Staff & Board of Directors


  • Manouska Archer, Training & Staff Development Specialist, HFNY
  • Wendi Brandow, Communications Coordinator
  • Ellen Butowsky, Training & Staff Development Associate Director, HFNY
  • Caroline Chant, Training & Staff Development Specialist, HFNY
  • Christine Cowieson, Events Coordinator
  • Isabel DaSilva, Training & Workforce Development Specialist, HFNY
  • Brittany Enekes, Program Coordinator
  • Lisa Galatio, Training & Staff Development Specialist, HFNY
  • Timothy Hathaway, Executive Director
  • Fatima Horne, Training & Staff Development Specialist, HFNY
  • Abbi Jordan, Program Coordinator
  • Erika Leveillee, Training & Staff Development Director, HFNY
  • Tiffany Mangual, Parent Helpline Coordinator
  • Tamae Memole, Program Development Director
  • Jenn O'Connor, Director of Policy and Advocacy
  • James Porter, Training & Staff Development Specialist, HFNY
  • Tina Tison, Program Associate, HFNY
  • Stacy Wilson, Director of Finance and Human Resources

Office: 33 Elk St., 2nd Floor, Albany, NY 12207
Phone: 518-445-1273 / 1-800-children; Fax: 518-436-5889

Board of Directors

Prevent Child Abuse New York is governed by a volunteer board of directors from across New York.


  • President: Dean Geesler, Albany, Senior Manager, KPMG
  • Acting Vice President: William Hayes, Cooperstown, (retired) Clinical Social Worker, Bassett Healthcare
  • Secretary: Pershia M. Wilkins, Albany, Director of Multicultural Initiatives & Assistant Director of Admissions, Albany Law School
  • Treasurer: Jennifer Quinn, Albany, Senior Product Manager, IHS


  • Zachkar Berkovich, Albany, Director of Undergraduate Student Services, University of Albany
  • Feride Castillo, Long Island, Co-Founder and Vice Chair, Empowerment Collaboration of Long Island
  • Daniel Maskin, Oneonta, Chief Executive Officer, Opportunities for Otsego
  • Dr. Vincent Palusci, New York, Professor of Pediatrics, NYU School of Medicine
  • Dr. Mel Schneiderman, Co-Founder and Director, The Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection
  • Gerald Wallace, Albany, NYS Kinship Navigator