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Rebuilding Together Montgomery County Announces New Executive Director

Rebuilding Together Montgomery County Announces New Executive Director


Kensington, MD (May 22, 2013) Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (RTMC), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide free home repairs and modifications to low-income homeowners throughout Montgomery County, has announced the selection of Christina Betancourt Johnson as its new executive director. Christina will fill the vacancy created by Susan Hawfield’s departure in May to join Rebuilding Together’s national headquarters located in Washington, D.C. The selection was made after an extensive regional search and selection process.


“We are very pleased to announce this appointment,” said Scott Whittier, Senior Corporate Counsel at W.R. Grace & Co and Rebuilding Together Montgomery County Board President. “Christina will bring leadership and creativity to the organization, and a deep sense of commitment to our region’s nonprofit sector. She has served nonprofits in various capacities and has an extensive knowledge of program management, fundraising, partnership development and marketing services.”


Before joining RTMC, Christina worked at Global Impact and led the Combined Federal Campaign’s marketing and communications efforts, which delivered more than $60 million to local, national and international charities. Prior to that, she served in various leadership positions with United Way, the University of Dallas and the Washington, D.C. Economic Partnership (formerly known as The Washington, D.C. Marketing Center). Christina earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Hampton University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dallas.


“Christina’s experience in engaging various stakeholders and rallying them around a common vision and course of action makes her well suited to advance RTMC’s mission,” added Robert Quinn, financial representative at Northwestern Mutual and past Board Chair.


Upon accepting the position, Ms. Johnson noted, “As a native to this region, a current Montgomery County resident, and past volunteer of Rebuilding Together, I am thrilled to bring my passion and experience to this great organization.  We live in one of this nation’s wealthiest counties and it’s critical that the most vulnerable populations among us have access to safe and healthy housing, and the broad support of our community.  I’m fortunate to build upon RTMC’s great foundation which was established by our past executive director, board, volunteers, donors, and corporate and county partners.”


Christina assumed her new position on May 13, 2013.