Staff and Board


NYSCASA is not a 24-hour service provider and does not provide crisis services. For immediate help in New York, click here to find your local rape crisis program or call the New York State Hotline for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence: 1-800-942-6906.

Main Office Phone: 518-482-4222
Main Office Fax: 518-482-4248
Media/Press Inquiries: Chelsea R. Miller, Communications Director,


Executive Director
Joanne Zannoni (she/her/hers) • 518-482-4222 ext. 312

Senior Director of Collaboration and Training
Chrys Ballerano (she/her/hers) • 518-482-4222 ext. 308

Senior Director of Systems Advocacy
Josie McPherson (she/her/hers) • 518-482-4222 ext. 315

Senior Director of Finance and Human Resources
Sandra Farnan Siciliano (she/her/hers) • 518-482-4222 ext. 314

Director of Public Policy
Selena Bennett-Chambers (she/her/hers) • 518-482-4222 ext. 302

PREA Outreach Director
Eirik “E” Bjorkman (they/them/theirs) • 518-482-4222 ext. 306

Prevention Director
Sarah Podber (she/her/hers) • 518-482-4222 ext. 310

Campus Projects Director
Alissa Abbott (she/her/hers) • 518-482-4222 ext. 303

Technical Assistance Director
Angelina Ritorto (she/her/hers) • 518-482-4222 ext. 305

Communications Director
Chelsea R. Miller (they/them/theirs) • 518-482-4222 ext. 300

Human Resources Director
Sujathi “Sam” Mitchell (she/her/hers) • 518-482-4222 ext. 311

Grants Compliance Director
Articia Hill (she/her/hers)• 518-482-4222 ext. 317

Consultant/University Fellow
Sana Abdelkarim (she/her/hers) • 518-482-4222 ext. 318

NYSCASA Board of Directors

Dee Levy, President
Tamika Payne, Vice President
Karol Dean, Treasurer
Sarah Tubbs
Kathy Hanlon O’Connell

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