Meet the Team

The Little Essentials team brings deep expertise from the nonprofit and corporate sectors combined with deep commitment to helping New York City families in crisis. We're nonprofit managers, strategy directors, clinicians, lawyers, social scientists, communications executives and more who've come together out of a shared passion for alleviating the suffering of our fellow New Yorkers.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sandie Trombert, Founder and President, Finance Chair

Rachel White, Chairman and Vice-President, Board Recruitment Chair

Alice Bennahmias, Treasurer, Corporate Partnerships and Marketing Chair

Katie Chorlton, Secretary, Strategic Management Chair

Jessica Broome, Program Co-Chair

Andrea Berne, Program Co-Chair

Amanda Hirsch, Communications Chair

STAFF

Elissa Young, Executive Director

Zakiyyah Mohamed-Stevens, Program Manager

ADVISORY COUNCIL

DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Katie Chorlton

Adriana Tredanari

Alice Bennahmias

Jeanine Maupin

Liz Mandarano

Rachel White

Vanessa Hradsky

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Andrea Berne, Co-Chair

Jessica Broome Co-Chair

Sandie Trombert

Barbara Sherman

Katy Adams

Sondra Santoni

Therese Ngo

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Sandie Trombert, Chair

Alice Bennahmias

Jake Endres

Paul Mei

Marketing Committee

Alice Bennahmias, Chair

Amanda Hirsch

Lea Joly Sloan