Board Members

CCC’s Board of Directors is responsible for the financial and programmatic well-being of the organization. Members of the Board meet bi-monthly and in sub-committees to oversee CCC’s financial and programmatic goals. They work very closely with staff, and the Advocacy Council. The majority of CCC’s Board members are graduates of CCC’s Community Leadership Course.


Arlette Ferguson Mathis


Arlette Ferguson Mathis took CCC’s Community Leadership Course in 1998, served on the Advocacy Council in 1999 and was invited to join Board of Trustees in 2000 where she served as Secretary, Vice President of Public Affairs, and Vice President of Nominating. In 2018, she was elected as President.

Mrs. Ferguson Mathis has been an advocate for youth in New York City for over 25 years and has dedicated her life to volunteering. Born and raised in Brooklyn, she has always had a passion for empowering and supporting youth in her community.  Through her work at the Junior League of Brooklyn where she was a Past President, Chair of Nominating and Corporate Giving Chair, she led many programmatic efforts and formed partnerships with local stakeholders that provided young people the opportunity to thrive and succeed in school and the workforce. Currently she serves on the board of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and is a Sustainer of the Junior League of Brooklyn.


Veronica Dillon


Veronica Dillon has served on CCC’s Board of Directors since 2003, including serving as Treasurer. Ms. Dillon is currently a consultant and retired General Counsel of Graham Holdings Company (formerly The Washington Post Company). She had been Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer of Kaplan, Inc., a provider of educational and career services. Prior to that, she had held positions as counsel to Macmillan, Inc., staff attorney at the Federal Trade Commission, and associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Ms. Dillon has been active on several other nonprofit boards including FaceAids and the American University of Kosovo.


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Honorary Directors