Board of Directors

Janette Cantor — Elementary school teacher 14 years and Adjunct Professor on the community college level for 10 years. Licensed as a teacher, principal, and counselor.

Robert Ciricillo — Attorney specializing in international business transactions. Worked with General Electric Co. and the Coudert Brothers law firm.

Judy Langer Executive Director.  — 40+ year career in market research, specializing in focus groups / qualitative research. Headed her own firm, Langer Associates, and SVP at Roper/GfK; author of The Mirrored Window on focus groups. BA, Smith College; MA, Columbia University in American Government.

Berton Pekowsky — Social research, Columbia University, Prudential Insurance Co., NBC. Worked for Grey Advertising and The City of New York; BA, The City College of NY; MA, Sociology, Columbia University.

Rita Satz — Congressional Aide and Emmy Award winning NBC News Producer/Writer. Attended Temple University.

Bernard Starr, Ph.D. — Professor Emeritus at the City University of New York. Writes a blog at the Huffington Post, and publishes on other news sites including OpEd News, Salon, and United Press International’s R&S section. Main U.N. representative of the NGO The Institute of Global Education (IGE).

Betsy Steinman, Secretary, M.S.W. and Ph.D. in Psychology from Yeshiva University in NY. Retired social worker; worked with refugees in the 1980’s, then in mental health with adult schizophrenics and later in private practice in NYC.

Joyce Toy. Treasurer  — 36 year career in the computer industry, including 26 years at IBM. Designed mainframe software systems. Was product manager for several hardware and software products. BS, Mathematics, Brooklyn College.