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About Encore

Board of Directors & Management

Board of Directors

  • Ellen Dunn – Chair
    Sidley Austin LLP
  • Cheryl Benoit
    Mizuho Americas
  • Dana Chang
  • Danny Dang
    Esco Pharmacy
  • Mark Epstein
    Retired Insurance Executive
  • Sr. Lillian McNamara
    Retired, Encore Community Services
  • Kendall Messick
    Fidelity Investments
  • Mark Nevins
    Nevins Consulting, Inc.
  • Lori Raimondo
    Producer of Documentary Programming & Marketing Consultant
  • Craig Skiptunis
    Management Consultant
  • Alexandra Sorrentino
    BNP Paribas

For inquiries, send correspondence to board@encorenyc.org or to ATTN: Encore Board of Directors, 350A West 49th St., New York, NY 10019.

Administration and Finance

Telephone: 646-726-4299 |  Fax: 646-719-1691

  • Jeremy L. Kaplan, Executive Director
  • Judith Castillo, Chief Operating Officer
  • Sandra Christian, Chief Program Officer
  • Kenneth Cox, Chief of Strategic Philanthropy
  • Rosemarie Pinks, Director of Finance
  • Valerie Perez, Director of Human Resources
  • Michael Walter, Director of Special Initiatives

Aging Through The Arts

Telephone: 212-581-2910 | Fax: 212-664-8628 | General Information: ext. 1100 & ext. 1127

• Jennifer Asquino, Director of Encore’s Aging Through Arts Older Adult Center
• Stacey Lee, Director of Programming for Older Adult Centers
• Andy Marcellin, Culinary Services Manager

Home Delivered Meals Program

Telephone: 212-581-2910 | Fax: 212-664-8628

• Melissa Astor, Home Delivered Meals Director

Encore 49 Residence

Telephone: 212-246-0880 Fax: 212-541-7697

• Raven Graves, Senior Director of Community Aging and Residential Services

LifeLong Learning Center

Telephone: 212-991-3727 | Fax: 212-991-6722

• Anita Acevedo, Assistant Director, LifeLong Learning Center

Stephanie Rivera, Case Worker/Shop & Escort/Food Stamp Coordinator, ext. 123

Mission Statement

The mission of Encore Community Services is to provide care and service to the elderly of the Clinton/Times Square/Midtown communities, and to any elderly person who comes to us; to assist those who are vulnerable and frail, poor and homeless, homebound and lonely, frequently desperate, most often ignored; to help them with their daily needs that they might live as independently as possible, with dignity and decency, in a non-institutional manner, in a safe and caring environment. We believe we are all part of the human family and have an obligation to love one another. By nurturing, respecting and enabling, Encore hopes to improve the quality of an older person’s life, in an approach that emanates from the core of Encore’s commitment: we believe that what we do comes from the heart, and the heart is the center of all.