Chief Executive Officer
Lantern is delighted to announce that the Board of Directors has appointed Eric Rosenbaum as Chief Executive Officer of Lantern Community Services, effective April 17th, 2017. Eric has also been appointed Chief Executive Officer of our affiliate, the Lantern Organization, by its Board of Directors.
Eric Rosenbaum is well known to many in the supportive housing field as a highly effective leader. He joins Lantern after 10 years at Women In Need (Win), where his leadership on business and development as Chief Operating Officer enabled the organization to increase the number of families served and improve the quality of programs. Win is the largest provider of homeless shelter and permanent supportive housing for families in New York City. The organization accommodates over 4,500 people every night and 10,000 clients each year in over 1,400 units of housing throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens, with a full time staff of 550 employees, and an annual budget that doubled from $35 million to $70 million under Eric’s stewardship. In addition to Eric’s nonprofit leadership, he joins Lantern with substantial corporate experience, including nine years as a senior executive with Colgate-Palmolive, and five years as a management consultant with Arthur D. Little, Inc.
Eric Rosenbaum also serves as Board Secretary for Vital Strategies, is a member of the Board of Governors of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and is the past President of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah. He earned his BA from University of California, Los Angeles, and his MS in Public Health and MBA from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.