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Staff and Board


CONNECT Board of Directors

  • Governing Board
    • Ronnie M. Eldridge, Chair
      Former New York City Council Member, Television Show Host
    • Alyson Spindell, Vice Chair
      Political Consultant, Friends of Senator Eric Schneiderman
    • Verona Middleton-Jeter, Treasurer
      Henry Street Settlement, Executive Director
    • Lilliam Barrios-Paoli
      Commissioner New York City Department for the Aging
    • Derrick M. Gordon Ph.D.
      Director of Consultation Center and Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale School of Medicine, National Judicial Council on Domestic Violence Faculty Member
    • Jan Albert
      Producer, Director, Writer
    • Shelley Simmons
      Director of Brand Communications & Values, The Body Shop
  • Advisory Board
    • Hon. Marjory D. Fields
      New York State Family and Supreme Courts, Retired
    • Donald McPherson
      Executive Director, Sports Leadership Insititute, Adelphi University
    • Rev. Tracy West, Ph.D.
      Assistant Professor, Ethics & African-American Studies, Drew University
    • Pauline Barfield
      President & CEO, Barfield Public Relations