Associate Board

The Associate Board is a hands-on group that provides assistance, financial support and imagination to the staff and Board of Day One.  The Associate Board is a group with strong ties to the community, knowledge of what's happening around town, and a commitment to philanthropy and volunteerism.  Each individual member brings unique talents that might include expertise in domestic violence, youth issues, education, legal services, policy, fundraising, event planning, nonprofit administration, and the diverse community that is New York City.

Download the Associate Board Information packet.

If you would like to get involved as a member of our Board of Directors, please contact Executive Director, Stephanie Nilva, at with your résumé and let us know about your interest.

Associate Board Members

Our Associate Board members are as follows:

Ziyaad AhmedPrivate Equity Associate, Prospect Capital

Veronica AveisManager of Political Affairs, Planned Parenthood of New York City

Sam Benjamin, Facilities Specialist, PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP

Derak Bryant

Karen Casko, Secretary, Anderson & Octts LLP

Scott CohenAssociate, The Law Offices of Lauren A. Baum, P.C.

Vassilis CoutifarisForeign Policy, Brookings Institution

Raquel CristobalSelf-Employed

Lynn Czaparowski

Michael D'Ecclesiis, Associate Investment Banking, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities

Daniel DiGiaimo, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Justine DilworthProgram Assistant, New York University

Laura EdidinSpecial Counsel, NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board

Afshin Galestan, Experienced Assurance Associate, Ernst and Young

Adam Kinsler GarsonTeacher, Pennsylvania School District

Ryan Gee, Assistant District Attorney, Office of the New York County District Attorney

Daniel GraceStrategy Analyst, Equinox Fitness

Christine HarringtonAgency Attorney, Human Resources Administration

Moriah Hnath, Associate Consultant, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Andy Kaestle, Ernst and Young

Ojusve Kapoor

Nora Luongo, Web Designer/Social Media Manager, Rutgers-Newark

Tess PeppersFundraising/ Advancement Associate, The Chapin School

Kathryn PriceSenior Financial Accounting Advisory Services, Ernst & Young

Susan Quatrone, NYU School of Law

Julie Moss SilverAssociate, Museum of Tolerance

Jennifer SolteszDirector of Distribution, Hallmark Channel

Raphael TaubenfeldFinance/Leverage Loan Analyst, Standard and Poor's

Brittany Williams, Financial Analyst, Citigroup

Liz Woods

Jennifer Zivic