Staff & Leadership

Jennifer March became CCC’s Executive Director in 2007 after 15 years in the public sector including senior positions at the Finance Division of the New York City Council and guiding research and advocacy at CCC as the agency’s Associate Executive Director. Jennifer has been a driving force behind CCC’s efforts to advance legislative, policy, and budget reforms that have helped achieve historic victories for children, youth and families throughout the city and state. Read More >

Raysa S. Rodriguez, M.S.S.W.

Associate Executive Director For Policy & Advocacy

rsrodriguez@cccnewyork.org

As Associate Executive Director for Policy & Advocacy, Raysa leads CCC’s policy strategies and advocacy priorities focused on the impact of city and state budget, policy, and legislation on New York’s children and their families. She brings to this role 20 years of experience working on children’s issues across advocacy, government and nonprofit sectors. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Policy and Planning at Win, a NYC family shelter and supportive housing provider. Read More >

Gregory Klemens

Associate Executive Director For Development, Marketing And New Media

gklemens@cccnewyork.org

Gregory Klemens oversees CCC’s fundraising, marketing and online activities. He attended Sarah Lawrence College and began working at CCC in 1992 as Development Assistant, became Director of Development in 1995 and Associate Executive Director in 2005. Read More >

Elysia Murphy

Associate Executive Director For Communications And Civic Engagement

emurphy@cccnewyork.org

Elysia Murphy is responsible for CCC’s communications and community engagement activities, including managing efforts to expand CCC’s presence in the media, web and social media and supervising staff managing the adult and youth Community Leadership Courses. Read More >

Bijan Kimiagar, Ph.D.

Associate Executive Director For Research

bkimiagar@cccnewyork.org

Bijan Kimiagar leads the research and data analysis unit, which produces data driven reports, maintains the Keeping Track of New York City’s Children database, and conducts community-based assessment projects to better understand both welcomed and worrisome neighborhood level trends. Read More >

Julio Minaya

Director Of Administration And Finance

jminaya@cccnewyork.org

Julio’s work encompasses managing the organization’s fiscal operations, human resources, office management, IT support, database management, and assisting with the coordination of CCC’s special events.He began working at CCC in 1993 as a student intern, and was promoted to Senior Associate for Development & Administration, prior to assuming his current position. Julio graduated from St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Read More >

Laura Jankstrom, LMSW

Director Of Civic Engagement Programs

ljankstrom@cccnewyork.org

Laura Jankstrom is responsible for CCC’s civic engagement programs, which educate and mobilize New Yorkers around our priorities for children. These programs provide participants with information about public programs and policies and give them the tools to advocate as part of our vast network of volunteers and supporters. Laura coordinates CCC’s Community Leadership course which, since 1962, has helped concerned citizens build the capacity to become champions of change to make New York City a better place for children. She also manages YouthAction NYC, CCC’s multi-faceted after school program for high school students. Read More >

David Mutton

Director Of Institutional Giving

dmutton@cccnewyork.org

David is responsible for CCC’s foundation and corporate giving. Prior to CCC, he worked for nine years at The Moth, a non-profit arts organization, where he helped exponentially increase the organization’s contributed income streams and contributed to its rise as an international cultural phenomenon. David holds a BA in History and an MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights. Originally from Britain, he has lived in New York for more than a decade and recently became an American citizen. Read More >

Alice Bufkin, MPAff

Director Of Policy For Child And Adolescent Health

abufkin@cccnewyork.org

Alice Bufkin manages CCC’s policy and advocacy work related to child and adolescent health. Her work focuses on improving outcomes for children in areas including mental health, public health, and young child and maternal health. Prior to joining CCC, Alice served as the Director of Policy and Advocacy for the Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition, where she led the coalition’s policy and legislative strategy to increase statewide access to reproductive and preventive healthcare. She also served as a Policy Associate with Texans Care for Children, where she led the organization’s advocacy work related to infant and maternal health, early intervention, and family financial security. Read More >

Marija Drobnjak, M.S.

Senior Research Associate For Data Resources

mdrobnjak@cccnewyork.org

Marija Drobnjak is a member of CCC’s Research and Data team. She is responsible for leading and supporting the development of several CCC data resources and publications, including the biennial Keeping Track data book, as well as continually improving the user experience and interactive tools available on Keeping Track Online. Her expertise, particularly in geospatial data analysis and mapping, contributes to developing these data resources, as well as research on a range of CCC’s child and family policy topics. Read More >

Robert Guttersohn is a member of CCC’s Communications and Civic Engagement team. He is responsible for creating, organizing, and supporting the organization’s digital and print content. In his role, Robert helps build awareness around CCC’s advocacy efforts by creating graphics and data visualizations for print and the web. He also manages CCC’s main website and many of its coalition’s sites. He supports CCC’s advocacy and outreach efforts through email marketing, social media and media relations. Read More >

Daryl Hornick-Becker

Policy and Advocacy Associate

dhornickbecker@cccnewyork.org

Daryl Hornick-Becker manages CCC’s policy and advocacy work related to education, early care and youth services. His work focuses on expanding childrens’ access to high-quality early childhood education programs, equitable and responsive K-12 schools, and extra-curricular experiences outside of the classroom. Prior to joining CCC, Daryl served as an Analyst on the Education Task Force at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget, where he worked on the NYC Department of Education’s budget, tracked spending and reviewed DOE contracts. Read More >

Jack Mullan

Research Associate

jmullan@cccnewyork.org

Jack Mullan is a member of CCC’s Research and Data team. He is mainly responsible for the collection and analysis of census, administrative, and community-based data that goes into CCC’s research products and publications. As a research associate, Jack aims to build on CCC’s methods of data collection and presentation to expand public knowledge of child and family issues. Read More >

Elcoma helps to keep CCC’s office running by answering phones, managing AV equipment, installing and configuring computer hardware and software systems. Before joining CCC, he worked for Ronald McDonald House Charities as an Office Clerk. Elcoma holds a B.S. in Biomedical Informatics from New York City School of Technology and is currently pursuing his M.S. in Information Technology Management. Read More >

Carlos Rosales

Community Outreach & Engagement Associate

crosales@cccnewyork.org

Carlos Rosales joined CCC in 2018 as the Community Outreach & Engagement Associate to focus on cultivating and strengthening relationships with CCC’s community-based partners, child and family service providers, elected community leaders, neighborhood alliances, faith-based organizations, and the children and families living in New York City. Carlos brings a range of dynamic experiences over the last 8+ years including facilitation, partnership development, and uplifting community voice through participatory engagement. Read More >

Lorraine Tate

Executive Assistant And Board Liaison

ltate@cccnewyork.org

Lorraine is responsible for managing the Board calendar, assisting the Executive Director with all communications, assisting with our Community Leadership Course, staffing CCC’s nominating committee, and keeping everyone at CCC organized. She joined the CCC staff in 1995 as an Administrative Assistant and was later promoted to her current position. Prior to working at CCC, Lorraine worked for many years at Hartsfield & MacFarlane Vaughan, a law firm in the Bronx, as an Executive Secretary. She graduated from Fitz-Henley’s Business Institute in Jamaica, West Indies. Read More >