August 1, 2016 under Posts

New Faces At FPWA

Welcome our newest team members!

Sherice Brammer – Communications Associate

ShericeSherice brings several years of experience in all aspects of communications, marketing and event planning. Sherice has worked as a journalist, on social media campaigns, grants and coordinated fundraising activities. Sherice is responsible for aiding all facets of communications at FPWA and works closely with the development department.

Sherice received her BA in Journalism from Temple University. Sherice is passionate about FPWA’s mission, collaborative and strategic in her thinking and delighted to join FPWA as the Communications Associate.

**You can reach Sherice at sbrammer@fpwa.org or 212-801-1315.

Brian C. Ellis-Gibbs – Faith Based Community Engagement Coordinator

Brian C. Ellis-Gibbs headshotBrian is the senior pastor of Queens Baptist Church, a position he has held for over ten years.  He will continue in that post while he works with us.  He also most recently worked as a faith based community organizer for Faith in New York.  Brian is on the board of Clergy United for Community Empowerment, a FPWA member organization, and he has functioned as an adjunct faculty for New York Theological Seminary.

Brian was a founding Fellow in FPWA’s Faith and Justice Fellowship and will be brining all of the talents he demonstrated during that program to his work with us. He is excited to be working at FPWA as we journey in our service for a just and equitable city.

**You can reach Brian at bellis-gibbs@fpwa.org or 212-801-1367.

Jeanette Estima – Policy Analyst 

Jeanette Headshot

Jeanette comes to FPWA from the Center for an Urban Future where she was a Research Associate and spent the past year investigating the human service nonprofit sector in New York City and documenting the various challenges they face in providing high quality, critical services across the city. Prior to that she led research and co-wrote a report on the capital needs of the city’s public libraries and how the city should invest in realizing the full potential of libraries in their communities. Before working for the Center, she was a Morgan Stanley/ANHD Community Development Fellow based at WHEDco in the South Bronx, where she did research and pre-development planning on affordable housing for elder musicians, the Bronx Music Heritage Center, and access to healthy food. Prior to that, she wrote proposals and managed grants at Amnesty International USA, and managed membership at Lambda Legal.

In a previous life, Jeanette completed graduate work in Philosophy at the University of Virginia, where she researched and taught in the areas of consciousness and ethics. Jeanette received her MS in Urban Policy Analysis and Management at The New School and her BA in Philosophy from Bard College. Jeanette will be taking over leadership for our Campaign for Successful Aging.

**You can reach Jeanette at jestima@fpwa.org or 212-801-1312.

Marilyn Rickman – Human Resources Specialist

Marilyn RickmanMarilyn is responsible for the management and delivery of all human resources administration. The HR Specialist also plays a critical role in the building, coordination and support of recruitment, learning and development, performance management and other activities which build an effective workplace.

Marilyn is an award winning human resource professional with expertise in selling insurance. She holds a BA from NYU in Art History, an MS/EMBA in HR from St. Josephs College. With over 10 years of human resource management experience, mainly in the nonprofit sector, Marilyn has also delivered HR for a popular amusement park and a security guard/technology firm.

She enjoys international travel, has a passion for art, antiques and architecture, and enjoys looking at interior design before and after photos.

**You can reach Marilyn at mrickman@fpwa.org and extension 212-801-1340.

Phylicia Tait – Administrative Assistant

Phylicia TaitPhylicia has dedicated herself to the growth of society through working with non-profits and governmental agencies. While earning a BA in Anthropology from The City College of New York and a Global M.A in International Relations from Webster University, she was able to learn how non-profits, NGOs, and government organizations operate around the world in Asia, Europe, and Africa. She has a strong interest in education and has worked with a local agency in Ethiopia assisting in the distribution of supplies and delivering meals to rural schools. Upon finishing her graduate program, Phylicia grew her passion for education working as an AmeriCorps member with NYC Service, building the capacity of nonprofits in underserved communities. Her goal is to one day help to reform the American education system and make any necessary improvements.

**You can reach Phylicia at ptait@fpwa.org and extension 212-801-1309.