Board of Directors

Our volunteer Board of Directors and Advisory Board lend diverse backgrounds and exceptional talents toward Sophie Gerson Healthy Youth’s mission.  We are truly indebted to their devotion to our task.

Executive Committee

Alan Gerson
Board President, Former City Council Member, District 1, Attorney at Law

Dr. Leonard Golubchick
Vice President. Retired Principal, Professor of Education, Metropolitan College of New York & St. John’s University; Adjunct Professor, Long Island University, Rockland Campus

Ayo Harrington
Vice President,  Consultant, Education, Performing Arts, Criminal Justice Reform

Diane Stein
Treasurer/Financial Secretary, Social Worker

Lois Rakoff


Board Members

Marcus Andrews
Proprietor, Le Souk Restaurant

Michael Auerbach
Senior Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group

Brad Burgess
Executive Producer of The Living Theatre

Hon. Alice Cancel
Member of the New York State Assembly

Karen Wald Cohen
Chaplain, Columbia Presbyterian Medical System

Hon. Terri Cude
Chair, Community Board 2; Democratic Party District Leader

Monica Guardiola
Community Liaison, Office of the Speaker of the New York State Assembly

Phillip Gulley
Director of Media, Three Legged Dog Technology and Arts Center; Artist

Dr. Allan Horland
Physician New York University Medical Center

Dave Kaplan
Attorney at Law

Ken Paskar
President AvTeam Aviation Consulting

Arnie Segarra
Commissioner, NYC Human Rights Commission

Sarah Soffer
Design and Innovation Industry Consultant

Mark Thompson
Executive Vice President, Capalino+Company, past Chair Community Board 6 Manhattan

Miguel Trelles
Artist, Resident Roberto Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center

Advisory Board

Dr. Manny Boxer
Lance Charles
Rikki Charles
Robin Forst
Michael Harvey, Esq.
Sameh Jacob
Fernando Koatz, Esq.
Phyliss Lee
Hon. Jenny Low
Zella Jones
Hon. Trudy Mason
Dirk McCall
Dr. David Milch
Dr. Manuel A. Moran
Hon.Po-Ling Ng
Siegrid (Siggy) Raible
Dr. Marv Rich
Tom Smith
Dr. Shirley Smith
Menachem Joel Spiegel
Daniel Stein
Neal Tepel
Pam Widener

Operations Director

Lynn Gordon

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