Our Team

Meet our team that works to be a driving force behind unparalleled economic security and well-being for all

Board Officers

Antonia Yuille Williams

Board Chair
Retired, Con Edison

Rev. Dr. Emma Jordan-Simpson

1st Vice Chair
Auburn Seminary

Stephen J. Storen

Retired, BNY Mellon

John Ciraulo

Cushman & Wakefield

Board Members

Jacob DeVries

Ernst & Young

Derek Ferguson


Mitchell Lee

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.

Kerry McCarthy

New York Community Trust

Marion Phillips, III

US News and World Report

Dr. Terrance Stradford

Citi-Brites Dental

Bishop Mitchell G. Taylor

Urban UpBound

Wendy Van Amson

Independent School Diversity Network, Consulting Nutritionist at Tempro Associates

Emeritus Members

Richard A. Debs

*In memoriam

Hon. David N. Dinkins

* In memoriam

Dr. James R. Dumpson

* In memoriam

Rev. Thomas Grissom

* In memoriam

Dana Hiscock

Retired, Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler

Craig C. MacKay

England and Company

Dr. Patricia G. Morisey

* In memoriam

Phoebe R. Stanton

St. James' Church

J. Fred Weintz, Jr.

* In memoriam

Executive Office

Tiffany O'Neal

Senior Advisor and Director of Special Initiatives

Program & Policy Team

Raysa S. Rodriguez

Chief Program and Policy Officer

Lauraliz Morales-Silva

Director of Programs

Clare Brennan

Program Coordinator

Silvia Mejia

Program Manager

Joe Jones

Director of Policy, Advocacy & Research

Julia Casey

Policy Analyst, Income Supports

Jessica Cinque

Department Operations Manager

Brad Martin

Senior Fiscal Policy Analyst

Emily Pisano

Fiscal Policy Analyst

Funmi Akinnawonu

Senior Policy Analyst

Jared Launius

Campaign Manager

Maliha Jahangiri

Campaign Coordinator

Lauren Haynes

Director of Impact & Evaluation

Outreach & Engagement Team

Rev. Dominique Chantell Atchison

Director of Membership & Strategic Partnerships

Lateshia Cunningham

Community Outreach Coordinator

Development & Communications Team

Sarah Elliott

Director of Institutional Giving

Christa Rodriguez

Grants Officer

Afia Tamanna

Development Manager

Jenny Goldberg

Marketing & Communications Manager

Finance Team

Frank DiMaiuta

Chief Financial Officer

Yvonne Bennett


Heidi Li

Senior Accountant

Radhiyah Kaiyum

Staff Accountant / Accounts Payable Specialist

Operations Team

Andre Davidson

Facilities Manager

Duane Hill

Facilities Assistant

Rahmel Beal

Facilities Assistant

Elizabeth Molina

HR and Operations Specialist

Come Work With Us

At FPWA our values are grounded in four core principles: community, compassion, justice and equity, and integrity. We recognize that every member of our team plays a vital role in carrying out the mission of the organization by working hard and smart, being a good community member, and contributing to a collaborative, positive, and healthy environment in which we can all succeed. 

Stay alert to Grant Scams & Fraud

Have you or someone you know been contacted by someone posing to be an “FPWA Agent” or staff person requesting money to release a grant?

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FPWA has recently been receiving claims from members of the public emailing and calling our offices that individuals posing as FPWA agents have contacted them claiming that in order for the recipient to claim grant monies from FPWA they must first send the agent personal information, a cell phone number, gift card codes or money.

FPWA does not use social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), text messages or direct phone contact to solicit, review, or make awards. FPWA staff will not call or message you requesting money in order to be eligible for an award.

Further, FPWA does not make grants directly to individuals. FPWA works with its member agency partners and other reputable community-based organizations to direct support to families and individuals in our community.

If you or someone you know has been contacted by someone posing to be an “FPWA Agent” or staff person requesting money to release a grant, please do the following:

If you have questions prior to reporting your incident, view the IC3 FAQs for more information.

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NYC Funds Tracker Dashboard and Analysis

The interactive open data dashboard helps you visualize and track the city budget, with a specific focus on the critical human services funding we rely on.

Don’t forget to also check out our new analysis