Staff and Partners

Youth Advisory Board (YAB)

                                       

President
Peterson Rodriguez

Vice President
Milcah Slater

Secretary
Jamar Daniel

Treasurer
Jahlika Hamilton

Committee Members
Jermaine Christian
Lela Clement
Atheena Fraser
Jessica Jimenez-Mercado
Monica Rodriguez
Marlo Scott
Rae Toussaint
Anthony Turner
Jonathan Valerio
Hasan Williams

Friends Committee

Honorary Chair
Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos*

Committee Co-Chairs
Elisabeth Jones-Hennessy
Alina Cho

Executive Committee
Allison Aston
Marisa Brown
Amy Crate
Natalia Gottret Echavarria
Nicole Esposito
Ayla Farnos
Lydia Fenet
Clare McKeon
Susan C. Shin

Committee Members
Stefania Allen
Edward Barsamian
Erika Bearman
Suzy Biszantz
Hana Bitton
Lauren Santo Domingo
Selita Ebanks
Zani Gugelmann
Alison Harmelin
Larry Harris
Kate Davidson Hudson
Derrick D-Nice Jones
Maria Gulia Prezioso Maramotti
Laura Nicklas
Coralie Charriol Paul
Lauren Shortt Pinto*
Zac Posen
Euan Rellie
Rachel Roy
Susan Singh
Vanessa Weiner von Bismarck
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff*
Annelise Winter

*denotes NYFC Board Member

Board of Directors

President
Eric Brettschneider

Vice President
Susan L. Burden, MSW

Treasurer
Scott Posner

Secretary
Lauren Shortt Pinto

Commissioner, Administration for Children’s Services
Gladys Carrión

Executive Director
Saroya Friedman-Gonzalez

Board Members
Nicole Arnaboldi
Jon Blum
Donya Archer Bommer
Brentin Brown-Bullock
Gladys Carrión
Kathryn Conroy
Vanessa Cornell
Lise B. Evans
Susan Egbert Gilroy
Larry Harris
Nancy Jarecki
Louis Klein
Kevin Liles
Dorina Spelman Link
Jessica Maxwell
Jennifer Mieres
Patti Ongman
Steve Pemberton
Nana Smith
Kelly Behun Sugarman
Lauran Tuck
Shirin von Wulffen
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff

Founder and President Emeritus
Nicholas Scoppetta

Emeritus
Nicholas Scoppetta, Founder d. 2016
Geoffrey Canada
Oscar de la Renta d. 2014
Daniel Kronenfeld
Anna Wintour

Advisory Board
Beth Rudin DeWoody
Jack O’Kelley, III

Our staff

Saroya Friedman-Gonzalez
Executive Director
sfriedman-gonzalez@newyorkersforchildren.org

Ellen Ampofo
Youth Academic Advisor
eampofo@newyorkersforchildren.org

Yeymi Hoffmans
Director of Finance
yhoffmans@newyorkersforchildren.org

Taj Haider
Director of Development
thaider@newyorkersforchildren.org

Vanessa Marquez
Director of Communications and Marketing
vmarquez@newyorkersforchildren.org

Cassandra Rosser
Administrative Assistant
crosser@newyorkersforchildren.org

Debra Stumpf
Administrative Director
dstumpf@newyorkersforchildren.org

Our friends

Established by the Board of Directors of NYFC in 2002, The Friends of New Yorkers For Children (The Friends Committee) is composed of New Yorkers who support the goals and plans of NYFC. Members of The Friends Committee help to support and participate in programs for children and young people who are in foster care and raise awareness of NYFC.

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