Leadership

The Center's Board of Directors and executive staff are comprised of dedicated and passionate leaders.

Board of Directors

Alan Kolod, Chair
Susan Hirshman, Vice Chair
Kenneth Pollak, Treasurer
Tracy L. Boak, Secretary

Esther Lainis

Judith Kahan, Chief Executive Officer

 Alan KolodAlan Kolod, Board Chair

Alan Kolod is Chairman of the Management Committee of Moses & Singer LLP, a prominent New York City law firm since 1919.  He is a  partner in the firm’s Banking and Finance, Business Reorganization, Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights and Litigation groups.

Alan has over thirty years experience in business law matters, with particular emphasis on banking, bankruptcy, reorganization, insolvency  law, unfair competition and litigation.

Alan is rated AV® Preeminent™ in his field by Martindale and has repeatedly been listed in Law & Politics’ New York Super Lawyers®.

judyJudith Kahan, Chief Executive Officer

Since Judith Kahan became Chief Executive Officer in 1992, the Center Against Domestic Violence has created a wide range of programs that  educate people of all ages about the warning signs of domestic abuse and how to escape from an abusive relationship. Community-based workshops and the Center’s school-based programs – the Relationship Abuse Prevention Program for high-school students, Speak Your Peace for middle school students, and Relationships are Elementary for elementary school students, all created under Ms. Kahan’s direction – aim to prevent abuse and break the cycle of violence before it starts.

As founder and co-chair of the Coalition of Domestic Violence Residential Providers, Ms. Kahan advocates for more shelters and affordable permanent housing for battered women and their children.

Executive Staff

Judith Kahan, Chief Executive Officer
Rona Solomon, Deputy Director
Julie Pikaze, Director, Human Resources
Cynthia A. Dansby, Director, Quality Improvement
Luis Matos, Director, Education and Community Services
Elizabeth Springer, Director, Women’s Safe Start
Earla Lloyd, Director, Women’s Second Start
Marilyn Jupiter, Director, Women’s Survival Space