Staff Directory

Executive Team

Title Name Email Phone Number
Chief Executive Officer Danielle Ellman [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 101
Chief Financial Officer Alex Ansong [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 131
Vice President of Human Resources Renee Greer [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 354
Associate Vice President of Agency Strategic Initiatives Danielle Hersch [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 263
Chief Program Officer Greg Rideout [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 169

Youth Education Services

Associate Vice President of Youth Education Services, Mitch Karpp [email protected]
718-268-5011 ext. 201

 

Senior Director of Youth Education Services, Stacey Levine [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 102

 

Senior Director of Youth Education Services, David Slotnick [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 272

 

Senior Director of Youth Education Services, Diana Vigo [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 262

 

Senior Director of Youth Education Services, Julie Williams [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 216

 

Early Childhood Services

Title Name Email Phone Number
Director, Parenting Center Robin Kaufman [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 482
Director, Central Queens Erica Cando [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 401
Assistant Director, Central Queens Mira Aronova [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 402
Director, Sam Field Tricia Campo [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 246

 

After School Services

Title Name Email Phone Number
Program Director, After School Day Care, Sam Field Center Tiffany Lombardi [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 296
Program Director, Kids Korner After School Program at Central Queens Ashley Lopez [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 203
Program Director, Special Services After School Giaclyn Cespe [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 259
Program Director, P.S. 139 Noam Goldhammer [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 302
Program Director, P.S. 186 Michelle Rowe [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 272
Program Director, P.S. 144 Sarah Nunez [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 303
Program Director, BEACON M.S. 158 Sabrina Bellamy-Perrin [email protected] 718-423-2266
Outreach Coordinator, BEACON M.S. 158 Deborah Popper [email protected] 718-423-2266
Program Director, BEACON M.S. 216 Serila Saimon [email protected] 718-445-6983
Outreach Coordinator, BEACON M.S. 216 Samantha Sterling [email protected] 718-445-6983
Program Director, BEACON M.S. 172 Sarah Maniff [email protected] 718-347-3279
Outreach Coordinator, BEACON M.S. 172 Rafeena Habibulla [email protected] 718-347-0597
Program Director, COMPASS P.S. 21 Nicole Oliva [email protected] 917-635-4364
Program Director, COMPASS M.S. 67 Indira Kersellius [email protected] 929-255-6110
Program Director, COMPASS P.S. 115 Michelle Pascha [email protected] 718-831-4050 ext. 1072
Program Director, COMPASS P.S. 169 Sivan Ben-Aderet [email protected] 917-635-4227
Program Director, COMPASS Bell Academy Eleftheria Simos [email protected] 718-423-6111 ext. 290
Program Director, COMPASS P.S./I.S. 178 Jessica Nemeth [email protected] 917-635-4023
Program Director, SONYC P.S./I.S. 178 Monelle Valdellon [email protected] 646-772-3879
Program Director, COMPASS P.S./I.S. 266 Chelsea Jones [email protected] 718-468-2146
Program Director, SONYC P.S./I.S. 266 Shanice Darby [email protected] 718-468-2146
Program Director, COMPASS P.S. 165 Hanna Zirinsky [email protected] 347-494-8719
Program Director, COMPASS P.S./M.S. 200 Joshua Thompson [email protected] 718-374-1461
Program Director, COMPASS P.S. 55 Jisbel Barada [email protected] 718-849-3845 ext. 1382
Education Coordinator Iris Shaw [email protected]
Education Coordinator Dana Trakhtenberg [email protected]

High School and College Success

Title Name Email Phone Number
Assistant Vice President of High School and College Success Danielle Hersch [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 263
Senior Director, High School and College Success Elizabeth McArdle [email protected] 718-736-7100 ext. 1243
Community School Director, Martin Van Buren High School Heather Liverpool [email protected]
A.C.E. Program Director at Martin Van Buren High School Asha McKenzie [email protected] 718-776-4728 ext 1120
Counselor Advocate, Martin Van Buren High School Taylor Langella [email protected]
S.O.A.R. Program Coordinator at Martin Van Buren High School Anacaona Nedgé Antoine [email protected] 718-776-4728 ext. 5542
Program Coordinator, Level Up at Martin Van Buren High School Andy Gavora [email protected] 718-776-4728 ext.1100
College Access Counselor, Butler College Program at Martin Van Buren High School and Queens High School of Teaching Elizabeth Gallo [email protected] 718-776-4728 ext. 1461
Attendance Intervention and Engagement Specialist at Martin Van Buren High School Myrna Franco [email protected] 718-776-4728 ext. 1360
C.A.S.E. Academy and S.W.A.G Program Coordinator at Forest Hills High School Melissa Roy [email protected] 718-268-3137 ext. 5651
S.W.A.G Program Counselor Advocate at Forest Hills High School Shantel Stephenson [email protected] 718-268-3137 ext. 5650
Senior Director, High School and College Success/Community School Director, John Bowne High School Alexandra Saba [email protected] 718-268-8134 ext. 1539
Assistant Director, S.A.F.E. Program, John Bowne High School Savina Vavlas [email protected] 718-286-8000 ext. 6532
Strive Program Coordinator at John Bowne High School Jessica Ambrosio [email protected] 718-263-1919 ext. 5053
Counselor Advocate, Strive Program at John Bowne High School Jodeen Johnson [email protected] 718-286-8000 ext. 5057
S.A.F.E. Program Counselor Advocate at John Bowne High School Joanna Hernandez [email protected]
College Counselor, Learn to Work at Queens Academy High School Osiris Duarte [email protected] 718-704-8103
College Counselor, Learn to Work at Queens Academy High School Xenia Laureano [email protected] 718-704-8103
Work Experience Specialist, Learn to Work at Queens Academy High School Nader Elmehdawi [email protected] 718-704-8187
Work Experience Specialist, Learn to Work at Queens Academy High School Chienne Harris [email protected] 718-704-8187
Program Coordinator, G.O.A.L.S at Queens High School of Teaching Stacey Anton [email protected] 718-736-7100 ext. 1243
College Access Counselor, Butler College Program at Queens High School of Teaching Elizabeth Gallo [email protected] 718-776-4728 ext. 1461
Case Manager, Learn & Earn Program at the Queens HS of Teaching Rachel Strax [email protected] 718-736-7100 ext. 1243

Camp

Title Name Email Phone Number
Director, Island Quest Day Camp Melissa Algranati [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 205,
718-225-6750 ext. 261
Director, Explorer Day Camp William Lopez [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 205
Director, Summer of Arts and Sports Adam Ostroff [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 505
Director, Camp Poyntelle Ryan Peters [email protected]
Director, Special Services Day Camp and Academic Summer Enrichment Giaclyn Cespe [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 259

Programs for Children with Developmental Disabilities

Title Name Email Phone Number
Senior Director of Special Services Amanda Smith [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 286
Program Director, Special Services After School and Day Camp Giaclyn Cespe [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 259
Assistant Director of Special Services Jackie Astacio [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 273
Program Director, Special Services Central Queens Stephanie Costa [email protected]
Assistant Program Director, Special Services Central Queens Alia Vias [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 165
Assistant Program Director, Project Child Melissa Henao
Social Skills Coordinator Kallyope Glotsos [email protected] 718-423-6111 ext. 242
Counselor Natalie Palermo [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 262

Workforce Development

Youth Workforce

Title Name Email Phone Number
Assistant Vice President of Youth Employment Services Danielle DeAngelis [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 164
Program Director, WLG & SYEP Adam Fier [email protected] 718-286-8121
Program Operations Coordinator, WLG & SYEP Samantha Viscovich [email protected]
Program Director, School Based SYEP Andre Avalos [email protected] 718-271-3602 ext. 1120
Special Initiatives Program Director, SYEP Samentha Jean-Charles [email protected]
Worksite Operations Coordinator, WLG & SYEP David Baker [email protected]
Program Director, Ladders for Leaders Albina Baazov [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 111
Employment Relations Manager, Ladders for Leaders Peggy Pierre [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 325
Corporate Development Manager, Ladders for Leaders Terri Prezio [email protected].org 718-268-5011 ext. 359
Director of Career Development, CUNY Hillel Career Connect Karen Klein [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 170

 

Adult Workforce

Title Name Email Phone Number
Assistant Vice President of Adult Employment Brynn McCormick [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 161
Program Director, Out of School Youth Erica Eisele [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 166
Counselor Advocate, Out of School Youth Leonel Lagos [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext.168
Director of Business Development, Job Placement Assistance Denia Tavarez [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 162
Career Services Coordinator, Job Placement Assistance Carolyn Weinstein [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 167
Internship Employment Coordinator Margaret Gorelik [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 171
Career and Internship Counselor Angela Timmons [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 365
Digital Literacy & ESL Instructor Courtney Wiggins [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 187
Recruitment and Intake Coordinator, Vocational Training Chasity Johnson [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 163
Program Director, Single Parent Initiative Leslie Kraut [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 248
Counselor Advocate/Case Manager Andgie Noel [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 364
Community Outreach Liason Ahuva Yelizarov [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext.185

 

Emergency Supports

Work Support Programs and Tax Assistance Coordinator, Susan Meza, [email protected]
718-268-5011 ext.118

 

Food Pantry Director, Mindy Nisanov
[email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 633

 

Food Pantry Assistant/Case Worker, Ana Mizrahi
[email protected]

Health & Wellness

Title Name Email Phone Number
Assistant Vice President of Health and Wellness Dale Stark [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 501
Senior Director, Health & Wellness, Central Queens Adam Ostroff [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 505
Director, Health & Wellness, Sam Field Center Nancy Amalfitano [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 228
Assistant Director, Health and Wellness, Sam Field Center Dane Warren [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 229
Activities Supervisor & Administrative Manager Danielle Berman [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 503
Activities Supervisor Mira Nitzberg [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 504
Aquatics Director Lior Harpaz [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 502
Aquatics Supervisor Shawn Isra [email protected]

Summer Pool Clubs

Title Name Email Phone Number
Office Manager, Tanenbaum Family Pool Megan McGrail [email protected] 718-428-5050
Pool Manager, Tanenbaum Family Pool Dina Shmuel [email protected] 718-428-5050
Pool Manager, Tanenbaum Family Pool Mike Figuccio [email protected] 718-428-5050
Director, Bay Terrace Pool and Athletic Center Valentina Ovalle [email protected] 718-423-6111 ext. 290
Pool Manager, Bay Terrace Center Richard Waltzer [email protected] 718-423-6111
Pool Manager, Bay Terrace Center Samantha Pepe [email protected] 718-423-6111

Cultural Arts and Jewish Heritage Programs

Director, Cultural Arts and Jewish Heritage Programs, Peggy Kurtz, [email protected]
718-268-5011 ext. 151

Older Adult Services

Title Name Email Phone Number
Assistant Vice President of Older Adult Services Barbara Becker Bruno [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 256
Director, Central Queens Adult and Senior Services Shelly Channan [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 421
Administrative Assistant, Central Queens Adult and Senior Services Ellen Shajnfeld [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 160
Program Director, Sam Field Neighborhood Senior Center Fern Prusak [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 233
Program Assistant, Sam Field Neighborhood Senior Center Roberta Landau [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 222
Social Worker, Sam Field Neighborhood Senior Center Elise Lev [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 236
Office Assistant, Sam Field Neighborhood Senior Center Lynn Cohen [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 277
Director, Early Stage Dementia Care Program Alissa Pizzutiello [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 331
Social Worker, Early Stage Dementia Care Program Ellen Sarokin [email protected] 718-225-6750
Director, Family Respite Adult Day Care Program Jamie Cooperman [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 221
Senior Program Aide, Family Respite Adult Day Care Program Premila Gill [email protected]
Recreation Aide, Family Respite Adult Day Care Program Steven Blance [email protected]
Director, North Flushing Senior Center Susan Xiong [email protected] 718-358-9193
Director, NORC CAP Mila Streltsoff [email protected] 718-352-4157
Social Worker, NORC CAP Theresa Deepan [email protected]
Program Director, NORC WOW Darlene Brennan [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 543
Social Worker, NORC WOW Amanda Valente [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 541
Program Director, Deepdale Cares Victoria Margolies [email protected] 718-225-3929
Social Worker, Deepdale Cares Amanda Peritore [email protected]
Program Assistant, Deepdale Cares Mindy Baron [email protected] 718-225-3929

Mental Health (CAPE)

Title Name Email Phone Number
Assistant Vice President of Mental Health Services Debra Ilberman [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 250
Medical Director Tarak Patel [email protected]
Clinical Outreach Coordinator Jordana Davidson [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 298
Administrative Supervisor Janet Mann [email protected] 718-224-0566 ext. 317
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Christine Ganzer [email protected]
Registered Nurse, OASIS Vincent Bavaro [email protected] 718-224-0566 ext. 316
Clinical Social Worker, MOST Shelley Hoffman [email protected] 718-224-0566 ext. 315
Clinical Social Worker Linda Grant [email protected] 718-224-0566 ext. 318
Clinical Social Worker Beth Tipperman [email protected] 718-224-0566 ext. 321
Clinical Social Worker John Bruno [email protected]
Clinical Social Worker Colleen Dillon [email protected] 718-224-0566 ext. 332
Social Worker Leora Ellison [email protected] 718-224-0566
Clinical Social Worker Ruth Finkelstein [email protected]
Clinical Social Worker Florence Gross [email protected] 718-224-0566 ext. 313
Clinical Social Worker Yuanyuan Hu [email protected]
Clinical Social Worker Enid Miller [email protected] 718-224-0566 ext. 329
Clinical Social Worker Sybil Nurse-Reeves [email protected] 718-224-0566 ext. 324
Psychotherapist Nava Mermelstein 718-224-0566 ext. 327
Peer Advocate Shirley Fisher
Peer Advocate Claudia Hillie [email protected] 718-224-0566 ext. 330
Peer Advocate Anita Swerdin [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 204
Office Assistant Karen Buckner [email protected] 718-224-0566 ext. 311
Office Assistant Yusmely Calles [email protected] 718-224-0566 ext. 310
Medical Biller Norma Callero [email protected] 718-224-0566 ext. 312

Operations

Title Name Email Phone Number
Assistant Vice President of Operations Craig Lastres [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 245
Director, Membership and Community Outreach Rory Hersch [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 121
Membership Assistant, Central Queens Kevin Khan [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 132
Director of Facilities, Central Queens Anthony Jones [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 180
Director of Facilities, Sam Field Mark Jankowsky [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 264
Switchboard Operator, Sam Field Tom Giblin [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 223
Transportation Coordinator, Sam Field Neighborhood Senior Center John Schwendel [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 231
Bay Terrace Office Manager Eileen Hausthor [email protected] 718-423-6111 ext. 220
Bay Terrace Receptionist Marcy Cuscione [email protected] 718-423-6111 ext. 221

Finance & Human Resources

Finance

Title Name Email Phone Number
Chief Financial Officer Alex Ansong [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 131
Comptroller Jafar Hussaini [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 123
Senior Accountant Melissa Exaltacion [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 172
Contract Manager Divina Domingo [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 363
Accounts Receivable Manager Amina Osmani [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 292
Accounts Receivable Coordinator Claudia Rosas [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 360
Accounts Payable Manager Marina Vodyanyuk [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 122
Accounts Payable Associate Charlene Ingber [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 184
Bookkeeper, Sam Field Nina Shmuel [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 224
Senior Grant Accountant Asya Smolyar [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 366
Grant Accountant Askia El Amin [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 183
Billing Specialist Nicole Nunez [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 150

Human Resources

Title Name Email Phone Number
Vice President of Human Resources Renee Greer [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 354
Human Resources Director Sarit Kraes [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 275
Human Resources Coordinator Jasmine Veerani [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 366
Payroll Manager Lizzy Koshy [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 321
Payroll Manager Jose Mercado [email protected] 718-268-5011 ext. 124
Compliance Specialist Barbara Levitt [email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 207

Administration

Director of Administration, Karen Strauss
[email protected]718-268-5011 ext. 169

 

Communications

Director of Communications, Jared Mintz
[email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 282

 

Marketing Assistant, Dawn Rafal
[email protected] 718-225-6750 ext. 291

 

Development

Senior Director of Development, Judy Vladimir
[email protected]
718-225-6750 ext. 345

 

Development Assistant, Amy Gaffney
[email protected]
718-225-6750 ext. 238

 

Volunteer Services

Director of Volunteer Services, Sam Schachter
[email protected]
718-225-6750 ext. 212

 

IT

Director of IT, Lee Berenson
[email protected]
718-225-6750 ext. 335

 

IT Specialist, Jose Negron
[email protected]
718-268-5011 ext. 189