Safer Cities

Healthier Futures


Janelle Robinson (she/her) MPH, CPH
Program Manager

Janelle is guided by hope and optimism of worlds that could and should be, and seeks to address health disparities among underserved communities of color. Born and raised in New Bedford, MA, Janelle now calls Brooklyn, NY home. Her interests include caring for her Shiba Inu puppy, hiking, and camping with friends.

jr6054@nyu.edu l (347) 467-0505

Wilson Tosta (he/him)
Project Coordinator

Wilson is a highly organized and ambitious linguistics alumni of the University of Virginia with six years of experience teaching English to immigrants. He is multilingual and multicultural with a passion for initiating, planning, and spearheading projects. He is also passionate about creating impact by building relationships with people of different professional, socioeconomic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds to solve problems through innovation, education, and technology.

wmt224@nyu l (718) 290-4416

Stephanie Llivichuzhca (she/her)
Community Outreach Assistant

Stephanie is from Brooklyn, NY. To further her passion of helping others, Stephanie received her Associates in Human Services at LaGuardia Community College. Her future career goals include working with high school students as a guidance counselor to support teen parents as she draws on her experience of becoming a parent at a young age.


West De Leon (they/them)
Community Outreach Assistant

West is a born and raised Brooklynite. Their passion and experience come from years of working in capacity-building, prevention-oriented public health programs, HIV/STI, community-level services, and diverse communities of color. They are a pop culture nerd, karaoke aficionado, and pizza devotee.


This quarter we welcome three new teammates.

Kat, Karen, and Chris!

Karen Alvarado (she/her)
Project Coordinator

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Karen is seeking to make a difference within her own community. With the goal of advocating for community member’s needs and enhancing people’s well-being, Karen set out to earn her Bachelors in Psychology, and is now pursuing her Masters in Social Work. With a background of counseling students, Karen hopes to continue to assist adolescents with their education, career, and social needs.

ka3019@nyu.edu I (718) 316-8041

Katerina “Kat” Belkin (she/her)
Community Outreach Assistant in Data Management

Kat works full time at NYC Health + Hospitals as Associate Director of Healthcare Standards. She has worked across a diverse range of public health disciplines and healthcare delivery settings. She is committed to building data-driven and equitable models of health care delivery and is passionate about harm reduction and community engagement. Kat attended the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, where she studied Epidemiology, and Williams College, where she studied Psychology and Philosophy. Her hobbies include roller skating, trivia, and hanging out with her cat, Mochi.


Christian Narvaez (he/him)
Community Outreach Assistant in Social Media

Chris was born and raised in Harlem, NY. As a graduate from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Chris understands the criminal justice system, and how to address the problems of a society within an unjust ruling system. Throughout his academic and professional experiences, he has been a part of nonprofits and foundations that aided different social groups. In addition, Chris is a music-loving enthusiast of all genres and is a big sneakerhead that is into fashion culture.


OUR FUnders

S.A.F.E.R. Haven & E.T.N.

Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the NYCC4H S.A.F.E.R. Haven and E.T.N. projects provide prevention education and health referrals to Bronx youth to address underage drinking, substance use, and HIV/STIs.

Overdose F.R.E.E.

Funded by the NYC Department of Health (DOH), the Overdose F.R.E.E. project raises awareness of fentanyl, fentanyl test strips (FTS), and naloxone (NARCAN®).

The New York Times (2022): Fentanyl Test Strips Highlight Rift in Nation’s Struggle to Combat Drug Deaths

Monday – Friday

9 AM – 5 PM


(347) 467 – 0505

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