Meet the Team

Eric L. Cumberbatch, Executive Director, Office to Prevent Gun Violence

Eric L. Cumberbatch was born and raised in New York City and serves as the Executive Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office to Prevent Gun Violence, an office that will aim to coordinate and amplify the city’s anti-gun violence initiatives across government, communities and justice partners. Prior to this role, he served as the Executive Director of Community Engagement within the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, tasked with oversight of the NYC Crisis Management System, a joint initiative of the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council with the purpose of reducing gun violence via intervention and prevention services in 17 communities that account for the majority of shooting incidents in the city. Mr. Cumberbatch has a lifelong dedication to uplifting, organizing and empowering young people, developing creative violence prevention strategies and improving community cohesion. He has over 10 years of management experience in city government and has held posts at the New York City Department of Education and the New York City Housing Authority. Mr. Cumberbatch holds a Master’s Degree in Education from NW Missouri State University and a Bachelor of Science from Delaware State University.

Jessica Mofield is the Executive Deputy Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office to Prevent Gun Violence. Prior to joining OPGV, she worked at Counseling Service of Eastern District of New York, where she served as a Substance Abuse Clinician and coordinated clients from ACS and federal probation. She earned a Master’s degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from New York University. Ms. Mofield also holds a license as a LMHC and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

Cana Osborne is a Community Coordinator at the NYC Mayor’s Office to Prevent Gun Violence. Prior to joining OPGV, she served as a Public Health Sanitarian with the New York City Department of Health. Proudly born and raised in New York City Housing Authority, she began her professional career as a community organizer within NYCHA’s Community Operations Department where she worked on several key initiatives to increase the health and vibrancy of vulnerable communities. Ms. Osborne received her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Seton Hall University where she was a University Scholarship Graduate.

Eric E. Garvin is a Community Coordinator at the NYC Mayor’s Office to Prevent Gun Violence. Prior to joining OPGV/MOCJ, Mr. Garvin worked for Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito at the New York City Council as a community liaison. After graduating from the University of Maryland School Of Law in 2010, he got involved in community outreach and advocacy work in East Baltimore on behalf of young people affected by high levels of gun violence and poverty in the Madison-East End neighborhood.

Hailey Nolasco is a Community Coordinator with the Mayor's Office to Prevent Gun Violence. Prior to coming to OPGV, Ms. Nolasco worked with the Center for Court Innovation as a project planner focused on domestic violence. She previously worked as a program coordinator and community liaison to help reduce gun violence as part of the NYC Crisis Management System. Ms. Nolasco holds a Master's in Public Policy and Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the College of Staten Island.

Amber Thompson is a Community Coordinator with the Mayor’s Office to Prevent Gun Violence. Prior to joining OPGV, Ms. Thompson worked as a Paralegal in the Juvenile Rights Practice of the Legal Aid Society. During her time there, Ms. Thompson worked as an advocate for at risk youth and children who were before the family court on child protective cases. She also led the implementation of community initiatives to provide residents with access to health care, education, employment, and social service opportunities. Ms. Thompson received her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Criminal Justice from Virginia State University.