For over 20 years, ASA has been proud to support and promote the importance of education to the NYC community, with a special focus on historically under-served students (single mothers, working students, etc.). ASA strongly believes that higher education should be possible for everyone. By providing students with flexible schedules, strong academic and student support, and lifetime job placement assistance, we help ensure that their futures will be successful.
ASA’s Department of Government and Community Relations, plays a major role in building lasting relationships with various community organizations, as well as elected officials to help reach communities that can grow through higher education. The department also works closely with the Board of Trustees.
ASA COLLEGE’S BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Dan Holt (Chair)
President of Statewide Management
CFO of New York Grant Company
Mr. Dan Holt is the President of Statewide Management, a company specializing in strategic planning, acquisitions and organizational development. He has also been the CFO of New York Grant Company since 2013. Mr. Holt was the Publisher and COO of Courier-Life Publications from 1979-2006 until it was acquired by NewsCorp. He worked for NewsCorp after the transition and helped oversee additional expansion until his retirement in 2008. Dan has served in the past as Chairman of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Chair of New York Blood Services for Brooklyn-Staten Island, President of the Brooklyn Council of Boy Scouts of America, and board member of the Brooklyn Arts Council.
Mr. Holt was appointed as the Press Liaison for the NYC Office of Emergency Management in 2002 until 2008 and served on numerous committees and boards in the Newspaper industry. Dan Holt has served as ASA Board Chair from 2003 until his resignation from the Board in 2008 upon his relocation to North Carolina. He has since accepted the opportunity to serve on the ASA Board once again.
Zachary Yamba, Ph.D. (Vice Chair)
President Emeritus of Essex County College, New Jersey
Doctor Zachary Yamba is the President Emeritus of Essex County College. He has the distinction of being the longest tenured college president in the history of New Jersey. Dr. Yamba is a Regent Emeritus of Seton Hall University, serves as a Board Member at New Community Corporation in Newark, New Jersey; and is also a Board Member at Victoria Foundation in New Jersey.
Director TRIO Student Support Services, Medgar Evers College
Ms. Reid hold a Masters of Science in Education/Higher Education Administration and has over 20 years of experience in education. She plays an influential role on the ASA Board’s Academic Committee.
Deputy Portfolio Manager, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Office of Appointments
Liza Kramer is a Deputy Portfolio Manager in New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Office of Appointments. Prior to her current position, she was a member of the de Blasio Transition Team. Ms. Kramer was a former Deputy Chief of Staff to fomer NYS Assembly Member Adele Cohen and also served as the Deputy Director of Community Affairs for former NYC Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum. Additionally, she served as Assistant Director of the American Jewish Committee’s New York Office where she became an advocate on energy conservation issues and federal immigration reform. Ms. Kramer holds a seat on Brooklyn Community Board 18 and is a life-member of Hadassah.
Chief of Staff NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County
Natasha Burke is a healthcare manager with over ten (12) years of progressive experience in the planning and administration of marketing, public relations, public affairs, development and community affairs programs.
In her current position as Chief of Staff at NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County, Ms. Burke works directly for the Chief Executive Officer of the hospital, serving as the principal staff person and managing information and communications between the Executive Office and internal & external audiences.
Prior to that, Ms. Burke was Director of Community Affairs, Governmental Relations & Volunteer Services at SUNY Downstate at Long Island College Hospital. Ms. Burke also served as the Intergovernmental liaison to all elected officials and government agencies on the city, state and federal levels. Prior to that, she has held management roles at St. Mary’s Hospital and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn.
Ms. Burke holds an M.P.A. in healthcare administration from Long Island University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Brooklyn College.
Terrance O. Lyght
Terry is a longtime resident of Brooklyn, New York. For over 40 years, he has been an active and progressive member of the Brooklyn community. In 2016, Terry received a recognition award from the Brooklyn Rotary Club for outstanding commitment to improving the community and the world around him. He is currently the facilities manager at LCG, a non-profit organization which provides services to the elderly or at-risk individuals and families, to assist them with services to become productive members of their communities.
William (Reggie) Ruggiero
William has built and developed successful projects across the New York metropolitan area for over three decades. He has a unique understanding of the real estate and construction industry, and the related land-use issues across New York City, with unparalleled experience in development ranging from small boutique housing conversions to large-scale transformative developments such as Jay Condo in the DUMBO area of Brooklyn. Mr. Ruggiero got his start at the People’s Firehouse, a non-profit in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn in the early 90’s. His leadership at the People’s Firehouse led to a dramatic preservation and expansion of low-income and supportive housing in one of the fastest growing areas of the country. He currently advises a range of organizations on development projects, management strategy and hospitality.
ASSISTANT FOR BOARD AFFAIRS
- Roberto Dumaual
Vice President of Government and Community Relations, ASA College
View Board of Trustees ByLaws.