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East House names new President and CEO

Dec 6, 2018

Credit East House

East House, the Rochester organization that provides services and advocacy  for people dealing with mental health and substance use challenges, has named a new President and CEO.

Kim Brumber will fill that role effective January 7.

Brumber replaces Gregory Soehner who is  retiring at the end of this year after 10 years leading that organization.

Brumber, a Monroe County resident, served as President and CEO of Volunteers of America Upstate New York for the last two years. Prior to that, she was a CEO in the Neighborworks network, which helps find opportunities for people to live in affordable homes.

East House Board Chair Andrew Dollinger says the organization was looking for a leader who could build upon the successes and programs already in place. 

Brumber, who is a native of Byron in Genesee County, said that, “I have always been driven by a desire to lead transformation, whether that be the transformation of a house, a neighborhood, an organization or the staff that works with me. I am so honored to be leading the East House team, who has helped thousands of people in recovery to transform their lives.”