Staff

Jacqueline M. Ebanks

Executive Director

Jacqueline Ebanks is Executive Director of the Women’s City Club of New York (WCC) where she will guide the organization into its second century of activism to ensure that all New Yorkers attain economic security, enjoy equal opportunity, and live in safe and secure communities.

Prior to joining WCC, Jacqui was Vice President of Programs at the New York Women’s Foundation directing the Foundation’s grantmaking and public education activities during a 5-year period of aggressive growth and expansion. Jacqui was Regional Director for the Northeast and Puerto Rico for Citigroup Community Relations. Prior to assuming the Regional Director role, Jacqui was the Vice President & Director of U.S. Partnerships and Program Development for Citi’s Global Community Relations Division. In this capacity, Jacqui established and managed Citi’s strategic partnerships with national nonprofit organizations. Jacqui is the former Vice President for Community Investment at United Way of New York City (UWNYC) with responsibility for the organization’s funds distribution and program development and implementation processes.

Jacqui holds a M.S. in Policy Analysis and Public Management from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She resides in the Bronx with her husband and three daughters. Email Jacqui.

Anya Berdan

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.

Padma Seemangal

Program & Communications Manager

Padma Seemangal graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2012 with a 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.