Womankind Appointed to Mayor’s Nonprofit and Social Services Sector Advisory Council

On May 8, 2020, NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio appointed Womankind to the newly created Nonprofit and Social Services Sector Advisory Council to shape the city's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CEO Niketa Sheth is honored to serve alongside many key leaders on this Advisory Council to inform guidance and strategy on the re-opening of NYC. We plan to bring our expertise working with Asian communities to ensure the City meets the needs of survivors of gender-based violence and immigrants—two groups we serve that have been greatly affected by this pandemic.

Read the complete press release from the Mayor's Office here.

Mayor de Blasio Appoints Members to Sector Advisory Councils

May 8, 2020

NEW YORK – Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed members to the following Sector Advisory Councils: Non-Profit and Social Services, Public Health and Healthcare, Faith-based, Construction and Real Estate, Education, and Surface Transportation. This is in addition to the Sector Advisory Councils on Labor and Workforce; Large Business; Small Business; and Arts, Culture, and Entertainment. Sector Advisory Councils will inform the Administration's efforts to restart the economy and city life. The councils will serve as critical links to disseminate information about re-opening and provide guidance to shape the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“These councils will provide real world guidance to ensure our plans to reopen the city make sense and keep people safe. We are facing an unprecedented crisis, but by working together, we will come out stronger than before,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Non-Profit and Social Services Sector Advisory Council

  1. Raja Abdulhaq, Islamic Leadership Council
  2. LaShawn Allen Muhammad, Central Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation
  3. Jo Ann Yoo, Asian American Federation
  4. Donna Colonna, Services for the Underserved
  5. Sharon Content, Children of Promise
  6. Joel Copperman, CASES
  7. Hazel Dukes, NAACP
  8. Thelma Dye PhD, Northside Center
  9. Regina Estela, Independence Care System
  10. Nat Fields, Urban Resource Institute (URI)
  11. Beth Finkel, AARP
  12. David Garza, Henry Street Settlement
  13. Eric Goldstein, UJA Federation
  14. David Greenfield, Met Council on Jewish Poverty
  15. Bob Greenstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)
  16. Laurie Hanin, Center for Hearing and Communication
  17. Wayne Ho, Chinese-American Planning Council
  18. Tom Kamber, Older Adults Technology Services (OATS)
  19. Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of NY
  20. Jeremy Kohomban PhD, Children’s Village/Harlem Dowling
  21. Keith Little, SCO Family of Services/Center for Family Life in Sunset Park
  22. Elizabeth McCarthy, Sheltering Arms
  23. Wendy McClinton, Black Vets for Social Justice
  24. Frankie Miranda, Hispanic Federation
  25. Haydee Morales, Casita Maria
  26. John Park, Minkwon
  27. Fr. Patrick Keating, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Brooklyn
  28. Michael Polenberg, Downstate Victims Coalition
  29. Juan Ramos, Los Sures/ Southside United
  30. Alex Roque, Ali Forney Center
  31. Denise Rosario, Coalition for Hispanic Family Services
  32. Muzzy Rosenblatt, Bowery Residence Committee (BRC)
  33. Annetta Seecharran, Chhaya CDC
  34. Frederick Shack, Urban Pathways
  35. Beth Shapiro, Citymeals on Wheels
  36. Niketa Sheth, Womankind
  37. Scott Short, RiseBoro Community Partnership
  38. Prabhu Sigamani, ROC United
  39. Joanne Smith, Girls for Gender Equity
  40. Rev. Terry Troia, Project Hospitality
  41. Glennda Testone, LGBT Community Center
  42. Eileen Torres, BronxWorks
  43. Colvin W. Grannum, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
  44. Michelle Yanche, Good Shepherd Services