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Board of Advisors

Bill Aguado, Founding Bronx Children’s Museum Board member; Former Executive Director, Bronx Council for the Arts

Candice Anderson, Executive Director, Cool Culture

David Appel, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center; Director, School Health Program

Abigail Bartholomew, Teacher, PS 49

Hilary Baum, Food Justice advocate

Sergio Bessa, Director of Programs, Bronx Museum of the Arts

Dr. Valerie Capers, Jazz Musician and Educator

Melissa Cebollero, Senior Director, Office of Community Relations, Montefiore Health System

Sherry Cleary, Executive Director, NYC Early Childhood Professional Development Institute, Office of Academic Affairs, The City University of New York

Linda Cunningham, Director, BronxArtSpace

Laura Ensler, Early Childhood Expert, NYC Early Childhood Professional Development Institute, Office of Academic Affairs, The City University of New York

Kim Estes-Fradis, Deputy Director of Education and Outreach, NYC Department of Environmental Protection

Charissa L. Fernández, Executive Director, Teach for America - New York

Lilli Genovesi, Coordinator, NYC and NYC Watersheds Trout in the Classroom

Adam Green, Executive Director, Rocking the Boat

Damian Griffin, Bilingual Teacher at NYC Department of Education, Former Education Director, Bronx River Alliance 

Dr. Gary “Doc” Hermalyn, Executive Director, Bronx County Historical Society

Ileana M. Infante, Director, Early Childhood & Childhood Clinical Experiences, School of Education, Hunter College

Dr. Joan Kong, Principal, Public School 11

Katie Lamboy, Education Coordinator, Bronx River Alliance

Marcia Lawrence, Director, BronxWorks Early Childhood Center

Suzanne LeBlanc, Executive Director, Long Island Children’s Museum

Gerard Lordahl, Director, Open Space Greening, GrowNYC

Aracelis Lucero, Executive Director, MASA, Inc.

Sonia Manzano, Children’s book author; actor (formerly “Maria” of Sesame Street)

Elena Martínez, City Lore, Folklorist

Nelly M. Maseda, MD, Pediatrics, Montefiore Medical Group - Grand Concourse

Juliet Gray Moliere, Manager of Early Childhood Education, Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Michelle Morales, Director of Early Childhood Learning and Childhood Programs, General Teacher Education Department, Bank Street College of Education, Former Board of Trustees Member

Liege Motta, early childhood specialist

Arturo O’Farrill, Jazz Pianist, Composer & Educator

Nicole Perrino, Founder,; Parent Leader

Dawn Peters, Medical Communications Director, Woodhull Hospital; BCM Marketing Committee

Karen Redlener, Executive Director, Community Pediatric Programs, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center

Krystal Reyes, Executive Director, Hunts Point Alliance for Children

Steve Ritz, Founder, Green Bronx Marchine

Jacqueline Rodriguez, MPH, Health Educator, Montefiore Medical Center Community Pediatric Programs

Sandra Priest Rose, Chair, Reading Reform Foundation of New York

Joshunda Sanders, author; writing teacher, The New School; teaching artist, Young Women Empowered

Manon Slome, Founder and Executive Director, No Longer Empty

Eric Soto, Director of Bronx Public Affairs, Con Edison

Nova Strachan, Member, Mothers on the Move

Kellie Terry-Sepulveda, Executive Director, The Point

Major and Eileen Thomas, Educators and Community Leaders

Eileen Torres, Executive Director, BronxWorks

Luis Torres, Principal and Elementary School Principal Consortia Chair, PS 55; BCM Health Advisory member

Susan Tsiropinas, early childhood specialist

Leslie Wright, NYC Regional Director, New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation

Chauncy Young, Education Organizer, Former Highbridge Community Life Center


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