Rosemonde Pierre-Louis is a highly recognized public sector leader known for driving social and economic change. Rosemonde has dedicated her career to helping the most vulnerable to receive access to justice, services, and support.
Most recently Rosemonde was appointed Deputy Director for Administration and External Affairs at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. The McSilver Institute is dedicated to creating new knowledge about the root causes of poverty, developing evidence-based interventions to address its consequences, and rapidly translating research findings into action through policy and practice.
From 2014-2016 Rosemonde served in the administration of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and was the Senior Adviser to the NYC Commission on Gender Equity (CGE). Previously, Rosemonde also served as Commissioner of Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV). Established in 2001, OCDV oversees the citywide delivery of domestic violence services.
From 2006-2013 Ms. Pierre-Louis served as Manhattan Deputy Borough President during the administration of Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer and was responsible for overseeing several of the Office's key initiatives related to transportation, community board reform, sustainability and criminal justice. Prior to becoming Deputy Borough President, Ms. Pierre-Louis served in leadership positions at several public interest and community development organizations such as Sanctuary for Families, Network for Women Services and Harlem Legal Services. Ms. Pierre-Louis also served for six years as an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law.
Ms. Pierre-Louis is a former member and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the New York Women's Foundation. Ms. Pierre-Louis Co-Founded and currently serves as Chairperson of the Haitian Roundtable and most recently Rosemonde joined the Board of Directors of Eleanor’s Legacy.
Rosemonde has been a leading voice, advocate and mobilizing force on issues impacting the Haitian community. In 2010 following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Rosemonde was appointed by then U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to serve on the five-member delegation representing the United States at the United Nations Haiti Donor Pre-Conference in Martinique, West Indies.
Rosemonde completed her undergraduate studies in political science at Tufts University, and earned a law degree at Case Western University School of Law. She is the recipient of over 30 awards which include the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations Foundation for her work and advocacy for Haiti and its Diaspora. Ms. Pierre-Louis was one of the first recipients of the YWCA NYC Community Leadership Award and in 2014 received the McSilver Award from the McSilver Institute for her achievements in addressing the needs of children and families living in poverty. Ms. Pierre-Louis is also the recipient of the Louis J. Lefkowitz Award from the Fordham University Urban Law Journal.