We are pleased to announce that Reada Bunin Edelstein has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of LSA Family Health Service. Reada was appointed CEO by the Board of Directors in February 2017 after serving for over two years as LSA’s Chief Development and Communications Officer. She served as Interim CEO from August 2016 through February 2017.
Reada brings to the position over 30 years of experience in nonprofit management and resource development. She came to LSA in November 2014 from the Center for Social Inclusion, where she was Director of Development. Prior to that, she led her own full service event firm and served as Associate Executive Director of Communications and Development for the YWCA of the City of New York. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from Adelphi University and completed two years of family therapy from the Ackerman Institute for the Family.
Most recently, Reada was part of a small team made up of senior management and Board members that led the agency through a strategic review, helping to position the agency for innovation and growth in response to the changing needs of the community.
Reada plans to lend her expertise to preserving our mission and helping the agency position itself for the future. She states:
“Our commitment to East Harlem, one of the poorest neighborhoods in the City, remains undiminished. We will continue to serve the community, with a special focus on the needs of immigrant families.”
Reada replaces Traci Lester, who stepped down from her role as Chief Executive Officer in July 2016.