NMIC Advisory Board
NAB plays a strategic role in developing awareness of NMIC’s programs and providing opportunities for NMIC’s growth by leveraging social media, events, and individual fundraising to support overall goals. Members have opportunities to create, plan and participate in service activities (volunteer days, volunteer drives, awareness campaigns, etc.); help plan and host fundraising events (happy hours, crowd-funding campaigns, etc.); and interact with NMIC staff and network with Board of Directors. Meet our Advisory Board below!
Chelsea Jupin is a freelance digital marketing and communications consultant for nonprofits and arts organizations. She most recently served as Online Communications Manager at Henry Street Settlement, a nonprofit settlement house in New York City’s Lower East Side.
Her career in digital marketing began at Patron Technology where she served as Client Services Manager, and additional previous work experience includes Manhattan School of Music, Women’s Project and Neuberger Museum of Art. Chelsea is also a volunteer for and member of P.E.O. Sisterhood, a philanthropic educational organization. She is a graduate of Purchase College, State University of New York and currently lives in Inwood with her husband Andrew and their dog Marty.”
Rev. Mickey Correa serves as pastor of Christ Church Washington Heights (“Christ in the Heights”), where he leads bilingual worship, spiritual formation and pastoral care to a multiethnic parish.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Mickey is of Afro-Puerto Rican descent and comes from a matriarchal family. He earned a BA in History and Religion from Hunter College, an MSW in Clinical Social Work from Fordham Graduate School of Social Service and an M.Div. from New York Theological Seminary. As a licensed psychotherapist, Mickey works with individuals of all ages, as well as couples and families. As a non-profit administrator, Mickey serves as Chief Program Officer at the Blanton-Peale Institute & Counseling Center. He also serves as an adjunct lecturer at the City College of New York.
Pia Catton is a fundraising professional focused on the nonprofit performing arts. She is currently Director of Development at Battery Dance Company, and has previously served National Dance Institute as Development and Marketing Manager.
Her volunteer work in the nonprofit sector include the Clive Barnes Awards, the Washington Heights Jazz Festival, and the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation.
Prior to fundraising, Pia wrote about the performing arts and a variety of subjects during her 20-year career as a journalist. As a Wall Street Journal reporter from 2010 to 2016, she created the “Let’s Talk Arts” podcast and a data-driven project to analyze Broadway ticket sales. In 2017, she become Editor-In-Chief of the start-up Dance.com, bringing dance in all forms to a digital audience. She was Culture Editor of the New York Sun newspaper, as well as a dance critic and reporter.
She has written for the New York Times, the New York Post, the Baltimore Sun, ArtNews, City Journal, the Weekly Standard, Playbill and more. She is a graduate of Kenyon College and the Mercersburg Academy.
Elizabeth Conde is a School Social Worker at the New York City Department of Education. She is responsible for providing social emotional and academic support for students in her caseload. For the past 23 years she has worked with different populations including domestic violence, education and substance abuse.
Elizabeth was the first Case Manager at NMIC’s Adult Education Program. Elizabeth worked for NMIC for five years.
Ms. Conde holds an Associate’s Degree in Psychology from Hudson County Community College, a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University and a Master of Social Work degree from Adelphi University.
Meldis Jimenez was born and raised in Harlem. Before serving as a community organizer for Broadway Housing Communities (BHC), she assisted New York City Tenants through the Eviction Prevention Hotline at Catholic Charities Community Services, a Case Management Department that ensured no New Yorker in need is turned away for a large variety of services; such as illness, job loss, hunger, housing instability or almost any other hardship.
Most recently, she helped launch the BHC Youth Leadership Institute and is published through CUNY Academic Works an Oral History Project publication titled, ‘Dreaming of Home: Youth Researchers of Color Address NYC’s Housing Crisis’ to help youth organize social-political movement & advocate for policies to address the housing crisis which has historically intentionally disadvantage BIPOC communities. She is an awardee of the Emily Menlo Marks Fall 2021 Scholarship from United Neighborhood Houses(UNH). The Emily Menlo Marks Scholarship Program is a scholarship awarded to UNH member organization employees who have shown skill, leadership, contributions to their settlement house and community, commitment, and likelihood to remain an active and dynamic contributor in the organization.
She graduated from LaGuardia Community College located in Long Island City, Queens, in May 2017 as a Liberal Arts: Math & Science Major. Since 2017, she has dedicated her career to community service, advocacy, and youth development programs. Now a junior enrolled in The City College of New York, Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology.
Prior to iMentor, Caitie served as the Development Director for South Bronx United where she also volunteered as a College Prep Mentor. After leaving her hometown of Cleveland Heights, Ohio in 2015, Caitie lived in Washington Heights for over seven years. She now resides in the Bronx with her husband Francisco, their son Tomás, and their dog Yoda. She enjoys writing, good food, and exploring her neighborhood. Caitie has an MA in Sociology and a BA in Environmental Studies, both from Cleveland State University.
David A. Aviles
David A. Aviles possesses over 15 years of leadership and management experience in fast-paced non-profit, and for-profit work environments. Consummate professional in the fields of education, human services, operations, customer service, retail, workforce, community engagement, and youth development. A firm believer in the value of building meaningful relationships and connecting community residents to opportunities.
David is also the founder of Career Ready Resume, based in New York City, serving as Chief Executive Officer from 2017 to 2021. Career Ready Resume, headquartered in New York City, is a consulting firm providing job seekers, career changers, students, and recent graduates with professional self-marketing tools and additional services to assist with job and career advancement.
Prior to New York City Workforce1 Career Centers, David served as a Manager of Workforce Initiatives for the New York Center for Interpersonal Development, and as a ranking member of their Leadership Academy. Successfully leading Workforce Development programs operating within the New York City Department of Education Public School System (NYCDOE) and in conjunction with the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). Empowering at-risk young adults ages 16-21 years old through education, life & employment skills training, coaching, character building, mentorship, and the cultivation of strategic corporate and non-profit partnerships across the New York City area. Providing hundreds of our promised youths with economic mobility and a stronger foundation for a successful present & future. Preparing them to become active members and future leaders within their communities.
David holds a Master of Business Administration Degree in Management, an Undergraduate Degree in Information Technology, and is a Master of Human Resource Management Degree candidate. David is also a Master Certified Coach and holds certificates in Advanced Management, Non-Profit Leadership, Project Management, and Adult Education.
David is also a writer and youth advocate; his current works focus on Youth Education, Mentorship, Career Guidance, and Economic Development. In addition, he serves as a Board Member at Ithaca College.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Serve at least one 1-year term.
- Attend at least 75% of the four quarterly Advisory Board meetings (typically scheduled on a weekday evening).
- Contribute a minimum of 15 hours of volunteer service with NMIC, which can include hours volunteered by friends, family or colleagues that are facilitated by the member.
- Develop and conduct activities that will introduce and engage new contacts (individuals, partners, corporations, etc.) to NMIC’s work.
- Help amplify NMIC’s message by sharing our social media content.
- Work closely with NMIC staff and Board in the planning and conducting of service and fundraising activities.
- Make an annual donation or personal fundraising goal.
The ideal candidate has a passion for serving as a catalyst for positive change for residents of Upper Manhattan and the South and West Bronx. They should be service-oriented, reliable and motivated, possess strong leadership abilities, have excellent planning skills, and be willing to promote NMIC’s programs, fundraising, and volunteer opportunities.
How to Apply
To apply to join the NMIC Advisory Board please complete this application and send your resume to NAB@nmic.org. For questions contact Rosanna Montilla-Payano, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.