North Star Fund's staff delivers the skills and experience to support and strengthen our work to sustain grassroots community organizing and activism leading the movement for equality, economic justice and peace in New York City.

Hugh Hogan, Executive Director

Hugh joined North Star Fund in 2003 with a firm commitment to bringing far greater resources to the grassroots movement for social justice. Hugh Hogan's profile

cori schmanke parrish, Deputy Director

cori is an experienced manager and administrator for social justice organizations. cori parrish's profile

Isabelle H. Leighton, Major Gifts and Strategy Director

Isabelle combines solid experience, professionalism and a deep commitment to social justice. Isabelle H. Leighton's profile

Marisol Ybarra, Interim Program Coordinator

Marisol provides logistical support to our grantmaking and technical assistance programs. Marisol Ybarra's profile

Adam Liebowitz, Food and Environment Program Officer

Adam coordinates the Community Food Funders project, along with North Star Fund's Community Fund for Sandy Recovery and the Greening Western Queens Fund. Adam Liebowitz's profile

Helen Stillman, Donor Program Director

Helen Stillman joined the staff in 2012 as North Star Fund's first Social Media and Development Manager, then switched to directing our Donor Program in 2014. Helen Stillman's profile

Kofo Anifalaje, Development and Events Coordinator

Kofo brings a frontline awareness of the importance of North Star Fund grants to her work with our stakeholders. Kofo Anifalaje's profile

Ana Espina, Bookkeeper

Ana Espina makes sure our finances are orderly and understandable. Ana Espina's profile

Jodi Doff, Executive Coordinator

Jodi Doff is responsible for coordinating the Executive Director's schedule, managing our conference room facilities rental, and keeping our office running smoothly.
Jodi Doff's profile

Part-time Staff and Consultants

John Emerson
Consultant, Website Development. Website

Kathleen Pequeño
Interim Communications Director. Email

Amy Plotch
Media Relations and Strategic Communications. Email

Sharon Wyse
Development Advisor. Email