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Brooklyn Community Council

Community Council Members are community leaders willing to help with recruitment, engagement, and retention of volunteers to help enhance mission delivery. They will work alongside medical and community relations efforts on behalf of Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York in their communities.

Khari Edwards

VP, External Affairs, Brooklyn Hospital and Medical Center

Captain Lisa Freitag
Commanding Officer, EMS Station 32

Ambrosia Johnson
Lead Founder, Ivy Hill Preparatory Charter School

Police Officer Anthony Passaro
NYPD Community Affairs Bureau, Brooklyn/Staten Island Outreach

Pia Raymond
Founder/CEO, Creating Legacies

Narmeen Azad
CEO, Altopax Inc.

Nannearl Blackshear
Community Affairs Director, Office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams

Lieutenant Michael Drennan
FDNY Family Assistance Unit, Brooklyn

Police Officer Jonadel Dorrejo
NYPD Patrol Borough Brooklyn North, Ceasefire Liaison


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