Advisory Board

External stakeholders committed to access and excellence in public higher education are vital members of the Guttman community. We value their expertise in Human Services, their contributions to the field, and their support for our Program of Study.

Guttman Human Services Advisory Board Members


  • Deborah Asirifi, The Fresh Air Fund, Director of Support
  • Nicola Blake, Ph.D., Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Guttman Community College
  • Courtney Carrera Ghatan, Deputy Division Director, Children’s Aid Society
  • Hannah Cook-Millson, Coordinator of Partnership for Inclusion, NYC Department of Social Services
  • Diana Delgado, M.S.W., Director, Senior Center Programs, Neighborhood SHOPP
  • Patricia Jean, Interim Director, Center for Career Preparation and Partnerships (CCPP)
  • Patricia Dempsey D.S.W., L.C.S.W.-R., B.C.D., Associate Professor and Director of the BSW Program, Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College, CUNY
  • Susannah DePalo, Vice President, ADHC Operations, Housing Works
  • Nancy Dessables, L.M.S.W., Fieldwork Coordinator, Guttman Community College
  • Maureen Doyle, Ph.D., Program Director, Human Services, Professor, Department of Health Sciences, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
  • Marcia Edwards, Ed.D., L.M.S.W., Department Chair and Professor of Human Services, Guttman Community College
  • Tara N. Gardner, Executive Director, Day Care Council of New York
  • David Garza, President & CEO, Henry Street Settlement
  • Nancy Genova, M.P.A., Director, Coordinating Prenatal Care Coalition, Grant and Program Development, BronxCare Health System (formerly Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center)
  • Lisa Hale Rose, D.S.W., Program Coordinator and Professor of Human Services, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), CUNY
  • Dr. Larry Johnson, Jr., President of Guttman Community College
  • Juline Koken, Ph.D., Program Director, Human Services, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
  • Molly Krakowski, Director of Legislative Affairs, Jewish Association Serving the Aged (JASA)
  • Nicole Kras, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Human Services, Guttman Community College
  • Susan Letteney, D.S.W., M.S.W., B.S., Professor of Social Work, School of Health Sciences and Professional Programs, York College, CUNY
  • Jose Lozano, Family Support Supervisor at Masa
  • Jemma Marens, M.S.W., Aging Services Coordinator, Isaacs Center
  • Carl Mazza, D.S.W., L.M.S.W., Department Chair and Associate Professor of Social Work, Lehman College, CUNY
  • Percelene McLaine, L.M.S.W., M.S.W., Director of Interim Field Education, Department of Social Work, Nyack College – Manhattan Campus
  • Lenny Moise, Director of Human Resources, Sinergia
  • Sala A. Oxford, C.A.S.A.C.-T., M.S. M.H.C., Community Outreach Case Manager, NORC Program, Jewish Association Serving the Aged (JASA) – Riverton Square
  • Farah Reynoso Penalo ’19, Guttman Alum, Human Services
  • Jemely Perez, Youth Peer Advocate and Guttman Alum, Human Services
  • Andrew J. Peters, M.S.W., Director of Social Work and Engagement at Educational Alliance
  • Rachel Samuel, Assistant Director of Student Support, Columba University School of Nursing
  • Paula Sigcho, Guttman Human Services Student
  • Anya Y. Spector, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., Associate Professor of Human Services, Guttman Community College
  • Katherine Stavrianopoulos, Ph.D., Department Chair and Associate Professor of Counseling and Human Services, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY