Staff & Boards


CDI Staff

John J. Mancuso, Jr., LCSW
Executive Director

Margaret Aylward, LMSW
Assistant Executive Director

Michael Roberts, MSW
Assistant Executive Director

Anna Bennett
Internship Coordinator/Advocate, MC

Nicolé Black
Student Advocate, MC

Adee Braun
Communications and Development Associate

Mercedes Brazier-Thurman
Senior Career Advisor, HPHS

Forrest Buckman
Data Manager

Brianna Carp
Student Advocate for Legal Information, MC

Arlae Castellanos
Green Track & Internship Coordinator, MC

Abdoul Manan Deen
Tutor, MC

Kenneth Dougherty
Tutor, MC

Suzette Ferguson
Data Management Coordinator

Nicole Ethier
Administrative Coordinator

Gladys Franceschi
Senior Internship Coordinator, MC

David Gibbs
Green Track Coordinator

Alexis Gnall
College Advisor

Jarrell Harrison
College and Career Advisor, CAS

Bobbie Hernandez
Director of Student Support Services, MC

Andrée Lockwood
Director of Development

Anthony Miranda
Public Allies Intern, HPHS

Yasir Naeem
Tutor, MC

Meghan Nickerson
Student Advocate, MC

Beth Novick
Director of College & Academic Services, MC

Ivan Porto
College Advisor/Avodah Intern, MC

Marina Royo
College Advisor, HPHS

Gina Samson
Director of Finance

Jonathan Saul
Career and College Advisor, CAS

Monica Stockhausen
Public Allies Intern, HPHS

Gloria Viveros
Public Allies Intern, CAS

Jordan Wesley
HPHS Site Coordinator

Jia Yu
College Advisor, MC

 

CDI Board of Directors

Dean Backer
Partner, Goldman Sachs & Co.

Michael L. Bittle
Principal, M.L. Bittle, New York

Michael Braun
Founder, Braun Business Management, Inc.

Pamela Craig, Chair
Chief Financial Officer, Accenture, Retired

Tim M. Ettenheim
COO, Bard Graduate Center

Susan R. Fellner
COO/Director Financial Institutions Group and Technology, Media and Telecom, Credit Suisse

Howard A. Friedman
Founder and Principal Emeritus

Manhattan Comprehensive Night & Day High School

Michael Koester
Partner, Goldman, Sachs & Co.

John J. Mancuso, Jr.
Executive Director, Comprehensive Development, Inc.

Michael F. Melcher
Partner, Next Step Partners, LLC

Gail O. Mellow, Ph.D.
President, LaGuardia Community College

Imke Oster
Principal, License Logix

Ali Sheikhzadeh, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Research, Occupational & Industrial Orthopaedic Center, NYU Langone Medical Center

Ellen Taus, Treasurer
Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer, The Rockefeller Foundation

Andrew Wang
Finance Director, American Express

MCNDHS Class of 1999

 

 

Board of Advisors

David Bolotsky
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, UncommonGoods

Gregory P. Cohen
CDI Founding Executive Director; Senior Associate, Cause Effective

Robert V. Delaney
Group Senior VP, Brooklyn Union Gas, Retired

Meryl Greenfield
Education Consultant, Retired

Carolyn Risoli
President, CRisoli Consulting

Kevin E. Walker, Chair
Chief Operating Officer, Iberdrola USA

 

Honorary Board

Robert Catell
Chairman, AERTC, Stony Brook University

Annette Lauer, Chair

Matt Lauer
Morning Anchor, NBC Today Show

Pedro Noguera, Ph.D.
Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Development/Exec. Director, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education

 

Manhattan Comprehensive Cabinet Members

Michael Toise
Principal

John J. Mancuso, Jr.
Executive Director/CDI

Margaret Aylward
Assistant Executive Director/CDI

Judy Horvay
Assistant Principal, ELA/ESL

Sam Hussey
Assistant Principal, Guidance

Mark Testa
Assistant Principal, Math/Science

Jeff Zerowin
Education Consultant

 

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