Advisory Board

External stakeholders committed to access and excellence in public higher education are vital members of the Guttman community. We value their expertise in Human Services, their contributions to the field, and their support for our Program of Study.

  • Yannis Bacalis, Adult Education Specialist, Sunnyside Community Services, Inc.
  • Brianna Barnes ’19, Guttman Alum, Human Services
  • David Bimbi, Ph.D., Program Director and Professor of Health and Human Services, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
  • Tara Birkett-Bramble, M.A. M.H.C., B.S.O.M., Social Services Coordinator, Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement
  • Michael J. Callaghan, Chief Officer, The Brooklyn Oratory
  • Courtney Carrera Ghatan, Deputy Division Director, Children’s Aid Society
  • Hannah Cook-Davis, Coordinator of Partnership for Inclusion, NYC Department of Social Services
  • Diana Delgado, M.S.W., Director, Senior Center Programs, Neighborhood SHOPP
  • Patricia Dempsey D.S.W., L.C.S.W.-R., B.C.D., Associate Professor and Director of the BSW Program, Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College, CUNY
  • Susannah DePalo, Vice President, ADHC Operations, Housing Works
  • Eunice Flemister, M.P.H., Program Coordinator and Lecturer of Aging and Health Studies, Hostos Community College, CUNY
  • Les Gallo-Silver, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.-R., H.S.-B.C.P., Associate Professor of Health Sciences, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
  • Sabrina Garcia, Guttman Student, Human Services​
  • Nancy Genova, M.P.A., Director, Coordinating Prenatal Care Coalition, Grant and Program Development, BronxCare Health System (formerly Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center)
  • Lisa Hale Rose, D.S.W., M.S.W., B.A., Program Coordinator and Professor of Human Services, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), CUNY
  • Molly Krakowski, Director of Legislative Affairs, Jewish Association Serving the Aged (JASA)
  • Susan Letteney, D.S.W., M.S.W., B.S., Professor of Social Work, School of Health Sciences and Professional Programs, York College, CUNY
  • Carl Mazza, D.S.W., L.M.S.W., Department Chair and Associate Professor of Social Work, Lehman College, CUNY
  • Percelene McLaine, L.M.S.W., M.S.W., Director of Interim Field Education, Department of Social Work, Nyack College – Manhattan Campus
  • Lenny Moise, Director of Human Resources, Sinergia
  • Andrew J. Peters, M.S.W., Director, Manhattan Center Program, School of Social Work, Adelphi University – Manhattan Center
  • Chaudry Quadsia, M.S.W., Director, Family Project, Food First, Inc.
  • Farah Reynoso Penalo ’19, Guttman Alum, Human Services
  • Sala Smith-Alston, C.A.S.A.C.-T., M.S. M.H.C., Community Outreach Case Manager, NORC Program, Jewish Association Serving the Aged (JASA) – Riverton Square
  • Katherine Stavrianopoulos, Ph.D., Department Chair and Associate Professor of Counseling and Human Services, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
  • Christine Thorpe, Ed.D., Ed.M., C.H.E.S.-N.Y.C.T., Department Chair and Assistant Professor of Health and Human Services, New York City College of Technology (City Tech), CUNY