Advisory Board

Advisory Board

The Children's Cabinet Advisory Board members are leaders within the communities that serve New York City children and their families. Members have a rich history of investing, creating and establishing quality sustainable programs within our NYC neighborhoods. Partnering with the Advisory Board strengthens and further defines the work of The Children's Cabinet to create and implement new initiatives.

  • Alan van Capelle, Chief Executive Officer of Educational Alliance
  • Dr. Angela Diaz, MPH, Jean C. and James W. Crystal Professor in Adolescent Health, Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine & Director of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center
  • Angie Wang, Chief of Staff to Abigail Disney
  • Anjali Kumar, General Counsel and Head of Social Innovation at Warby Parker
  • Anne Williams-Isom, Chief Executive Officer of the Harlem Children's Zone
  • Bill Baccaglini, President and CEO of The New York Foundling
  • Clarisa James, Co-Founder/Executive Director of DIVAS (Digital Interactive Visual Arts Sciences) for Social Justice
  • Craig Longley, Executive Director of Catholic Guardian Services
  • Deborah McCoy, Managing Director of Robin Hood Foundation's Early Childhood and Youth grant making portfolio
  • Denise Rosario, Founding Executive Director of the Coalition for Hispanic Family Services
  • Douglas O'Dell, Executive Director of SCO Family of Services
  • The Rev. Dr. Emma Jordan-Simpson, Executive Pastor of The Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Brooklyn, NY.
  • Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Courtney Sale Ross Professor of Globalization and Education at NYU Steinhardt and a University Professor at NYU & Co-Director of the Global TIES for Children center at NYU
  • Irwin Redlener, Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University's Earth Institute & Director of the Earth Institute's Program on Child Well-Being and Resilience
  • Dr. Jacqueline B. Mondros, D.S.W., Dean of the School of Social Welfare and Assistant Vice President of Health Sciences at Stony Brook University SUNY
  • The Honorable Jeanette Ruiz, Administrative Judge for Family Court.
  • Jess Dannhauser, President and CEO of Graham Windham
  • Karen P. Simmons, Executive Director of The Children's Law Center
  • Leah A. Hill, Fulbright Scholar& Clinical Associate Professor at Fordham University School of Law
  • Maritza Arroyo
  • Mike O'Brien, CEO of iMentor
  • The Honorable Monica Drinane, Retired Family Court Supervising Judge in Bronx County & former Attorney-in-Charge of the Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Rights Practice
  • Nicholas Turner, President and Director of the Vera Institute of Justice
  • Nick Ehrmann, CEO & Founder of Blue Engine
  • Patti Miller, Director of Too Small to Fail for the Clinton Foundation
  • Phoebe Boyer, President and CEO of the Children's Aid Society
  • Ronald E. Richter, CEO of Jewish Childcare Association
  • Russell Granet, Executive Director of Lincoln Center Education
  • Sharon A. Myrie, Vice President at Queens Public Library
  • Sonia Bhuta, Executive Director of South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!)
  • Stephanie Nilva, Attorney & Executive Director of Day One
  • Steve Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition
  • Susan Jacobs, Esq., Founding Executive Director and President of the Center for Family Representation
  • Susan B. Neuman, Professor and Chair of Teaching and Learning at New York University
  • Wendy Reynoso, Consultant
  • Zeinab Chahine, Managing Director for Strategic Consulting & Head of Casey Family Programs' New York City Office