Staff | Junior Achievement of New York

JA of New York Team


Joseph Peri
Kelly Melvin
Executive Assistant to the President


Jessica O'Brien
Vice President, Programs
Diana Lee
Senior Director, Programs
Mark Benedetti
Data Associate, Programs
Tiffany Phillips
Senior Manager, Programs
Carol Sharrouf
Manager, Programs
Rosio Alfonsina Frías Vargas
Program Associate
Bridgette White
Manager, Programs
Mireille Youssef
Program Manager


Christopher Malin
Vice President, Finance and Administration
Cecilia Ho
Accounting/HR Manager (P/T)


Renee Colombo
Vice President, Resource Development and Communications
Danielle Pekalski
Senior Manager, Development Systems
Rebecca Rosenbaum
Director, Digital Marketing and Communications
Brigitte Schonfeld
Assistant Director, Special Events
Steven Sherrick
Senior Manager, Corporate & Foundation Relations
Shahna Sherwood
Director, Special Events
Stephanie Zlotnick
Development and Communications Associate

Long Island Team


Kristen Clark
Director, Long Island Operations


Tina Florentine
Senior Manager, Long Island Programs and New Business Development
Linda Furey
Manager, Long Island Programs
Dawn Chiuchiolo
Manager, Long Island Programs (P/T)
Lorraine Englander
Programs Associate, Long Island (P/T)

Lower Hudson Valley Team


Orla Fitzsimons
Director Lower Hudson Valley Operations


Catherine Danyko-Sage
Manager, Programs/Development
  • "JA activities support our college and career readiness expectations as they bridge connections to real world experiences and professions" – Hazel Cruz, PS 83

    -Junior Achievement Teacher
  • "I learned that running a business includes a lot of work! You have to know how to run it, how much to pay your employees and much more." – PS 83

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Guess what? A volunteer from Junior Achievement came to my class! I learned that cities are places to live, eat, work and play." – Justin, PS 83

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement has given me my blueprint for success in college and beyond. JA has allowed me to grow as a student, entrepreneur, and as a future college student." – Kaiyell Pettie

    -Junior Achievement Alumnus
  • "JA volunteers give children tangible examples of the unlimited opportunities available to them."

    -Junior Achievement Volunteer

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