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Who We Are

Junior Board

Junior Board

The mission of Advocates for Children of New York (AFC)’s Junior Board is to support and promote the critical issues and efforts of Advocates for Children in a variety of ways, including:

  • Serving as an advocate for quality and equitable public education;
  • Providing input on AFC’s positions and raising visibility for the organization;
  • Connecting resources (both financial and in-kind) to the organization;
  • Organizing a variety of fund-raising projects that focus on the vital work of AFC;
  • Making current and future New York City leaders aware of AFC and our programs.


Maria Angelov (Co-Chair)
Neuberger Berman

Andrea Singer (Co-Chair) 
Apollo Global Management

Melkis Alvarez-Baez (Treasurer)
Nonprofit New York

Jeremy Goldberg (Development Chair)
Credit Suisse

Alena Perszyk (Membership Chair)
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Jackie Kahan
Milbank, LLP

Andy Laine
CUNY Law student

Julia Logue
Journalist, NBC News.com

Frida Matute
Indy Speech Services

Jennifer Park
Morgan Stanley

Raquel Rivera
Voya Investment Management

Gary Yin

If you are interested in joining Advocates for Children’s Junior Board, please submit a completed application [PDF] and an updated copy of your resume to afcmembership@gmail.com.

If you have additional questions, contact afcmembership@gmail.com.