Our Team

The NYSPCC is comprised of exceptional individuals who all help to make sure we can provide the best programs to the people we serve.

Senior Leadership

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, the first child protection agency in the world. She has held senior management positions at the Child Protection Center of Montefiore Medical Center (a Child Advocacy Center), the Children’s Village, and at Covenant House/Under 21. Dr. Pulido’s protocol for crisis debriefing following child fatality and critical incidents is utilized throughout the New York City Child Protective Services system. READ MORE

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Samantha Alvarez Benowitz, LCSW

Director of Clinical Services

Samantha Alvarez Benowitz, LCSW

Director of Clinical Servcies

(212) 233-5500 ext. 228


Jacqueline Holloway, Ph.D.

Director of Research & Evaluation

Jacqueline Holloway, Ph.D.

Director of Research and Evaluation

(212) 233-5500 ext. 224


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Muna Heaven

Assistant Executive Director and Legal Counsel

Muna Heaven

Assistant Executive Director and Legal Counsel

(212) 233-5500 ext. 219


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Jennifer Marchini

Director of Finance

Jennifer Marchini

Director of Finance

(212) 233-5500 ext. 207


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Megan Santosusso

Director of Human Resources & Board Administration

Megan Santosusso

Director of Human Resources & Board Administration

(212) 233-5500 ext. 217


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Sharon L. Scimeca

Chief Philanthropy & Communications Officer

Sharon L. Scimeca

Chief Philanthropy and Communications Officer

(212) 223-5500 ext. 216


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Jessica Trudeau

Director of the Training Institute

Jessica Trudeau

Director of the Training Institute

(212) 233-5500 ext. 248


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Staff

Rashaad Banks

Assistant Director for the Training Institute

Rashaad Banks

Assistant Director for the Training Institute

(212) 233-5500 ext. 223


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Allison Birkinbine

Development & Communications Coordinator

Allison Birkinbine

Development & Communications Coordinator

(212) 233-5500 ext. 221


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Benoit Chery

Security and Operations Coordinator

Benoit Chery

Security and Operations Coordinator

(212) 233-5500 ext. 200


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Emilie Clark, LMSW

Bilingual Trauma Therapist

Emilie Clark, LMSW

Bilingual Trauma Therapist

(212) 233-5500 ext. 208


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Maria Cucuta

Bilingual Clinical Program Coordinator

Maria Cucuta

Bilingual Clinical Program Coordinator

(212) 233-5500 ext. 205


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Norma Jean Richards Daniel

Program Coordinator

Norma Jean Richards Daniel

Program Coordinator

(212) 233-5500 ext. 222


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Ruth Edele

Archivist

Ruth Edele

Archivist

(212) 233-5500 ext. 252


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Jessica Garcia, LMSW

Trauma Therapist

Jessica Garcia, LMSW

Trauma Therapist

(212) 233-5500 ext. 211


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Emily Gordon, LMSW

Bilingual Trauma Therapist

Emily Gordon, LMSW

Bilingual Trauma Therapist

(212) 233-5500


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Jahi Gordon

Child Abuse Prevention Training Specialist

Jahi Gordon

Child Abuse Prevention Training Specialist

(212) 233-5500 ext.


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Jessica Hong, LCSW

Assistant Manager of Clinical Services

Jessica Hong, LCSW

Assistant Manager of Clinical Services

(212) 233-5500 ext. 226


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Danelle Hussain, LMSW

Trauma Therapist

Danelle Hussain, LMSW

Trauma Therapist

(212) 233-5500 ext. 209


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Nicole Lim

Assistant Director of Research and Evaluation

Nicole Lim

Assistant Director of Research and Evaluation

(212) 233-5500


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Iris Nieves

Manager of Accounting

Iris Nieves

Manager of Accounting

(212) 233-5500 ext. 218


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Beverly Orth

Director of Institutional Giving

Beverly Orth

Director of Institutional Giving

(212) 233-5500 ext. 220


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Theodore Rael

Assistant Director of Business Operations

Theodore Rael

Manager of Operations

(212) 233-5500


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Jara Rodriguez

Child Abuse Prevention Training Specialist

Jara Rodriguez

Child Abuse Prevention Training Specialist

(212) 233-5500


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Lea Shave

Director of Fundraising Events

Lea Shave

Director of Fundraising Special Events

(212) 223-5500 ext. 229


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Gabriela Sposito, LMSW

Assistant Manager of Clinical Services

Gabriela Sposito, LMSW

Assistant Manager of Clinical Services

(212) 233-5500 ext. 227


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Board of Directors

Elected Directors

President
Daniel M. Healy

Vice Presidents
Elizabeth Mayhew
Alison Kelly Hutchinson

Treasurer
Mark S. Weiss

Secretary
Frank E. Sommerfield

Directors

Vicky Cornell
Mikal Finkelstein, MD, MPH
Shane P. Foley
Neil Friedman
Maarit Glocer
Tania Higgins
Holly M. Kelly
Federico G.M. Mennella
Lilian Yang

Honorary Director
Elbridge T. Gerry Jr.

Children's Council

Anne and Bob Arns
Emma Bengtsson
Brad Edwards, Esq
Regina Calcaterra
Victor de Souza
Michael Ferraro
Aaron Fisher
Michael Gillum
Melissa Harris-Perry
Dawn Hennessy
Costas Spiliadis
Dr. Thomas Kelly
Hon. Joseph M. Lauria (Ret.)
Anita Lo
Eric MacLeish
Audry Nafziger
Deborah Norville
Sonia Pearson
Kelly Rutherford

Junior Society

President: Christine Curran
Vice President: Tyler Hyacinth
Treasurer: Oerta Trepca
Secretary: Eliza Breed

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