The Sylvia Center educates young people on the connection between food and health.

The Sylvia Center is a part of a movement to develop the next generation of healthy eaters, cooks, and advocates that can fundamentally change the future of food.

We empower our students to take control of their health, help them build a toolkit of life skills, and encourage them to become healthy food advocates within their communities.

Our Team

Staff

SHANTEL ADAMS

Chef Assistant

KEYLA ARZU

Chef Educator

JONATHAN CETNARSKI

Executive Director

RYAN CIOFFI

Operations Director

BENIA DARIUS

Chef Eduactor

DOREECE DYER

Chef Educator & Teen Program Manager

MADELEINE FISCHER

Chef Educator

SARAH
HEASLEY

Chef Educator & Program Coordinator

CINDY HU

Marketing & Communications Manager

RACHEL HUEMER

Development Director

TATIANA IGLESIAS

Chef Educator

SARAH KABALKIN

Chef Educator

SAMANTHA KWOK

Chef Educator

ROMAN MARTIN

Chef Assistant

JAYNE MARZELLO

Program Coordinator

ELI MATTERN

Chef Educator

THERESA MORELLI

Chef Educator and Youth & Family Program Manager

JHONATHAN ORTEGA

Chef Assistant

ALEXA PIZZARELLO

Chef Assistant

SELINA PREYER-BLAKNEY, MS, RD

Education Director

DESTINY SMITH

Chef Educator

KATE SNIDER

Chef Educator and Program Coordinator

RONGLING WANG

Chef Assistant

Board of Directors

CINDY
EDELSON

Chair

LIZ
NEUMARK

Founder

COURTNEY ARCHER-BUCKMIRE

LYNN
COLE

NINA P.
FREEDMAN

DEBORAH
GARDNER

TARA
GENDELMAN

TRUDY ELBAUM
GOTTESMAN

PHIL
MELDRUM

DODI
MEYER, MD

SCOTT
MILLSTEIN

MICHAEL
POLLACK

HOWARD
PULCHIN

CHAIM
WACHSBERGER

Our Mission

The Sylvia Center educates youth on the connection between food and health.

What We Do

We partner with community-based organizations, schools, and local businesses to deliver nutrition-focused culinary programming in all five boroughs of New York City and Columbia County, New York. Since inception, 35,000 participants have been served.

Our History

Founded in 2007 to address diet-related diseases in under-resourced communities. Since inception, more than 35,000 participants have been served.

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