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OPEN DOORS is based at NYC Health & Hospitals/Coler on Roosevelt Island.


Jennilie Brewster, Project Lead

Cindy Lou Cuesta, Development Lead

Dexter Ciprian, MediaLAB Manager


Julian Voloj, graphic novel author, 2020

Jive Poetic, spoken word artist, 2020

Shawn Williams, theater director, 2019 – 2020

Khadijah Abdurahman, independent researcher and local historian, 2019

Joel François, spoken word artist, 2018 – 2019

Jenessa Abrams, writer and editor, 2018

Shaun Leonardo, performance artist and educator, 2018

Marlon Peterson, community organizer and criminal justice advocate, 2017

Steven Willis, spoken word artist, 2017 – 2018

Alex Davis, youth organizer, 2017

Alexa Smithwrick, podcaster, 2017

David Tomas Martinez, poet, 2016


Khadijah Abdurahman

Lauren Blankstein

Hon. Patria Frias-Colón

Robert Colón

Shirley "Bambi" Gray

Corey Greene

Melanie Greenberg

Tapan Parikh

Peter Patch

Jovemay Santos

Elias Williams