Rebuilding Together Nashville is thrilled to announce Kaitlin Dastugue as our new Executive Director! Dastugue attended Emory University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in architectural studies, before obtaining her master’s degree in city and regional planning at the University of Pennsylvania. She most recently worked for the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) where she managed a variety of initiatives aimed at strengthening Nashville’s neighborhoods and preserving affordable housing.
“As a Louisiana native, I first experienced the incredible potential and ability of volunteers who helped rebuild homes and restore neighborhoods the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina,” Dastugue said. “My interest in urban development and policy was piqued.”
“Now, I am thrilled to join the dedicated team of staff and volunteers at Rebuilding Together Nashville so I can continue to put my passion and education to work,” Dastugue said.
“Katilin’s experience and education are a perfect fit for the leader of our organization,” said Scott Nalley, board president. “Not only does she have the resume, she’s also got the heart for the job.”
RTN was previously led by Becky Carter who resigned from the position earlier this year in order to take on a broader role as a regional director for Rebuilding Together’s national office. Carter remains in Nashville where she continues to take part in RTN’s mission.