Advisory Board

The Playworks New York/New Jersey Regional Advisory Board is a group of change-makers who believe in the power of play and are active ambassadors for Playworks. These playful professionals contribute their personal time to share the mission of Playworks: to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. We are so thankful for their support and work on our behalf.

Ami Bavishi (Board Chair)

Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications


Ralph Agovino

Mason Capital Management, LLC


Adam Bernacchio

RVP, Enterprise Corporate Sales


Christine Daly

Associate Director
New York Peace Institute


Sean Farrow

Public Defender
The Legal Aid Society


Thomas Epes




Nicole Gallagher

Director News Practices
ABC News



Laura James

Global Community Relations Director


Alex Rabinovitch

Vice President
Credit Suisse


Rick Nadeau

Owner & Managing Director
Nadeau Sports


Thomas Porter

Managing Director, M&A
Goldman Sachs


Shane Reid

Director, Customer Service Success
Reify Health


Jane Smith

Digital Communications Manager
Markle Foundation


Eileen Costello Verrall

Vice President of Marketing
Vornado Realty Trust

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