Banghee Chi joined Federation of Organizations as the Director of Grants and Development in December of 2022. Banghee has a Master of Public Health from Columbia University School of Public Health and completed the coursework and certification for a Doctorate in Education at Teachers College at Columbia University. She has over 25 years of experience in development, grant writing, program development, and research design. Prior to joining Federation, she was the Director of Development for Kings Against Violence Initiative, Inc. (KAVI), a nonprofit organization in Brooklyn working to prevent youth violence using Restorative Justice, trauma-informed practices, and peer leadership. Before KAVI, she spent 16 years as the Director of Development at Cicatelli Associates Inc., a capacity building organization working to improve the breadth and quality of care and services provided to low-income, underserved communities and populations.
As the Director of Grants and Development at Federation, Banghee looks forward to strengthening and growing the organization’s funding and existing programs, helping to expand its reach into new communities, expanding the breadth of services offered, and improving the organization’s capacity to use data and evidence-based best practices to maximize its impact on communities.