The Yalow Charter School Staff

Miguel Balbuena, MPA, MS.ED, Board Chairman

Educator and a youth developer currently serving as the Director of School Based Centers with Police Athletic League of New York City, providing administrative oversight for eleven school based centers and ten community based across all five NYC boroughs. Previously,

Gregoria Feliciano, MS. Ed., SDA, Vice Chairman

Associate Director of Program Operations Division at the 1199SEIU Child Care Fund. She has decades of experience in youth and community initiatives with a strong focus on positive youth development in the Bronx community. She was formerly Community School Director

Sandra Hayes, Ph.D

Professor of Mathematics at City University of New York Professor of Mathematics at City College and a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate Center.  Researcher and teacher at universities in Germany and France for over 20 years.  A delegate to the

Lakiesha Howard, Secretary

Ms. Howard is the Coordinating Manager for the department of Surgery at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx—a Level 1 Trauma Center—where she oversees credentialing of all new surgical staff, including attending physicians, residents, and physician assistants; ensures NYC and

Ivan Lee

NYC Police Department Mr. Lee is a New York City police officer and Fencing Commissioner for the NYC Public Schools Athletic League. Former 8th-grade public school teacher. Olympian: 4th place 2004 U.S. Olympic Fencing Team. Urban youth counselor for New Horizons

Ross T. Lyon, MD, FACS

Dr. Lyon is a graduate of the University of Chicago and the Pritzker School of Medicine.  Dr. Lyon has a private practice, Vascular and Endovascular Private Practice, Vein Specialists of New York, and has been an Attending in Surgery at

Michael Rosen, Treasurer

VP, Operations at Personagraph. Finance, marketing, and technology executive in data analytics and expertise supporting education non-profits.  President of the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of New York.  Father of two children.

Benjamin Yalow

Comptroller, Chicon 7 Conference Son of Rosalyn Yalow, who has worked at educational institutions for 25 years (Columbia University and City University), primarily within their computer technology areas. A graduate of PS 7, JHS 141, and the Bronx High School

Alec H. Diacou, Executive Director and Founder

Founder and Executive Director. Project finance specialist and financial advisor for state and local governments.  Bronx non-profit organizer addressing economic development, senior services, and childhood obesity epidemic.  Restoration of historic Bronx homes.  Economist, and parent of 3 sons graduated from