Sonia Reese – Executive Director of Community Impact

In her role as Executive Director, Sonia Reese has had oversight for the management of 27 community service programs at Community Impact (CI) since 1991. She steers the organization’s growth, ensuring that CI achieves successful outcomes for community members. Sonia’s key areas of focus are program development, community and University outreach, evaluation, fundraising, and special events. Prior to coming to Community Impact, Sonia served as an Associate for Overseas Leadership Training at The Episcopal Church Center, a Special Assistant to the Executive Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Department of Social Services, and as Director of Operation Crossroads Africa, Inc.’s Africa Program. Sonia was a 1985-86 National Urban Fellow, and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College, a Master of Public Administration from Baruch City College, and a Master of Arts in Education and Public Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University.