Advisory Board

Working closely with the Management Response Team, the Young Men’s Initiative Advisory Board provides input and guidance on the implementation of the YMI Action Plan and the design and evaluation of YMI initiatives. The Advisory Board provides feedback on recommendations from City project managers regarding: 1) benchmark and outcome measures that will be used to evaluate the success of YMI; 2) areas of future work; and 3) communication strategy for external stakeholders. The Management Response Team leaders work to ensure that the Advisory Board is briefed fully and in a timely manner about the funding, implementation and progress towards the goals of the YMI.

Richard Buery, Co-Chair
Children’s Aid Society

Elba Montalvo, Co-Chair
Committee for Hispanic Children and Families 

James Anderson
Bloomberg Philanthropies 

David Banks
Eagle Academy Foundation

Hector Batista
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of New York

David Bell
Young Men’s Clinic, New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Jemina Bernard
ROADS Charter High School

Roger Blissett
RBC Capital Markets

Judith Browne Dianis
Advancement Project

Calvin Butts
Abyssinian Baptist Church

Michele Cahill
Carnegie Corporation of New York

Geoffrey Canada
Harlem Children’s Zone

Robert Carmona
STRIVE International

Demetrius Carolina
First Central Baptist Church

Hector Cordero-Guzman
Baruch College

Sherrilyn Ifill
Open Society Foundations

David Jones
Community Service Society of New York

Jennifer Jones Austin
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

Khary Lazarre-White
Brotherhood/Sister Sol

Felix Matos-Rodriguez
Hostos Community College

Ronald Mincy
Columbia University

Pedro Noguera
New York University

Ana Oliveira
New York Women’s Foundation

JoAnne Page
The Fortune Society

Stephanie Palmer
New York City Mission Society

Stephen Powell
Mentoring USA

David Saltzman
Robin Hood Foundation

William Schroeder
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Kim Sweet
Advocates for Children

Mindy Tarlow
Center for Employment Opportunities

Sheena Wright
United Way of New York

Ethan Ambrose (Youth Advisor)
Junior at Medgar Evers College Preparatory School

Lionel Kiki (Youth Advisor)
Senior at Bronx School of Excellence

Maireni Soriano (Youth Advisor)
Camp Counselor at Youth Enrichment Services


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