Sep 27, 2023
Lutonya Russell-Humes joined Fairfield County’s Community Foundation in 2021. In 2022, she was named VP, Grants & Programs. In this role, Lutonya is responsible for major community initiatives that impact critical needs in Fairfield County and ensures that these initiatives are aligned with the strategic goals, organizational objectives, and values of the Foundation.
Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Lutonya worked for The Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle where she served most recently as Executive Director. During her time there Lutonya provided quality programs that allowed young people and their families to access services that might not otherwise be available to them. Lutonya began her career at the Children’s Village, a residential treatment facility for adolescent boys in Westchester County. She spent the next ten years working in the foster care systems of New York City and Bexar County, Texas. Hoping to impact families and children before they entered the system, she began her community-based work with the Westchester Community Opportunity Program (WestCOP) at the Ossining Community Action Program overseeing a nationally recognized pregnancy prevention program.
Lutonya received her undergraduate degree in sociology from Mississippi Valley State University, and holds a Masters of Public Administration from Pace University. She is currently an adjunct professor at Mercy College.