Rosemonde Pierre-Louis, Esq. was recently appointed executive director NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research. She began her new position on July 1.
Prior to her appointment, Pierre-Louis served as McSilver’s chief operating officer. From 2014-2016, she served as the senior adviser to the NYC Commission on Gender Equity and prior to that served as commissioner of the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence. In 2006, Pierre-Louis became the first Haitian American in New York City’s history to serve as Manhattan deputy borough president, and served in this capacity until 2013.
Prior to entering government Pierre-Louis practiced law for 17 years and served in leadership positions within legal services organizations representing survivors of intimate partner violence. From 1998 to 2005, she was an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law.
Pierre-Louis succeeds Dr. Michael A. Lindsey, who was appointed to the role of dean of the NYU Silver School of Social Work.