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Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Maryanne Schretzman, DSW

Executive Director
Previously, as Family Services Coordinator for the City of New York, Maryanne was responsible for identifying and implementing cross-agency collaborations to enhance services provided by the City's HHS agencies to those in need. She has also served as Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Planning at the Department of Homeless Services and as Deputy Assistant Commissioner at the Administration for Children's Services. Prior to joining city government, she was an adjunct professor at Hunter College of Social Work and held a variety of leadership positions at the non-profit organization Women In Need, Inc. Maryanne was also a consultant for 15 years specializing in the planning and evaluation of government and non-profit institutions in the United States and Europe. Maryanne holds a B.A. from the University of Montana, a Master of Social Work from Hunter College, and a Doctorate in Social Welfare from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Eileen Johns, MPA

Director of Policy & Research
Prior to joining CIDI, Eileen worked at the NYC Department of Homeless Services as the Assistant Commissioner of Policy and Planning. In that role she oversaw data analysis, public reporting and research activities for the agency. She also served as co-chair of the NYC Coalition on the Continuum of Care (CoC), the coalition of government representatives, advocates, providers, consumers and other stakeholders that oversee federal homeless assistance funding, and managed the division within DHS that supports the CoC's work. Before joining DHS, Eileen worked in grant writing and development for Good Shepherd Services. Eileen holds a BA in Economics from Boston College and an MPA from New York University.

Erin Eastwood, LCSW

Senior Research Analyst
Prior to joining CIDI, Erin was the Director of Research and Analysis at the New York City Board of Correction where she used research to provide data-informed recommendations to the Board on the experience of young adults in New York City jails, specifically regarding the development of alternatives to solitary confinement for this population. She has also worked as a policy analyst at the Department of Homeless Services where she was developed strategies to support the needs of children in New York City homeless shelters. In addition to her experience in policy and research, Erin is a licensed clinical social worker. At STEPS to End Family Violence she provided therapy to children and adults affected by domestic violence. Her therapeutic approach is informed by her expertise in attachment theory, adverse early childhood experiences, and inter-generational trauma. She holds a BA in Latin American Studies from the University of Kansas and an MSW from Fordham University.

Caroline Hugh, MPH, CPH

Research Analyst
Caroline Hugh is a public health researcher passionate about promoting racial and economic health equity. She has supported COVID pandemic response as a Senior Analyst in NYC Health + Hospitals testing data and analytics, worked in performance measurement in criminal justice prevention programming as a Research Associate at CUNY ISLG, and interned at NYC H+H and DOHMH, performing data cleaning and analysis in patient care and drug use analysis, respectively. Caroline holds a BS in Biology and Society from Cornell University and an MPH in Epidemiology and Social Determinants of Health from Columbia University. Caroline is a native Cantonese speaker and hails from Brooklyn.

Jessie Sell, MPH

Jessie has served NYC for nearly all her career, first as middle school mathematics teacher with the NYC Department of Education, then as an infectious disease epidemiologist with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.  Prior to joining CIDI, Jessie assisted in the COVID-19 pandemic response, conducting matches and analyses of testing, case, and immunization data, and providing interactive data visualizations to inform the response.  Throughout her time at the DOHMH, she analyzed data and assisted in the response to various infectious disease outbreaks, including legionella, measles and Zika.  She holds a BA in Mathematics from Hunter College, an MA in Mathematics Education from City College, and an MPH in Epidemiology from New York Medical College.