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.


Laura James (Board Chair)

Global Community Relations Director


Ami Bavishi

Director, Investor Relations
Aerie Pharmaceuticals


Adam Bernacchio

RVP, Enterprise Corporate Sales


Christine Daly

Associate Director
New York Peace Institute


Steven Davis

Fitness Venture


Thomas Epes

Area Vice President of Sales


Nicole Gallagher

Director News Practices
ABC News


Benjamin Gorelick

Vice President General Counsel
Werber Real Estate


Rick Nadeau

VP, Social Impact & Fan Engagement
New York Rangers at MSG Sports


Thomas Porter

Director, Merger & Acquisitions
Barclays Capital


Shane Reid

VP, Customer Success


Jane Smith

Digital Communications Manager
Markle Foundation


Paul Teti

Sr. Vice President
Columbia Property Trust



* Non-voting members of the board


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