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.


Miranda Bellizia

Director of Community Partnerships

Ali Chin

Interim Grant Writer

Roger Du

Student Experience Program Manager (E2)

Kenya George

Program Director

Keyonnia Hallums

Community Engagement Associate

Michelle Lacroix

Curriculum & Instruction Program Manager (E1)

Decota Letman

Community Engagement Manager

Pamela Minetti

Director of Philanthropy

Jazmin Moreno

Program Coordinator

Chymeka Olfonse

Regional Executive Director

Cindy Pineda

Senior Programs Manager (E3 & E4)

Carolina Torres

Development Associate

Advisory Board Members


Gaurav Ahuja

Thrive Capital

Andrea Atwell

L'Oreal USA

Roger Barton

Founder and Managing Partner, Barton LLP

Carlton J. Charles

Vice President and Treasurer, Hearst

Brian Cohen

Chairman Emeritus, New York Angels

Crissi Cole

Vice President, Goldman Sachs

Chris Cunningham

Investor and founder, C2 Ventures

Mike Dalewitz

President at ReviewRight

Tom Doctoroff

Senior Partner, Prophet

Nicole Fourgoux

Senior Vice President, L'Oreal

Jamaal Glenn

Vice President, Alumni Ventures Group

Shai Goldman

Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank

Ike Kier

Co-founder and CEO, KG Funds Management

Ira Levy

Senior Partner, Goodwin Procter IP Litigation Group

Nicolas Lirette

Vice President, American Express

Sean Maffei

Director, Siegfried Group

Laura J. Patel

Strategic Accounts, Density

Mike Portegello

Assurance Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Bruce Sandys


Dan Vallimarescu, Board Chair


Ron J Williams

Managing Partner, proofLabs

Joe Zawadzki

Chairman and CEO, MediaMath

Associate Board Members

Katie Ambrose

Marketing, Reddit

Caroline Ardery

Senior Associate Brand Manger, Harry's Inc.

Erin E. Brinig

Davis Polk

Michael Cianciotta


Michael Cleary


Trace Cohen

New York Venture Partners

Jamaine Cook


Michelle Cooprider

Global GoalsCast

Tomas Dicpinigaitis

Investment Banking Associate, UBS

Eric Donado

Apax Partners

Nicholas Felice


Sandra Fong

Global Marketing & Partnerships, Ennovae & Company

Martin Hui

BMO Capital Markets

Stamatis Kakleas

Tiger Global Management, LLC

Kara Kubarych

Flatiron Health

Christine Lee

Real Estate Agent, Compass

Ben Mangum

Cockroach Labs

Brian McMahon

The Blackstone Group

Deborah Mercado


Sean Merriweather

Publicis Media

Kendall Miller


Greg Minetti

Corporate Development, Togetherwork LLC

Harry O’Sullivan

Bowery Valuation

Pete Van Oot

Caviar (Square, Inc)

Anupama Pasumarthy


Tiffany Reaves

The Madison Square Garden Company

Zach Riedy


Mitch Rubin

Food Tech & Sustainability Manager, Chobani

Brian Russell

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Sami Soma

Partner Lead, Google

Brigitte Tondreau

Analyst at Oak HC/FT

Divya Talla

Head of Partnerships, Croissant

Elizabeth Ukpe

People & Culture, Crux Informatics

Kimberly Vasquez

The Rockefeller University