Borough Based Councils

Borough Based Councils

CCSI is in a period of transitions we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. Please note all scheduled calendar meetings/trainings/events are cancelled until September 2022.  More information will follow in August 2022.

The Borough Based Councils (BBC) are monthly meetings for family members, youth and family service providers across all service systems to share information and resources, to identify local solutions to service delivery issues, be a place for family members and youth to bring their thoughts and concerns about child, youth and family services to the table, and to identify gaps in service and cross-systems issues that require problem-solving at the city or state level.


Bronx BBC


Gloria Alfinez: Parent and Family Advocate

Vacant Co-Chair position

Brooklyn BBC


Evelyn Pugh: Caregiver & Education & Mental Health Advocate

Selina LeBron: Community Outreach Specialist, New York Psychotherapy & Counseling Center

Camille Saunders: Parent Advocate, D75

Manhattan BBC


Nitaka Corprew: Juvenile Offender Specialist, Office of Children & Family Services

Anthony Otten: Senior Outreach Specialist, New York Psychotherapy & Counseling Center (NYPCC)

Queens BBC


Debbie Fraser, LMSW: Child and Family Specialist Manager, NYC Administration for Children’s Services, Division of Child Protection

Kathy Gardini: Program Manager at Episcopal Health Services, Inc.

Shamel Lawrence: Proud Black Father & Parent Leader

Staten Island BBC


Kit Allen: Parent and Family Advocate

Taj Ellis: Assistant Director, Mariners Harbor Cornerstone, United Activities Unlimited

Veronica Grant: Mental Health Advocate