Justin AbisrorCommunications AssociateVolunteer
Joined helpNYC in May 2021
Professional AffiliationsLong Island University - Post
Justin is a dedicated college student based in Long Island, NY. He strives to help as many people as he can in both his personal and professional life. From experience working with the elderly population and food delivery, Justin is always searching for new ways to lend a helping hand. Currently studying business at LIU Post, he would like to help smaller companies thrive in the best way possible. In his free time, Justin is always trying to be productive and creative. From creating music projects to helping neighbors and friends with tasks, he tries to give back to society in numerous ways.
Philip BoltonBoard of DirectorsMember Joined helpNYC in October 2020
Professional AffiliationsPacific Conservatory of the Performing ArtsUptown WagonsUpper Manhattan Mutual AidThe West Harlem Development CorporationGlobal Strategy GroupHBOMicrosoft
Philip is a Seattle native, but a New Yorker at heart. He comes to helpNYC with a philanthropic fire to help change the way our communities view and manage homelessness while working to address the underlying causes that lead to people experiencing homelessness in their lives.
He has worked with the Upper Manhattan Mutual Aid, The West Harlem Development Corporation and is a founding member of Uptown Wagons, a group of community members that does a weekly late-night food and PPE distribution to people experiencing homelessness in Harlem.
Noam Brenner is a social justice advocate based in Montclair NJ, and recent graduate of the George Washington University. After graduating, he worked on voter registration and civic engagement as a Pressman Social Action Intern and as a project manager at Vot-ER. Wanting to help those in need suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic, he began volunteering as a researcher for Hunger Free America. From his experience at Hunger Free America and helpNYC, Noam has become passionate about social policy and food justice and will soon start a two year service fellowship in Brooklyn with Repair the World.
Dameria Hutabarat-CharlesCommunications AssociateVolunteer
Joined helpNYC in May 2021
Professional AffiliationsToastmasters InternationalSingapore Tourism BoardNOW!JakartaCosmopolitan Indonesia -pastGaneca ExactPace UniversityUniversity of North Sumatra
Dameria Hutabarat-Charles worked in marketing for tourism and lifestyle journalism. She has worked for various companies including Singapore Tourism Board and Cosmopolitan Indonesia. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with two concentrations: Database Marketing and E-Business & New Media from Pace University, New York, and a master’s degree in Communication Science from University of North Sumatra, North Sumatra.
She lives in New York City and spends her time volunteering, being part of a Toastmasters Club and taking certifications in social media, Entrepreneurship, and English. She loves dogs, traveling, learning about history and culture, and doing sports. Her life goal is to live an impactful life.
Jill Levey is the Principal of Levey Consulting, founded in 2000, which provides top-notch grant-proposal writing and research services.
Jill has worked in the nonprofit sector since 1992. She has worked with clients in a variety of fields including education, youth development, health, human service, disability, arts, infant safety, and therapeutic horsemanship.
Charlotte Masters is a dedicated public health professional based in Brooklyn, New York. She is pursuing a Master of Social Work from Fordham University, following a BBA in International Business from The American Business School of Paris in France. Following experience in a client facing role with the homeless population, Charlotte hopes to direct her diverse educational and professional background to providing more robust options for those in need.
Tahreem NawazCommunications AssociateVolunteer
Joined helpNYC in May 2021
Professional AffiliationsBoston University
Tahreem is a sophomore at Boston University studying biology. She is passionate about helping people and organizing resources for those in need. She has volunteered for the Red Cross throughout her four years of high school, which has helped her realize the different ways she can connect with communities to make big differences. Tahreem hopes to work with the Communications Team in order to make New York a more welcoming city.
Reverend Cassandra PerryBoard of Directors MemberGovernance CommitteeChairperson
Joined helpNYC in August 2020.
Professional AffiliationsDuke UniversityNew York Theological SeminaryGarvin School of International Management163rd Street Improvement Council, Executive DirectorNeighborhood Preservation Coalition, Board MemberWilliams Institutional CME Church, Associate Pastor
The Reverend Cassandra G. Perry is the Executive Director of the 163rd Street Improvement Council. She also serves as Associate Pastor of the Williams Institutional CME Church, and is an Adjunct Professor at New York Theological Seminary. After studying in Spain and at the University of Oxford in England, she graduated from Duke University as an Angier B. Duke Scholar. She earned an MBA in International Marketing from the Garvin School of International Management in Glendale, AZ; then worked in the private sector for companies such as Honeywell, Pfizer, and Goldman-Sachs.
J. RueMel Parkin, NYCPS-PCo-Founder & ChairBoard of Directorsrue@helpNYC.co
Founded helpNYC in October 2018
Professional AffiliationsNew York Peer Specialist BoardNational Youth Advocacy Coalition, Former CouncilorMental Health AmericaNYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Peer and CHW Workforce Consortium
Rue has served on the boards and councils of charities and advocacy organizations such as the National Youth Advocacy Coalition, National Youth Pride Network, Outright of Maine, Southern Maine Pride, Folsom Street East, and Capital Area AIDS Network. They have also served on advisory committees and was a community advisor for the City of New York: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. They are a credentialed New York State Peer Specialist with experience in crisis intervention, peer bridging, overdose intervention, and peer counseling. Rue holds a NYSPS-P with extensive training in Intentional Peer Support. Before their mental health and community organizing in New York City, Rue spent over twenty years as a union stage manager working for companies such as the Macy’s Parade and Entertainment Group, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Broadway Green Alliance, Walt Disney Entertainment, Busch Gardens and Seaworld Adventure Parks. They also toured with several theatrical, dance, and musical artists on major tours. Rue grew up in Maine and now calls New York City home.
Larry Sartorius spent forty years in the financial sector and did fundraising for the HIV/AIDS Community. Since retiring Larry has spent time with his Dad and Mother being their caretaker. Larry joins helpNYC to help New Yorkers in need.