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Meet Hudson Guild's Leadership Team.
Ken Jockers joined Hudson Guild in November 2008. Previously, he served as Executive Director of two other community agencies, including the only borough-wide free legal services program in Brooklyn. As a lawyer, Ken worked in the administrations of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Manhattan Borough President Ruth Messinger. For three years, he coordinated child abuse investigations in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Ken started his career as a youth counselor at City Volunteer Corps. Ken holds a BA from Connecticut College, and earned a law degree from Brooklyn Law School. He serves on the Board of the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce.
LeeAnn Scaduto has more than 20 years’ experience working in New York City’s Settlement Houses, fifteen of them at the Guild. She is an LCSW with an MSW from Hunter and a BA in Psychology and Economics. LeeAnn began working at Hudson Guild in 2003 as the Director of Children and Youth Services. In this role, she was responsible for the planning, development, assessment, and overall supervision of all early childhood, after-school and teen services programming. LeeAnn is a Deputy Executive Director at Hudson Guild, participating in the overall management of the organization. In her current position, LeeAnn oversees the Operations functions including Human Resources, IT and Facilities and Food Services, and continues oversight of Early Childhood programming.
Miguel Pedraza-Cumba, Deputy Executive Director, has been with the organization since 1992. In addition to participating in general management, he oversees our program areas: Youth Development and Education, Arts, Mental Health Services, and Adult Services. With an MSW from Columbia University and an M.A. from the University of Puerto Rico, he has extensive experience developing and managing programs for youth and their families and community engagement.
Jackelyn Garcia joined Hudson Guild in November of 2018. With nearly 20 years of experience in fundraising and marketing/communications, she is responsible for the strategic oversight of all development and external relations functions for the organization. In her work, she oversees all areas of fundraising including grant writing, individual giving, volunteer management, and board development. Previously, she was Director of Development & Communications with Madison Square Boys & Girls Club where she led fundraising efforts that resulted in nearly $5 million of annual revenue. Jackelyn holds a B.A. from Allegheny College.