Laura Parsons

Laura Parsons is a licensed psychologist whose area of expertise is children under the age of five with developmental disabilities. She recently retired from New Alternatives for Children, a foster care and adoption agency for children with chronic illness and developmental difficulties, where she was the Associate Director of Psychological Services. She is also currently the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Folk Art Museum and serves on the Advisory Board of the Berman Institute of Bioethics of Johns Hopkins University. Laura received her B.A. in History from the University of Hawaii, her M.A. in Early Childhood Special Education from Teachers College and her Psy.D. in Child School Psychology from NYU.

Erin Scanlon

Erin Scanlon serves as the President of the Board of Trustees of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City after being a Big Sister for many years. Erin is the U.S. Managing Partner of the Telecom, Media & Entertainment Audit practice at Deloitte Touche LLP. She has over 30 years of experience, and has led engagements for several of the firm's largest media and entertainment clients. Erin is on the Board of Directors of the Deloitte Foundation and serves as an Advisory Council member of the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership at Villanova University. She received her MBA from Columbia Business School and her bachelor’s degree in accountancy from Villanova University.

Lucy Lopez

Lucy Lopez serves as the Executive Vice President of the Board of Trustees of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City and is currently a Big Sister. Lucy is Deputy General Counsel at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, where she helps inspire and develop a high-performing legal team in a highly complex and rapidly changing environment. She is a recipient of the 2018 LatinoJustice Trailblazer award, established in honor of former LatinoJustice Board member U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to recognize Latina lawyers whose work inspires the pursuit of professional, political and social achievements. Lucy is a graduate of The University of Pennsylvania Law School and Fordham University.

Jon May

Jonathan May is the Interim Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC, one of New York's oldest not-for-profit organizations helping the city’s underserved children and their families since 1904, after serving on the Board of Directors since 2001. Jon has spent much of his career analyzing, funding and operating established and early stage companies with a particular focus on restaurant and retail brands. Jon is very active in the New York City community and is a trustee of Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Central Synagogue, and Natural Capital Partners Holdings, which works with corporations to measure their environmental impact on carbon, renewable energy, water, biodiversity and communities. Jon received a BA degree in Government from Cornell University where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa.

Elliot Berger

Elliot serves as the Chief Development Officer at BBBS of NYC, overseeing special events and managing gifts from individuals, foundations, and government sources. Prior to joining BBBS of NYC, Elliot served as the Vice President of Institutional Advancement for New York Law School, where he directed the development campaign and alumni relations. Earlier in his career, he worked at Merrill Lynch for over a decade, primarily in the capacity as the National Director of Strategic Philanthropy, managing the services for 3,000 foundation clients. Elliot graduated with honors from Rutgers College and earned his MBA from Rutgers University.

Charles​ Bozian

Charles comes to BBBS of NYC as Chief Administrative Officer with a 25 year career in the publishing industry, including his most recent role at Macmillan Publishing, where he served as Vice President of Finance and Administration for nearly ten years. Prior to joining Macmillan, he served as Chief Financial and Operating Officer for Columbia University Press, the non-profit publisher affiliated with Columbia University. Charles holds a BS and an MBA in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University and attended Columbia Business School, where he completed a three year executive development program.

Michael Coughlin

As Chief Progam Officer, Michael Coughlin oversees all program initiatives, strategic planning, program evaluation, and volunteer/family recruitment.  Michael has been with BBBS of NYC for 12 years where he’s implemented new evaluation methods, developed a mentoring app helping mentors develop more impactful mentoring relationships, and created a targeted volunteer recruitment technique now recognized as a national best practice.  Michael holds a Masters of Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from St. Joseph’s College of Maine.

Jeff Elgart

As Chief Corporate Mentoring and Partnership Officer, Jeff Elgart is responsible for the management and growth of our corporate partner portfolio and the daily operations of the Workplace Mentoring Center. Additionally, Jeff works with advertisers and cause-related marketing partners to create engagement opportunities with the agency and our client families. In 1993, shortly after moving back to NYC from Los Angeles, Jeff volunteered at BBBS of NYC. Twenty-five years later, he continues to share in the life of his “Little”. Jeff studied Adolescent Psychology at the Pennsylvania State University and completed the New York University Philanthropy and Fundraising program.

Gerri Thomas

Overseeing all communication strategies and initiatives as Chief Communications Officer, Gerri is responsible for articulating the power of mentoring and advancing the organization’s efforts and presence. She began her career at the City University of New York College of Staten Island, where her experiences as an Adjunct Professor have cultivated in her a passion for both youth advocacy and communications, positioning her to merge the two in her current role with the agency. She graduated summa cum laude from the College of Staten Island with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She also completed the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program at the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School.