Christian Community Action

Board of

Charmain Yun

About the Executive Director

Charmain Yun, a Yale graduate, wrote her senior thesis on homelessness in New Haven and the need for coordinated services. She worked for close to two decades as a campus minister, with an emphasis on connecting students to the needs and opportunities of New Haven. After obtaining a Master of Social Work from the University of Connecticut, she came to CCA beginning as the Landlord Engagement Specialist before becoming the Director of Administration and Planning.


Executive Director's Message

From the Executive Director’s Desk on March 25, 2024 
(in an announcement to CCA Friends and Supporters)

I have been asked many times in the last couple weeks how I feel since learning the news that I would become the Executive Director of Christian Community Action. The two words that come to mind are “grateful” and “sobered”.

Grateful because I have been given an opportunity to continue living out my call to serve people in need in New Haven in this capacity. Grateful because I get to do this with a wonderful team at CCA and much support from the community. Sobered because I know that the work we have ahead of us is bigger than any one of us. 

My work in this area started during my senior year in college 30 years ago, when reading Isaiah 58 in my Scriptures moved me to get to know those in my neighborhood who were experiencing homelessness. I didn’t have much to offer, except maybe sandwiches packed from the dining hall. Hearing the stories of the people I met led me to write my senior thesis on the need for holistic services our city’s homeless system. These were small things, but small things in God’s hands can often turn into bigger things.

Over the years, I have been additionally inspired by the picture of personal ownership, security, freedom and flourishing painted in Micah 4:4, in which “Everyone will sit under their own vine and under their own fig tree, and no one will make them afraid.” (Micah 4:4). This vision continues to motivate my work.

Reverend Grubbs gave 35 years to ensure that CCA’s emergency services, long-term support and advocacy provided help, housing and hope to families in New Haven. We will continue and expand this work of supporting and giving lift to families in poverty and to work towards a better future for families and the community around us.

Thank you for your support and partnership, some of you for decades. I look forward to more good work together. 

Meet The Board

Men and women who believe in the mission of Christian Community Action

Sherwin Yoder, Esq.


Carmody, Torrance, Sandak & Hennessey, LLC.

Craig Bailey, PhD

Vice President

Yale School of Medicine

Jose DeJesus


Office of Health Equity Research at Yale School of Medicine

Rev. John Cotten, Jr.

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church

Katrina Goins

Katrina Goins Consulting

Wanda Lary

Career Resources

Earl A. McCoy, Jr. , MBA and GCDF

Yale Human Resources Diversity Program

Mary Stoudmire

AT&T (Retired)

Marquita Taylor, PhD

Yale School of Public Health

Aaron Thompson

 Brooklyn Academy of Music