Martin B. Cominsky serves at the CEO and President of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston. Martin is responsible for directing the IM’s efforts to bring Houston’s diverse community together for dialogue and service.
Previous to his work at Interfaith Ministries, Martin served as the Director of the Southwest Region of the Anti-Defamation League, which is headquartered in Houston. Martin oversaw the League’s efforts to combat prejudice, hate and anti-Semitism in this dynamic region.
At the ADL, Martin developed the school-focused No Place for Hate® program, which now engages and recognizes more than 350 schools in the region in the effort to create K-12 campuses that emphasize respect for diversity and inclusion. Martin also created the Community of Respect™ program which encourages businesses, houses of worship and organizations to build respectful work and faith environments in the same way that schools are recognized as No Place for Hate®.
Prior to joining the ADL in 1999, Martin founded the SERVE HOUSTON YOUTH CORPS, which was the AmeriCorps program that recruited high school graduates to serve as tutors and mentors to students in under-resourced schools.
Previously, Martin served as the national director of the Business Volunteers for the Arts program, headquartered in New York City, bringing together partnerships of corporate executives with nonprofit arts organizations. Martin also served as Assistant to the President of the University of Houston.
Martin has a B.A. from the University of Houston in Journalism, graduating with membership in the UH Honors College, and earned his M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University. He is married and is the proud father of twins.