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CCEH New Executive Director – Lisa Tepper Bates


The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness has announced that Lisa Tepper Bates is their new executive director.

For the past four years, Bates has been the executive director of the Mystic Area Shelter & Hospitality, Inc. (MASH), where she led efforts to develop Connecticut’s first coordinated access system for homeless families.

“I am honored to join the team at CCEH,” said Bates. “Ending homelessness is the right thing to do for our neighbors in need, and the smart thing to do – as a matter of good public policy.”

Bates, 44, graduated with honors from Georgetown University and holds an MBA from the Yale University School of Management, where she focused on non-profit management. Bates has an extensive background in public policy, with an emphasis on international affairs during 13 years as a diplomat, including serving as special assistant for Europe for two U.S. Undersecretaries of State, as well as serving as director for southeastern Europe at the White House National Security Council. She also earned awards for her work on high-profile issues such as the Bosnian peace process, war crimes justice, and efforts to enhance U.S. civilian capacity to rebuild war-torn nations like Afghanistan, Haiti, and Iraq. 

Lisa and her husband Scott Bates, president of the Center for National Policy in Washington, D.C., live in Stonington with their son, Jacob.  Bates begins work at CCEH in July.

Read more about Lisa Tepper Bates on the CCEH Website.



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