NICOLE ALIFANTE - FOUNDER
MEG KAUFER - FOUNDING MEMBER
Nicole Alifante is a former actress, current singer songwriter, teacher and working toward becoming an anti-racist activist. She is not there yet. Nicole was part of Indivisible Westchester at its inception. From her work with IW, she decided to hyper focus on America’s brand of racism, how we can change the narrative and ultimately grow more equitable institutions while fostering a collective liberation! Nicole grew up in New Rochelle and
is a proud member of New RoAR (New Rochelle Against Racism). She found New RoAR after she participated in a life changing Undoing Racism workshop through The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond. The PISAB principles are at the heart of her personal journey. She has
a son, a husband and a dog.
Margaret (Meg) Käufer is an educator, community organizer and fundraiser. She currently works as President and founding member of the STEM Alliance of Larchmont-Mamaroneck, promoting local opportunities for all children to access applied Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning initiatives. Her previous teaching career focused on inner city education, progressive education models, process-based reading/writing curriculum development and bilingual/second language education programs. Through that work, she witnessed first-hand the pervasive, devastating and cumulative impact of unequal access to opportunity in our country. Meg writes, “CURE excites me as the type of critical grassroots conversations that can bring about tangible change in the most unexpected ways. Join the journey with us!”
Herself a bilingual parent (German-English) and mother of five children, Meg has
lived in Germany, Ecuador and France.
NICOLE ALIFANTE - PRESIDENT
STACEY DiCRISTOFARO - VICE PRESIDENT
Stacy DiCristofaro is an Occupational Therapist, Certified Yoga instructor and mom of 2. She has been active in the district through PTA programming for 8 years. Over the last 30 years, she has held varied roles in start-up organizations as well as in local and global service initiatives. Her commitment is to continue to learn and to facilitate understanding and work toward equity in our community and world.
PAM BRANDMAN - SECRETARY
Pam Brandman has been active in the community since she moved to Larchmont over 10 years ago. She has held several PTA positions and is passionate about the parent-school connection. She also serves on the board of the Larchmont Mamaroneck Community Counseling Center. Pam is the mom of two teens.
KANAN SHETH - TREASURER
Kanan Sheth is a Mom/Lawyer/Advocate – not necessarily in that order and depends on the day. She is interested in building CURE's Breaking Bread events in our community.
JIRANDY MARTINEZ - LEADER, CONSULTANT
MONICA TRUJILO - LEADER
ANNE MOTTOLA - LEADER, GRAPHIC DESIGNER, WEBSITE
NICOLE FERRARI - LEADER, SOCIAL MEDIA
YASMINE ARNWINE - WEBSITE, RESEARCH, EVENTS
Yasmine Arnwine is a graduate of Mamaroneck High School. She is currently a student at Temple University majoring in Early Childhood Education.
SHEILA KELLY-YUOH - RESEARCH, EVENTS
Ann LoBue is a doctoral student at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interests include the role of race in education policy. Ann served for six years on the board of education of the Mamaroneck School District, including two years as board president, and is currently serving on the district's space and enrollment task force.
Anne Mottola graduated with a BA in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Virginia and a Masters Degree in Social Work from Fordham University's School of Social Welfare. Anne is an instructor for the Edible Academy at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx and the lead garden instructor for the school garden she created and maintains at Osborn Elementary School in Rye, NY. Anne is a freelance graphic designer, a tutor to elementary age children, and a very proud mom to her 18-year old daughter. Anne is thrilled to have fulfilled a dream of hers – recently publishing a series children’s books about gardening with her sister, Mia.
COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER
Community Resource Center (formerly Hispanic Resource Center) was founded in 1998 to promote the cultural, economic, educational and professional integration of immigrants to the already established larger community and to advocate for those in need. We aim to provide the tools to prepare new immigrant families to become self-sufficient and active members of the community.
THE LARCHMONT AVENUE CHURCH
LARCHMONT MAMARONECK HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE - ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH
We are a diverse faith community singularly motivated by the teachings and example of Jesus, guided by reason and the truth of the Gospel. We reject status or privilege as a condition of membership, and behave so as to demonstrate the equal standing of all people.
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF WHITE AMERICAN CULTURE, INC. (CSWAC)