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Community Advisory Board

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) meets weekly with NYC Test & Treat and NYC DOHMH leadership to understand the key barriers and concerns facing New Yorkers in the pandemic. The CAB is an open forum to exchange information and feedback to build trust and support the goals of the program.

Adrienne Abbate
Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness
Executive Director

Afi Akakpo
African Services Committee

Aja Harris
Pride Center of Staten Island, Inc

Andrea Mata
Director of Health Initiatives

Ann Marie Vazquez
Boriken Neighborhood Health Center

Anthony Felicano
Commission on the Public’s Health System

Ariel Savransky
UJA-Federation of New York

Ariella Feldman
The Hebrew Educational Society Of Brooklyn

Antoine B. Craigwell
Founder, President, and CEO

Ayo Harrington
LES Ready!

Bora Lee
Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc

BJ Sung
Pinnacle Social Impact

Brittany Smith
The Fortune Society, Inc.

Carmina Bernardo
Planned Parenthood of Greater New York
Senior Director, Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs

Chanel Haliburton
Planned Parenthood of Greater New York
Senior Director of Community Engagement

Charles King
Housing Works
Executive Director

Charmaine Ruddock
Bronx Health REACH Coalition

Chris Norwood
Health People

Denise West
Brooklyn Perinatal Network
Deputy Executive Director

Denean Ferguson
Arverne Church of God

Dori Zofan
Jewish Community Relations Council of New York

Emira Habiby Browne
Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans, Inc. (CIANA)

Elisabeth Kostin
Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island

Fadia Mohama
Samuel Field YM&YWHA dba Commonpoint Queens (SFY)

Faven Araya
Arthur Ashe Institute
Community Engagement and Research Manager

Mr. Five Mualimm-ak
Incarcerated Nation Network INC

Guedy Arniella
Institute for Family Health
Director, Community Health & Outreach

Hayley Gorenberg
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
Legal Director

Herman Schaeffer
Assistant Commissioner

Ira Tannenbaum
Emergency Management
Assistant Commissioner

Jairo Guzman
Mexican Coalition

Jason Wu
Human Services Council
Director of Operations

Jerry Chan
Advisor to the Board
Chinese American Family Alliance for Mental Health

Jolanta Kruszelnicka
Brooklyn College

Keosha Bond
New York Medical College
Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Community Health

Laura McKenna
Southern Brooklyn COAD

Laurie Merlis
The Child Center of NY, Incr

Linh An
Hunter College AANAPISI Project
Multilingual Learner Specialist

Lisa David
Public Health Solutions

Lisa Goan
Program manger

Lisa Matthews
National Black Leadership Commission on Health, Inc.

Becca Telzak
Make the Road NY

Maria Passadino
Catholic Charities
Director of Field Operations

Mark Harrington
Treatment Action Group / COVID-19 Task Force
Executive Director

Maurice Reid
One Brooklyn Health System

Seongeun Chun
New York Immigration Coalition
Executive Director

Michele Elliott
The Door
Assistant Medical Director

Mon Yuck Yu
Academy of Medical and Public Health Services
Executive Vice President/Chief of Staff

Eleni Vasilakos
Community Health Action of Staten Island (CHASI)

Diana Perez
Mixteca Organization

Peter Gudaitis
New York Disaster Interfaith Services
Executive Director

Robert Smith
Physician, Brooklyn, NY

Ryan Castalia
Sure We Can, Inc

Sandra Francios Ultimo
Services for the Underserved

Sarah Montrichard-Ramón Cabrera, MPH, MCHES
Brooklyn Public Library (BPL)

Shanna Castillo
Director of REES

Sharmila Rao Thakkar
Staten Island COAD/LTRO

Sharon McLennon Wier
Center for Independence of the Disabled (CIDNY)
Executive Director

Timothy Ruffin
Harlem Community Justice Center

Virginia Shubert
Public Health Solutions/ COVID-19 Task Force

Waafa El-Sadr
Columbia University
Professor, Chair of Global Health

Yolanda Winn
Urban Health Plan

Zachariah Hennessey
Public Health Solutions