Staff & Leadership

CCC’s small professional staff works closely with each other, our Board of Directors, Advocacy Council, and professional colleagues, both inside and outside of government, to make New York City a better place to be a child.

Staff

Jennifer March, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Jennifer March became CCC’s Executive Director in 2007 after 15 years in the public sector including senior positions at the Finance Division of the New York City Council and guiding research and advocacy at CCC as the agency’s Associate Executive Dire …

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Stephanie Gendell, Esq.

Associate Executive Director, Policy and Advocacy

Stephanie Gendell supervises CCC’s Policy Associates and Government Relations work and manages CCC’s Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice portfolios. Stephanie often serves as an expert on children’s issues for the media, particularly in the fields of ch …

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Gregory Klemens

Associate Executive Director for Development, Marketing and New Media

Gregory Klemens oversees CCC’s fundraising, marketing and online activities. He attended Sarah Lawrence College and began working at CCC in 1992 as Development Assistant, became Director of Development in 1995 and Associate Executive Director in 2005. …

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Elysia Murphy

Associate Executive Director for Communications and Civic Engagement

Elysia Murphy is responsible for CCC’s communications and community engagement activities, including managing efforts to expand CCC’s presence in the media, web and social media and supervising staff managing the adult and youth Community Leadership Co …

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Apurva Mehrotra, MPA

Director of Research and Data Analysis

Apurva Mehrotra, as Director of Research and Data Analysis, leads the four-person data team in the production of various print and web-based products, and other data-driven tools to bolster CCC’s mission and advocacy efforts. In this role, he is respon …

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Julio Minaya

Director of Administration and Finance

Julio’s work encompasses managing the organization’s fiscal operations, human resources, office management, IT support, database management, and assisting with the coordination of CCC’s special events . He began working at CCC in 1993 as a student inte …

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Laura Jankstrom, LMSW

Director of Civic Engagement Programs

Laura Jankstrom is responsible for CCC’s civic engagement programs, which educate and mobilize New Yorkers around our priorities for children. These programs provide participants with information about public programs and policies and give them the too …

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David Mutton

Director of Institutional Giving

David is responsible for CCC’s foundation and corporate giving. Prior to CCC, he worked for nine years at The Moth, a non-profit arts organization, where he helped exponentially increase the organization’s contributed income streams and contributed to …


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Alice Bufkin, MPAff

Director of Policy for Child and Adolescent Health

Alice Bufkin manages CCC’s policy and advocacy work related to child and adolescent health. Her work focuses on improving outcomes for children in areas including mental health, school readiness, and young child and maternal health. Prior to joining CC …

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Marija Drobnjak, M.S.

Data Analyst

Marija Drobnjak is a member of CCC’s Research and Data team, responsible for maintaining and updating the Keeping Track Online tool and producing CCC’s biennial Keeping Track data report. In addition to these, she conducts data analysis and research on …

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Sophia Halkitis

Data Analyst

Sophia Halkitis is a member of CCC’s Research and Data team, and is primarily responsible for maintaining and updating the data in the Keeping Track Online tool. In conjunction with this work, she assists with CCC’s own data collection efforts. Sophia …

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Bijan Kimiagar, Ph.D.

Senior Associate for Community Based Research and Data Analysis

Bijan Kimiagar is responsible for CCC’s community data collection projects. These projects complement the Keeping Track data and elevate the voices of community members, service providers, and other experts, especially when public data are lacking. Bij …

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Elcoma Nichols

Office Assistant

Elcoma helps to keep CCC office running by answering phones, managing AV equipment, welcoming visitors to CCC and assisting on special events. Before joining CCC, he worked for Ronald McDonald House Charities as an Office Clerk. He is currently enrolle …

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Lorraine Tate

Executive Assistant and Board Liaison

Lorraine is responsible for managing the Board calendar, assisting the Executive Director with all communications, assisting with our Community Leadership Course, staffing CCC’s nominating committee, answering CCC’s phones, and keeping everyone at CCC …

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Elora Tocci

Senior Communications Associate for Public Affairs and Development

Elora Tocci helps manage and strengthen CCC’s communications and branding to raise the profile of CCC, individual engagement, and funds for CCC’s work.  She aims to ensure that the stories of CCC’s people and programs are told in authentic, impactful w …

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