Our Boards

Strong leadership means strong families.

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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.

Board of Directors

Shamoun Afram, Chair
Joel M. Field III, Vice Chair
Cory DeForrest, Treasurer
Andrew Costagliola, Secretary
Barbara Blakney
Caroline Clement, PhD
Antonio Gonzalez
Kristopher Hopkins
Richard Osterweil
Emily Parapanov
Matthew Perchonock
Nyala Spellman
Drew White

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

Leadership Council

John Rothmeier, Co-Chair
Simon Shewmaker, Co-Chair
Ansley Galjour, Vice Chair
Zeynep Imre
Nicole Jala
Elizabeth McCarthy
Bonnie O’Callaghan
Lindsey Pratt
Lane Roney
Julio Santos
Christopher Taggart