Our Team

 
 

Staff

Vivian D. Nixon

Executive Director

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Les Hayden

Deputy Executive Director

 
 

Board of Directors

Peter Bakstansky

Retired, Federal Reserve

 

Irene Branche

Director of Development, The HOPE Program

 

Jacki Kelly

Executive Director, The Writing Revolution

 

Dawn Walker

Associate Vice President of Communications & Marketing, SUNY Downstate

Barbara Martinsons, Founder

Retired, AVJ Management

 

Barat Dickman

Division Vice President, ADP

 

Jane Pauls

Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase

 

Bridget Williams

Senior Vice President of Strategy and Operations, Hearst

Onyekachi (Kachi) Akoma

Director of Planning, Harlem Hospital/NYC Health and Hospitals

 

Liza Eaton

Director of Talent Development &Recruitment, NBC

 

Rashida Richardson

Director of Policy Research, AI Now Institute NYU




Cynthia Alberts

Vice President, Macquarie Group

 

Yolanda Johnson-Peterkin

Chief of Housing Community Activities, NYCHA

 

Tony Smith

Retired, The Horticultural Society of New York