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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Rose Cherubin

College and Career Access Coach
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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

Tech Investor, Thrive Capital
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Andrea Atwell

VP eCommerce, L’Oreal USA
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Roger Barton

Founder and Managing Partner, Barton LLP
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Kevin Beauparlant

Senior Vice President, Bank OZK
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Carlton J. Charles

Treasurer, Hearst
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Brian Cohen

Founder & President Good Cause Communications;Founding Partner, New York Venture Partners;
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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

VC, Investor and Entrepreneur, Dalewitz Family Fund
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Tom Doctoroff

Global Senior Insights Advisor, Prophet; Adjunct Professor, Baruch College
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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

Laura Giadorou Koch

CEO, Dolium Bodega Subterranea
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Ira Levy

IP Litigation Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP
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Nicolas Lirette

Advisor
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Sean Maffei

Director, Siegfried Group
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Laura J. Patel

Strategic Accounts, Density Inc.
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Mike Portegello

Partner, Northeast Region Growth Markets Leader, Ernst & Young LLP
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Bruce Sandys

Entrepeneur
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Naveen Shahani

Principal, Apollo Global Management
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Dan Vallimarescu, Board Chair

Founder, Sawtooth Mountain Partners LLC
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Ron J Williams

Founder &Managing Partner, ProofLabs; SVP and Head of Program Strategy, Citi Ventures

Associate Board Members

Katie Ambrose

Reddit
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Caroline Ardery

Harry's Inc.
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Erin E. Brinig

Davis Polk& Wardwell
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Michael Cianciotta

EY

Michael Cleary

Huemor
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Trace Cohen

New York Venture Partners

Michelle Cooprider

We Are All Human Foundation

Tomas Dicpinigaitis

UBS

Eric Donado

Apax Partners
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Nicholas Felice

Organic
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Sandra Fong

Ennovae & Co.
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Martin Hui

BMO Capital Markets

Andrew Jasen

American Securities
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Stamatis Kakleas

Tiger Global Management, LLC
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Hannah Kim

Kepler Group

Kara Kubarych

Rightway Healthcare
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Christine Lee

Compass

Ian Mabie

Stella Connect
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Ben Mangum

LaunchDarkly
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Brian McMahon, Board Co-Chair

The Blackstone Group
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Deborah Mercado

SmartRoom
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Sean Merriweather

Publicis Media
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Greg Minetti

Togetherwork LLC
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Harry O’Sullivan

Bowery Valuation

Pete Van Oot, Board Co-Chair

Caviar
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Anupama Pasumarthy

IBM
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Tiffany Reaves

The Madison Square Garden Company
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Zach Riedy

Technology Crossover Ventures
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Mitch Rubin

Columbia Business Masters Program
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Brian Russell

Gunderson Dettmer
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Sami Soma

Google

Michael Stern

Brown Brothers Harriman

Michael Stimmel

Citi
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Divya Talla

Croissant
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Brigitte Tondreau

Oak HC/FT
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Elizabeth Ukpe

Crux Informatics