Team Members

Rachel Herman (she/her)

Founder and Executive Director

Carrie Nydick Finch (she/her)

Deputy Director, Programs and Strategy

Liz Raganella (she/her)

Senior Program Manager

Victoria Leon (she/her)

Program Manager

Kimberly Green (she/her)

Director of Communications

Simone Foster-Bey (she/her)

Individual Giving Manager

Board of Directors


Associate Board

The PAWS NY Associate Board is a leadership group composed of professionals who devote their time, talent, and resources in order to increase awareness, fundraising, and engagement. The Associate Board is a volunteer group independent from staff and the Board of Directors, and this group of people works in collaboration with both in order to expand the organization’s capacity and advance our mission of keeping people and pets together.

For information on our PAWS NY Associate Board, please email [email protected]. Thank you!

Associate Board Members:
Vincent Valenza, Chair
Robert Valenza
Tara Valenza