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Built by Dreamers in New York City

The Leadership Program has deep roots in New York City, and our people embody its hope, diversity and transformative culture. Here, members of The Leadership Program have taught in classrooms, worked with young people in the community and chased their own dreams of art, music, theater and film.

Actor Ted Otis and our other founders envisioned The Leadership Program on a walk through Central Park. From the start, they’ve had two goals: to teach educators to use NYC’s cultural institutions and communities as an educational resource, and to provide effective leadership training in both educational and greater social contexts.

We’re a women-owned business that celebrates diversity and differences. We believe in curiosity, open-mindedness and lifelong learning. We apply those beliefs to our methodology in the classroom and the boardroom to inspire and invigorate schools, communities and businesses.

Our mission is to teach, and our programs are designed to engage your students, teachers or employees and create a transformative experience that empowers them to become the best leaders they can be.

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Programs Pressure-Tested in Our Communities and Our Offices

We’re not just consultants. We’re former teachers and current business leaders who understand exactly what it’s like to manage a department of 40 employees or a classroom of 30 energetic students.

We test our programs in-house before we bring them to you. Our office is a leadership lab: Any workshops we use in schools, communities or businesses, we’ve already fine-tuned with our own staff.

Your challenges are our challenges, but we also know that leadership training and team-building workshops are most effective when they’re specific to the organization experiencing them. Because of our experience leading classrooms and boardrooms, we’re able to dial into your unique needs and tailor our programs accordingly.

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Our Core Values

These 10 core values guide our decisions, our interactions and our programming. As individuals and as a team, we strive to:

1. Forge the path. Enjoy the journey.

2. Lead, learn and lead again.

3. Foster an inclusive community through communication, connection and common purpose.

4. Cultivate passion, creativity, joy and a sense of adventure.

5. Respond to challenges and celebrate successes.

6. Create opportunities, embrace change and support growth.

7. Pursue and encourage achievement in every act.

8. Make it, measure it, maintain it and move it forward.

9. Commit to finding strategic and extraordinary solutions.

10. Contribute to positive change.

Our Administrative Staff

Ana

Ana Zaldarriaga

Senior Director of Employee Development

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Blonka Winkfield

SVP of Development and Expansion

Carla

Carla Gomilla

Senior Manager of Data Systems

Christine

Christine Courtney

President

Dani

Dani Ortiz

Field Supervisor

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Elaine Porcher

Senior Director of Business Development

Eliana

Eliana Bourdier

Community School Director

Erika

Erika Petrelli

Senior Vice President of Leadership Development

Erin

Erin Finley

Community School Director

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Greg Loewer, Jr.

Community School Director

Greg

Greg Shamie

Director of Staff Development

Jacqueline

Jacqueline De La Cruz

Community School Director

Jazmine-Dugall

Jazmine Dugall

Administrative Manager

Jenny

Jenny Greeman

Program Director

josh

Joshua Rosenbaum

Community School Director

Leopold

Leopold Murphy

Program Manager

Lisa-Donlan

Lisa Donlan

Community School Director

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Lucille Rivin

Senior Director, Curriculum and Resource Development

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Matt Flynt

Program Director

Meaghan

Meaghan Cross

Program Manager

Melissa

Melissa Alameda - Davila

Field Supervisor

Menelik

Menelik Goodwin

Community School Director

Mira

Mira Gandy

Community School Director

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Nadley Reid

Marketing Coordinator

nikki

Nikki Mitchell

Accounting Manager

patricia

Patricia Williams

Community School Director

Preston

Preston Graham

Community School Director

Ravan

Ravan McKeithan

Program Coordinator

Ray

Ray Vicencio

Controller

SamS

Sam Sheppard-Gonzales

Community School Director

Saraevelyn Lowitz

Saraevelyn Lowitz

Community School Director

Shani

Shani Long-Boxill

Community School Director

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Sofia Minenko

Community School Director

Suzannne

Suzanne Otis

Chairperson

Tatiana

Tatiana Dominguez

Vice President of Operations

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Tom Armstrong

Director of Programming

Wendell

Wendell Ramsey

Senior Director, School and Community Partnerships

Whitney

Whitney Arnold

Program Coordinator

Yindy

Yindy Beckim

Vice President of Programming

Leaders Are Always Learning

At The Leadership Program, we want our staff to continue to learn, grow and connect. Our employees receive 40 hours of training a year – in the fun, innovative and engaging style we bring to schools, communities and businesses.

 

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