The Governance of the Bloomingdale Family Program reflects the successful partnership between parents and professionals that characterizes the program’s long history.
The Bloomingdale Family Program is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Governing Board is responsible for setting overall goals and direction for the program and overseeing its financial health. Board members are drawn from the program and its community and from New York City’s financial and other institutions.
Parents have a strong voice in the program. They serve on Policy Committees that represent both individual classrooms and the entire program. The role parents assume in governance, which distinguishes the Head Start program today, was pioneered by Bloomingdale when it began in 1960, and was adopted by the Federal Head Start program from the Bloomingdale model.
The Board and the Parent Policy Committee work together in support of the program.
Georgia Levenson-Keohane, Board Chair
Chief Executive, Soros Economic Development Fund (SEDF)
Sandra Roche, Board Chair emeritus
Principal (Retired) Little Red School House LREI
A Bloomingdale founding parent
Molly Goldfarb, Vice Chair
Stephen B. Wax, Vice Chair
Managing Director, Angelo, Gordon & Co.
Michael McGee, Treasurer
Grace Offutt, Secretary
Former University Administrator
Empire State College SUNY (Professor Emeritus)
Elizabeth Brodie David
Director, Samvid Ventures
CEO, Service Program for Older People, Inc
Emily Balter Jennings
Attorney, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Director of Construction and
Asset Management (Retired)
Settlement Housing Fund
Former Bloomingdale parent
Vice President, Goldman Sachs
Entertainment Executive, SHO Networks (retired)
Nancy Watt Rosenfeld
Division Director, Macquarie Group
Co-Director of Research and Narrative, Perception Institute
Bloomingdale Alumni and Former Parent