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.

2021-2022 Board of Directors Contact Information:

Robyn German Phillips

Board Chair

Deputy Director of Postsecondary Access

The Urban Assembly, Inc.

Aaron Ray


Director of the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)

Hamilton College

Betty Chen


Manager of Post-Secondary Pathways

East Harlem Tutorial Program

Shuba Maniram


College Advisor

New Settlement's College Access Center

Nicola Fennel

Policy & Advocacy

Director of College Access


Jimmy Suarez


Director of Planning and Program Development

Office of Undergraduate Admissions, New York University

Briana Avery

Board Vice Chair

Director of College

DREAM Charter High School

Sharae Brown


College Completion Specialist & Alumni Affairs Manager

CUNY Early College Initiative

Joseph Wilson II


College Retention Specialist

Red Hook Initiative

Leticia Vasquez


Assistant Director, Upward Bound

The Double Discovery Center, Columbia University

Michael Gordon



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