Helpline 1-800-Children (244-5373)

Staff & Board of Directors


  • Manouska Archer, Training & Staff Development Specialist, HFNY
  • Wendi Brandow, Communications Coordinator
  • Ellen Butowsky, Training & Staff Development Associate Director, HFNY
  • Caroline Chant, Training & Staff Development Specialist, HFNY
  • Isabel DaSilva, Training & Workforce Development Specialist, HFNY
  • Brittany Enekes, Program Coordinator
  • Lisa Galatio, Training & Staff Development Specialist, HFNY
  • Timothy Hathaway, Executive Director
  • Fatima Horne, Training & Staff Development Specialist, HFNY
  • Erika Leveillee, Training & Staff Development Director, HFNY
  • Tiffany Mangual, Parent Helpline Coordinator
  • Tamae Memole, Program Development Director
  • Jenn O'Connor, Director of Policy and Advocacy
  • James Porter, Training & Staff Development Specialist, HFNY
  • Melody Tien, Program Coordinator
  • Tina Tison, Program Associate, HFNY
  • Stacy Wilson, Director of Finance and Human Resources

Office: 4 Global View, Troy, NY 12180
Phone: 518-880-3592 / 1-800-children; Fax: 518-880-3566


Board of Directors

Prevent Child Abuse New York is governed by a volunteer board of directors from across New York.



  • President: Dean Geesler, Albany, Senior Manager, KPMG
  • Acting Vice President: William Hayes, Cooperstown, (retired) Clinical Social Worker, Bassett Healthcare
  • Secretary: Pershia M. Wilkins, Albany, Director of Multicultural Initiatives & Assistant Director of Admissions, Albany Law School
  • Treasurer: Jennifer Quinn, Albany, Senior Product Manager, IHS


  • Zakhar Berkovich, Albany, Director of Undergraduate Student Services, University of Albany
  • Sandra Bunkley, Buffalo, (retired) Erie County DSS
  • Feride Castillo, Long Island, Co-Founder and Vice Chair, Empowerment Collaboration of Long Island
  • Dr. Vincent Palusci, New York, Professor of Pediatrics, NYU School of Medicine
  • Dr. Mel Schneiderman, Co-Founder and Director, The Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection
  • Gerald Wallace, Albany, NYS Kinship Navigator