Salima Etoka

Salima Etoka

Deputy Chief of Staff, Center for NYC Neighborhoods

Salima Etoka is the Deputy Chief of Staff at the Center for NYC Neighborhoods, where she serves as a key thought partner and trusted adviser to the Chief of Staff and CEO/Executive Director. As a member of the Leadership Team, she sits at the intersection of programs and operations, participates in organizational decision-making, and is central to operationalizing organizational decisions.Previously, she was a Senior Program Analyst within Homeowner Services. Before the Center, Salima served as an Urban Fellow at the NYC Human Resources Administration. She holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. from Trinity College, where she received a Truman Scholarship.Salima volunteers with Malaika, a non-profit organization that empowers girls and their communities through education and health programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).