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Our Team

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Senior Team


Nicole G. Epps

Nicole G. Epps

Chief Operating & Financial Officer

She/Her | Midwood/East Flatbush

Jilian Cahan Gersten

Jilian Cahan Gersten

Vice President of Philanthropic Initiatives

She/Her | Park Slope

Sabrina Hargrave

Sabrina Hargrave

Vice President of Programs

She/Ella | Midwood

Jenny Walski

Jenny Walski

Vice President of Donor Engagement

She/Her | Williamsburg

Staff


Janine Gibbs

Janine Gibbs

Senior Accountant

She/Her | Crown Heights

Alison Gore

Alison Gore

Donor Services Associate

She/Her | Bushwick

Hà Huỳnh

Hà Huỳnh

Donor Engagement Assistant

She/Her | Crown Heights

Donna Lennon

Donna Lennon

Program Officer

She/Her | Clinton Hill

Noel McKenzie

Noel McKenzie

Nonprofit Engagement Manager

He/Him | Prospect Heights

Melissa Pawlak

Melissa Pawlak

Donor Services Manager

She/Her | Greenpoint

Jameela Syed

Jameela Syed

Communications Manager

She/Her | South Brooklyn

Board of Directors


Thomas Bettridge

Thomas Bettridge

NY Congregational Community Services Congregational Home Legacy Fund

He/Him

Zul Jamal

Zul Jamal

Moelis & Company

He/Him

Connie Sargent

Connie Sargent

Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University

She/Her

Advisory Council

Guided by our belief that those who are closest to the challenges are closest to the solutions, we center residents with lived experience and expertise as key decisionmakers in reviewing grant proposals, conducting site visits, and selecting nonprofits for funding.