Membership. Access. Success.

CACNY’s Board of Directors are members who voluntarily serve the organization with their time and expertise to oversee the business of our nonprofit membership corporation. Working closely with CACNY's committees and staying in tuned to our members' needs, the Board is focused on carrying out the aims and mission of the organization and its membership.


Board members are elected to their posts by CACNY's membership. Each service term as an officer of the corporation is two years. Board of Director members may run for a second term, should an additional term be sought. No Board of Directors member may serve more than two consecutive terms.

The Board of Directors meets monthly and manages a variety of activities. These include organizing monthly networking meetings, cultivating new members, collecting dues, managing the CACNY website, overseeing CACNY working committees, and most of all, engaging with the membership.

2022-2023 Board of Directors Contact Information

Briana Avery

Board Chair

Director of College

DREAM Charter High School

Shuba Maniram


Manager of Postsecondary Programs and Partnerships

New Settlement's College Access Center

Betty Chen


Manager of Post-Secondary Pathways

East Harlem Tutorial Program

Leticia Vasquez


Assistant Director, Upward Bound

The Double Discovery Center, Columbia University

Ayinde Bennett

Policy & Advocacy

Postsecondary Access Manager

The Urban Assembly

Aaron Ray

Board Vice Chair

Director of the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)

Hamilton College

Mark Sanders


Strategic Recruitment Coordinator - Office of Opportunity Programs

The State University of New York

Risa Dubow


Consultant, Co-Founder

Grad Team Collective

Joseph Wilson II

Special Events

College Retention Specialist

Red Hook Initiative

Sharae Brown

Digital Content & Social Engagement

Director of Post Secondary Success

NYC Outward Bound Schools

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