ABOUT MENTOR NY

OVERVIEW

For over 25 years, MENTOR New York has leveraged its expertise in relationship development and program management to advise and train its partners about how to start, manage and improve quality youth-facing programs (largely mentoring programs). 

MENTOR New York believes you matter: the teacher, the coach, the program coordinator, the supervisor, the lunch mom, the librarian, the C-Suite executive, the bus driver, etc. Any person who interacts with young people has the potential to be more intentional about how they interact and build relationships for the betterment of themselves and young people in their lives. We believe you matter. We know mentoring matters. And MENTOR New York can bridge the gap between you and mentoring. 

MISSION

To fuel the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships for young people and close the mentoring gap in New York.

VISION

To create mentoring cultures and foster mentoring relationships wherever young people live, learn, work and play.

HISTORY

Since 1993, MENTOR New York, formerly The Mentoring Partnership of New York and Long Island, utilized local outreach strategies and on-sight training of mentoring volunteers and professionals, using our research-based methods to successfully train over 1,500 individuals annually and support nearly 800 programs serving 80,000 youth.

In 2015, the Long Island and New York City offices leveraged their combined resources to explore expansion throughout the state. Regional outreach strategies gleaned the need for training and consulting services throughout the state to support current mentoring programs and start new mentoring programs in schools, community based organizations and youth serving organizations interested in incorporating mentoring relationships in their service portfolio. In 2018, the organization officially expanded services to serve the full state and opened an office in the Western New York region. 

SCALING MENTORING

MENTOR NY is committed to brining mentoring to scale in New York by providing services to and building partnering with companies, schools and organizations that work with and serve young people.

 

By partnering with nearly 850 programs, MENTOR NY can help to improve the quality, capacity and safety of services being provided to over 80,000 of NY's young people and ensure that more young people will have access to mentors and mentoring relationships. 

 

MEET THE STAFF

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BRENDA JIMENEZ

CEO 

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SUBIRA TAYLOR

Director of Operations & Finance

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HADLEIGH KINDBERG

Associate Director of Marketing & Communications

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MIRANDA DEBRUYN

Marketing & Communications VISTA

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ELISE LANG

Social Work Intern

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IVETTE MAZA

Program Research Intern

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JILLIAN SANTORO

Marketing & Communications Intern

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JACK KAVANAUGH

Director of Training and  Program Development

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JOIE GOLOMB

Associate Director of Partnership Development & Engagement

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CASSY LALANNE

Projects & Special Events Manager

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JEFFREY THOMAS

Program Development VISTA

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CHLOE FORSELL

Social Work Intern

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NEV YAKUBOV

Social Media Intern

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MAYA CONSTANT

Public Relations Intern

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VASHNEE PERSAUD

Digital Content Intern

 

Learn more about careers at MENTOR New York and how you can join our team!

MEET THE BOARD

CHAIR

VAUGHN L. MCKOY

Founder

The McKoy Group LLC

VICE CHAIR

MATTHEW SPERO

Partner

Rivkin Radler LLP

SECRETARY

STEPHEN VERRONE

Executive Director - Professional 

Practice Financial Services

E&Y

TREASURER

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JOHN NARDULLI

Assurance Partner

PwC

BOARD MEMBERS

LINDA ARMYN

Sr. Vice President of Business Development 

Bethpage Federal Credit Union

DANIEL T. DONNELLY

Executive Coach and Clinical Hypnotist

Coaching and Consulting Strategies LLC

STEVEN SANTINO

First Vice President, Senior Growth Manager

People's United Bank

BRIAN ZIEGLER

Partner-in-Charge

Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP

RENE BOISI

Learning Specialist

AMANDA HUANG

Associate 

Morgan Stanley

FRED SKOLNIK

Partner

Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP

DOREEN BARRY-SCHNEIDER

Sales Director

Draeger Medical

ANDREA ELDER-HOWELL

Managing Director, Vice President-Legal

PSEG Long Island

KATYA SKOUFALOS

Vice President

Morgan Stanley

PAMELA DANBUSKY

Owner

Dunkin'

ROBERT SALVATICO

Senior Vice President of Operations

Jaral Properties, Inc.

CRISTINA VITIELLO SHELDON

Owner

Cristina V. Jewelry

 
 

MEET THE YOUNG BOARD

CO-CHAIR

MORGAN SLADE

Director of Product Marketing and Brand

Reonomy

CO-CHAIR

NICOLE WHITE

Associate Director

WisdomTree Asset Management

BOARD MEMBERS

CASEY BLACK

Product Manager
Ticketmaster

JOHN BOISI

Doctor of Philosophy Candidate
Hofstra University

LYDIA BOISI

Program Manager, Office of the CEO
The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute

PETER BOISI

Associate Director

Truvvo Partners

ZACH BOISI

RVP, Account Management, East Coast

WalkMe

RYAN BUSER

Trade Specialist

BMO Capital Markets

GRACE FALLON

Investment Associate

Northern Trust Wealth Management

KATRINA GARRY

Student Affairs Administrator
Yale University

EVAN MARIE GROGAN

Associate, Marketing & Public Affairs

SIFMA

CHELSEA LANDON

Market Research

Google

CHRISTINE MALHAME

HR & Operations Manager
ShoreBridge Capital

MEGAN MCGURK

Sales Associate

WisdomTree Asset Management

PERRY POLAKOFF

Associate Director, Client Services Group

Group Nine Media

KYLIE STEVENS

Sales Analyst

WisdomTree Asset Management

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

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  • MENTOR New York awarded Silver Stevie Award for Organization of the Year – Government or Non-Profit– 10 or Less Employees

  • CEO Brenda Jimenez awarded Silver Stevie Award for Female Innovator of the Year – Government or Non-Profit –10 or Less Employees

  • CEO Brenda Jimenez awarded Silver Stevie Award for Woman of the Year - Government or Non-Profit

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  • CEO Brenda Jimenez awarded Bronze Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year – Government or Non-Profit –10 or Less Employees

  • CEO Brenda Jimenez awarded Bronze Stevie Award for Most Innovative Woman of the Year - Government or Non-Profit

Read the press releases for more information about the awards. 

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