NYCEAC_Steering CommitteeThe NYCEAC’s staff receives guidance from its Steering Committee, comprised of representatives from government agencies and non-profit organizations. Steering Committee members are involved with all aspects of NYCEAC’s development – determining structure and governance; establishing priorities and activities; drafting the mission, vision and core values statements; defining elder abuse for NYCEAC’s purposes; hiring staff; program planning, implementation and evaluation; pr/marketing; fund raising; and sustainability.

With considerable contributions of time, talent and expertise from these dedicated Steering Committee members, NYCEAC is able to improve the lives of older victims and make substantial contributions to the field of elder justice. To these wonderful people: Thank you.

Some members of NYCEAC’s Steering Committee: Seated (from left) – Lin Saberski, Liz Loewy, Donna Dougherty, Ken Onaitis; Standing (from left) – Modestine Rogers, Peter Cheng, Joy Solomon, Evelyn Laureano, Ronnie LoFaso, Jean Callahan, Sasha Greene, Randal Jeffrey, Risa Breckman, Pat Brownell, Diana Buckhantz, Ron Adelman, Robin Roberts

CaringKind – Matt Kudish
Archaeos – David Nelson Gimbel
Bronx County District Attorney’s Office – Ellen Kolodney
The Carter Burden Center for the Aging –  Michelle Galligan
LiveOn NY – Bobbie Sackman
CONNECT – Sally MacNichol
Geriatric Mental Health Alliance of NY – Kim Williams
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale  – Joy Solomon
Heights and Hills – Judy Willig
JASA – Donna Dougherty and Martha Pollack
Mount Sinai Hospital Elder Abuse Program – Fay S. Kahan
Neighborhood SHOPP – Evelyn Laureano
New York County District Attorney’s Office – Catherine Christian
New York-Presbyterian Hospital – Ron Adelman, Ronnie LoFaso and Tony Rosen
NYC Department for the Aging – Aurora Salamone
NYC Housing Authority – Modestine Rogers
NYC Human Resources Administration Adult Protective Services – Deborah Holt-Knight
New York Legal Assistance Group – Randal Jeffrey
Peter Cheng
Queens County District Attorney’s Office – Dianna Megias
Search and Care – Brian Kravitz
Service Program for Older People (SPOP) – Nancy Harvey
The Vladimir and Araxia Buckhantz Foundation – Diana Buckhantz
Weill Cornell Medical College’s Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology – Risa Breckman and Mark Lachs (NYCEAC staff to the Steering Committee)

The NYCEAC’s Steering Committee established the organization’s priorities and has successfully implemented those developed for Phase One.  NYCEAC’s leadership is now working to implement its Phase Two priorities.