Our Board Members

Bronx Advisory Council

Angelica Velazquez 
New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute (PDI) Director, Informal Family Child Care Project

Anna Mullen
Brave Warrior Advisors, Principal

Dr. Yasmin Morales- Alexander
Lehman College, Assistant Professor - Department of Early Childhood Education

Elisabeth Cappuyns
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLC, Senior Counsel

Lucian Cohen
Lonicera Partners, Vice President, Finance

Fairfield County Advisory Council

Adrienne McAteer-Santiago
Viking Global Foundation

Amanda Rieben
Associate, Broder & Orland, LLC

Carolyn O’Brien  
Partner, MissionBridge Philanthropy LLC

Cynthia Learned Russell
Executive Director, The Goodnow Fund

Cynthia Gorey
Director of Development, Fairfield Country Day School

Elif Kongar
Associate Professor, University of Bridgeport

Eileen Swerdlick
Educational Consultant

Heather Mokotoff
Community Member

Jennienne Burke
College and Career Readiness Consultant

Ken Paul
Vice President, Development, Achievement First

Laura Saverin 
Managing Director, Golden Seeds

Linda Franciscovich
Executive Director, Grossman Family Foundation

Mara Siladi
Project Manager for the Cradle to Career Initiative, United Way of Western Connecticut

Mary Pat Healy
Executive Director, Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition

Merle Berke-Schlessel
President & CEO, United Way of Coastal Fairfield County

New Haven Advisory Council

Cynthia Rojas
Management Consultant, To Your Growth

Dr. Carla M. Horwitz
Director Emerita, Calvin Hill Day Care and Kitty Lustman-Findling Kindergarten Lecturer, Yale Child Study Center and Department of Psychology 

Dr. Marjorie S. Rosenthal
Department of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine

Jason Price
Principal, Exaltare Capital Partners

John Wareck
Principal and Realtor, Wareck Real Estate 

Sarah Boone
Manager, Guilford Racquet and Swim Club

Stephanie Jacoby
Principal, Everit Consulting, LLC