Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD
President and CEO
Ralph is President and CEO of the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness and its affiliate Homes for the Homeless. He has worked with homeless families for more than three decades, starting at the office of then-Mayor Ed Koch in the early 1980s. He is an internationally recognized expert and leading scholar in the field of family and child homelessness. Dr. Nunez holds a PhD in political science from Columbia University, where he also serves as a professor at the School of International and Public Affairs.