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Meet Hudson Guild's Leadership Team.

Our mission is to create and sustain a strong, effective community.


Ken Jockers, Executive Director

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.


Wilson Cano, Deputy Executive Director

Wilson Cano joined the Hudson Guild team as Deputy Executive Director in 2021. In addition to the general management of the agency, he oversees the Early Childhood Education and Youth Development & Education departments. Wilson has more than 17 years of experience in youth and family development programming and management. In addition to being a retired New York City Police Detective, he has been employed at the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, along with a number of nonprofits in NYC and Westchester, holding various positions, including Executive Director. Wilson attended and completed his undergraduate education at Columbia University Business School and earned his Master's degree in Social Services Administration at Lincoln University. 


Jackelyn Garcia, Deputy Executive Director for Development & External Relations

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 addition to the general management of the organization, she also 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 is a CFRE and holds a B.A. from Allegheny College and a Certificate in Professional Fundraising from Boston University. Jackelyn also serves on the Board of Trustees at City Living NY.


Miguel Pedraza-Cumba, Deputy Executive Director

Miguel Pedraza-Cumba, Deputy Executive Director, has been with the organization since 1992. In addition to participating in general management, he oversees the following program areas: Arts, Mental Health Services, Community Building, 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 and community engagement. 


LeeAnn Scaduto, Chief Operating Officer

LeeAnn Scaduto has more than 25 years of experience working in New York City’s Settlement Houses, seventeen 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 then became a Deputy Executive Director and member of the Executive Team, participating in the organization's overall management and overseeing the Operations functions including Human Resources, IT and Facilities, and Food Services. Currently, LeeAnn is the Guild's Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for taking a lead role in building, implementing, and overseeing all of the organization’s systems, processes, workflows, and procedures in the areas of Impact, Talent Development, Budget Management, Organizational Operations, and Special Initiatives.

Board of Trustees

David Ellen


Paul Balser


Arthur Aufses III

Vice Chair

Scott McCormack

Vice President

Laura Ranji

Vice President

Anna Hayes Levin


Scott Segal


Denise Adler


Marc Beshar, DMD


Lee Buckley


Catherine Cusack


Carley Graham Garcia


Paul Groncki


Jeffrey Kolodny


Larry Littman


Felix Lopez


Carol Mehas


Robbin Mitchell


Norman Nigh


Saiba Sabherwal


Nick Stoumpas


Mary Swartz


Bill Tomlin


Darlene Waters


Gay Young