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.

2023-2024 Board of Directors Contact Information

Shuba Maniram

Board Chair

College Advising Consultant
Heckscher Scholars Program

Cassie Magesis


Dean of Postsecondary Success
Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy

Beverly Santos


Director of College
Uncommon Collegiate Charter High School

Risa Dubow


Co-Founder + Post-Secondary Pathways Consultant

Grad Team Collective

Cindy Ling

Digital Content & Social Engagement

College Access Counselor
Double Discovery Center at Columbia University

Aaron Ray

Board Vice Chair

Director, Opportunity Program (HEOP/Hamilton Scholars)

Hamilton College


Mike Campanelli


School Counselor

Urban Assembly School for Green Careers

Ayinde Bennett

Policy & Advocacy

Postsecondary Access Manager

The Urban Assembly

Tiarah Vergara

Special Events

Student Success Director
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

Betty Chen


Deputy Director, Post-Secondary Access
East Harlem Tutorial Program

Briana Avery

Board Emeritus

Director of College

DREAM Charter High School

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