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Leadership

Meet Hudson Guild's Leadership Team.

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

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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.

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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. 

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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 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.

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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. 

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LeeAnn Scaduto Deputy Executive Director

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.

Board of Trustees

David Ellen

President

Paul Balser

Chair

Arthur Aufses III

Vice Chair

Scott McCormack

Vice President

Laura Ranji

Vice President

Anna Hayes Levin

Secretary

Scott Segal

Treasurer

Denise Adler

Member

Marc Beshar, DMD

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Lee Buckley

Member

Catherine Cusack

Member

Carley Graham Garcia

Member

Paul Groncki

Member

Jeffrey Kolodny

Member

Larry Littman

Member

Felix Lopez

Member

Carol Mehas

Member

Robbin Mitchell

Member

Norman Nigh

Member

Saiba Sabherwal

Member

Nick Stoumpas

Member

Mary Swartz

Member

Bill Tomlin

Member

Darlene Waters

Member

Gay Young

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