Creighton brings to Covenant House New York a deep commitment to serving at-risk young people and families through organizations and strategies designed to bring hope, opportunity, and support for positive change in their lives and communities.
Before arriving at CHNY in February 2012 as Chief Operating Officer, Creighton served as President and Executive Vice President of NJCDC, a nonprofit organization committed to inspiring and empowering thousands of children and families each year with opportunities to transform their lives. From 2008 to 2010 Creighton also served as New Jersey's Director of Gang and Crime Prevention where he led high-profile initiatives to shape and prioritize state policy and funding in the arenas of education, youth development and urban community development.
Prior to originally joining NJCDC Creighton was an attorney for the law firm of Lowenstein Sandler, where his practice focused on constitutional law and civil rights litigation, with an emphasis on urban education and housing rights. He also served as an Assistant State Director to US Senator Bill Bradley from 1992 to 1994.
Creighton graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1997 and Rutgers University in 1992 with a BA in History and Political Science. He was a member of the Varsity Basketball team and served as its captain in 1991-92.