Staff & Leadership

Click on the names below for contact information and to read more about each staff member.

Jett Bachman, Youth Educator - Early Childhood & Elementary Initiative

Alethea Best, LMSW., Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) Coordinator

Jeimi Burgos, LMSW., Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) Coordinator

Johanna Burgos, Youth Education Coordinator

Heather Escalona, Operations Associate

Javon Garcia, Youth Educator

Jamila Hinton, LMSW., Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) Coordinator

Lindsay Mitcher, CFRE, Development & Grant Manager

Lorena Jiron, Equal Justice Works Fellow, Sponsored by Verizon & DLA Piper, LLP.

Tao-Yee Lau, LMSW., Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) Coordinator

Laurie Lessage, Director of Finance & Administration

Kimberley Moore, LMSW., Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) Coordinator

Stephanie Nilva, Esq., Executive Director

Michele Paolella, LMSW., Director of Social Services & Training

Caitlin Prior, Esq., Training Supervisor & Staff Attorney  

Natalie Rentas, LMSW., Senior Staff Social Worker

Amanda Reynoso-Palley, Esq., Legal Fellow

Namasha Schelling, MLA., Project & Communications Manager

Jack Skelton, LMSW., Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) Coordinator

Shanée Smith, LMSW., Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) Coordinator

Andrew Sta. Ana, Esq., Director of Legal Services

Rebecca Stahl, LCSW., Social Work Supervisor

Board of Directors

Board members bring unique talents to Day One, including interest and expertise in domestic violence, youth issues, education, legal services, policy, fundraising, event planning, media relations, and involvement in the diverse community that is New York City. The Board is a hands-on group that provides direction, advice, assistance, and innovation to Day One and its staff.  With strong ties to the community, the Board shares a commitment to philanthropy and volunteerism.

Below is a list of our Board members:

Marjorie Berman, Partner, Krantz & Berman LLP

Samantha Bonning, COO, Arcesium; (Secretary)

Laura Dukess, Managing Partner, On Point Leadership, LLC

Cara Edwards, Partner, DLA Piper LLP; (Chair)

Honey Heller, Retired

Rima Reddy, Senior Analyst, Strategic Development, Digital & Global E-Commerce, Ralph Lauren

Tomya RyansVice President, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Gregory Nehro, Managing Director, Deputy General Counsel, BNY Mellon

Kyle M. Sell, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP; (Finance & Audit Committee Chair)

Sharon Sewell, Executive Director, Workforce Professionals Training Institute

Amy Terpeluk, Senior Partner, Finn Partners; (Communications Committee Chair)