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Angelique Erdtrachter

Angelique joined Felicity House as the Events Manager in 2022. Previously, Angelique worked as a Program Director for multiple after school programs across New York City, where she fell in love with program design and event planning. Her main focus has always been making sure that her events are accessible…

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Natalia Zienko

Natalia joined Felicity House as a Program Assistant in 2022. Previously, Natalia worked as an Executive Assistant and Events Coordinator at ZNC Solutions, an events rental company. Before her experience in the hospitality industry, Natalia worked as an interior designer for Benjamin Moore and also freelance. She holds a BA…

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Samia Bibi

Samia joined Felicity House in June 2022. Previously, Samia worked at Fedcap Group as a Billing Analyst and at South Asian Youth Action as a Finance and Operations Associate. Overall, Samia has over five-year experience working with nonprofits focused on youth development, vocational training, and behavioral health services. Samia holds…

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Tiyé Bazzey

Tiyé joined Felicity House as an Art Studio Coordinator in 2022. Previously, Tiyé worked as a Senior Program Coordinator at the Center for Educational Innovation (CEI), where she served NYCDOE and District 75 students, teachers, and parent populations through arts education programming. Tiyé has over 3 years of nonprofit arts…

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Penny Rosenstein

Penny joined Felicity House as a Program Manager in 2022.  Previously, Penny worked as an English teacher for the Department of Education (DOE), where she obtained experience in teaching diverse populations, including emergent language learners and neurodivergent students, and learned inclusive practices such as Universal Design for Learning. Penny most recently…

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Ervica Timot

Ervica joined Felicity House as a Program Manager in 2022. Previously, Ervica worked as a Program Director for Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp’s JobPlus program working with local NYCHA residents to gain self-sufficiency through Financial Counseling, Mental Health Coordination, Education & Training and Employment Services. Ervica has 10+ years working in performance…

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Tracy Kernan

Tracy Kernan, LCSW joined Felicity House as an Outreach Consultant in 2018. Prior to joining Felicity House, Tracy served as the Director of Information and Outreach at YAI, where she managed their information and referral department, oversaw annual Latino and Autism Conferences and developed their volunteer department. Tracy holds a…

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Tanja Mrdjen

Tanja joined Felicity House in 2021 after working for the Foundation for a Just Society (FJS). At FJS, she managed finances and grants of the Nick Simons Foundation and MJS Foundation. Before FJS, Tanja spent five years working at the Simons Foundation. Tanja has a Bachelor of Science in Finance…

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Sharon Valencia

Sharon joined Felicity House in 2014 after serving as the Program Associate at the Simons Foundation, an affiliated organization with a mission to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics, autism and basic sciences. One of Sharon’s main projects at the Simons Foundation was to establish a pilot group for…

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Sam Diaz

Sam Díaz joined Felicity House in 2021 after working in program development for eight years in New York City public schools. In her previous work, Sam focused on bringing inclusion to school cultures through their daytime and after-school programs. Sam has experience working with students who are neurodiverse, including those…

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