Board Of Directors

Lisette Nieves (Chair), Clinical Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education & Human Development, New York University; Former Belle Zeller Distinguished Visiting Professor in Public Policy, City University of New York (CUNY); Executive Director, Year Up NYC; Adjunct Professor, Brooklyn College; former Chief of Staff, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development; Director of Special Projects for The After School Corporation (TASC).

Robert Abrams, Partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP; former Attorney General of the State of New York; member of the New York State Assembly; Bronx Borough President.

Maggie Boepple (Vice Chair), President and Director, Performing Arts Center at World Trade Center; former President, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; Senior Advisor to the Commissioner of Transport for London; President, Maggie Boepple Associates; Director of Government Relations, MTA; Vice Chancellor of the City University of New York for Government Relations; Director of Government Relations, Legislative Representative for the City of New York; Lobbyist. 

Dana Buchman (Secretary), Fashion Designer; Chair, Promise Project; Author of "A Special Education: One Family's Journey Through the Maze of Learning Disabilities;" Member of the Council of Fashion Designers America.

Ester Fuchs,Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science, Columbia University; former Special Advisor on Governance and Strategic Planning to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. 

Mary McCormick, President, Fund for the City of New York.

David Steinberger, FormerPresident and CEO, Perseus Books Group; former President, Adult Trade Group and Corporate Strategy and International at HarperCollins; Management Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton and NYC Deputy Transportation Commissioner.

Robert Tierney (Treasurer), Former Chairman, New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.


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