N Street Village Announces Interim Chief Executive Officer

Portia Robertson Migas Steps in as Interim CEO

N Street Village Launches Nationwide Search for Permanent CEO

February 14, 2024 – N Street Village, Washington, D.C.’s largest service provider for women experiencing homelessness, today announced Portia Robertson Migas as its Interim Chief Executive Officer, and the launch of a nationwide search for a permanent CEO. Robertson Migas steps into the role replacing Kenyatta T. Brunson, who has served the Village for the past eight years and the last two as CEO.

“As an accomplished executive and N Street Village Board member, Portia is uniquely positioned to take on this role,” said Peter Shields, Chair of the N Street Village Board of Directors. “With this leadership transition, clients, staff and Village supporters can expect a continued commitment to meaningful community engagement as we provide hope, healing, and dignity to every woman who walks through our doors.”

Portia started volunteering at N Street Village’s overnight shelter more than 30 years ago, and began serving on the Board of Directors in 2015.  She brings a wealth of leadership experience within a diverse array of businesses and organizations, including an emphasis on supporting underrepresented and marginalized communities. Portia’s career spans roles in journalism, communications, and strategic management.


“I am honored to join N Street Village as Interim CEO, and look forward to working closely with the team to advance our mission and partner with women to make material gains in their housing, in their health, and more,” said Robertson Migas.  “Working together, we will build upon the Village’s already strong foundation and chart the course for continued success.”

“As we welcome Portia into a new way of serving the Village, we are confident in her ability to lead with compassion and integrity,” said Hillary Baltimore, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors.  “This is a pivotal time for N Street Village as we continue to address the urgent needs of women experiencing homelessness in D.C., which is why we are so grateful for our amazing group of active supporters and that we have a wonderful, known interim CEO who is a friend to many in the Village community.”

Over the last few years, N Street Village significantly expanded its services, reaching more women in need and enhancing its programs to provide comprehensive support, including housing, income, employment, mental health, physical health, and addiction recovery services. The organization looks forward to continuing this vital work under Robertson Migas’s leadership, ensuring that every woman’s journey is met with the support, respect, and opportunities she deserves.

“We are grateful for Kenyatta’s service, first as Programs Chief and then as CEO, and we wish her all the best in her future endeavors,” said Ruth Sorenson, Board Vice-Chair. “And we are excited about the future and the continued success of our programs under Portia’s leadership.”

For media inquiries, please contact: Melanie Hatter at mhatter@nstreetvillage.org.

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