The Partnership for the Homeless

Áine Duggan Full Biography

Áine has more than two decades of expertise in non-profit management, organizational
development, and diversity, equity and inclusion, including serving as President and CEO of
Re:Gender, a U.S. gender equality organization and as CEO of GLEN, a national LGBTQIA
organization in Ireland.

Under her leadership, Re:Gender grew its network of academic, nonprofit and corporate
partners by 700%, providing them with the tools to integrate an intersectional gender lens in
their structures, programs and policies, and in 2016, Áine initiated a merger with the
International Center for Research on Women to facilitate global growth.

Previously, as a Vice President at the Food Bank For New York City, Áine built the
organization’s research and policy wing to secure improvements in the U.S. Farm Bill, Child
Nutrition Reauthorization and other legislation, and she served on FEMA’s Emergency Food
and Shelter Board. She provided leadership for a merger strategy that integrated emergency
food provision with income support and public health initiatives, including the expansion of a
child nutrition program throughout the NYC school system.

Earlier in her career, Áine’s work at the Coalition for the Homeless challenged stereotypes
resulting in campaigns calling for housing policies and initiatives to address disproportionate
levels of poverty and homelessness among women and children and a collaboration between
housing and LGBTQIA organizations and activists to found an organization dedicated to
addressing homelessness and poverty in the LGBTQIA community.

In addition, Áine, a graduate of University College Dublin, is an Adjunct Professor at Hunter
College where she has taught in the MSW and Graduate Social Research programs. She is a
certified mindfulness teacher, and, she has served as Board Co-Chair of OutRight Action
International and has served on the boards of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights,
Queers for Economic Justice and Cáirde.