New Executive Director at Friends Center

It is with great pleasure that the Corporation of Friends Center welcomes Christopher Mohr to the position of Executive Director of Friends Center. He will work with Pat McBee during the month of December and take the reins as Executive Director on January 1, 2015.  Chris brings 20 years nonprofit experience in management, supervision, finances and budgeting, a strong capacity to work collaboratively, and familiarity with real estate management.

As the executive director of the Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County, California, for nearly eight years, he managed the Housing Endowment and Regional Trust, the HEART of San Mateo County, an affordable housing trust fund for the county and all 20 of its cities. In addition to general management and financial reporting duties, he was responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships with the various board members and the 21 jurisdictions.

Since moving to Philadelphia in 2011, Chris has held a full-time position as Resource Development Manager with the Community Design Collaborative. Where he manages diverse revenue streams from individuals, corporations, and foundations. Through the Collaborative, he has connected with many of the community development corporations, civic associations, and public agencies in Philadelphia.

Since 2011, Chris has served as the clerk of the board of trustees of Friends Publishing Corporation, publisher of Friends Journal magazine and, more recently, the QuakerSpeak video series. He lives locally and is currently a member of Green Street Monthly Meeting of Friends in Philadelphia.

We look forward to Chris’s friendly presence among us.