Board of Trustees

  •  John Gutierrez
    Board Chair

    John Gutierrez, Member, Amber Charter Schools John A. Gutiérrez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY. He is a historian of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean islands, he specializes in the history of Cuba and specifically the history of... 

     Amador Centeno
    Vice President

    Amador Centeno currently serves as Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development and Facilities Management for Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center. In this capacity, Amador provides enterprise-wide strategic and operational responsibility for all aspects of the Facilities Division,...

    Soledad Hiciano
    Secretary

    Soledad Hiciano has served on the Board in different capacities since the school’s founding in 2000. Ms. Hiciano has served as the Executive Director of La Asociación Comunal de Dominicanos Progresistas (ACDP) or Community Association of Progressive Dominicans since 2006, a highly respected community..

    Kim Ramos
    Trustee

    Kim Ramos, Esq. joined Ponce Bank in May, 2022 as Vice President of External Affairs to establish and solidify relations with external entities, whether they be business, political or civic, to allow Ponce to better serve our Business and Retail banking customers. As part of External Affairs, Ms. Ramos is charged with heightening the status of Ponce Bank among the numerous external entities with whom Ponce engages now and reinforce Ponce’s dedication to the importance of the community at large in its efforts to support its depositors and business clients in every neighborhood...

     

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    Timothy Day
    Trustee

    Timothy Day is the Chief Operating Officer at Mount Sinai West Hospital.  Mr. Day has over 30 years of experience in New York City’s health care. He started his career working with Columbia University School of Nursing, continued on as an assistant professor of nursing, then Vice President of St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals, and now is in his current role at Mt. Sinai... 

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    Lindsay Long
    Trustee

    Lindsay Long is an Associate Vice President, Global Philanthropy at Faircom New York and comes with expertise in fundraising, branding, and development. She has more than a decade of experience in research, fundraising, and communications.  She leads teams in development audits, integrated strategic planning, prospect research, and personalized strategies to advance donor relationships for nonprofit partners across various sectors and geographies.  Ms. Long...

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    Dr. Miguelina Germán
    Trustee

    Dr. Miguelina Germán, is a clinical psychologist and researcher, with over 15 years of experience treating children, family and adults and evaluating clinical intervention programs. Dr. Germán is currently the Assistant Director of the Pediatric Behavioral Health Integrated Program (BHIP) at Montefiore Medical Group (MMG), which has integrated pediatric behavioral health providers...

    Bradley Olsen

    Bradley Olsen
    Trustee

    Bradley Olsen is a Managing Director at CIBC Commercial Banking, with proven skills in developing strong trusted adviser role for clients. Bradley has earned a reputation as a result driven, highly motivated strategic thinker...

    Khiera Peña
    Trustee

     

    Luina Muñoz-Bluespruce
    Teacher Representative

    Luina Muñoz-Bluespruce and is an academic intervention specialist, focused on reading and early language development. At Amber Inwood she is the TITLE 1 and SETTS provider...

     

     

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    Robyn Epps
    Parent Representative

    Robyn Epps serves as the Amber Kingsbridge parent representative on the Board of Trustees. Ms. Epps is a Staff Development Coordinator “Adult Educator” for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Ms. Epps works directly with the development and education of more than 3400 employees, students, WOC’s, contractors, residents and fellows. 

     

     

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    Li'Esha Garcia
    Trustee

    Li’Esha is the Chief Financial Officer at New Heights Academy Charter School and has expertise in financial management and charter school compliance.  Ms. Garcia has been managing nonprofit finances for over a decade and has focused specifically on charter finances for the last eight years.  She enjoys spending time and creating memories with her son, traveling the world, and listening to 90’s Hip Hop & R&B music.