Meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.

Staff

Our work would not be possible without our staff and leadership team and their passion for making our city a better place for all New Yorkers. As an organization, we are committed to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion as we bring our mission to life.

New York Cares Staff during National Volunteer Week 2018

Maria Acevedo
Community Engagement Associate

Maria manages Health and Wellness programs for Seniors inspiring inter-generational connections through fitness, meal service, recreation, and art.

Irina Anilovich
Officer, HR & Operations

Irina ensures that all staff members are following the necessary employment policies and procedures as well as overseeing employee compensation.

 
Alfonso Arriola
Junior Developer

 

Doug Axenfeld
Director, Finance & Administration

Doug is responsible for maximizing the return on financial assets by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems. He ensures legal and regulatory compliance with all accounting and financial reporting functions.

Ruth Aybar
Associate Director, Community Engagement

Ruth's primary goal will be to launch a new community engagement initiative, which will focus on deepening relationships with our partner communities through needs assessments, volunteer program design, partnership management and engaging with parent/caregiver volunteers.

Gary Bagley
Executive Director

Gary champions volunteerism in NYC and beyond while providing strategic direction to the team that improves the lives of New Yorkers in need.

 
Alhasan Bah
Talent Specialist

As the Talent Specialist, Alhasan plans and executes programs that support New York Cares' greatest asset-its staff. He manages the programs that help New York Cares attract, develop, and retain its talent, and ultimately move toward becoming a nonprofit employer of choice.

Ryan Birol
Development Officer, Partnerships & Major Gifts

 

Rebecca Blaine Carton
Program Design Associate

 

Zoe Costanzo
Director of Development, Individual Giving & Special Events

Zoe works with our foundation and government partners to maximize funding opportunities and ensure impactful, meaningful relationships.

 
Darian Dawkins
Marketing Specialist

 

Kathy Edouard
Program Design Specialist

Kathy reminds us that New Yorkers are people of all abilities. She manages volunteer opportunities that serve children and adults with special needs.

Carrie England
Event Production Coordinator

Carrie empowers volunteers to serve by managing New York Cares’ Group Volunteering Program. She also works to make volunteerism accessible to New Yorkers of all ages and abilities by working with teen groups, families, and volunteers with disabilities.

Michael Gamber
Director, Volunteer Relations & Support

Michael leads a team of volunteer management experts who ensure an optimal experience for over 52,000 volunteers a year. He shares his expertise by providing training and workshops for nonprofit professionals across NYC.

Todd Gayle
Community Engagement Associate

 

Marie Georgantzas
Development Officer, Individual Giving & Special Events

 

 
David Giglio
Full Stack Developer

 

 
Jennifer Goldschein
Chief Development Officer

 

Meredith Hamilton
UX Lead

 

 
Erin Hiatt
Marketing & Communications Associate

 

Anke Ho
Revenue Manager

Anke reconciles corporate accounts to ensure the accuracy of all transactions recorded in New York Cares' financial accounting systems.

Nyisha Holliday
Chief Talent Officer

As Chief Talent Officer, Nyisha designs strategies to support New York Cares’ greatest asset, its staff. She helps to shape the organization’s culture, drive employee engagement, and advance New York Cares’ commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 
Jannelle Johnson
Volunteer Relations Associate

 

Noel Kanalley
Volunteer Engagement Associate

Noel oversees the on-boarding process of over 16,000 new volunteers annually.  Also responsible for new volunteer orientation and training, Noel ensures that every volunteer is well-equipped to serve and excited to give back.

Sharon Knieper
Director, Technology

Sharon leads a user-focused team to meet the technology and data needs of frontline New York Cares staff. Her tech team also creates and maintains a public facing website allowing volunteers to find and register for projects that interest them.

Ed Lada
Chief Finance & Operations Officer

Ed keeps the New York Cares running, managing all areas of operations from finance and human resources to technology and facilities.

Graeme Laidlaw
Officer, Event Operations

 

Darline Lalanne
Director of Development, Institutional Relations

 

Dana Laurel
Officer, Community Partnership

 

Caroline Leary
Community Partnership Coordinator

 

Mia Lee
Officer, Volunteer Support

 

Ester Levy
Corporate Finance Manager

Ester reconciles corporate accounts to ensure the accuracy of all transactions recorded in New York Cares’ financial accounting systems. 

Alice Lewin
Officer, Corporate Relations

Alice is responsible for stewarding relationships with corporate contacts, prospecting new sources of corporate funding and designing creative strategies to secure new sponsors to support New York Cares programs.

 
Emily Liew
Leadership Coordinator

 

Erica Lockwood
Director, Marketing & Communications

Erica shares the vision of the organization through strategic messaging and storytelling, from charming tweets to billboards in Times Square.

Ezekiel Maben
Event Production Coordinator

 

Adam Maldonado
Community Partnership Coordinator

 

 
Julia Marsh
Foundation Specialist

 

 
Kamilah Martin
Interim Chief Program Officer

 

Heather McGreevy
Director, Volunteer Events

Heather leads the team beautifying public spaces, meeting immediate needs, and executing two of New York's largest service events, the Coat Drive and New York Cares Day.

Victor Mendoza
Accounting Manager

Victor balances the books. Overseeing accounts payable, departmental credit cards, and the general ledger.

Kay Mollica
Corporate Service Manager

Kay works with New York Cares' sponsor companies to develop and support customized customized corporate volunteer opportunities across all program areas. 

Alicia Murphy
Program Design Specialist

Teens and families don't need to do it all alone. Alicia leverages the power of volunteers to help high school teens realize their dreams of attending college.

Cierra Ossege
Program Design Associate

 

 
Lakeba Outley
Community Partnership Coordinator

 

Christopher Pearson
Community Partnership Coordinator

 

Holly Penzone
Community Partnership Associate

 

Alexandra Perrette
Officer, Corporate Service

Alex develops and supports customized corporate volunteer opportunities across all program areas. Working with a portfolio of corporate partners, she initiates year-round volunteer employee engagement.

Bree Polk-Bauman
Associate Director, Institutional Relations

 

Daniela Rico
Development Officer, Individual Giving

 

Cecilia Salazar
Research Associate

 

Vijay San
Technology Manager

A straight shooter with a passion for information security. Vijay is responsible for maintaining the network infrastructure and keeping New York Cares Technology up and running.

 
Dinah Schmeltz
Development Coordinator

 

Rahel Semegn
Associate Director, Program Design

Rahel leads the team that provides New Yorkers with the support to build bright futures through free test prep, academic assistance, citizenship preparation, English conversation, and guiding high school teens through the college preparation process.

 
Ovini Sinclaire
Event Operations Coordinator

 

 
Samantha Thomas
Event Production Coordinator

 

Alejandro Tinajero
Program Evaluation Associate

Alejandro helps manage teen education programs that provide opportunities for volunteers to assist high school students to pursue higher education and reach their academic goals. 

 
Davin Turkewitz
Junior Copywriter

 

John Vallacchi
Event Production Coordinator

 

Juan Carlos Vasquez
Officer, Event Production

 

 
Melinda Vazquez
Community Partnership Coordinator

 

Sandra Velez
Front Desk Coordinator

Sandra assists the staff with their general operating needs, from answering phones and scanning documents to distributing packages and fixing anything that needs fixing.

Lindsey Wolf
Officer, Volunteer Relations

 

Glenn Wolff-Eisenberg
Director, Program Design & Evaluation

Glenn leads the team that manages relationships with Community Partners and executes program evaluation to ensure programs are impactful.

Iris Zalun
Event Production Specialist

 

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