Meeting of the Minds Speaker

Karina Totah

Senior Advisor to the Chair

New York City Housing Authority

Karina Totah is Senior Advisor to the Chair of the New York City Housing Authority, which serves 630,000 low-income New Yorkers through 178,000 units of housing and a Section 8 program.

She is managing the creation and implementation of NextGeneration NYCHA, a 10-year strategic plan to fundamentally change how NYCHA is funded, operates and engages its residents. Previously, she was Director of Programming for Talking Transition, a civic engagement initiative around de Blasio’s election, and directly prior, Development Director for 21c Museum Hotels, a contemporary art museum-boutique hotel concept that anchored downtown revitalization in several cities. Karina has worked as a real estate investor with Goldman Sachs’ Urban Investment Group and as a consultant with HR&A Advisors.

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