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

Staff

Marketing & Communications

Erica Lockwood
Director, Marketing & Communications

Her team shares the vision of the organization through strategic messaging in all communications from charming tweets to billboards in Times Square.

Nick Mason
Content Lead, Marketing & Communications

Reaching out to New Yorkers through the Internet. He manages all external messaging in the digital space from social media to email marketing.

Eivor Pedersen
Creative Lead, Marketing & Communications

She creates and organizes graphic communications from designing and printing event invitations to taking photographs.

Community Partner Relations & Evaluation

Glenn Wolff-Eisenberg
Associate Director, Community Partner Relations & Evaluation

He uses data and research to ensure that volunteers and Community Partners are having the best and most rewarding experience possible. 

Taylor Cohen
Manager, Community Partner Relations

Community Partners are her world. She builds and manages relationships with schools and nonprofits to provide the best support for their clients and communities.

Corporate Relations

Adam Lebowitz
Director, Corporate & Institutional Relations

He guides partnerships with institutions to ensure memorable and impactful volunteer experiences that meet New York's most pressing needs.

 
Zoe Costanzo
Officer, Foundation & Government Relations

 

 
Alice Lewin
Officer, Corporate Relations

 

 
Dawn Minette
Officer, Corporate Relations

She engages corporate sponsors and their employees in meaningful volunteer service the community.

Rebecca Moramarco
Officer, Corporate Relations

She engages corporate sponsors and their employees in meaningful volunteer service to the community.

 
Corinne Logan
Manager, Corporate Service

 

Alexandra Perrette
Manager, Corporate Service

 

Bree Polk-Bauman
Manager, Corporate Service

 

Jillian Ruggierre
Manager, Corporate Service

 

Development

Jennifer Beirne
Director, Individual Giving and Special Events

Her team engages generous individual donors with fundraising campaigns and special events throughout the year.

Gabriela Sanchez
Senior Manager, Development

Gabriela inspires donors just like you to support our year-round volunteer programs.

 
Omar Bahar
Manager, Development

Omar provides a platform for generous individual donors to address societal issues by giving back to their beloved city.

Neal Brown
Manager, Development

Neal connects New York Cares’ donors with opportunities to positively impact the community, primarily through special events.

Education & Family Programs

 
Darline Lalanne
Director, Education & Family Programs

She oversees all education programs at New York Cares and brings strategic thinking to the acquisition of investment and community partnerships. She facilitates collaboration that yields improved results and greater impact upon the community we serve.

Adult & Teen Education Programs

Rahel Semegn
Officer, Adult & Teen Education Programs

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

Raymond Ampil
Senior Manager, Teen Education Programs

Cultivating an excitement for college through the power of volunteers! He manages college access programs that open up the world and joy of the college experience through tutoring, college application assistance, and financial aid support.

Claire Marinello
Senior Manager, Adult Education Programs

She organizes English conversation groups, citizenship preparation, high school equivalency tutoring, and adult basic education programs.

Mia Lee
Manager, Teen Education Programs

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

Alicia Murphy
Manager, Teen Education Programs

 

 
Naana Ohene
Manager, Adult & Teen Education Programs

She coordinates corporate service programming that inspires teens and adults as they prepare to transition into their first year of college, entering the workforce, or becoming a citizen.

Children's Education Programs

Sarah Ushay
Officer, Children's Education Programs

Her team provides New York City children with equal access to educational and recreational enrichment opportunties.

 
Bryanna Buchanan
Manager, Children's Education Programs

She manages children's recreational and educationl programming including sports, arts, and field trips for the wonderful kids of this city.

Samantha Fikilini
Manager, Children's Education Programs

 

Aderet Hoch
Manager, Children's Education Programs

She manages children's recreation programs such as sports, culinary and field trips for the kids of the New York City.

School Success & Family Programs

Priscilla Lam
Officer, School Success & Family Programs

Her team brings everything New York Cares has to offer to School Success partner schools.

Finance

Doug Axenfeld
Director, Finance & Administration

He 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. 

Anke Ho
Manager, Revenue

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

Victor Mendoza
Manager, Accounting

 

 
Ester Rakhminova
Manager, Corporate Finance

 

HR & Operations

Brandi Lewis
Director, Human Resources

She oversees all HR/payroll initiatives and provides support to New York Cares' most valuable asset – its people.

Irina Anilovich
Officer, Human Resources

She ensures that all staff are following the necessary employment policies and procedures. She also organizes salary payments and benefits packages for our employees.

Sandra Velez
Front Desk Coordinator

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

Immediate Needs

Avi Nocella
Officer, Immediate Needs

He oversees our Immediate Needs team, working toward realizing the missions of New York's antipoverty agencies through sustainable and volunteer-based solutions, providing access to healthy food, warm clothing, and supportive housing to community members most in need in New York City.

 
Graeme Laidlaw
Manager, Immediate Needs

He empowers volunteers to provide fresh produce and staple foods, warm clothing, and shelter options to our neighbors most in need, as well as to implement longview solutions to poverty in New York.

 
Victoria Lin
Manager, Immediate Needs

 

Public Spaces & Events

Danielle Gilbert
Officer, Public Spaces & Events

She leads our annual events, Coat Drive and Cares Day for Schools, and plans volunteer service projects for New York Cares' corporate partners.

 
Melanie Ferraro
Manager, Public Spaces & Events

 

 
Taner Gadime
Manager, Public Spaces & Events

 

 
Fahima Islam
Manager, Public Spaces & Events

 

Vulnerable Populations & Financial Security

Julia Loehle
Officer, Vulnerable Populations & Financial Security

She oversees the team that supports the city’s most vulnerable populations facing isolation and hardships through financial empowerment and social connection focused programs.

Kathy Edouard
Senior Manager, Vulnerable Populations

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

Julia Einhorn
Manager, Vulnerable Populations

She engages caring New Yorkers in volunteer service with seniors, health and wellness, and hunger programs. She supports New York City’s unique communities.

 
Caroline Ladzinski
Manager, Financial Security Programs

She leverages the skills of volunteers to support Financial Literacy, Computer Literacy, Job Readiness and free Tax Preparation programs to increase economic empowerment and close the socio-economic gap of the City’s most vulnerable populations.

 
Angelika Richter
Manager, Vulnerable Populations

 

Leadership

Gary Bagley
Executive Director

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

Ed Lada
Chief Finance & Operations Officer

He keeps the organization running, managing all areas of operations from finance and human resources to technology and facilities.

 
David DeLuca
Chief Program Officer

He leads the Program team’s efforts to deliver the highest quality volunteer programming, as well as New York Cares’ strategic plan implementation

Technology

Ismael Cervantes
Manager, Business Systems

As our in-house Salesforce wizard, he translates the needs of stakeholders into viable technical projects and is always on the lookout for new solutions.

Sharon Knieper
Web Developer

She keeps the website running smoothly for volunteers and staff.

Vijay Sanichar
Manager, Technology

A straight shooter with a passion for information security while responsible for maintaining the network infrastructure, he keeps New York Cares Technology up and running.

Volunteer Relations & Training

Jaime Denniston-Merced
Director, Volunteer Relations & Training

She manages the team the supports our volunteers and Team Leaders on every step of their New York Cares journey.

Michael Gamber
Officer, Volunteer Relations & Training

 

Hazel Chico
Senior Manager, Volunteer Relations

She helps ensure that every volunteer has a meaningful service experience. 

 
Carrie England
Manager, Volunteer Relations

 

 
Noel Kanalley
Manager, Volunteer Relations

 

 
Amanda Lawrence
Manager, Leadership Development

 

Shelby Schebilski
Manager, Leadership Engagement

When she's not interviewing or training, she helps bring our finest New York Cares volunteers together in one room at our yearly leadership conference.