Our Board

Our Board of Directors are comprised of community leaders with expertise in a wide range of areas, including education, advocacy, media and design, finance, law, and development. Our Board Members are passionate, diverse, professionals from our community who align with The Art Effect’s mission of empowering youth and bringing about positive social change in our community.

Gaye Mallet, Board Chair
Human Resources Director, Adams Fairacre Farms

Dean Temple, President 
Creative Director, Drake Creative LLC

Shailee Johnson, Vice-Chair
Director of Development Research, Marist College Advancement Office

Richard DuVall, Esq., Treasurer
Attorney, McCabe & Mack LLP

Lorenzo Angelino, Esq., Secretary
Lawyer, Law Offices of Lorenzo L. Angelino

David Bloom, Retired Teacher
Diane Cicatello, MD, CareMount Medical
Sybil DelGaudio, Hofstra University
Dwayne Douglas, Marist College Liberty Partnership Program (LPP)
Michael DeCiutiis, Adams Fairacre Farms
Judy Elkin, LMSW, Grief Counselor
Gwen Green, JP Morgan Securities
Christopher Kroner, MASS Design Group
Kit Laybourne, Independent Media Advocate
Sharley McIver, The Institute for Family Health 
Karen Michel, NPR
Teresa Quinn, Vassar College/Retired
Loretta Spence, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Robert C. Watson Jr., Harvard Kennedy School

Harrison Brisbon-McKinnon, Youth Board Member
Aleria Gonzalez, Youth Board Member

Executive Director
Nicole Fenichel-Hewitt