Meet the Board

Rev. Fred Davie, Chair

Frederick Davie

Fred Davie serves as the Executive Vice President for the Union Theological Seminary located in New York City, which prepares students to serve the church and society. Additionally, he is a member of the Mayor’s Clergy Advisory Council (CAC) and is co-convener of their public safety committee, which is focused on building community safety and improving police-community relations. Before working at Union Theological Seminary, Davie served as Interim Executive Director and Senior Director of the Social Justice and LGBT Programs at the Arcus Foundation, which funds organizations world-wide that advance an inclusive, progressive public policy agenda. Davie served on President Barack Obama’s transition team and was later appointed to the White House Council of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Davie has served the City as Deputy Borough President of Manhattan and Chief of Staff to the Deputy Mayor for Community and Public Affairs. Davie is a mayoral designee to the Board appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2016, and later served as Acting Chair prior to being appointed Chair.

M. Div., Yale Divinity School; B.A., Greensboro College