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Leadership

Over 75 Years of Experience

With a combined 75 years of experience with professional backgrounds in education, social work, and organizational leadership, our team works to meet the challenges of our work with dynamic commitment. Lead by an active Board of committed individuals, their unique blend of expertise and community-based knowledge, has facilitated East Side House’s emergence as a leading service provider for New York City’s most vulnerable communities.

Daniel Diaz

Daniel Diaz became the Executive Director of East Side House Settlement (ESH) in January 2017; having previously served on ESH’s Executive Leadership Team since 2008. Since joining ESH in 2004, he has held multiple roles overseeing the agency’s school and community-based programs that provide lifelong learning services throughout the Bronx and northern Manhattan. Prior to his tenure at ESH, his work centered on services for at-risk and homeless youth throughout New York City. Mr. Diaz, born and raised in the Bronx, uses his personal awareness of this community to help steer the organization and serve the unique needs of its diverse population.

Chairman

Thomas H. Remien

President

Mr. Thaddeus Gray

Vice Presidents

Mrs. Courtney Booth Christensen

Ms. Wendy Holmes

Dolores O’Brien Miller

Treasurer

Richard E. Kolman

 

Secretary

Stephanie B. Clark

Lorri Ahl

Mrs. Lucinda Ballard

Debra Del Vecchio

Ms. Marvena Edmond

William S. Elder

Fay Gambee

Mrs. Thomas Shircliff Glover

Hal Polley

Barclay G. Jones, III

Stephen J. Ketchum

George G. King

Christopher LaSusa

Michael R. Lynch

Mr. Robert L. Meyer

Hon. Eugene Oliver, Jr.

Robert Pondiscio

Elizabeth Donnem Sigety

Mrs. Charles F. Smithers

Adassa Williams

Honorary Members

Robert F.R. Ballard*

Mario Buatta

Mrs. Roland W. Donnem

Ms. Christine Janis

Andrew P. Siff

*Past President

Executive Leadership

Associate Executive Director of Operations

Khris Harrison

Associate Executive Director of Programs

Natalie Lozada

Director of Development

Laura Daley

Chief Financial Officer

Walter Cortes