Meet the Team

Our staff and board of directors enable YC to amplify youth voices.

Our Team


  • Betsy Cohen

    Executive Director

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  • Janill Briones-Lopez

    Director of Partnership Development

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  • Dr. Anne Desrosiers

    Curriculum Writer and Trainer

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  • Tara DeWorsop

    Managing Director of External Relations

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  • Kinyanna Evans

    Partnerships Manager

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  • Tim Fredrick, PhD

    Managing Director of Education Programs

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  • Janelle Greco

    Director of Training

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  • Keith Hefner

    Founder and Senior Advisor

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  • Samantha Lilienfeld

    Associate Director of Operations and Communications

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  • Cecilia Pou Jové

    Administrative Associate

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  • Jasmine Reid

    Senior Editor, YouthComm

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  • Virginia Vitzthum

    Editor

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  • Kudrat Wadhwa

    Senior Editor, Represent

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  • Anna Ziverts

    Director of Marketing

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Board Members


  • Leah Modigliani

    President

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  • Lourdes Rosado

    Vice President

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  • Troy Williams

    Treasurer

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  • Bob Ouimette

    Secretary

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  • Arlen Benjamin-Gomez

    Member

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  • Timothy Blair

    Member

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  • Henry Guttilla

    Member

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  • Nina Link

    Member

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  • Vivian Louie

    Member

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education trainers


  • Terrence Coffie

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  • Harmonie Coleman

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  • Dr. Anne Desrosiers

    Curriculum Writer and Trainer

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  • Lorena Estrella

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  • Ericka Medina

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  • Theo Phillips

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  • Raven Wilhelm

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Advisory Board


  • Michael Bailin

    Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (ret.)

  • Neil Barsky

    Marshall Project

  • Gordon Berlin

    MDRC

  • Ric Burns

    Filmmaker

  • Barry Ensminger

    Consultant

  • Bill Josephson

    Fried Frank (ret.)

  • Arthur Klebanoff

    RosettaBooks

  • Jonathan Kozol

    Author

  • Lee Kravitz

    Author

  • Peggy Farber

    Office of the New York State Attorney General

  • Barron (Buzz) Tenny

    Ford Foundation (ret.)

Work with us

Youth Communication’s mission is to elevate the voices and center the experiences of NYC teens. We are committed to a culture of inclusivity on every level of the organization. We welcome a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints; encourage initiative; and recognize the contributions of all our employees.