Staff & Board & Advisors

ESTA's attracts people who are passionate, creative, and, above all, believe in the power of the arts to make growing older wonderful.   

Staff

Susan Perlstein, LMSW
Executive Director
sperlstein@estanyc.org

Julie Kline
Program & Training Director
jkline@estanyc.org

Lynne Winters
Development Manager
lwinters@estanyc.org

Dimas Gershman
Programs & Outreach Associate
programs@estanyc.org

Melanie Hopkins
Business Manager
finance@estanyc.org

Thelma Thomas
Pearls of Wisdom, Artistic Director
pearlsofwisdom@estanyc.org

Development Consultant
Stephanie Golden 

Financial Consultant
William J. Harris, CPA

 

Board of Directors

Betsey Nathan, MSW, J.D, Chair
John Flack , CFA Ex-Officio
Nancy Avitabile, LMSW, CMC
Susan Fleminger
Guy Lawrence
Sajid Zaman, Treasurer

 

Advisory Board

Karen Bassuk, LCSW
Kevin Cordi, Ph.D., Professional Storyteller
Nancy Shapiro, Former Director of Teachers & Writers Collaborative
Steve Zeitlin, Executive Director of City Lore