Will joined the Children’s Cabinet in February from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where in 2012 he founded the federal government’s first internal innovation accelerator, the HHS Idea Lab’s HHS Ignite. In this role, his clients included federal and local leaders driving efforts to better serve and ensure the success of children through adulthood, including the Office of Head Start and Child Care, the Office of Family Assistance, the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the Office of Adolescent Health, as well as the National Institutes of Health. Will and his team also developed the strategy for ACF’s flagship initiative, the Office of Economic Independence, which will help human services agencies mitigate intergenerational poverty.
Fritz joined our Cabinet team in May from Booz Allen Hamilton where he managed projects on behalf of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the United States Air Force. He formerly served as a research analyst in the Office of NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo and is also a founding board member of Providence-based non-profit The Gentlemen’s Retreat, which curates novel experiences meant to help young men of color grow their emotional intelligence, grit, and vulnerability. Fritz holds a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from Brown University and a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.
Sandy manages our FUEL grant's objectives. Sandy has spent her career working in NYC's public and non-profit sectors focused on children, youth and family services, advocacy and political-community organizing. Among her past leadership positions, Sandy worked at Goddard-Riverside Community Center, Family Dynamics, Inc., Mayor Dinkins' Office for Children and Families, at the Children's Defense Fund-NY and National Offices, Atlantic Philanthropies, and at the National "I Have a Dream" Foundation, prior to joining the Children's Cabinet.
Amryll conducts critical community engagement work as part of the FUEL grant. In partnerships with South Bronx Rising Together and United for Brownsville, she fosters a community-city feedback loop. She joined the Cabinet from the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice where she spearheaded the Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety (MAP) initiative at the Bushwick Houses. Amryll is a native New Yorker and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Siena College.
Sola supports the efforts of the Cabinet and NYC Opportunity to develop collaborative partnerships and utilize data, evidence and research to promote policies and programming that seek to improve outcomes for NYC’s children and families. Sola has wide-ranging experience in performance measurement and management, data analysis and project management. He has held several management positions within the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), where he worked collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to improve the performance of ACS’ contracted providers, ultimately leading to better outcomes for children and families they served.