Advisory Council for Career & Technical Education for New York City

Advisory Council Members

2015 – 2018 School Years

Abt Associates, Inc.
Sung-Woo Cho
Adobe Systems Inc.
Dave Gasek
American Association of Advertising Agencies
Julius Dunn
Apple Inc.
Robert Johnson
ASI Systems Integration, Inc.
Angel Piniero
Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island Area Health Education Center
Gabrielle Kersaint
Cisco System Inc.
Marie Zwickert
City University of New York (CUNY)
Valerie Westphal
Consolidated Edison, Inc.
Hilary Ayala
Consortium for Worker Education
John McDermott
Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills, Inc.
Nicole Bertran
Equal Rights Advocates
Françoise Jacobsohn
Ernst & Young
John Sasso
Greater New York Auto Dealers Association (GNYADA)
Eddie Gazzillo
Hair Fashions East
George Buckner
International Informatics Institute
Jack Powers
Learning Disabilities Association of New York State
Martha Bernard
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Sheila Fortunato
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
Patrick Smith
Parent Member
Claudette Agard
Parent Member
Shana Zaslow
National Grid
Mauri Myers-Solages
Partnership for New York City
Merrill Pond
Pier Sixty
Philip DeMaiolo
Restaurant Associates
Julie Govers
John Atchison Salon and Spa
John Atchison
Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association Local 28
Leah Rambo
Sidley Austin LLP
James O’Connor
SIFMA: Securities Industries & Financial Markets Association
Melanie Mortimer
Tata Consultancy Services
Balaji Ganapathy
Tribeca Film Institute
Vee Bravo
Verizon Foundation
Michelle Joseph



Department of Youth and Community Development
Julia Breitman
LMIS: Labor Management Information System
Leslie Hirsch
NY Alliance for Careers in Healthcare
Shawna Trager
NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Aletha Maybank
NYC Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development
Katy Gaul-Stigge
NYC Tech Talent Pipeline
Kristen Titus
NYS Apprenticeship Office
Jane Thompson
United Federation of Teachers
Sterling Roberson