Staff | Junior Achievement of New York

JA of New York Team


Joseph Peri
President and CEO


Steven Sherrick
Vice President, Program Operations
Natasha Arocha
Associate, Programs
Diana Lee
Senior Director, Programs
Cara Minnix
Associate, Programs
Carol Sharrouf
Associate Director, Programs
Aruem Shin
Associate, Programs
Rosio Alfonsina Frías Vargas
Senior Manager, Programs
Bridgette White
Senior Manager, Programs


Christopher Malin
Vice President, Finance and Administration
Cecilia Ho
Accounting/HR Manager (P/T)
Paige Holvik
Executive Assistant to Joseph A. Peri, President and CEO


Renee Colombo
Senior Vice President, Resource Development and Communications
Jordan Cressy-Garcie
Manager, Events and Special Projects
Kenya Reeves
Manager, Institutional Giving
Alejandra Romero
Associate Director, Marketing and Communications
Alexandra Wyatt
Senior Manager, Special Events

Long Island Team


Kristen Clark
Director, Long Island Operations


Dawn Chiuchiolo
Senior Manager, Long Island Programs (P/T)
Tina Fiorentine
Associate Director, Long Island Operations
Linda Furey
Senior Manager, Long Island Programs

Lower Hudson Valley Team


Catherine Danyko-Sage
Director, Lower Hudson Valley Operations


Caroline Tzelios
Manager, Lower Hudson Valley Programs/Development
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    -Junior Achievement Teacher
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    -Junior Achievement Student
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    -Junior Achievement Student
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