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Mayor's Advisory Boards

Youth Advisory Board

The Mayor's Youth Advisory Board consists of seven members charged with creating and recommending effective policies, programs and projects to further youth development in the City. 

Mayor's Liaison: Anthony M. Jakominic

Members of the Board: Brandon Neider, Chair; Brianna Noriega, Vice-Chair; Victoria Lepore, Secretary; Heba Jamal; Raymond Taylor; Elijah Washington and Nicholas Weaver

 

Hispanic Advisory Board

The Mayor's Hispanic Advisory Board consists of seven members who provide the City's growing Hispanic community with an official platform to discuss issues of importance. The board recommends policies to advance Hispanic community development in the city of Yonkers.

Mayor's Liaison: Melissa Goldberg

Members of the Board: Carmen Gomez-Goldberg, Chair; Edgar Santana, Vice Chair; Tony Carrizales, Secretary; Karla Diaz; Linda Bohan; Carlos Vargas and Grace Borrani.

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African American Advisory Board

The Mayor's African American Advisory Board consists of nine members tasked with reviewing City policies, recommending effective measures, and promoting community involvement to advance the African American community in Yonkers.

Mayor's Liaison: Dwanita M. Crosby

Members of the Board: Renee Milligan, Chair; Gene Johnson, Vice Chair; Kyetah Bryan, Secretary I; Karen Schullere, Secretary II; Elaine Morgan, Community Outreach Coordinator; Sandy Amoyaw; Diana Temple-Brown; Arthur Melendez, Jr. and Leroy Williams

LGBTQ+ Advisory Board

The Mayor's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ+) Advisory Board consists of eight members who are responsible for advocating for policies to advance Yonkers' LGBTQ+ community.

Mayor's Liaison: Robert Voorheis

Members of the Board: Angelique Piwinski and Anthony Nicodemo Co-Chairs; Renee Toback, Secretary; Eileen O’Connor, Jen Longley, Steve Cruz, Landon Cole and Stella Higgins; members at large.

Muslim American Advisory Council Board

The Mayor's Muslim American Advisory Council Board consists of six members who work with the Mayor and the City of Yonkers to recommend effective policies to eliminate discrimination and improve opportunities for Muslim Americans in Yonkers.

Members of the Board: Abdallah M. Makhlouf, Kinza Sarwer, Abdelelah Nofel, Jamil Yousef, Adam Adamu and Haifa Bint-Kadi.

Disability Advisory Board 

The Mayor’s Disability Advisory Board consists of five members who  work with the Mayor and City of Yonkers to assess the problems in the City of Yonkers  that present the greatest obstacles to equal rights, access and privileges of citizens with disabilities.

Mayor's Liaison: Gail Burns

Members of the Board: Gene Minkow, Chairman, Carole Conklin, John Moynihan, Pamela Dingee and Marcus Blacknall

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Women's Advisory Board

The Mayor’s Women's Advisory Board consists of seven members who work with the Mayor and City of Yonkers to recommend effective policies to eliminate discrimination and improve opportunities for the Women in Yonkers.

Mayor's Liaison: Rachel Kravitz

Members of the Board: Phyllis Fowlkes; Olivia Powell; Elena Goldberg-Velazquez;Josephine Ilarraza; Margaret Fountain Coleman; Alessandra Restiano and Mackenzie Forsber

Health Advisory Board

The Mayor’s Health Advisory Board consists of 14 members who  work with the Mayor and City of Yonkers to create and recommend effective policies, programs, and projects in the City of Yonkers with regards to the health and well-being of its residents.

Members of the Board: Dr. Ammir Rabadi, Co-Chair; Dr. Iyad Annabi, Co-Chair; Dr. Robert DeMatteo; Dr. Suzanne Greenidge; Dr. Randy Seewald; Dr. John C. Castanaro; Dr. Jose Lantin; Dr. Stephen Giuffrida;
Dr. Reeham Neshiwat; Dr. Nadem Sayegh; Dr. Lawrence Neshiwat;Dr. Sonia Velez; Dr. Majeed Samarneh