The Kennedy Children's Center is led  by a talented group of professionals who bring years of experience in education and nonprofit management to our agency – as well as a passion to help young children and their families.

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I’ve always been drawn to children with special needs. I had a bunch of stuffed animals when I was a kid, and I’d sit them in rows and pretend to be their teacher. There was one bear named Moscow who had a broken eye and ripped ear, and I’d always make sure that the other animals were especially nice to him. So I knew early on that I wanted to be a special education teacher.
— Jeanne Alter, Executive Director in her interview with Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York

Jeanne Alter - Executive Director

Kristy Chau - Education Director: Manhattan

Carolyn Cleveland - Director of Operations and Communications

Tristan Dulangon - Director of Clinical Services: OT/PT

Geraldo Feliciano - Education Director: Bronx

Khadija Grant - Curriculum Director

Nancy Hirsch - Director of Family Services

Brigid McCrory - Curriculum Director

Mary McKillop - Associate Executive Director

Victorio Milian - Human Resources Consultant

Bhupendra Shah - Director of Finance

Joe Spanberger - Director of Information Technologies (IT)



The Board of Directors is comprised of an active group of volunteers who provide their time and talents to oversee the work of the Kennedy Children's Center. The Board’s responsibilities include determining KCC’s mission and purposes, developing agency resources, assessing the agency's management, and advancing KCC’s public image and standing.

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It is an honor and a privilege to act as Chair to one of the first special education schools in the country. Sixty years after its establishment, the Kennedy Children’s Center remains at the top of the field in early childhood special education.
— Michael O'Conor, Chairman of the Board

Michael O'Conor, Chair

Ju Nie Thong, Vice-Chair

Kenneth Lohsen, Treasurer

Melissa Salerno, Secretary

Randolph Amengual

Joseph Gannon

John Gibbons

Adam Goldstein

Andrew Kraus

Catherine Lenihan

Lawrence F. McGovern

Clara Ornes

Michael O'Shaughnessy

Dr. Pola Rosen

Peter Shea

Madalena N. Sheehan-Clausen

The Reverend Monsignor Kevin Sullivan

Marina Vannucci

Additional Information:

2017 Annual Report

2015-16 Form 990