Leadership Team

Over 170 people, drawn from all walks of life, are employed by Columbus House. More than a few have been recipients of our services and bring a special sensitivity to our work. We are a close-knit community, and our success is a reflection on our exceptional staff that works together every day toward shared goals of one day ending homelessness as we know it.

Chief Officers


Chief Executive Officer
Alison Cunningham


Chief Development Officer
John Brooks


Chief Financial Officer
Cynthia Fox


Hebe.jpg Chief Program Officer
Hebe Kudisch


Chief Human Resources Officer
Shannon Ramsby


Chief Real Estate Officer
Carl Rodenhizer



Directors and Senior Managers



Andrew Black, Director of Middlesex and Veteran Services

Catherine DiTuri, Director of Development
Jimmy Harris, Director of Facilities

Maria LaPorto, Director of Quality Assurance
Malynda Mallory, Director of Emergency Services
Cathleen Meaden, Director of Housing Services

Lilla Bryan-Hemmings, Senior Manager of Accounting
Lisbette De La Cruz
, Senior Manager of Outreach and Engagement
Thomas Fortuna, Senior Manager of Pathways to Independence