Staff & Board of Directors Staff

Office: 4 Global View, Troy, NY 12180
Phone: 518-880-3592 / 1-800-CHILDREN (244-5373); Fax: 518-880-3566


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





  • Gilberto G. Cruz, Cheektowaga, Disabilities Determinations, Office of Temporary Disability Assistance

  • Svetlana Derevenets, Utica, Manager, The Center--Refugee Services

  • Joy Farina FoskettManhattan, Director, NY Preschool

  • Pam Kelly, Waterford, (retired) NYS Office of Children and Family Services

  • Paige Pierce, Albany, Executive Director, Families Together NYS

  • Dr. Mel Schneiderman, Co-Founder and Director, The Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection

  • Deborah B. Vilas, New York, Consultant, Faculty Advisor & Instructor, Bank Street College

  • David Younis, Rochester, Director of Financial Services, Partner, Certified Financial Planner, Allied Financial Partners