President and CEO - East Durham Children's Initiative
David Reese, President and CEO of the East Durham Children’s Initiative (EDCI), brings more than 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience to the organization. Throughout his career, David’s work has focused on creating opportunity for low-wealth families and developing chances for children to succeed. David previously served as chief operating officer for Food Recovery and Distribution at Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. He is past co-chair of Partnership for a Healthy Durham and past vice chair of Northeast Central Durham Leadership Council.
He serves on the Boards of Directors of Downtown Durham Rotary Club, Durham’s Partnership for Children, East Durham Children’s Initiative, Kidznotes, and Leadership Triangle. He also serves on the Downtown Durham YMCA’s advisory board, the Mayor of Durham’s Poverty Reduction Task Force, and the United Way of the Greater Triangle’s Education Council. In 2006, he was recognized as one of Triangle Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” business leaders.
David holds a Master of Business Administration. He hails from the Bronx, NY, and lives in Durham with his wife, Iris, and their three children.