Janelle Farris

Brooklyn Community Services

Janelle Farris became CEO of Brooklyn Community Services in 2018.  Responsible for the growth and stability of this 154 year-old human service agency, Janelle provides vision and guidance for the Board and staff of over 500 employees who serve over 20,000 people each year.

Janelle’s extensive non-profit management experience was gained as Associate Director responsible for Operations at the Pratt Center for Community Development for nine years, and in January 2013, she received a Post Master's Certificate in Organization Development from The New School for Social Engagement. Prior to joining Pratt Center in 2004, Janelle worked for Common Ground, where she was Director of the largest single-occupancy supportive housing facility in the country, The Times Square. She has also worked for The Times Square Business Improvement District and New York City's 1989 Charter Revision Commission.