President and CEO
Dr. Kohomban is an author, advocate and expert in child welfare and juvenile justice. The leadership of The Children’s Village has been recognized by The New York Times, Washington Post, NPR and other publications. Most recently, Dr. Kohomban testified before the United States Congress, Senate Finance Committee and elaborated on the need for finance reform that supports children, families and communities. City Limits magazine identified him as a leader with a “clear vision for the future.” In his book, From Pariahs to Partners, How Parents and their Allies Changed New York City’s Child Welfare System, author David Tobis describes him as “one of the most parent-focused, reform-minded, and effective administrators in the field of child welfare”. Dr. Kohomban was honored by the Child Welfare League of America for Exemplary Innovative Service Resulting in Positive and Successful Outcomes for Children and by the Alliance for Children and Families with the Samuel Gerson Nordlinger Child Welfare Leadership Award for his dedication and effectiveness.
Dr. Kohomban is President of our partner Harlem Dowling and serves and served on various boards including NYC’s Human Services Council, Child Welfare Watch, Child Welfare Organizing Project, The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Center for Effective Family Services and Systems, Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies (COFCCA), the Washington D.C. based American Youth Work Center, Iraqi Children Foundation, and Charity Navigator’s Advisory Panel; he’s also a Leap of Reason Ambassador. He has earned a reputation as a leader who effectively blends human services with accountability and a pragmatic business sense.
Dr. Kohomban completed his undergraduate studies at Emporia State University in Kansas, a masters degree from Long Island University in New York, and a Ph.D. from Regent University’s School for Business and Leadership in Virginia.