Executive Director 

Barbara A. Glassman, Executive Director of The Sylvia Center, has more than 20 years leadership experience overseeing education programming, fundraising, strategic planning, and communications for New York City non-profits. She served as Executive Director of INCLUDEnyc, a training and information center supporting young people with disabilities; Managing Director of External Engagement for the New York-New Jersey region of Citizen Schools, a national education nonprofit; and in multiple leadership roles for New York Cares, New York City’s largest volunteer service organization. Earlier in her career, Barbara was a strategic communications consultant at firms in Washington, D.C. and New York City. She holds a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.A. from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.