nora ressig, vp development & programs

Ms. Reissig has 30 years of experience in the field of human services and human rights; 27 years in progressively more responsible positions within NYC government, and 3 years in non-profit organizations.  Her years of NYC public service included positions in NYC Department of Correction, the New York City Housing Authority, and the NYC Mayor’s Office. Ms. Reissig currently works at Exodus Transitional Community, a non-profit that provides re-entry services in East Harlem, Poughkeepsie, and Newburgh NY, in the capacity of Vice President for Development and Programs, and teaches Social Welfare Policy at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.

As Assistant Commissioner at DOC she was responsible for developing a strategic, multi-system approach to jail-based programs for approximately 10,000 adult City-Sentenced and detainee inmate population, and fostering community-based partnerships to facilitate discharge planning and help individuals with a successful re-entry.  Prior to her appointment at DOC, Ms. Reissig served in the position of Director of the Family Services Department at the NYC Housing Authority where she was responsible for the provision of social and supportive services to over 400,000 NYCHA residents citywide, with a focus on creating comprehensive and integrated services to NYCHA families in the areas of crisis stabilization, tenancy compliance, and supportive services.

Prior to NYCHA, Ms. Reissig worked in the Mayor’s Office for Children and Families as a policy analyst where she developed city policy initiatives to address the needs of NYC children and families in the areas of domestic violence and child abuse, and oversaw the implementation of city initiatives and legislation to address the needs of families through a holistic community based strengths approach.  In addition, Ms. Reissig has worked in international human rights; focusing on issues of poverty, and gender equality throughout Latin America, and has served on the Allocations Committee of the New York Women’s Foundation, and has taught Public Policy at the New School for Social Research in NYC.