Executive Leadership

Laurie Brotman

Laurie Brotman, PhD

Founder, ParentCorps
Director,
NYU Langone’s Center
for Early Childhood Health and Development

Kai-ama Hamer, MA Associate Director, ParentCorps

Kai-ama Hamer, MA 

Associate Director, ParentCorps

Isabel Chau, LCSW

Manager, TEAMS

(Talent, Equity, Alignment, Morale & Spirit)

Erin Lashua-Shriftman, MA 

Manager, Data

Spring Dawson-McClure, PhD

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

Katherine Rosenblatt, LCSW

Manager, Training & Coaching

Michelle Mondesir, MPH

Manager, Training & Coaching

Dana Rhule, PhD

Manager, Training & Coaching

 
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

Haley Brown

Research Coordinator

Jonathan Epstein

Jonathan Epstein

Research Coordinator

Anglin Thevarajah

Anglin Thevarajah, MS

Research Coordinator

Chrissy Campo

Chrissy Campo, MA, MHC

Program Coordinator

Cris Escudero Patterson

Cris Escudero Patterson

Research Coordinator

Cirielle Colino

Cirielle Colino

ParentCorps Supervisor

Sharmin Hoque

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

Lisa Anang

Research Coordinator

Leila-Eldomyati

Leila Eldomyati

Research Coordinator

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Barbara Kaufman

Graphic Design Consultant

Aakriti-Prasai

Aakriti Prasai

Research Coordinator

Tracy-Xiong

Tracy Xiong

Research Coordinator

Michelle-Boyd

Michelle Boyd, MSW, MPH

ParentCorps Specialist

Shanika-Gunaratna, MPP Senior Program Coordinator

Shanika Gunaratna, MPP

Senior Program Coordinator

Lissain-Nathalie

Nathalie Lissain

Research Coordinator

Kevin-Specter

Kevin Specter, MS

Senior Program Coordinator

Maite Covas - Senior Program Coordinator - ParentCorps

Maité Covas

Senior Program Coordinator

Steph-Gutkin

Steph Gutkin

Research Coordinator

Langoria-Paula

Paula Longoria

Research Coordinator

Wong-Eva

Eva Wong, MA, LMHC

ParentCorps Supervisor

 
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

Megan Almaguer, MBA

Administrative Coordinator

Kimberly-Tortora

Kimberly Tortora, MA, MPA

ParentCorps Supervisor

Kwanza-Branch

Kwanza Branch

Administrative Coordinator

Rona-Taylor

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

Danielle Ajayi, MA

ParentCorps Specialist

Ciprian-Karina

Karina Ciprian, MSW

ParentCorps Educator

Ellrodt-Lisa

Lisa Ellrodt. LMSW

ParentCorps Educator

Haber-Wendy

Wendy Haber, Psy.D

ParentCorps Specialist

Karim-Farzana

Farzana Karim, MPH

ParentCorps Educator

McGee-Kyle

Kyle McGee, LMSW

ParentCorps Educator

Ramirez-Denise

Denise Ramirez, LMSW

ParentCorps Supervisor

Tauste-Lerena-Laura

Laura Tauste-Lerena, MA

ParentCorps Educator

Vargas-Jennifer

Jennifer Vargas, MSEd

ParentCorps Educator

Francesca Barreiro

Francesca Barreiro, EdM

ParentCorps Specialist

Dantzler-Sean

Sean Dantzler, MSE

ParentCorps Educator

Goldenberg-Sair

Sair Goldenberg, LMSW

ParentCorps Educator

Hurley-Meghan

Meghan Hurley, LMHC

ParentCorps Supervisor

Kuruvilla-Keya

Keya Kuruvilla

ParentCorps Educator

McKay-Blake

Blake McKay

ParentCorps Educator

Santos-Melissa

Melissa Santos, LMSW

ParentCorps Educator

Tucker-Tisha

Tisha Tucker, MPH

ParentCorps Educator

Bowser-Tara

Tara Bowser, LMSW

ParentCorps Educator

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Regine Dunn, MPA, LMSW

ParentCorps Educator

Gray-Cindy

Cindy Gray, ECSE

ParentCorps Educator

Nakita Joseph

Nakita Joseph, MSW

ParentCorps Educator

Lee-Sharon

Sharon Lee, LMSW

ParentCorps Supervisor

Otun-Olayemi

Olayemi Otun

ParentCorps Educator

Stellabotte-Debra

Debra Stellabotte

ParentCorps Supervisor

Vani-Kathryn

Kathryn Vani, LMSW

ParentCorps Educator

 
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

Center for Early Childhood Health and Development 

Research and Administration

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

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R. Gabriela Barajas-Gonzalez, PhD

Assistant Professor

Demy Kammboukos

Demy Kamboukos, PhD

Assistant Professor & Associate Director

cheng_sabrina

Sabrina Cheng, MPH

Senior Data Analyst

Huang-Tiffany

Tiffany Huang, MPH

Research Coordinator

Jenny Liu

Jenny Liu

Project Coordinator

Paulino-Maria

Maria Paulino 

Administrative Coordinator 

Salamanca-Elaine

Elaine Salamanca, MS

Research Coordinator

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Alicia Chung, MPH, Ed.D

Assistant Professor

Rodriguez-Vanessa

Vanessa Rodriguez, PhD

Assistant Professor

Gelb-Gina

Gena Gelb, MS

Research Coordinator

Liberman-Zoe

Zoe Liberman, MPH

Project Manager

Marazzi-Carmen

Carmen Marazzi, MA

Research Coordinator

Polyn-Antonia

Antonia Polyn, MPH

Research Coordinator

sanchez_jesus

Jesus Sanchez, MS

Senior Database Analyst

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Keng-Yen Huang, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor

Ursache-Alexandra

Alexandra Ursache, PhD

Assistant Professor

Henry-Alexis

Alexis Henry, MA

Project Manager

Linares Torres-Heliana

Heliana Linares-Torres, MS

Program Supervisor

Yoanna Parra

Yoanna Parra

Research Coordinator

Rojas-Natalia

Natalia Rojas, PhD

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

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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