Meet the Staff

Executive Team

Executive Director

Jonathan Darche, Esq.

Deputy Executive Directors

Jerika Richardson, Senior Advisor and Secretary to the Board
Matthew Kadushin, Esq., General Counsel
Andrea Robinson, Esq., Chief Prosecutor
J. Christopher Duerr, Chief of Investigations
Winsome Thelwell, Chief of Investigations
Jeanine Marie, Deputy Executive Director of Administration  

Senior Staff

Administration

Carl Esposito, Director of Information Technology
David B. Douek, Director of Operations and Budget
Jennelle Brooks, Director of Human Resources
LaShawn Lindsey, Director of Recruitment
Sorin Vatavu, Supervisor of Information Technology and EEO Officer

Administrative Prosecution Unit

Suzanne D. O'Hare, Deputy Chief Prosecutor  

External Affairs

Colleen Roache, Director of Communications
Eshwarie Mahadeo, Director of Case Management
Ethan Teicher, Press Secretary
Harya Tarekegn, Esq., Senior Counsel for Policy and Advocacy and EEO Officer
Lincoln MacVeagh, Director of Data Processing and New Application Development
Nicole M. Napolitano, Ph.D., Director of Policy and Advocacy
Rudy Marrajh, Supervisor of Case Management
Yojaira Alvarez, Director of Outreach and Intergovernmental Affairs

General Counsel's Office

Elizabeth Seymour, Esq., Assistant General Counsel
Heather Cook, Esq., Assistant General Counsel
Kerry Jamieson, Esq., Assistant General Counsel

Investigations Division

Alexander Opoku-Agyemang, Investigations Manager
Carlmais Johnson, Investigations Manager
Christopher DeNitto, Investigations Manager
Dane Buchanan, Deputy Chief of Investigations
Daniel Casados, Investigations Manager
Daniel Giansante, Investigations Manager
Edwin Peña, Investigations Manager
Eric Rigie, Investigations Manager
Ethan De Angelo, Investigations Manager
Jacqueline Levy, Esq., Director of Intake and Field Evidence Collection
Jayne Cifuni, Director of NYPD Relations
Jessica Peña, Investigations Manager
Joy Almeyda, Investigations Manager
Laura Kastner, Investigations Manager
Monique West, Investigations Manager
Olas Carayannis, Director of Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement
Raquel Velasquez, Investigations Manager
Vanessa Rosen, Investigations Manager

Training and Staff Development

Ben Gilmore, Deputy Assistant Director of Training
Jennifer Jarett, Deputy Director of Training
Mercer “Monte” Givhan Esq., Director of Training and Staff Development

Mediation Unit

Lisa Grace Cohen, Esq., Director of Mediation and EEO Counselor
Rosemary Espinal, Mediation Supervisor