Mentor Profiles

Dr. Jim Knickman
President and Chief Executive Officer
New York, NY

An active philanthropy executive, scholar, and community leader, James R. Knickman is the first President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth), a private Foundation dedicated to improving the health of all

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Hon. Darryl C. Towns
Commissioner and CEO
NYS Homes and Community Renewal

Darryl C. Towns was selected by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to serve as Commissioner/CEO of NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), which includes all the state's integrated housing and community renewal agencies and programs.

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Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez
Executive Vice President, Multicultural Markets and Engagement

Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez is the executive vice president for Multicultural Markets & Engagement at AARP. Lorraine brings to this position a distinguished career in the nonprofit, government and corporate sectors that extends more than 30 years. Most recently, she was New York's Secretary of State, the first Hispanic to serve in that role.

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