Jeremy Christopher Kohomban, Ph.D.

President and CEO, The Children's village

Jeremy Christopher Kohomban, Ph.D. is the President and CEO of The Children’s Village and The Center for Child Welfare Research at the Children’s Village Institute. The Children’s Village provides a broad continuum of programs including evidence-based support for families, shelters for homeless youth and immigrant children, alternatives to incarceration, non-secure detention, alternative schools, affordable housing, and specialized services for nearly 9,000 children and families in community settings and over 1,000 children in residential settings annually.

Prior to his appointment at The Children’s Village, Dr. Kohomban was the Senior Vice President at Easter Seals and the President of the D.C. based National Association for Family-Based Services.

Dr. Kohomban is a noted expert in child welfare and his leadership successes have been noted by The New York Times, NPR and other publications.  In their story discussing the child welfare crisis in New York, City Limits magazine identified Dr. Kohomban as a leader with a “clear vision for the future.” Most recently, Dr. Kohomban was honored by the Alliance for Children and Families with the 2011 Samuel Gerson Nordlinger Child Welfare Leadership Award for his dedication and effectiveness in the child welfare field.

Dr. Kohomban currently serves on the boards of the Child Welfare Watch, Child Welfare Organizing Project, Alliance for Children and Families, Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Center for Effective Family Services and Systems, and Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies (COFCCA), the Washington D.C. based American Youth Work Center which publishes the periodical Youth Today, and Charity Navigator’s Advisory Panel.  He has earned a reputation as a leader who effectively blends human services with accountability and a pragmatic business sense.  Dr. Kohomban is the author of a number of articles and a nationally recognized speaker on topics of organizational leadership, system reform, and family-focused service delivery.

Dr.  Kohomban is a vocal advocate for juvenile justice and child welfare reform.  He provided expert testimony to the Governor’s Juvenile Justice Task Force which, together with support from The Vera Institute of Justice, produced a blueprint for juvenile justice reform in New York State. He is a member of the Westchester County Department of Social Services’ Advisory Council, NYC’s Division for Youth and Family Justice Advisory Board, and co-chair of the New York State Strategic Plan Action Committee Local Continuum and Coordination Structure on Juvenile Justice.  Dr. Kohomban received his undergraduate degree from Teacher’s College in Kansas, his Masters from Long Island University, New York and his Ph.D. from the School for Leadership in Virginia.