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

New York State Unified Court System


Thomas Epes




Laura James

Global Community Relations Director


Alex Rabinovitch

Financial Regulation Agency



Alle RiesAlle Ries

Vice President
Community Reinvestment Group/New Jersey CRA Officer M&T Bank


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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