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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.


Alena Perszyk (Co-Chair)
Covington & Burling LLP

Alexandra Rodrigues (Co-Chair)
Arcallon, Inc.

Jackie Kahan (Treasurer)
Foley Hoag LLP

Jennifer Park (Membership Chair)
Morgan Stanley

Jill Steinman (Secretary)

Amy Cooperstein
Epstein Becker Green PC

Jeremy Goldberg
Squarepoint Capital

Andrew Hall
Polsinelli, P.C.

Andy Laine
CUNY Law student

John Nardi

Dolly Thomas
New York City Health & Hospitals – Queens

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.