Exciting Update: Meet CSH’s Executive Leadership Team!

Community Sponsorship Hub is thrilled to announce our executive leadership team during this historic moment for sponsorship in the U.S. At the helm is Annie Nolte-Henning as CSH’s Executive Director. Throughout her tenure as Interim Executive Director, Annie has demonstrated visionary leadership and a strong commitment to strengthening inclusive programming that puts sponsorship in the hands of Americans.


A Personal Message from Annie Nolte-Henning

For the past six months, I have served as Interim Executive Director at Community Sponsorship Hub, where I’ve had the privilege to lead a growing team of experts, advocates and collaborators who inspire me daily with their unwavering dedication, resilience, and compassion that define the Community Sponsorship Hub. It is with great pride and gratitude that I share my role has evolved from interim to permanent Executive Director, and I am excited to continue this work alongside Jeremy Haldeman and Basma Alawee.

At CSH, our collaborations—with local communities, government stakeholders, and organizations committed to the protection of refugees and newcomers—reflect our belief that there is a role for everyone in community sponsorship. These partnerships have not only expanded our reach but also amplified CSH’s ability to change the way resettlement occurs in the United States.

Thank you for being a part of this critical work. Together, we are building a movement that ensures refugees and newcomers have access to the resources and social capital they need to thrive. Let’s continue to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who seek refuge and opportunity and empower more welcomers in every community.

– Annie Nolte-Henning, CSH Executive Director


CSH continues to grow, and given this critical time for community sponsorship, we are further building the necessary infrastructure to sustain high-quality programming with a first-rate operational structure. We are excited to announce Jeremy Haldeman and Basma Alawee as CSH’s inaugural Deputy Executive Directors to operationalize and shape CSH’s programming.

Together, these dynamic leaders bring a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to advancing our vision of a future where the whole of society meaningfully engages in the protection, welcome, and integration of people who are refugees or who have been forced to flee their homes. We’re incredibly excited about the capacity these leaders will bring to our organization building on CSH’s foundation of bold policy and community impact. Annie and Basma will assume their roles immediately with Jeremy beginning his new role in October.

Learn more about Annie, Basma and Jeremy below, and meet our team here.


About CSH’s Leadership Team

Annie Nolte-Henning has been a dedicated member of CSH’s team, serving as Interim Executive Director and shaping strategy, programs and partnerships since March 2023. Over the past decade, Annie has launched and operationalized refugee programs across the globe and led teams across the Americas focused on community sponsorship, protection, health and community building. She has a rich background in global human resources, operations and private sponsorship implementation, most recently as the Director of the Americas at Alight, a global humanitarian agency co-creating solutions with displaced people. Under Annie’s guidance, CSH will continue to lead in the expansion of community sponsorship across the United States. Annie is based in Minneapolis, MN.

Jeremy Haldeman joins CSH, bringing more than 20 years of policy, advocacy, and community building experience, having spent the entirety of his career in public service working at the intersection of domestic and international affairs. Jeremy has a long background developing and implementing a wide array of U.S. government initiatives, previously serving as a senior staff member in the U.S. Congress, and as the Associate Director of the Peace Corps. Jeremy also brings a unique set of experiences in community building, working as a political organizer on multiple electoral campaigns; as the lead attorney on a community development initiative in St. Louis, MO; and, most recently, building and leading a new external partnerships program at Alight. In his role as Deputy Executive Director, Jeremy will bring his passion for policy, advocacy, and organizing to lead all community sponsorship programs, and to help grow CSH’s newly expanded work focused on practice and research. Jeremy is based in Washington, DC.

Basma Alawee expands her leadership role at CSH as Deputy Executive Director, a promotion from her previous position as Director of External Affairs. Since joining CSH earlier this year, Basma has shown exceptional leadership, significantly expanding CSH’s capacity to showcase the profound impact of sponsorship. Her advocacy, stemming from her personal journey as a former Iraqi refugee, has been unwavering. She has dedicated her career to amplifying the voices of refugees, immigrants, and newcomers. In this new role, Basma will oversee operations and continue her work with diaspora leaders and new partners to expand community sponsorship. Basma is based in Jacksonville, FL, driving impactful change.

Do you want to be part of a growing team with compassionate and dedicated individuals creating a more welcoming world for those seeking refuge? We want to hear from you. Apply for open positions and help us make a difference in communities nationwide.