Borough Based Councils

Borough Based Councils

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.

COUNCILS

Bronx BBC

Co-Chairs:

Gloria Alfinez
Family/Parent Advocate

Jonathan Reyes

Community Engagement Coordinator at New York Psychotherapy & Counseling Center

Brooklyn BBC

Co-Chairs:

Evelyn Pugh
Family/Parent Advocate

Selina LeBron
Community Outreach Specialist at New York Psychotherapy & Counseling Center

Camille Saunders
Family/Parent Advocate

Manhattan BBC

Co-Chairs:

Anthony Otten
Senior Outreach Specialist at New York Psychotherapy & Counseling Center

Louise Burwell

Family/Parent Advocate

Queens BBC

Co-Chairs:

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
Family/Parent Advocate

Staten Island BBC

Co-Chairs:

Kit Allen
Family/Parent Advocate

Veronica Grant
Family/Parent Advocate

Renee Roper

Family/Parent Advocate