Rocky Mountain Communities Hires Dontae Latson as CEO
Latson brings to the organization more than 20 years of experience in non-profits
Denver-based Rocky Mountain Communities (RMC) announces Dontae Latson as the new Chief Executive Officer. Latson brings to the organization more than 20 years of experience in non-profits and 15 years as an executive leader. As CEO, Latson will provide organizational strategy including creating a visionary roadmap for engaging community stakeholders through relationship-building and collective impact.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dontae and his family to Denver and to Rocky Mountain Communities,” says Gary Dominguez, chairman of the board at Rocky Mountain Communities. “Drawing from Dontae’s breadth of experience, we believe the organization will continue to thrive and grow under his leadership. We are especially excited about Dontae’s past experience in services for underserved communities, fundraising, community mobilization and thought leadership.”
Prior to joining Rocky Mountain Communities, Latson served as the president and CEO of YWCA McLean County in Illinois for six years. Latson was also the director of behavioral healthcare services of the greater Charlotte market at Presbyterian Hospital in North Carolina, agency director at the Union County department of Social Service in North Carolina, and was the Director of Adult Services at Carolinas Medical Center, Randolph in North Carolina, to name a few past roles.
Latson earned his Bachelor of Science in social work from Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD and a Master of Science in social science Administration with a dual concentration in management and community development from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Latson grew up in Seat Pleasant, Maryland, where he was raised by his grandmother and family. In 2000, he relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina. Latson moved to Illinois in 2013.
Rocky Mountain Communities owns more than 1,130 affordable housing units for underserved populations across Colorado and manages an additional 500 units. RMC provides programs for its residents ranging from English classes to exercise classes and after school activities for kids.
Rocky Mountain Communities (RMC) builds brighter futures by investing in resident-focused affordable housing and services in Colorado, empowering individuals and families to thrive. Currently, RMC owns more than 1,130 affordable housing units for underserved populations statewide and manages an additional 500 units. RMC provides programs for residents ranging from English classes to exercise classes and after school activities for kids. Since its founding in 1992, RMC has responded to the need for housing and program services for more than 11,000 families. RMC is a 501(c)(3) organization.