Maria Lizardo, LMSW
Maria joined NMIC as the Director of Social Services in 1998 and was promoted to be the Deputy Director of Client Services in 2004. Before joining NMIC, she worked at PROMESA, Inc., a multi-service agency in the Bronx for eight years, during which time she advanced from being a social worker in the substance abuse program to the Director of Community Development with responsibility for implementation and oversight of numerous tenant, youth, open space, and safety programs. In 2014, Maria served initially as the Interim Executive Director and was then promoted to Executive Director of NMIC. NMIC is a settlement house providing services to 14,000 community members a year throughout its four offices. She is board member of the Human Services Council (HSC), Latinas & Lideres, the National Dominican Day Parade, the Riverside Park Conservancy, and United Neighborhood Houses (UNH).
She is one of the co-founders of the Brides’ March, who for the last 21 years, have marched to raise awareness about domestic violence. Maria is a co- author in the Latinx In Social Work book, a #1 bestseller & hot new release under Social Work on Amazon.
She earned her B.S. from Hunter College of the City of New York and her Master of Social Work degree from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. She is a product of the Hamilton and Washington Heights communities.
Deputy Executive Director & COO
Greg joined NMIC in 2005 as a member of the Legal Services Department where he held multiple direct service and managerial roles before shifting to an agency-wide role as Director of Strategic Development & Operations in 2012. In 2018, he became Chief Program Officer, overseeing all agency program work, and in early 2021 he transitioned to his current role. Greg now oversees general agency activities with a particular focus on managing operations and strengthening capacity and coordination across all program and administrative departments. He has also served on the Boards of the Emergency Rent Coalition and New York State Tenants & Neighbors.
He earned his Master of Public Affairs at Princeton University and a certificate from Columbia University Business School’s Senior Leaders Program for Nonprofit Professionals.
Director of Human Resources
Ian joined NMIC as Human Resources Director in 2022. He is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a Certified Grant HR Skill Set Trainer. As a Certified Grant HR Skill Set Trainer, he manages a staff of HR professionals and provides all strategic, developmental, and operational human resources functions. He has significantly dedicated his personal and professional time to nonprofit organizations and has assisted his communities in thoughtful ways to contribute a meaningful and lasting impact. He is an integral member of NMIC’s Executive Management Team, and his goals are to engage and raise the value of NMIC’s HR department for the betterment of the organization.
He obtained his B.A. from University of Florida and his law degree from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law.
Director of Development
Rosanna Montilla-Payano is a dedicated fundraising and communications executive with over a decade of experience in the non-profit sector. She is deeply committed to social justice and philanthropy and has a proven track record of cultivating strong relationships with corporations and individuals, overseeing successful campaigns, and developing strategic partnerships.
Rosanna is also dedicated to normalizing the word “philanthropy” within the Latine community, recognizing that informal giving practices should be affirmed and legitimized. As a Dominican immigrant, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a Nonprofit Management Certificate from CUNY, and is an alumnus of the Leadership Fellows New York Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs of Baruch College. She has also completed the Executive Coaching Program from the Robin Hood Foundation/Berkeley and serves on the Grant Advisory Committee at The New York Women’s Foundation under Early Investment Strategy.
Despite her impressive skills in fundraising, Rosanna admits that baking remains her Achilles heel, and the only thing more stressful than fundraising is trying to bake cookies with her kids.
Katje Lilah King
Director of Education & Career Services
Katje has over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, including roles in fundraising, evaluation, and program management. She most recently served as Senior Program Officer at PENCIL, where she partnered with hundreds of New York City schools and businesses to execute annual Principal For A Day events and deliver college and career readiness programming to over 5,000 students annually.
Katje also led the establishment of PENCIL’s Internship Programs, collaborating with partners including the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, the Pinkerton Foundation, and Bloomberg Philanthropies to provide paid work-based learning experiences to over 500 youth each summer.
She obtained her B.A. in Psychology from Smith College.
Rodrigo Sanchez-Camus, Esq.
Director of Legal, Organizing, & Advocacy Services
Rodrigo joined NMIC as a member of the legal staff in 2005. When he joined NMIC, he litigated housing matters at administrative, trial, and appellate courts. In 2015, Rodrigo became the Acting Legal Co-Director, where he managed a team of ten attorneys, eleven paralegals, and five support staff doing housing, immigration, consumer debt, and public benefits advocacy. He was promoted to Director of Legal Services in 2016.
Before joining NMIC, he worked at the Urban Justice Center’s Mental Health Project, where he co-started a Spanish speaking walk-in mental health legal clinic at the Puerto Rican Family Institute. He has also taught as an adjunct professor at the City University of New York since 2009.
He obtained his law degree from Columbia Law School.
Director of Weatherization
Dan joined NMIC as Energy Auditor in 1992. He was promoted to Director of the Weatherization Assistance Program in 1993. Previously, he performed energy audits and was a construction manager in multi-family buildings for the Weatherization Department of New York City Housing Preservation and Development’s Energy Conservation Division.
He has been an active board member of the Association for Energy Affordability (AEA) since 1995. In 2015 Mr. Rieber was appointed to the Division of Housing and Community Renewal’s (DHCR) Weatherization Assistance Program Policy Advisory Council (PAC).
He obtained his B.A. from Stony Brook University.
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