Staff

Susan Bremer

Treasurer

Susan Bremer is the SSBs CPA and resident financial genius. Click on her name to learn more about her!

Soffiyah Elijah

Advisor

Soffiyah is a brilliant and driven advocate for justice. She is a leader in the black community and inspiration to those around her. Click on her name to learn more about her!

Richard L. Koral

Ex-Officio

Dr. Richard L. Koral, D. Min, attended New York University for college and has a J.D. from N.Y. Law School. He also attended the Humanist Institute and earned a Doctor of Ministry from the...

Meg Chapman

Vice Chair

Meg is a passionate advocate for alleviating homelessness and inequality. Click on her name to learn more about her!

Joanna Miller

Board Member

Joanna is one of our newest board members having been elected in 2020. She brings with her a passion for books. Click on her name to learn more about her!

Henryka Komanska

Chair

Henryka is the SSBs fearless leader and passionate advocate for human rights. Click on her name to learn more about her!

Burt Freeman

Board Member

Burt is one of the newest additions to the SSB having been voted in, in 2020. He brings with him a passion for books. Click on his name to learn more about him!

Robert (Bob) Berger

Board Member

Bob loves helping others and has been participating in social service with NYSEC since 1995. Click on his name to learn more about him!

Sarah Karpati

Board Member

Sarah loves using her media training to benefit her community. Click on her name to learn more about her!

Frank J. Corigliano

Program Staff

Frank is our resident clinical psychology Ph.D who works closely with incarcerated individuals and their families. Click on his name to learn more about him!

Janice Buzby

Program Staff

Janice is our Shelter Volunteer Coordinator and a committed social servant. Click to learn more about her!

Linda Zango-Haley

Advisor

Linda brings her marketing and communications talent to non-profits helping them achieve their potential. Click on her name to learn more about her!

Tina Maschi

Advisor

Tina brings her vast expertise in social work and mental health to the SSB advising our programs. Click her name to learn more about her!

Elizabeth (Liz) Singer

Ex-Officio

Liz is the inspiring leader of NYSEC and has been serving as president since 2016. Click on her name to learn more about her!

Richard Van Deusen

Ex-Officio

Richard serves at the Treasurer for NYSEC and guides the SSB with his financial insights. Click on his name to learn more about him!

Robert (Bob) Gangi

Board Member

Rob is a vital community activist and public policy advocate. Click on his name to learn more about him!

Marlene B. Williamson

Board Member

Marlene is a life-long educator and specializes in teaching students who are incarcerated. Click on her name to learn more about her!

Vincent Brancato

Board Member

Vincent is a life-long volunteer and passionate advocate for his community and environment. Click on his name to learn more about him!

Bonnie Bean

Board Member

Bonnie is a licensed Social Worker and specializes in people with special needs. Click on her name to learn more about her!

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