Justin Abisror

Communications AssociateVolunteer
He/Him
justin@helpNYC.co
Joined helpNYC in May 2021

Professional Affiliations

Long 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 Bolton

Board of DirectorsMember
They/Them
Joined helpNYC in October 2020

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Professional Affiliations

Pacific 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.


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Noam Brenner

Development AssociateVolunteer
He/Him
noam@helpNYC.co
Joined helpNYC in March 2021

Professional Affiliations

Repair the WorldVot-ERHunger Free AmericaGeorge Washington University

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-Charles

Communications AssociateVolunteer
She/Her
dameria@helpNYC.co
Joined helpNYC in May 2021

Professional Affiliations

Toastmasters 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

Advisory BoardMember and Volunteer
She/Her
Joined helpNYC in April 2021

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Professional Affiliations

Levey Consulting


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

Co-Founder & Co-ChairBoard of Directors
She/Her
charlotte@helpNYC.co
Joined helpNYC in November 2019

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Professional Affiliations

Fordham University

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 Nawaz

Communications AssociateVolunteer
She/Her
Joined helpNYC in May 2021


Professional Affiliations

Boston 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 Perry

Board of Directors MemberGovernance CommitteeChairperson
She/Her
Joined helpNYC in August 2020.

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Duke 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.


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J. RueMel Parkin

Executive Director
ChairBoard of Directors
He/They/Them
rue@helpNYC.co
Founded helpNYC in October 2018

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Professional Affiliations

New 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 an 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

Board of DirectorsTreasurer
He/Him
larry@helpNYC.co
Joined helpNYC in March 2021

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Professional Affiliations

Superior Officers Association Retired - NYPDUniversity of Phoenix

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.

Food Assistance Collective of New York (FAC-NY)

a community initiative of helpNYC | www.facny.org

Kathryn Graybill

Food Assistance Collective of New YorkCo-Chair
She/Her
Broadway CommunityBoard of Directors, developmentdevelopment@bpcnyc.org

Robin Klueber

Food Assistance Collective of New YorkCo-Chair
She/Her
Ascension Food PantryProgram Directorrklueber@ascensionchurchnyc.org