Rosemonde Pierre-Louis

Chief Operating Officer
Portrait of Rosemonde Pierre-Louis

Rosemonde Pierre-Louis is a highly-recognized public sector leader, known for driving social and economic change. She has dedicated her career to helping the most vulnerable to receive access to justice, services, and support.

Rosemonde currently serves as Chief Operating Officer at McSilver Institute, where she oversees day-to-day operations of the institute, as well as the administrative, finance, external affairs and communications departments.

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, she served as Commissioner of Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV), which oversees the citywide delivery of domestic violence services and operates 5 Family Justice Centers which provide comprehensive services to survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault and trafficking.

From 2006-2013 Rosemonde 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, she held leadership positions at public interest and community development organizations such as Sanctuary for Families, Network for Women Services, and Harlem Legal Services. Rosemonde also served for six years as an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law.

Rosemonde has been a leading voice, advocate and mobilizing force on issues impacting the Haitian community. Following the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, she was appointed by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to serve on the five-member U.S. delegation at the United Nations Haiti Donor Pre-Conference in Martinique, West Indies. Rosemonde co-founded and currently serves as Chairperson of the Haitian Roundtable, which is dedicated to redefining the narrative about Haiti and recognizing excellence in the Haitian community.

Among many other achievements, Rosemonde is the Founder of the Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance and also serves on the Board of Directors of Eleanor’s Legacy. In 2018, she was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to serve on the State Park, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commission for the City of New York. In 2019 she was appointed to serve on the board directors of Hollaback!

Rosemonde completed her undergraduate studies in political science at Tufts University, and earned a law degree at Case Western University School of Law.