CEO | PRESIDENT OF YWCA BROOKLYN
Martha Kamber has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of the YWCA Brooklyn for over 10 years where she created 300 units of housing for low-income and homeless women and a community center dedicated to social justice initiatives which is now home to myriad nonprofits, civic, government and community groups. She also developed a full-range of services for women and girls of all ages, including health and wellness, education and college access, financial literacy, leadership, racial justice, violence prevention, and therapeutic initiatives for trauma survivors.
Martha brings to the task over thirty five years of social justice and nonprofit management experience and has worked extensively in the areas of women’s empowerment, domestic violence and trauma, advocacy, affordable housing, public health and education. Martha holds advanced certificates in executive nonprofit leadership from the Harvard Business School and Columbia University as well as a master’s degree in education from Brooklyn College. She is the former Vice Chair of UN Women, NY Metro Chapter, a board member of the YWCA World Service Council, a board member of the Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District, and a Community Board 7 board member. Martha lives in Sunset Park, Brooklyn where she is active in various neighborhood initiatives.