CARA partners with a host of government, university, and community-based organizations to develop and implement programming.

Advisory Board

CARA’s Advisory Board plays a critical role in CARA’s long-term planning. Our Board reflects the diversity of CARA’s work and includes school and community-based practitioners, policymakers, academics, funders, and young people impacted by CARA’s programs.

Advisory Board members include:
  • Cass Conrad: Executive Director, Carroll & Milton Petrie Foundation
  • Lisa Cowan: Vice President of Programs, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation
  • Greg Darnieder: Senior Advisor, Steans Family Foundation & Chair, National Postsecondary Strategy Institute
  • Michelle Fine: Distinguished Professor, CUNY Graduate Center
  • David Fischer: Principal, Altior Policy Solutions
  • Jah-ni Fleary: College Bridge Coach, Brooklyn Collaborative HS
  • Angie Kamath: Dean, NYU School of Professional Studies
  • Pamela Vasquez: SSC College Counselor, Make the Road NY
  • Bennett Lieberman: Principal, Jackson Hole High School
  • Allison Palmer:Senior Program Manager, Charles Hayden Foundation
  • Edgar Rodriguez: Vice President of School Support, New Visions for Public Schools
  • Mandy Savitz-Romer: Senior Lecturer on Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Andrea Soonachan: University Dean, K-16, Initiatives City University of New York
  • Carei Thomas: Director of Academic Advisement & Transfer, Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • Emily Van Ingen: Deputy Director, Cypress Hills LDC

Program Partners