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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.
President Emeritus, 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.

Julanne Reid
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.

Liza Kramer
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.

Reverend William Yip
Co-founder and Associate Executive Director of the Chinese Christian Herald Crusades
Reverend William Yip is the Co-founder and Associate Executive Director of the Chinese Christian Herald Crusades, a faith-based organization which has been serving the Chinese community for over 30 years. He is also the Pastor for over 20 years of the Church of the Living Lord in Chinatown. Reverend Yip is currently heavily involved in developing education programs to help the youth in impoverished communities in New Delhi, India.

Trisha Ocona
Owner and Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Ocona, LLC, NY
Ms. Trisha Ocona is a licensed real estate broker in New York State and the owner of Real Estate Ocona. She also serves as a board member of the New York State Department of State’s Real Estate Board which shares regulatory duties with The Division of Licensing Services. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Ocona began her career in real estate in 1999 where she managed a City Hall real estate law firm and property management company. Realizing real estate was her divine calling, she left her position there to commit to further utilizing and developing her expertise, ultimately establishing her own firm, Real Estate Ocona, LLC. Ms. Ocona is very active in her community and often organizes, hosts, and/or speak at community and professional events. She also teaches Real Estate at Medgar Evers College and regularly write in top real estate news publications and speak on radio shows.

Natasha Burke
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.

Michael A. Nussbaum
Michael A. Nussbaum is Publisher of the Queens Tribune and The Press of Southeast Queens.  Prior to joining the Queens Tribune, Mr. Nussbaum was President of Artan Research, Inc. In 1984, Mr. Nussbaum organized the first NBA All-Star Basketball Tour of Asia in concert with President Ronald Reagan’s visit to China. Mr. Nussbaum served as an advisor to the Chairman of the Oriental Daily News in Hong Kong and was a Producer and Distributor of the motion picture documentary, “Who Killed Vincent Chin,” nominated for an Academy Award in 1987.  Mr. Nussbaum, who for years has served the Jewish community in various leadership positions, was first elected in 2000 as President of the American Jewish Congress Metropolitan Region. Mr. Nussbaum was appointed an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of Public Administration of Long Island University.
Mr. Nussbaum has served on the Boards of various public and private corporations; a Trustee of the New York City Hall of Science, the Nahdree Group Ltd., Co-Chairman of the Brooklyn-Queens Jewish Hospice concert at Lincoln Center, New York Hospital Queens Advisory Board, and Walk the Walk, America’s first shelter for abused elderly.
Mr. Nussbaum has a BA in Political Science from Queens College and an MPA from New York University.

Ex-Officio Member:

Alex Shchegol
President, ASA College

Assistant for Board Affairs:

Roberto Dumaual
Vice President of Government and Community Relations, ASA College

Please click here  to download a PDF version of Board of Trustees - ByLaws.

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