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Our Staff

Sonia Ossorio
Executive Director

Sonia leads WJN with unwavering commitment to the women and girls of New York.

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Jean Bucaria
Deputy Director

Jean drives our advocacy, communications and public education.

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Jane Manning
Director of Advocacy

Jane leads our direct services advocating for women in the criminal justice system.

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May Nazareno
Development Manager

May leads our fundraising and development efforts.

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Shannon Lowrie
Executive Assistant

Shannon provides executive support and manages the day-to-day running of the office.

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Our Executive Team

Rebecca Rafelson
Board Chair

Phyllis Dent
Board Treasurer

Arthur Lundquist
Board Secretary

Kim Gerstman
Board Member

Eric Alterman
Board Member

Judi Polson
Board Member

Meaghan Carey
Board Member


Our Fellows

Alexis Donovan
Columbia University
School of Social Work

Alexis Mills
Columbia University
School of Social Work