Our Boards

Strong leadership means strong families.

Our leadership gives us the guidance and support we need to provide the best possible services to New Yorkers. Our goal is to be a sustainable agency that vulnerable families in the city can rely on for support when needed most. Our Boards support this goal, and work with us every step of the way to achieve it.


  • Mark & AYC
  • Abby Simon and LC Friends
  • Antonio & Mark
  • Board of Directors

    Shamoun Afram, Chair
    Joel Field III, Vice Chair
    Corey DeForrest, Treasurer
    Barbara Blakney
    Antonio Gonzalez
    Maggie Jiang
    Rosie Hill
    Kristopher Hopkins
    Adam Mintz
    Richard Osterweil
    Brian Pasalich
    Marika Pritchett-Casey
    Ashley Sarokhan
    Vikram Shankar
    Nyala Spellman
    Helen Wanamaker

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  • Leadership Council

    Ansley Galjour, Co-Chair
    Lane Roney, Co-Chair
    Sarah Stone, Fundraising Chair
    Brian Boyd
    Amy Hanrahan
    Zeynep Imre
    Nicole Jala
    Charles Kelly
    Elizabeth McCarthy
    Michele Narbonne
    Bonnie O’Callaghan
    Anthony Piccirello
    Simon Shewmaker

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  • Advisory Board

    Barbara Andres
    Roma Downey
    Barbara Draimin, DSW
    Suzy Franczak-Davis
    Robin F. Goodman, PhD
    Bill T. Jones
    John Kander
    Aren LeeKong
    David S. Mazza, MD
    Minesh P. Mistry
    Joseph Ruggiero, MD
    Robert Scott
    Grant Shaud
    Joseph Tringali, Esq.

  • Ethics Committee

    Francine Cournos, MD
    Marc Fleisher, JD
    Carol Levine
    Kathy Powderly, PhD
    Judge Stewart Weinstein