Meet Our Community Advisory Group

We asked community leaders in New York City to help us shape equitable partnerships with community-based organizations and those they serve.

Bethsy Morales

Bethsy Morales

Assistant Vice President for Programs, The Hispanic Federation

Bethsy helps develop and design HF programs and impact strategy and health policy priorities at the national level. Ms. Morales-Reid has a...

Jason Wu

Jason Wu

Director of Operation, Human Services Council of New York

Jason Wu joined the Human Services Council in July 2013. HSC works with over 170 member organizations to take collective action on concerns of public policy, economic trends...

Matt Kudish

Matt Kudish

Executive Director, The National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City

Matt Kudish is the Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City. NAMI-NYC is one of the largest NAMI affiliates...

Wanda Lundy

Wanda Lundy

Assistant Professor of World Christianity,
Director of Mentoring for Thriving in Ministry in the City (MTMC)

Wanda Lundy teaches classes in the area of World Christianity and directs the Seminary’s Eleanor Moody-Shepherd Resource Center for Women of Faith and the Mentoring for Thriving in Ministry in the City Mentoring Program.

Beverly Raudales

Beverly Raudales

Chief Program Officer, Comunilife

Dr. Beverly Raudales has been with Comunilife for eight years and currently serves as the Chief Program Officer. In this capacity, she is responsible for the successful...

Jo'rell Whitfield

Jo'rell Whitfield

Founder and Chief Operating Officer, I Am Perspective

Jo’rell is an international spoken word artist, poet, playwright, and author. In 2017 he co-created I Am Perspective, a social community platform serving the community through dialogue...

Shimonah Israel

Shimonah Israel

Senior Program Officer,
Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Shimonah B. Israel is the Senior Program Officer of Field Excellence at Local Initiatives Support Corporation's National Office. In her role, she supports the community...

Elyssa Gersen

Elyssa Gersen

Director of Work Wellness, The HOPE Program

Elyssa Gersen is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor and nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and nationally Certified...

Lena Green

Lena Green

Executive Director, The HOPE Center

Dr. Lena L. Green is a clinical social worker, psychotherapist and fatherhood practitioner. She currently serves as the executive director of the HOPE Center, a community based...

Sinead Keegan

Sinead Keegan

Director, Knowledge Management & Strategic Initiatives,
Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity

Sinead has worked in the non-profit and public sectors for almost 20 years.

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