Manhattan's Only Therapeutic College Prep Independent School

Administration, Faculty and Staff


Administration

Robert Cunningham, MSEd – Executive Director
Chris Ongaro, MA – Head of School
Carl Pozzi, MBA – Chief Financial and Operating Officer
Lana Farina, PsyD – Clinical Director
Joe Surak, MSW – Director of Admissions
Jerry Pavlon-Blum, MAEd – Director of External Affairs and Program Innovation

Faculty

Michelin Aboukasm, Ed.M. – Yoga, Health, and Wellness Teacher
Nicholas Alexandrakos, MSEd – Athletic Director, PE Teacher
Jake Appleman, BA – Writing Teacher
Daniel Aulbach-Sidibe, MA, MS – Math Teacher
Shaun Fletcher, MAT – Science Teacher
Jacob Friedman, MA – History Teacher
Sam Goodman, MFA – English Teacher
Brian Gutiérrez, MFA – Media Specialist Teacher
Russell Kenner, MS, MSEd – Math and Science Teacher
Sabika Khan, BS – Science and Math Teacher
Judith Mack MSEd, MSW – Learning Specialist
Vernon Manzini-Shimwell, MA – English Teacher
Rebecca Margolies, MA – English Teacher
Heidi Olson, MS, MBA – Math Teacher
Olivia Pratt Wilmerding, BFA – Art Teacher
Jose Sanchez, MA – History Teacher
Jaclyn Silvestri, MA – Performing Arts Teacher

Staff

Maria Safia Begum, BA – Admissions Associate
Caroline Carew – Office Manager
Easton Gaines, M.S.Ed. – Psychology Intern
Miriam Ghirmay, Ph.D. – School Psychologist
Efrain Martinez – Maintenance
Mary McGaughan, PsyD – School Psychologist
Kim Nguyen, PsyD – School Psychologist
David Rodriguez – Maintenance Supervisor
Kim Rozanski, MSEd – Curriculum Coordinator
Laurie M. Scherer, PsyD – School Psychologist
Amy Shalita, MA – College Counselor
Douglas Stewart – Business Office Assistant
Adam Van Auken, MEd – Technology Coordinator
Jose Vilas – Maintenance
Ben Weeks, BS – Administrative Assistant