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Kathleen J. Guillaume-Delemar

President and CEO


Kathleen J. Guillaume-Delemar is the President and CEO of the Center for Community Progress.

A 25+ year community development and philanthropic leader, Guillaume-Delemar’s award-winning work has helped local and national funders drive meaningful, equitable impact in communities nationwide.

Her experience as a strategic advisor includes shaping the major gifts pipeline at the Washington Post-acknowledged Miriam’s Kitchen and growing the organizational impact of Jubilee Housing by more than 400 percent. Those efforts included leading a three-year $60 million capital campaign that helped revitalize affordable housing for more than 700 individuals, launching neighborhood youth services initiatives, and creating a Returning Citizens Transitional Housing program.

She also serves as Councilmember-At-Large for the City of Glenarden, Maryland; located in Prince George’s County. Guillaume-Delemar made history when she became the first and only Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latina, Haitian American to be elected in the City of Glenarden’s history and has contributed to the equitable legislative measures aimed at serving her community.

A former commissioner on the Prince George’s County Affordable Housing Commission, Guillaume-Delemar has contributed as a strategic advisor and subject matter expert for the Maryland General Assembly, the Office of the Governor of Maryland, and national community development partners.

In addition to her work in the Greater Washington, D.C. metro area, Guillaume-Delemar has led the development of partnerships with local and federal government, the Federal Home Loan Banks, Enterprise Community Partners, LISC, and dozens of other influential community development stakeholders.

A graduate of Howard University, Guillaume-Delemar’s work has been acknowledged by Fanm Potomitan, Bank of America, the National Capital Gift Planning Council, the Tom Joyner Foundation, and others across the United States. She sits on several boards where she continues to leverage her expertise as a facilitator and passion for racial and social justice to help marginalized communities reverse wealth inequities and preserve culture; including a special, personal focus on Haitians and Haitian-Americans.