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Brooklyn Community Council

When Make-A-Wish Metro New York realized that children in the outer boroughs of New York City were waiting longer to get their wishes granted because of an insufficient number of volunteers, we set our sights on lowering their wait time.

A large part of our initiative included creating Community Councils in Brooklyn and the Bronx. Launched in January 2018, our Community Councils consist of community leaders willing to help with recruitment, engagement, and retention of volunteers to help enhance mission delivery. They work alongside medical and community relations efforts on behalf of Make-A-Wish Metro New York in their neighborhoods.

Brooklyn Community Council

Khari Edwards, Chair
VP, External Affairs, Brooklyn Hospital and Medical Center

Narmeen Azad
CEO, Altopax Inc.

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

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

Harriet Robertson
Licensed Real Estate Broker (NRBA, NAREB, AREAA, CDPE)

For more information on the Brooklyn Community Council, email Erica Sandoval at

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