About us

Meet the people who advise the Mayor on public safety strategy.

We work with New Yorkers, law enforcement, the courts, other City agencies, non-profits and foundations to ensure that each part of our public safety system works well and works together so that every New Yorker is safe and treated fairly.

Leadership

Deanna Logan

Director

Deanna Logan serves as the Director of MOCJ. She previously served as the General Counsel and Deputy Director of Crime Strategies for the office. She joined MOCJ in 2019 as the Deputy Director of Crime Strategies, and coordinated the efforts of courts, DOC, CHS, DSS, DOF and NYPD to meet the requirements of the City’s Criminal Justice Reform Act. Prior to joining MOCJ she worked with DA Darcel Clark to design, establish and supervise the Rikers Island Prosecution Bureau.  Prior to her work in the Bronx, Deanna served as the Assistant Commissioner at the New York City Department of Correction (DOC), where she worked to reform and strengthen internal discipline. The first eight years of Deanna’s career was spent in public service as an Assistant District Attorney in the Office of the New York County District Attorney (DANY).  There she investigated and prosecuted felony cases involving narcotics violations, domestic violence, sexual assaults and child abuse.  After leaving DANY, she joined the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) as a litigator addressing misconduct issues.  She eventually became the Managing Director of Rule Development at the NYSE responsible for enforcing the rules that govern the markets and impact the industry while representing the NYSE before the Securities and Exchange Commission. After NYSE, she spent a short time at Barclays Capital Market Makers working as the Director of Compliance on the trading Floor.  Deanna returned to public service when she joined the DOC. Deanna holds a BA in political science from Boston University and earned her J.D. at New York University School of Law.

Senior Staff

Candice Julien

Chief Operating Officer

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Candice Julien

Candice Julien joined MOCJ in May 2022 as Chief Operating Officer after serving as the Strategic Outreach Director of the Neighborhood Advisory Board Unit at New York City’s Department for Youth and Community Development. She previously worked at the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office over nine years and two Borough President’s.  At Brooklyn Borough Hall Candice served as the Capital Budget Director where she managed the capital funding portfolio from application review, allocation, to project closeout. She also served as the agency’s Deputy Program Officer coordinating projects and programs geared around community development, financial literacy, and monthly cultural heritage celebrations. Ms. Julien received her Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation for the UN, Government and NGOs from New York University, her Masters of Arts in Urban Policy and Administration at CUNY Brooklyn College and her Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from CUNY Queens College.

Carolina Chavez

First Deputy Director

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Carolina Chavez

J. Carolina Chavez (re)joined MOCJ as Special Counsel & a Senior Consultant for Legal Affairs in July 2021 after serving as the General Counsel and a Deputy Commissioner at the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. Carolina has worked in and around the City’s criminal justice system since 2008. She began her career as a prosecutor in Manhattan, where she served as an Assistant District Attorney for more than six years. In 2015, she was appointed to serve as an Administrative Law Judge for the NY State Department of State, where she presided over occupational licensing hearings and appeals, often encountering applicants who faced reentry barriers as a result of prior contact with the criminal justice system. Carolina joined the Law Department as a Senior Counsel in the Special Federal Litigation Division in 2017, where she litigated on behalf of the City in federal court. In her time at MOCJ (the first time), Carolina worked on a number of projects and policy issues, including the implementation of the 2019 legislative reforms to the Criminal Procedure Laws, specifically bail reform. Carolina is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the George Washington University Law School. She is the proud daughter of immigrants.

David B. Goldin

Acting General Counsel

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David B. Goldin

David B. Goldin has been Administrative Justice Coordinator in the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice since 2006. Previously, he had served, starting in 2002, as Chief Litigating Deputy County Attorney in the Office of the Nassau County Attorney. Before that, he held the position of Counsel to the former New York City Board of Education from 1999 to 2002. From 1989 through 1999, he was Assistant Corporation Counsel in the New York City Law Department; during that time, he served as Deputy Chief of the Department’s Affirmative Litigation Division from 1997 to 1999 and as Acting General Counsel of the New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation from 1995 to 1996. Before joining the government, he was in private practice with Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, P.C., and Debevoise & Plimpton. He is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School.

Nora Daniel

Chief of Staff

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Nora Daniel

Nora Daniel joined MOCJ in 2020 as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, serving as the Office’s primary liaison to elected officials and related stakeholders. She has worked in government and community affairs since 2012, developing and implementing intergovernmental affairs strategies, and deepening relationships with community and non-profit stakeholders. She previously served as Deputy Director for Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs for the New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services. In this role, she worked with elected officials at the local, state, and federal level to advocate on behalf of the agency’s mission to protect and promote the safety of New York City’s children. In 2015, she joined the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, serving as the Director of Community and Government Affairs, where she oversaw the Navy Yard’s community engagement initiatives, and served as its liaison to elected officials. Prior to the Brooklyn Navy Yard, she served as Legislative and Budget Director to New York City Council Member Darlene Mealy. Nora is a graduate of the University of Alabama and Columbia Law School.

Osvaldo Cruz

Chief Financial Officer

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Osvaldo Cruz

Osvaldo Cruz is the Chief Financial Officer. His career in public service began at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Management & Budget where he spent almost a decade. Starting as an Analyst he rose through the ranks to hold the position of Assistant Director of the Administration of Justice Taskforce. In that capacity he was responsible for the development and administration of the New York City Criminal Justice System’s Operating and Capital Budgets including the New York City Police and Correction Departments and the Court Facilities Capital Construction Plan. Following his service at OMB he joined the MTA’s Long Island Rail Road. There he was responsible for the administration of the agency’s operating and revenue budgets, managed the agency’s fare policy implementation process, and directed the agency’s corporate performance management program, international benchmarking efforts, and Information Technology strategic planning.  Mr. Cruz holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from John Jay College.

Staff

Alan Le

Senior Fiscal Analyst

Alex Cicchetti

Contract Analyst

Alicia Miranda

Program Manager, Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes

Alison MacLeod

Agency Chief Contracting Officer

América Cañas

Senior Advisor, Justice Initiatives and Community Reinvestment

Angel Arias

Community Outreach Manager

Amber Benoit

Program Director, Office of Neighborhood Safety

Ashley Jobson

Senior Contract Analyst

Ashley Taveras

Intergovernmental Affairs Manager

Ayanna Cole-Hector

Initiatives Manager, Office of Neighborhood Safety

Ayanna Ram

Senior Contract Analyst

Barbara Mikrut

Deputy Director of Courts Capital Projects

Brenda Velazquez

Executive Director of Research Operations

Brittney Sinclair

Program Manager, Justice Initiatives

Camille Adolphe

Communications Associate

Cana Osborne

Deputy Executive Director, Office to Prevent Gun Violence

ChaRon Brabham

Initiatives Manager, Office of Neighborhood Safety

Chi Wai Cheung

Senior Audit Manager

Christian Klossner

Executive Director – Office of Special Enforcement

Christiana Zafiriadis

Creative Director and Design Strategy

Colby Hamilton

Chief of Public Affairs

Colin Reilly

Executive Director for Information Technology and Justice

Elaine Chau

Senior Contract Analyst

Eunice Lee

Program Manager, Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes

Evenellys Santos Goris

Initiatives Manager, Office of Neighborhood Safety

Fiona Cece

Program Analyst

Francine O'Keefe

Deputy Executive Director Office of Special Enforcement

Gui Stampur

Senior Counsel

Hassan Syed Naveed

Deputy Executive Director of the Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes

Ian Manuel

Program Manager, Justice Initiatives

Ilana Turko

Executive Director, Office of Crime Victim Supports

Imani Isaac

Initiatives Manager, Office of Neighborhood Safety

Ivory Kennedy

Initiatives Manager, Office of Neighborhood Safety

Jacob Reiben

Contract Analyst

Jenny Lee

Senior Fiscal Analyst

Jordan Montoya

Associate Counsel

Joseph Berkman Breen

Policy Advisor and Associate Counsel

Joseph Taecker-Wyss

Program Associate, Legal

Joseph Tirado

Senior Contract Analyst

Judith Lê

Senior Counsel

Karina Christiansen

Deputy Executive Director, Office to Prevent Gun Violence

Kia Moore

Senior Counsel

Lada Bobrytska

Senior Counsel Analyst

Laura Mello

Executive Senior Counsel

Lola Jemilugba

Senior Auditor

Matt Sandler

Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Lorraine Harris

Senior Budget Analyst

Maggie Halley

Communications Director

Mala Surinarain

Senior Budget Analyst

Marie Gagneron

Grants Manager

Martina Colaizzi

Deputy Agency Chief Contracting Officer

Matthew Sandler

Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Meline Hatchikian

Senior Contract Analyst

Molly Slothower

Senior Research Manager

Monae Evans

Senior Program Manager, Police Reform Collaboration Implementation Team

Naudia Williams

Program Director, Office of Neighborhood Safety

Nicola Kirkpatrick

Program and Operations Manager, Office of Crime Victim Supports

Nicole Zayas

Deputy Executive Director, Office of Pretrial Justice Initiatives

Olyvia Siekmann

Program Manager

Raine Sroge Johnson

Program Analyst, Crime Strategies

Richie Sanchez

Senior Budget Analyst

Rodny Carvajal

Director of Community Engagement, Mayor's Action Plan on Neighborhood Safety

Roselyn Rosa

Senior Contract Analyst

Saloni Sethi

Deputy Executive Director, Office of Crime Victim Supports

Sandra Sukhu

Executive Assistant

Sarah Cassel

Director, Diversion and Reentry Initiatives

Shima Abachi Nejadasl

Senior Contract Analyst

Shola Gbemi

Initiatives Manager, Office of Neighborhood Safety

Taina Ligonde

Initiatives Manager, Office of Neighborhood Safety

Tamara Greenfield

Deputy Executive Director, MAP & Building Healthy Communities

Tara Singh

Deputy Executive Director, Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety

Tara Tran Nguyen

Fiscal Director

Samantha Kleinfield

Executive Director, Violence and Predictive Analytics

Timothy Williams

Deputy Agency Chief Contracting Officer

Wogod Alawlaqi

Initiatives Manager, Office of Neighborhood Safety

Xiong Huang

Senior Auditor