CEO, Kingsley House
Keith Liederman, Ph.D., is the chief executive officer of Kingsley House, a United Way community impact partner, and nationally respected as the oldest Settlement House in the South. Keith oversees a comprehensive array of nationally accredited and state certified programs focused exclusively on early intervention and prevention, serving toddlers as young as six weeks old in Early Head Start and the pre-school, to adults almost as old as the institution itself in adult day health care and the senior center. He also performs a variety of civic functions on the local, statewide, and national level, including serving on the Child Welfare League of America’s board of directors, Every Child Matters board of trustees, and as board chair of the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations. Keith earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), holds a Master of Social Work degree from Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work, and was awarded his Ph.D. from Tulane University. He has been on the Kingsley House staff since 1994 and has devoted his entire career to the field of human services over the past 30 years. He also serves on the adjunct faculty of the Tulane University School of Social Work, teaching diversity and social justice, advanced methods, policy, and research courses. He and his wife, Luanne, live in New Orleans and have a daughter, Camille, who recently graduated from Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst).