Michele Disken Greco
Interim Executive Director
Michele Disken Greco has a BA in Communications from Cornell University and a Master of Public Administration from the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at the City University of New York. She is a highly skilled and strategic nonprofit leader with 20 years of comprehensive experience at New York City organizations focused on public health. She is passionate about patient empowerment, making a difference through evidence-based programs and mission-centered advocacy, collaborating with partners to maximize social impact, clearly communicating about health issues, and ensuring access to appropriate health care across the lifespan.
Michele has significant expertise in grassroots and legislative advocacy, community engagement and alliance building, program implementation and evaluation, and strategic planning and operations. She has worked and volunteered with a variety of national and local nonprofit organizations including the American Cancer Society, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Arthritis Foundation, National Council on Women’s Health, and Weill Medical College of Cornell University, among others.
Lillian Mehran, MPH, CHES
Senior Consultant, Education and Outreach
Lillian Mehran has over a decade of experience in public health, including community outreach and needs assessments, program development and implementation, and ethical oversight of research studies. Her work has served diverse populations including solo seniors, LGBTQIA+ patients, individuals with chronic health conditions, intimate partner violence survivors, and older adults in under-served communities.
She has worked with a variety of organizations including academic medical centers, colleges, community health centers, advocacy groups, research foundations, and national professional organizations. She has a BA in Psychology and Women’s/Gender Studies and a Master of Public Health in Community Health Education. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist, and is a PhD candidate at the CUNY School of Public Health, focusing her dissertation on end of life healthcare experiences in diverse communities.
Judith Schwarz, PhD
David C. Leven, JD