Passage Home Announces New Chief Operations And Development Officers

Passage Home Announces New Chief Development And Operations Officers

Karis Lovett Tompkins And Tiffany Wright Join Wake County Nonprofit Fighting Poverty And Homelessness




PRLog (Press Release)Nov 23, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. – Passage Home (, a nonprofit agency fighting poverty and homelessness in Wake County, has announced the staff additions of Karis Lovett Tompkins as chief development officer and Tiffany Wright as chief operations officer. Both Tompkins and Wright will seek to enrich the network of corporations, congregations and community organizations that support Passage Home.

Tompkins, an experienced business professional, will oversee organizational growth as Passage Home’s chief development officer, leading all areas of fundraising, marketing and development. She brings more than 10 years of experience in development, sales and marketing to Passage Home and, prior to joining the nonprofit, Tompkins served as the first head of business development with Cmed Technology, a division of Cmed Group. She has also held business development positions for a number of life science companies including Datatrial, Inc., Clinipace, Inc., etrials Worldwide, Inc. (now Merge Healthcare) and AirClean Systems. She received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from North Carolina State University.

In Wright’s role as chief operations officer at Passage Home, she will utilize more than 18 years of finance, strategy, management and operational experience to oversee the development of the organization’s infrastructure and its real estate and business growth initiatives. Wright previously served as the president of Toca Family Business Services, an interim C-level management and strategic and financial advisory firm. Other prior experience includes leadership positions with the Georgia Institute of Technology Economic Development Institute and Siebel Systems, Inc. Wright, a published author, received a bachelor’s degree in industrial and systems engineering from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and a master’s in business administration from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, located in Philadelphia.

“I am proud to welcome both Karis and Tiffany to the Passage Home family,” said Jeanne Tedrow, chief executive officer of Passage Home. “Their experience and passion for service to others will help us make great strides helping local families defeat difficult circumstances.”

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Passage Home fights poverty and homelessness by strengthening families and neighborhoods. They are a nationally recognized nonprofit community development corporation that has been serving Wake County, N.C. since 1991 and have developed a network of corporations, congregations, and community organizations that are supporting this work. For more information, visit

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