Christine Nealon, President and CEO of Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Program (TRIP) since 2016, announced she will step away from the role as of July 7.
Noah Baum, TRIP’s Chief Operating Officer, will become Acting President and CEO. Nealon will remain with the organization as a consultant for the foreseeable future.
“Christine upgraded everything here and made TRIP more efficient so we could more effectively pursue our mission,” said Elbert Watson, newly-elected Chair of TRIP’s Board of Directors. “She and her team also successfully shepherded the organization through the COVID-19 pandemic. I am sorry to see her step down, but she leaves us with a highly capable management team.”
TRIP and RCHR (Rensselaer County Housing Resources) partners with its neighbors to build financial capabilities and assets. TRIP fosters strong balanced communities composed of safe, comfortable, and affordable homes for owners and renters. TRIP has been part of the Troy community for more than 50 years. Its team of experts offer home ownership education, financial coaching, landlord training, home repair services and homeowner assistance by through grants.
“I am proud of the work TRIP has done to build communities that are financially stable to reduce vacant and abandoned homes,” Nealon said.
TRIP and Unity House completed the development of Hillside Views, a neighborhood revitalization project in North Central Troy to create 51 new apartments in 8 scattered site buildings. TRIP and RCHR again received an exemplary rating from NeighborWorks America, a national housing organization of which TRIP and RCHR is a charter member.
“Christine has worked tirelessly to partner with residents as they invest in the community’s economy as home and business owners, customers, employer and leaders,” said Noah Baum. “Under her leadership, TRIP has expanded its reach and impact in the community.”
Baum has also been with TRIP since 2016. He has played a significant role in the success of the organization and has a deep understanding of the vision moving forward.
“I am honored to take on this role and continue the work our team has done for TRIP and the community,” said Mr. Baum. “I am committed to ensuring that TRIP remains a strong and sustainable force in Troy.”