A Message from Robin Jenkins, Interim CEO


Hello Columbus House Community!


My name is Robin Jenkins, and I recently joined Columbus House as Interim CEO. I arrive with over 20 years of experience, specializing in interim leadership roles. First and foremost, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to each of you for your continued support of Columbus House and the communities we serve.


I want to take a moment to acknowledge Margaret Middleton for her remarkable leadership over the past four years. Under her guidance, Columbus House experienced significant growth, including a 30% increase in revenue. Margaret's commitment and the hard work of the Columbus House staff has allowed us to expand crucial programs, such as providing rental subsidies to 41 additional individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness in Greater New Haven. She also launched the largest capital project in Columbus House’s history — demonstrating exceptional leadership during challenging times.


As we embark on the search for Columbus House's next permanent leader, I am here to provide stability and support during this transitional period. My role is not only to lead but also to serve as a resource for all stakeholders. Please connect with me on LinkedIn or via email at rjenkins@columbushouse.org. I am eager to connect with each member of the Columbus House family and learn more about our shared goals and aspirations.


Thank you for your dedication to the Columbus House community. I am excited to engage with you further in the coming months and share more about our collective efforts and plans for the future.


With gratitude,


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