Our Leadership

Executive Team

Led by Executive Director, Dawn Saffayeh, our Executive Team brings diverse and deep experience to their respective roles overseeing all aspects of HSVS' operations.

Dawn SaffayehDawn SaffayehExecutive Director
Brooke RosenthalBrooke RosenthalDeputy Executive Director
Shanon ShawShanon ShawDirector of Strategic Partnerships
Shawnta SalazarShawnta SalazarExecutive Vice President & Chief Equity Officer
Shanna GonzalezShanna GonzalezVice President of Foster Care
Sherry BrumelSherry BrumelVice President of Preventive Services
Jude AlexandreJude AlexandreVice President of Integrated Health Services, MSW
Melissa FerrariMelissa FerrariVice President of Operations
Katy BrownKaty BrownSenior Director of Data Analysis and Accountability
Jermaine Sean SmithJermaine Sean SmithAssociate Vice President, Strategic Workforce Initiatives and External Partnerships, EMPA
Sophia ShawSophia ShawVice President of Residential and Housing Programs
Dawnasia FreemanDawnasia FreemanVice President of Youth Development and Community Programs

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors share their expertise and compassion to improve the lives of New York children, adults and families in our care.

Junior Board

A group of young professionals who fundraise, advocate and share their resources with our youth in care, so that they have a fair shot at achieving their college and career dreams.