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
Associate, Community Engagement

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.

Ryan Birol
Development Officer, Partnerships & Major Gifts

 

Zoe Bordenet
School Success Associate, AmeriCorps VISTA

 

Rebecca Blaine Carton
Associate, Program Design

 

Cynthia Chovan-Dalton
Director of Development, Indiv. Giving & Events

Cynthia works with donors to address New York City’s most pressing needs through New York Cares' volunteer-led programs.

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.

Kathy Edouard
Specialist, Program Design

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
Coordinator, Event Production

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
Associate, Community Engagement

 

Marie Georgantzas
Development Officer, Individual Giving & Special Events

 

 
David Giglio
Full Stack Developer

 

 
Jennifer Goldschein
Interim Chief Development Officer

 

Meredith Hamilton
UX Lead

 

 
Erin Hiatt
Associate, Marketing & Communications

 

Anke Ho
Manager, Revenue

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.

Stephanie Intal
Associate, Community Engagement

Stephanie connects New York City high-schoolers with resources to help them achieve their dreams of higher education. 

 
Jannelle Johnson
Associate, Volunteer Relations

 

Alexandria Jordan
Coordinator, Community Partnership

Alexandria plans and manages volunteer projects with education and family programming to support the pressing needs of New York Cares's community partners.

Noel Kanalley
Associate, Volunteer Engagement

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.

Yelena Kneller
Salesforce Administrator

Yelena is our in-house expert on Salesforce. She keeps our data clean and our processes smooth. 

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, Community Relations

Darline brings strategic thinking to the acquisition of investment and community partnerships in an effort to facilitate collaboration that yields improved results and greater impact upon the community we serve.

Dana Laurel
Officer, Community Partnership

 

Caroline Leary
Coordinator, Community Partnership

 

Mia Lee
Officer, Volunteer Support

 

Ester Levy
Manager, Corporate Finance

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.

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
Coordinator, Event Production

 

Adam Maldonado
Coordinator, Community Partnership

 

 
Julia Marsh
Development Specialist, Foundations

 

 
Kamilah Martin
Interim Chief Program Officer

 

Alvaro Martinez
Associate Recruitment

 

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
Manager, Accounting

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

Ramon Mesa
Coordinator, Leadership Support

 

Kay Mollica
Manager, Corporate Service

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

Alicia Murphy
Specialist, Program Design

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
Coordinator, Leadership Support

 

Christopher Pearson
Coordinator, Community Partnership

 

Eivor Pedersen
Creative Lead, Marketing & Communications

Eivor develops and executes design strategy that supports the organization’s business objectives. Through design, Eivor communicates New York Cares mission to volunteers, Team Leaders, and donors.

Holly Penzone
Associate, Community Partnership

 

Alexandra Perrette
Corporate Service Officer

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
Officer, Corporate Relations

Bree works with New York Cares' sponsor companies to plan hundreds of custom volunteer service projects each year, ensuring the volunteers help to meet the most pressing community needs.

Daniela Rico
Corporate Service Manager

 

Cecilia Salazar
Associate, Research

 

Vijay San
Manager, Technology

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.

Corin Seguljic
Associate, Program Design

 

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
Coordinator, Event Operations

 

Alejandro Tinajero
Associate, Program Evaluation

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. 

John Vallacchi
Coordinator, Event Production

 

Juan Carlos Vasquez
Officer, Event Production

 

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
Specialist, Event Production

 

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