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Christina Betancourt Johnson Steps Down as RTMC’s Executive Director

Christina Betancourt Johnson will be leaving in mid-March to advance her family’s real estate business and continue her investment in the community with board positions in both Washington, DC and Montgomery County.  Christina has led RTMC for 4 ½ years during which RTMC was recognized as “One of the Best” by the Catalogue for Philanthropy.

RTMC has helped hundreds of vulnerable and low income people in Montgomery County by providing critical home repairs, energy efficiency upgrades and accessibility modifications. Christina has strengthened the Safe and Healthy home approach for clients countywide and increased the visibility of the organization’s services as recognized by multiple awards. She’s also built a stronger IT infrastructure, streamlined operations, enhanced reporting processes, improved fund development activities and mobilized a highly competent staff to carry out RTMC’s crucial work. RTMC serves 100 homeowners on a yearly basis and last year, 700 volunteers showed up on National Rebuilding Day to ensure safe and healthy homes for local residents in Montgomery County.

“Christina has been an inspirational and motivational leader for the RTMC organization.  She has brought forth a strong mission-driven commitment and key relationships to grow the organization’s impact and make a difference for individuals, families, and communities across Montgomery County.  Her successor will inherit an innovative, thriving organization with an adaptive leadership team and staff that is willing and dedicated to the success of the organization and to those in the county in need,” says Brian Pettit, Board President.

“It has truly been a team effort with amazing team members, a passionate Board of Directors, and a community of supporters, friends and partners who believe in our mission and vision for our future,” remarks Christina, who adds, “I will forever remain a friend and champion of RTMC and the mission.”

The RTMC Board of Directors has appointed a transition committee and has also engaged Raffa, a locally-based consulting firm that specializes in nonprofit executive search and transition, to conduct a national search for a successor.  The search launched the fourth week of January and you can find the position description here.

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Individuals interested in exploring the leadership opportunity can reach out to Lauren Weinstein (lweinstein@raffa.com).

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