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Our Experts


Katherine Teets Grimm, MD
Medical Director

Christine Crowther
Executive Director

Edward Greenblatt, Ph.D.
Director of Therapeutic Services

Ayesha Marra
Director of Development
Sarah McNamara, LCSW
Senior Social Worker

Emily Friedman, LCSW

Mariel Ramirez, LMSW
Jennifer Grubman, LMSW

Tania Begum
Program Assistant

Board of Advisors

John Allen

Lilliam Barrios-Paoli
Chair of the Board
NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation

Eric Brettschneider
Deputy Commissioner
Coordination and Integration of Services
Administration for Children’s Services

The Honorable Michael A. Corriero
Executive Director and Founder
New York Center for Juvenile Justice

Angela Diaz, MD, PhD, MPH
Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center

Edward W. Hayes. Esq.

Daniel A. Nigro
New York City Fire Department

Marilyn Schiller, PhD.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Mel Schneiderman, PhD
Senior Vice President, Mental Health Services
The New York Foundling

Nancy Wackstein
Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships
Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service


When a child has been abused - physically, emotionally or sexually -
the most important first step is to
provide her or him with a safe, accepting environment. NYCC provides that secure haven in which to heal.

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It seems that hardly a week goes by without news of a trusted child care worker being arrested for child abuse.

How do you know your child is safe?
Here are some tips.

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NYCC is at the forefront of a number of educational projects focused on early intervention, prevention and treatment of child abuse.

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