Saroya Friedman-Gonzalez

Position: Executive Director
I joined the NYFC team in March 2016, and serve as the Executive Director. Before joining NYFC, I worked for a number of nonprofit organizations including the National Urban League, Seedco, and the United Nations Population Fund in Mexico City. In addition to my work at NYFC, I’m an Adjunct Lecturer at Columbia University School of Social Work where I teach about promoting and retaining diversity in the workplace. I received my MPA and MSW from Columbia University and my Bachelor of Science from Skidmore College. [email protected]

Saroya Friedman-Gonzalez

Executive Director

I joined the NYFC team in March 2016, and serve...

Yeymi Hoffmans

Position: Senior Director of Finance and Administration

I joined NYFC in September 2016. As Senior Director of Finance and Administration, I’m responsible for the overall financial management of the organization, including establishing financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems. Before joining NYFC, I worked for over 15 years in the fiscal management space, including as VP of Budgets and Grants of the National Urban League. I received my MBA from Long Island University and my BA from Bernard Baruch College.

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Yeymi Hoffmans

Senior Director of Finance and Administration

I joined NYFC in September 2016. As Senior Director of...

Ellen Ampofo

Position: Director of Programs

I joined NYFC in February 2020. As Director of Programs, I’m responsible for providing day-to-day oversight of NYFC Signature Programs and leads program planning and implementation for pilot initiatives. Before joining NYFC, I worked for over 14 years in the field of higher education and youth development. This included a position as Director of Edgies Teen Center and College Prep Program at Educational Alliance, and as the Youth Academic Advisor here at NYFC and at SUNY Buffalo State. I received my BSc in Social Work and my MSc in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from SUNY Buffalo State.

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Ellen Ampofo

Director of Programs

I joined NYFC in February 2020. As Director of Programs,...

DeVon Nolt

Position: Senior Director of Communications, Development, and Grants

I joined NYFC in August 2021. As Senior Director of Communications, Development, and Grants, I oversee communications and marketing, fundraising, and grants administration. Before joining NYFC, I worked for more than 15 years in a variety of communications-focused positions, including at the National Urban League, at a small arts education nonprofit, and at a legal newswire. I received my BA from Yale University.

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DeVon Nolt

Senior Director of Communications, Development, and Grants

I joined NYFC in August 2021. As Senior Director of...

Joi Campbell

Position: Manager of Youth Programs

I joined NYFC in October 2018. As Manager of Youth Programs, I’m responsible for providing direct support to the recipients of NYFC’s signature programs. Before joining NYFC, I worked for over 13 years with New York City youth and young adults from at-risk communities, including as Life Coach Program Director at Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School. I received my BA in Psychology and my MS in Mental Health Counseling from Pace University.

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Joi Campbell

Manager of Youth Programs

I joined NYFC in October 2018. As Manager of Youth...

Seline Surita-Seda

Position: Youth Coordinator

I joined NYFC in June 2021. As the Youth Coordinator, I am responsible for providing assistance to our Alumni and Leadership Team members. Prior to joining NYFC, I gained experience through several foster care youth development programs and held a position as a grief counselor, where I advocated for youth and parental figures. I received my BS in Criminal Justice with a double minor in both Psychology and Counseling from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

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Seline Surita-Seda

Youth Coordinator

I joined NYFC in June 2021. As the Youth Coordinator,...

Dylan Larson-Harsch

Position: Development Associate

I joined NYFC in 2021. In my role as Development Associate, I identify new sources of funding, prepare grant proposals, track donor information, create marketing materials, and maintain the organization social media and website. Before coming to NYFC, I worked in journalism, publishing, and education. I graduated from Carleton College with a Bachelors in English in 2019.

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Dylan Larson-Harsch

Development Associate

I joined NYFC in 2021. In my role as Development...

Natille Nicholls

Position: Finance and Administrative Associate

I joined NYFC in November 2021 as Finance and Administrative Associate.  In my role, I am responsible for assisting in financial and administrative functions in the Finance Department.  Prior to joining NYFC, I worked with Wunderman Thompson as client Accounting/Finance Coordinator for 15 years.  I received my BA in Accounting from Brooklyn College.

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Natille Nicholls

Finance and Administrative Associate

I joined NYFC in November 2021 as Finance and Administrative...

Liandra Tonge

Position: Youth Counselor

I joined New Yorkers for Children in December 2021. As the Youth Counselor, I am responsible for providing direct holistic mental health support in both individual and group settings to the past and present NYFC signature program recipients. Prior to working for NYFC, I worked at Graham Windham for 7 years where I assisted youth who were in foster care or who aged out of foster care achieve their educational/vocational goals. I received my Bachelor of Science in Human Services at The University of Bridgeport (’13) and my Master of Social Work at The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College (’19).

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Liandra Tonge

Youth Counselor

I joined New Yorkers for Children in December 2021. As...

Jason Arroyo

Position: Program Associate

I joined NYFC in 2022. In my role as Program Associate, I assist with several aspects of program implementation, including data tracking, drafting proposals and reports, and providing technical assistance to subgrantees. Before NYFC, I worked at a non-profit that provided guidance and mentoring for students from underprivileged schools. I graduated from Yale University in 2021 with a BA in Sociology.

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Jason Arroyo

Program Associate

I joined NYFC in 2022. In my role as Program...

Katelin Faherty

Position: Development VISTA

I joined NYFC in July 2022 through the Americorps VISTA program. In my role, I help provide support to the development team in their marketing, communications, and grant writing efforts. Prior to serving at New Yorkers for Children I worked in sales and marketing, and interned for the International Center for Research on Women and the New York State Senate. I graduated from the University of Alabama in 2021 with a BA in Political Science and International Studies, minoring in Spanish and Liberal Arts.

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Katelin Faherty

Development VISTA

I joined NYFC in July 2022 through the Americorps VISTA...