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BOARD OF DIRECTORS - 2017
PRESIDENT
REV DR. TOM VENCUSS
New York Annual Conference - United Methodist Church
VICE PRESIDENT
CECILIA ARANZAMENDEZ, ESQ.
Lutheran Social Services of New York
TREASURER
BR. ALTAJ ILYAS
Member-at-Large
SECRETARY
THE REV. DR. QUE ENGLISH
NYC Clergy Roundtable

RECORDING SECRETARY
LESLIE FOLTZ-MORRISON
Presbytery of New York City

ELDER BETTY C. JONES, LMSW
Presbytery of New York City

MR. MANINDER SINGH

United Sikhs
MR. SHARIFF KAN
Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation

MR. WILLIE MUKAI SMITH

Buddhist Council of New York
EX OFFICIO
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CEO 
MR. PETER B. GUDAITIS, M. DIV.
CHIEF FINANCIAL & ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER 
MS. PEARL CHIN
CHIEF OF STAFF 
MR. PETER C. CAVADINI, MNA
MEMBER REPRESENTATIVES

SISTER DEBBIE ALMONTASER

Muslim Community Network

SAPREET KAUR 
Sikh Coalition

THE REV. DR. DAVID BENKE

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 
& Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

THE REV. MARCOS MIRANDA

New York State Chaplain Task Force

THE REV. JIM ESPOSITO

New York Christian Resource Center


THE REV. JOSE PINEDO

International Christian Chaplains

THE REV. JOSEPH EWOODZIE

New York Annual Conference - UMC
 TIMOTHY REEVE
World Vision - New York

BR. SHAHID FAROOKI

Islamic Circle of North America - Relief

MARY BETH SASSO

Episcopal Diocese of New York

DOUG AND PAT GUIKEMA
Christian Reform World Relief Committee

THE REV. BRIAN STEADMAN

Resurrection Brooklyn Relief

FATHER STEPHEN HARDING, BCC

Episcopal Diocese of New York

FATHER NATHANEAL SYMEONIDES

International Orthodox Christian Charities
ZACK HODGSON 
The Salvation Army of Greater New York

THE REV. TERRY TROIA
Staten Island Community Interfaith &

Long-Term Disaster Recovery Organization

PATTIE HUGHES 
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul 
(Roman Catholic)

MARY BETH WELSH
Episcopal Ministries of Long Island

(Brooklyn/Queens)

DAVID KAPLAN

NECHAMA (Jewish)

REV. RUTH YODER WENGER

Mennonite Disaster Services
BOARD LIAISONS FROM PARNTER ORGANIZATIONS

ALI GHEITH

Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
SETH GOLBEY 
FEMA Region II
CHRISTOPHER LOSAVIO
American Red Cross in Greater New York
RABBI MENACHEM SHAGALOV*
Chabad Lubavitch