Our team

MEET OUR TEAM

BUILD NYC is powered by a community of business leaders, mentors, advisors, volunteers and dedicated staff who share the common goal of helping underserved high school students learn, grow and build successful lives. We are grateful to everyone who shares their time, expertise or support tot help further our mission.

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Miranda Bellizia

Director of Community Partnerships
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Ali Chin

Interim Grant Writer
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Roger Du

Student Experience Program Manager (E2)
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Kenya George

Program Director
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Keyonnia Hallums

Community Engagement Associate
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Michelle Lacroix

Curriculum & Instruction Program Manager (E1)
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Decota Letman

Community Engagement Manager
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Pamela Minetti

Director of Philanthropy

Jazmin Moreno

Program Coordinator
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Chymeka Olfonse

Regional Executive Director

Cindy Pineda

Senior Programs Manager (E3 & E4)
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Carolina Torres

Development Associate

Advisory Board Members

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Gaurav Ahuja

Thrive Capital
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Andrea Atwell

L'Oreal USA
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Roger Barton

Founder and Managing Partner, Barton LLP
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Carlton J. Charles

Vice President and Treasurer, Hearst
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Brian Cohen

Chairman Emeritus, New York Angels
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Crissi Cole

Vice President, Goldman Sachs
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Chris Cunningham

Investor and founder, C2 Ventures
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Mike Dalewitz

President at ReviewRight
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Tom Doctoroff

Senior Partner, Prophet
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Nicole Fourgoux

Senior Vice President, L'Oreal
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Jamaal Glenn

Vice President, Alumni Ventures Group
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Shai Goldman

Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank
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Ike Kier

Co-founder and CEO, KG Funds Management
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Ira Levy

Senior Partner, Goodwin Procter IP Litigation Group
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Nicolas Lirette

Vice President, American Express
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Sean Maffei

Director, Siegfried Group
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Laura J. Patel

Strategic Accounts, Density
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Mike Portegello

Assurance Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
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Bruce Sandys

Entrepeneur
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Dan Vallimarescu, Board Chair

Philanthropist
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Ron J Williams

Managing Partner, proofLabs
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Joe Zawadzki

Chairman and CEO, MediaMath

Associate Board Members

Katie Ambrose

Marketing, Reddit
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Caroline Ardery

Senior Associate Brand Manger, Harry's Inc.
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Erin E. Brinig

Davis Polk
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Michael Cianciotta

EY

Michael Cleary

Huemor
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Trace Cohen

New York Venture Partners

Jamaine Cook

BlackLine

Michelle Cooprider

Global GoalsCast

Tomas Dicpinigaitis

Investment Banking Associate, UBS

Eric Donado

Apax Partners
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Nicholas Felice

Manifest

Sandra Fong

Global Marketing & Partnerships, Ennovae & Company
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Martin Hui

BMO Capital Markets
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Stamatis Kakleas

Tiger Global Management, LLC
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Kara Kubarych

Flatiron Health
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Christine Lee

Real Estate Agent, Compass
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Ben Mangum

Cockroach Labs
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Brian McMahon

The Blackstone Group
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Deborah Mercado

Santander
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Sean Merriweather

Publicis Media
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Kendall Miller

TheGuarantors
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Greg Minetti

Corporate Development, Togetherwork LLC
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Harry O’Sullivan

Bowery Valuation

Pete Van Oot

Caviar (Square, Inc)
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Anupama Pasumarthy

IBM
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Tiffany Reaves

The Madison Square Garden Company
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Zach Riedy

TCV
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Mitch Rubin

Food Tech & Sustainability Manager, Chobani
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Brian Russell

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
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Sami Soma

Partner Lead, Google
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Brigitte Tondreau

Analyst at Oak HC/FT
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Divya Talla

Head of Partnerships, Croissant

Elizabeth Ukpe

People & Culture, Crux Informatics
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Kimberly Vasquez

The Rockefeller University