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Central Administrative Staff

Ronald E. Richter, Chief Executive Officer

Lorraine Stephens, Chief Operations Officer

Deborah Falk, Chief Program Officer

Charles M. Figliozzi, Chief Financial Officer

Elizabeth Fine, Chief Development and Communications Officer

Kenneth Shieh, Chief Strategy Officer

Ingrid Walker-Descartes, MD, MPH, MBA, Chief Medical Officer

Amiee Abusch, Senior Vice President, Foster Home Services and Prevention

Trevor M. John, Senior Vice President, Campus Services

Nilesh Patel, General Counsel

Christina Longden, MBA, BSN, BA, RN, Vice President of Clinical Operations

Gary Enriquez, Vice President, Finance

Yvette Pinkney, Vice President, Human Resources

Hilary Cramer Robinson, Director, Major Gifts




Ronald E. Richter
Chief Executive Officer

Ronald E. Richter has dedicated his career to serving at-risk children and families with compassion and respect. Driven by the belief that every child is unique and has the right to realize their full potential, Richter has fought tirelessly to bring life-changing therapeutic services, educational opportunities, and community-based supports to children and families in need across New York. A former Legal Aid attorney, New York City Family Court judge and Commissioner of New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), Mr. Richter has worked for three decades to create a more just child welfare system by placing the utmost value on the wellbeing of each child and family. Read more >