ParentCorps Team

Team

Leadership

Laurie Brotman, PhD

Founder, ParentCorps and Director,

NYU Langone’s Center for Early Childhood Health and Development

Kai-ama Hamar, MA 

Manager, EPPIC (Engaging Parents, Programs, Partners, Improvement & Communications)

Katherine Rosenblatt, LCSW

Manager, Training & Coaching

Isabel Chau, LCSW

Manager, TEAMS

(Talent, Equity, Alignment, Morale & Spirit)

Michelle Mondesir, MPH

Manager, Training & Coaching

Dana Rhule, PhD

Manager, Training & Coaching

Spring Dawson-McClure, PhD

Assistant Professor, NYU Langone's Center for Early Childhood Health and Development

Erin Lashua-Shriftman, MA 

Manager, Data

Early Childhood Educators at ParentCorps Professional Development

Collaboration

“Collaboration is about making sure that there is opportunity for multiple voices to be heard in the process of making decisions... True equity in our work cannot happen without collaboration.”

Aakriti Prasai, ParentCorps Research Coordinator

Data

Haley Brown

Research Coordinator

Jonathan Epstein

Research Coordinator

Anglin Thevarajah, MS

Research Coordinator

Chrissy Campo, MA, MHC

Program Coordinator

Cris Escudero Patterson

Research Coordinator

Cirielle Colino

ParentCorps Supervisor

Sharmin Hoque, MPH

Program Coordinator

Pre-k families participate in ParentCorps Parenting Program

“To me, autonomy equals capability -- standing back and giving people the power to choose how they want to go about doing what they do. A respectful understanding that folx are able, capable and willing if they choose to be. Teachers are the experts of their classrooms, parents are the experts of the household.”

Olayemi Otun, ParentCorps Educator

Autonomy

EPPIC 

Engaging Programs, Parents, Partners, Improvement & Communication

Lisa Anang

Research Coordinator

Leila Eldomyati

Research Coordinator

Annlady Jorge

ParentCorps Supervisor

Paula Longoria

Research Coordinator

Eva Wong, MA, LMHC

ParentCorps Supervisor

Michelle Boyd, MSW, MPH

ParentCorps Specialist

Shanika Gunaratna, MPP

Senior Program Coordinator

Barbara Kaufman

Graphic Design Consultant

Aakriti Prasai

Research Coordinator

Tracy Xiong

Research Coordinator

Maité Covas

Senior Program Coordinator

Steph Gutkin

Research Coordinator

Nathalie Lissain

Research Coordinator

Kevin Specter, MS

Senior Program Coordinator

Early Childhood Educators at ParentCorps Professional Development

Culture

“I started working at ParentCorps many years before I became a parent. And now that I am one, I see my own parenting as being rooted in my own experiences growing up. And because of ParentCorps’ commitment to bringing race and culture Into the conversation about parenting, I understand my own parenting as being tied to my culture, my family history, and my race. ParentCorps does not believe parenting happens in a vacuum.”

Erin Lashua-Shriftman, ParentCorps Manager

TEAMS

Talent, Equity, Alignment, Morale & Spirit

Megan Almaguer, MBA

Administrative Coordinator

Kimberly Tortora, MA, MPA

ParentCorps Supervisor

Kwanza Branch

Administrative Coordinator

Rona Taylor, MSW

ParentCorps Specialist

ParentCorps staff at a ParentCorps Professional Development in New York City

“At ParentCorps, we value creating warm and welcoming environments where parents feel safe speaking their truths.”

Nathalie Lissain, ParentCorps Research Coordinator

Community

Training & Coaching

Danielle Ajayi, MA

ParentCorps Specialist

Tara Bowser, LMSW

ParentCorps Educator

Regine Dunn, MPA, LMSW

ParentCorps Educator

Cindy Gray, ECSE

ParentCorps Educator

Nakita Joseph, MSW

ParentCorps Educator

Sharon Lee, LMSW

ParentCorps Supervisor

Olayemi Otun

ParentCorps Educator

Debra Stellabotte

ParentCorps Supervisor

Kathryn Vani, LMSW

ParentCorps Educator

Sanae Akaba, MA, PhD

ParentCorps Educator

Karina Ciprian, MSW

ParentCorps Educator

Lisa Ellrodt. LMSW

ParentCorps Educator

Wendy Haber, Psy.D

ParentCorps Specialist

Farzana Karim, MPH

ParentCorps Educator

Kyle McGee, LMSW

ParentCorps Educator

Denise Ramirez, LMSW

ParentCorps Supervisor

Laura Tauste-Lerena, MA

ParentCorps Educator

Jennifer Vargas, MSEd

ParentCorps Educator

Francesca Barreiro, EdM

ParentCorps Specialist

Sean Dantzler, MSE

ParentCorps Educator

Sair Goldenberg, LMSW

ParentCorps Educator

Meghan Hurley, LMHC

ParentCorps Supervisor

Keya Kuruvilla

ParentCorps Educator

Blake McKay

ParentCorps Educator

Melissa Santos, LMSW

ParentCorps Educator

Tisha Tucker, MPH

ParentCorps Educator

Center for Early Childhood Health and Development 

Research and Administration

ParentCorps is housed within NYU Langone's
Center for Early Childhood Health and Development

R. Gabriela Barajas-Gonzalez, PhD

Assistant Professor

Kathleen Gouley, PhD

Assistant Professor

Alexandra Ursache, PhD

Assistant Professor

Alexis Henry, MA

Project Manager

Heliana Linares-Torres, MS

Program Supervisor

Yoanna Parra

Research Coordinator

Natalia Rojas, PhD

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Rachelle Theise, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Alicia Chung, MPH, Ed.D

Assistant Professor

Demy Kamboukos, PhD

Assistant Professor & Associate Director

Sabrina Cheng, MPH

Senior Data Analyst

Tiffany Huang, MPH

Research Coordinator

Jenny Liu

Project Coordinator

Maria Paulino 

Administrative Coordinator 

Elaine Salamanca, MS

Research Coordinator

Anya Elena Urcuyo

Research Coordinator

Keng-Yen Huang, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor

Vanessa Rodriguez, PhD

Assistant Professor

Gena Gelb, MS

Research Coordinator

Zoe Liberman, MPH

Project Manager

Carmen Marazzi, MA

Research Coordinator

Antonia Polyn, MPH

Research Coordinator

Jesus Sanchez, MS

Senior Database Analyst

Early Childhood Educators participate in ParentCorps Professional Development

Evidence

“Evidence means leaning into what has been tested and shown to work... Evidence is a form of power and one that we have the power to wield to advance equity and bridge worlds.”

Michelle Boyd, ParentCorps Specialist

ParentCorps staff at a ParentCorps Professional Development in New York City

“It is a rewarding thing, as a white Latina, to know that being part of ParentCorps has challenged me to grow and confront my own biases and racist beliefs, while also knowing that I have also contributed to pushing my colleagues to also grow in that same way. I continue to gain a better understanding of how white supremacy has shaped my own life experience, as well as those with darker skin colors than my own, every single day working at ParentCorps.”

Megan Almaguer, ParentCorps Administrative Coordinator

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