Alexa Sewell became Settlement Housing Fund’s chief executive and President on February 1, 2014. Ms. Sewell was previously Senior Vice President for Corporate Strategy and External Affairs at The Community Preservation Corporation, a nationally recognized leader in affordable housing finance. Before that, she was Deputy Commissioner and Chief of Staff for the New York City Department of
Housing Preservation and Development, responsible for policy development and external affairs. She also worked in Washington as staff to the Appropriations Committee, as a policy analyst for The National Alliance to End Homelessness, and as a Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. Department for Housing and Urban Development. Alexa has a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Southern California.