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.
Sandra Roche, Board Chair
Principal (Retired) Little Red School House LREI
A Bloomingdale founding parent
Nancy Watt Rosenfeld, Vice Chair
Michael McGee, Treasurer
Shirley Ariker, Secretary
Empire State College SUNY (Professor Emeritus)
Events & Programs Specialist
Faculty, Ethical Culture Fieldston School
VP, Business Development
Georgia Levenson Keohane
President, Social Impact Foundation, Navab Holdings
Director of Construction and
Asset Management (Retired)
Settlement Housing Fund
Former Bloomingdale parent
Former Partner, Retired
Former University Administrator
Investment Banking Analyst
Macquarie Holdings (USA) Inc.
Stephen B. Wax
Director, Head of Credit Tax Compliance and Reporting
Angelo, Gordon & Co.