advisory board

The Community Schools Advisory Board is tasked with raising the bar for community schools across the city by enhancing existing programs, increasing parental involvement, and developing new community schools that reach families in need. The Advisory Board is composed of stakeholders from various sectors—foundations, business, education, research, health, and non-profit providers—all of which play a role in existing and new Community Schools.

Community School Advisory Board Members


Board Member

Advocates for Children

Kim Sweet

Annenberg Institute for School Reform

Megan Hester

Center for Children's Initiatives

Nancy Kolben

Children's Defense Fund – NY

Naomi Post

Children's Health Fund/Columbia University

Karen Redlener

The Office of New York City Council Corey Johnson

Mili Bonilla

Counseling in Schools

Terrance Winston

Council of School Supervisors & Administrators

Rosemarie Sinclair

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

Michelle Neugebauer

Dimon Foundation

Abby Jo Sigal


Rich Berlin

East Bronx Academy

Sarah Scrogin

El Puente

Frances Lucerna

ExpandED Schools

Jane Martinez Dowling

Good Shepherd Services

Sr. Paulette LoMonaco

Harlem Children's Zone

Anne Williams-Isom

Make the Road NY

Sarah Landes

Montefiore Health System

Dr. David Appel

Network for Youth Success

Alli Lidie

New York City Council Finance Division

Elizabeth Hoffman

NYS Alliance for Quality Education (AQE)

Zakiyah Ansari 

Partnership for New York City

Kathryn Wylde

Partnership with Children

Margaret Crotty

Phipps Neighborhood

Dianne Morales

Robin Hood Foundation

Emary Aronson

The Child Center of NY

Deep Ghosh

The New School/Center for NYC Affairs

Kim Nauer

UFT Community Schools Initiative

Karen Alford

United Parents of Highbridge

Ocynthia Williams

United Way of NYC

Sheena Wright

Youth Development Institute

Sabrina Evans Ellis

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