David Gillcrist, Executive Director
Mr. Gillcrist has been with Project FIND since 2002, serving first as Associate Executive Director and, since 2007, as Executive Director. He has worked in the field of publicly-assisted housing in New York City since 1991. His prior work experience includes serving as the Director of Development and Communications at Hope Community and as a Senior Program Officer at the Corporation for Supportive Housing. Mr. Gillcrist has an M.A. from Cornell University in City and Regional Planning, and a B.A. from Grinnell College.
Mark Jennings, Associate Executive Director
Mark Jennings (MDIV, LMSW) oversees the Social Services, Property Management and Accounting departments. Mr. Jennings also works as an adjunct professor in the school of social work at NYACK College. He joins Project FIND from Community Access (CA), where he served as Director of Housing, managing more than 800 units of supportive and transitional housing. Prior to CA, he served in social justice capacities at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. and West Angeles COGIC in Los Angeles, California. He has also worked as a journalist with the Virginian-Pilot and Ventura County Star Newspapers. Mr. Jennings holds a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from Howard University, an MDIV from Harvard Divinity School and an MSW from Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.
Porsha Hall, Director of Community Services
Porsha Hall is responsible for ensuring the formulation and delivery of high-quality community services at Project FIND’s four senior centers. She also works closely with the property management and social services departments to magnify the reach and effectiveness of the agency’s combined resources. Dr. Hall holds nearly 18 years of experience designing and evaluating programs and initiatives to improve the health outcomes among marginalized groups of older adults. Additionally, she has extensive experience developing and facilitating community-based research and survey methodology within the field of gerontology. She joined Project FIND from SAGE, where she served as their Director of Quality and Innovation. Dr. Hall holds an EdD and MA in Health Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, an MPH in Community Health Education from Hunter College, and an MA in Gerontology from Georgia State University.
Robin Ann Plummer, Director of Social Services
Ms. Plummer is responsible for the oversight of social work services at Hamilton, Hargrave and Woodstock as well as Homeless In-Reach and social work services at Coffeehouse Senior Center. She also previously worked as the Social Work Supervisor at the Woodstock Hotel. Ms. Plummer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R) and experienced administrator with a record of developing and directing treatment programs to address MICA, geriatric, AIDS, hospice and disabled populations. She has been a Social Work Supervisor at the Visiting Nurse Service Home Care of New York and was a Social Work Manager at Visiting Nurse Regional/Empire State Home Care. Prior to joining Project FIND, Ms. Plummer worked as a Behavioral Health Care Manager for Emblem Health. She has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Urban Studies from SUNY College of Old Westbury and her Masters in Social Work (MSW) from New York University.
Ismet Alija, Director of Facilities Maintenance
Mr. Alija is responsible for the maintenance, security, and housekeeping staff at all three residential buildings, as well as technical assistance for senior center programs. With over 30-years hands on experience, including 5 years as Handyman at the Woodstock Hotel, Mr. Alija holds NYC Fire Department Certifications for Maintenance of Sprinkler System, Con Low PSI Oil Burner, and Con STD/SPRK GR Tank. He has also received specialized training in boiler maintenance from the ACI Environmental Safety Training Institute in 2007.
Development and Finance
Kathleen Fitzgibbons, Director of Development and External Relations
Ms. Fitzgibbons joined Project FIND in 2017. She is the organization's lead strategist for all development programs and key relationship manager. Ms. Fitzgibbons previously led fundraising and relationship building efforts as Executive Director of Visiting Health Service of Morris County and Director of Community Engagement for Family Promise; a national organization assisting homeless families. For more than a decade, she advocated on behalf of New York City's older adults as Senior Policy Analyst at the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA). Ms. Fitzgibbons also previously served as Program Director of Parker Jewish Institute's Caregiver Support Initiative assisting families whose loved ones have been afflicted with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. She holds a B.S. in Public Administration from the University of Scranton, and a Master of Public Administration degree from Rutgers University.
Deon Lewis, Controller
Mr. Lewis has been with Project FIND since 1986 and has served as Controller since 1993. Mr. Lewis oversees a staff of three full-time bookkeepers; tracks and records the economic activity of our five housing corporations as well as Project FIND. Mr. Lewis holds a degree in Finance from Baruch Colle