanks Mr. Garrett for his service and we look forward to a smooth transition,” said BOC Chairman Neil Albert.