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 BrumelVice President of Preventive Services
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.

Kenneth P. Nolan, Esq.Kenneth P. Nolan, Esq.Chair
Cody K. McCone, Esq.Cody K. McCone, Esq.Vice Chair
Dalia MechanicDalia MechanicSecretary
Annie TarantoAnnie Taranto
Christopher G. Jones, MSWChristopher G. Jones, MSW
Mark van LithMark van Lith
Christy CarterChristy Carter
Craig A. Eaton, Esq.Craig A. Eaton, Esq.
Léa DartevelleLéa Dartevelle
Umang KajariaUmang Kajaria
Laura LazarusLaura Lazarus
Stephen McCainStephen McCain
Thomas McManusThomas McManus
William McKennaWilliam McKenna
Renee AndersonRenee Anderson
Adam FletcherAdam Fletcher
Tanveer KapadiaTanveer Kapadia
Farah HerbertFarah Herbert

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.