Carole J. Wacey
Chief Executive Officer
Carole Wacey joined WNET as Vice President, Education in December 2012. Carole’s education expertise is focused in the areas of technology, interactive media, youth development and underserved youth.
Carole previously served for ten years as Executive Director at MOUSE, a national nonprofit organization that empowers underserved youth to learn, lead and create with technology. She will continue to support MOUSE as a recently elected member of its Board of Directors.
Prior to joining MOUSE, Carole was the Director of the Interactive Media for Children program at the Markle Foundation. Under her leadership, the IMC program worked to help realize the potential benefits of interactive media for children by building partnerships between industry, the academy and consumers.
Prior to joining Markle, Carole was Deputy Director of the Office of Education Technology and Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Education. In that capacity, she provided leadership for the Clinton Administration on the development and implementation of national educational technology policy and program development. She addressed issues such as telecommunications, the digital divide, Internet safety, privacy, and e-commerce.
Carole received her B.A. in Economics from the American University, and her J.D. from Vermont Law School. She has also studied public international law at Oxford University, and Leadership at Yale University. Carole was elected to the Board of Directors of MOUSE. Email Carole.
You can learn more about Ms. Wacey and read the full announcement here.
Member Services Manager
Anya Berdan is WCC Member Services Manager. In this capacity she develops and implements strategic direction for the organization’s growth within the membership area. She ensures a professional and efficient member services operation supporting the missions and vision of the organization, and works with other staff members and leadership to ensure development and continuous growth of programing for WCC members. Anya was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Anya and her family emigrated to the US as political refugees one year before the fall of the U.S.S.R. Anya earned her B.A. in Communications from Hofstra University, and is a recent graduate with an M.S. in Nonprofit Management from The New School. Prior to joining WCC, she had spent over 10 years engaged in project management and administration in the corporate field. After calling Queens her home for over 15 years, Anya is now a converted “Brooklynite,” and lives in Greenpoint with her husband and cat. Email Anya.
Debra Cameron, is a seasoned CPA (Certified Public Accountant) with 15 years of experience in nonprofit accounting. Debra assists organizations by implementing accounting and financial management best practices to help them operate most efficiently. Her expertise includes general ledger analysis, audit preparation, investment reconciliations, and regular management reporting. Prior to joining WCC, Debra worked as a sole practitioner for small to medium size not-for-profit organizations. To gain her experience, Debra previously worked as Senior Associate for accounting firms where she supervised client staff and reviewed monthly closing journal entries and financial schedules. She also prepared for quarterly board reports and presentation to board and finance committees.
Debra holds a B.S. in Accounting from Syracuse University. She resides in Queens. Email Debra.
Dina Sadik is Administrative Manager of the Women’s City Club of New York (WCC) where she is responsible for assisting the Executive Director in managing the office. She communicates and coordinates with the members of the Board of Directors, various Committees and Task Forces and assists them in whatever they may need. She also works with the Program Manager, Member Services Manager and the Finance Manager in their respective roles at WCC. In working with the team, she helps to ensure both the present and future development and growth of WCC.
Dina comes to WCC with a background in Banking, Education, Law (Litigation Paralegal), Finance (Compliance Manager) and a business owner.
Dina holds a B.A. in English from Seton Hall University and a Post Graduate Certificate from Montclair State University, Paralegal Studies. Email Dina.
Program & Communications Manager
Padma Seemangal graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2012 with a dual B.A. in English Literary Studies & Government. She first entered the nonprofit sector working in affordable housing, then moved on to support the League of Women Voters of the City of New York in fundraising and capacity-building efforts. Padma gained experience in program design, management, and evaluation with the Indo-Caribbean Alliance, an organization that serves the Indo-Caribbean and South Asian populations across the five boroughs through innovative programming and advocacy. Most recently she completed The Queens Fellowship, during which she honed her communication and strategic planning skills to more effectively scale local nonprofits. As the Program & Communications Manager at WCC she is responsible for developing and executing communications goals and supporting the organization’s rich and diverse program initiatives. She is currently a M.S. candidate in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at The New School. Email Padma.