Vice President & Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer Operation Pathways

Kenneth D. White joined The NHP Foundation in 2006 as the National Director for NHPF’s extensive resident services program. In this capacity he directs a team of coordinators providing on-site programs and services and manages a budget of $1.7 million. In January 2015, NHPF’s resident services division, known as Operation Pathways, became a separate 501(c)3 organization while remaining an affiliate of NHPF. Mr. White now serves as Operation Pathways’ Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer. In this dual capacity Mr. White manages public funding in the form of federal, state, and local government grants, as well as private funding from foundations and corporations.

As Executive Director of Operation Pathways, Mr. White works closely with NHPF developers in the design and build-out of community centers and other common spaces as well as supporting onsite programming efforts leading to positive outcomes for NHPF our residents. He has led the strategic planning efforts that led to successful program delivery organized in the areas of Pathway to Academic Achievement, Pathway to Healthier Living, Pathway to Financial Stability, Pathway to Aging in Place, and Service Coordination.

Prior to joining NHPF, Mr. White was the Manager of Education and Training at Community Preservation and Development Corporation, where he directed all educational programs for low and mixed income housing communities. Additionally, he spent nine years in education, both as a teacher and school principal. Mr. White received a BA from Saint Michael’s College and a M Ed from the University of New Orleans.