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


New York Cares Staff during National Volunteer Week 2018

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.

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. 

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.

Omar Bahar
Manager, Development

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

Jennifer Beirne
Chief Development Officer


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.

Annelise Buck
Manager, Public Spaces & Events


Hazel Chico
Officer, Corporate Relations


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.

Zoe Costanzo
Officer, Foundation & Government Relations


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

Jaime Denniston-Merced
Director, Volunteer Relations & Training

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

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.

Carrie England
Manager, Volunteer Relations

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.

Melanie Ferraro
Manager, Public Spaces & Events


Samantha Fikilini
Manager, Children's Education Programs


Michael Gamber
Officer, Volunteer Relations & Training

Michael leads a team of volunteer management experts who ensure an optimal volunteer experience for nearly 65,000 volunteers a year. He shares his expertise by providing trainings and workshops for nonprofit professionals across NYC.

Raffaella Glasser
Manager, Volunteer Relations

Raffaella is a Volunteer Relations Manager specializing in volunteer recognition and retention. Raffaella champions recognition efforts ensuring that volunteers see the impact of their service and feel valued for the fantastic work that they do.

Meredith Hamilton
UX Lead


Owen Hart
Manager, Volunteer Relations

Owen is a Volunteer Relations Manager who is responsible for fostering an environment where all volunteers can thrive by providing exceptional customer service and support to ensure that everyone has a positive experience on our projects.

Anke Ho
Manager, Revenue

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

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.

Stephanie Intal
Manager, Teen Education Programs


Fahima Islam
Manager, Public Spaces & Events


Alexandria Jordan
Manager, School Success & Family Programs

As a program manager within School Success & Family Programs, Alexandria manages projects and programming to support the pressing needs of New York Cares's community partners.

Noel Kanalley
Manager, Volunteer Relations

Noel oversees the on-boarding process for over 16,000 new volunteers annually. As the volunteer relations manager responsible for orientation and training, Noel ensures that new volunteers are well equipped to serve and excited to give back.

Sharon Knieper
Director, Technology

Sharon leads a user-focused tech team to meet the technology and data needs of frontline New York Cares staff.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Priscilla Lam
Officer, School Success & Family Programs

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

Amanda Lawrence
Manager, Leadership Development

As a Leadership Development Manager, Amanda on-boards volunteers who wants to increase their impact and become New York Cares Leaders through training and project selection guidance.

Adam Lebowitz
Director of Development, Institutional Relations

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

Ester Levy
Manager, Corporate Finance


Alice Lewin
Officer, Corporate Relations


Brandi Lewis
Director, Human Resources

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

Victoria Lin
Manager, Immediate Needs


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.

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.

Corinne Logan
Manager, Corporate Service


Claire Marinello
Senior Manager, Adult Education Programs

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

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.

Heather McGreevy
Director, Immediate Needs & Public Spaces


Victor Mendoza
Manager, Accounting


Alicia Murphy
Manager, Teen Education Programs


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.

Obed Obwoge
Associate, Marketing & Communications


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.

Eivor Pedersen
Creative Lead, Marketing & Communications

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

Alexandra Perrette
Manager, Corporate Service


Bree Polk-Bauman
Manager, Corporate Service


Angelika Richter
Manager, Vulnerable Populations


Jillian Ruggierre
Manager, Corporate Service


Gabriela Sanchez
Senior Manager, Development

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

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.

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.

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.

Sarah Ushay
Officer, Children's Education Programs

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

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.

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. 

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