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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
Melissa FerrariMelissa FerrariVice President of Operations
Brooke RosenthalBrooke RosenthalSpecial Counsel and Vice President of Youth and Community Programs
Shawnta SalazarShawnta SalazarSenior Vice President of Residential and Housing Programs
Shanna GonzalezShanna GonzalezVice President of Foster Care
Jude AlexandreJude AlexandreVice President of Integrated Health Services, MSW
Sherry BrumelSherry BrumelSenior Director of Preventive Programs
Katy BrownKaty BrownSenior Director of Data Analysis and Accountability

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.