Advisory Council Members


2012 – 2015 School Years

Jack Powers, Chair
International Informatics Institute

Françoise Jacobsohn, Vice Chair
Legal Momentum

Aaron Choo
National Grid

Acte Y. Maldonado
CUNY: Manhattan Community College

Alexander Santiago-Jirau
The Center for Arts Education

Claudette Agard

CTE Student Committee
CTE Student Leadership Association

Dave Gasek

David Kanter
New York Hall of Science

Gabrielle Kersaint
Brooklyn, Queens, LI, Area Health Education Consortium

George Buckner
Hair Fashions East

Horace M. Barker
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Ivana Nuñez/Navindra Haripersaud
CTE Teacher Apprentice: Success Via Apprenticeship

Jeffrey Smalls
Smalls Electrical  Construction Inc.

Jenny Tsang-Quinn
NY Alliance for Careers in Healthcare

Jorge Collazo
New York City DoE, Food Services

Julius Dunn
American Association of Advertising Agencies

Kayon Pryce
Institute for Student Achievement

Leah Rambo
Sheet Metal Workers:SMWIA Local 28 Training Center

Lloyd Bromberg
Federal Reserve Bank of New York-Retired

Marianne Vernetson
Times Square Alliance

Marie Zwickert
Cisco System, Inc.

Martha Bernard
Learning Disabilities Association of NY

Melanie Mortimer
SIFMA: Securities Industries & Financial Markets Association

Merrill Pond
Partnership for New York City

Mike Connors
The New York Times

Nicole Bertran
The Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills

Patrick Smith
Metropolitan Transportation Authority/MTA NYC Transit

Peter Crosta/Sung-Woo Cho
Columbia University: Teachers College: CCRC

Phyllis White-Thorne
Consolidated Edison Company of New York

Rebecca Lurie
Consortium For Worker Education

Robert Johnson
Apple Computers

Shana Zaslow

Sheila Fortunato
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Virginia Cruickshank
FEGS Health & Human Services



Jim Brown
New York State Department of Labor

Katie Codey
New York City Council

Leslie Hirsch
LMIS: Labor Management Information System

Robin McClary
New York City Department of Youth & Comm. Development

Tara Colton
Office of Human Capital Development: City of New York

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