Our ExpertsNancy Arnow
Vice President of Child, Adolescent and Mental Health Treatment Services
Nancy Arnow joined Safe Horizon in 1988, working in various programs and in a variety of leadership positions over the past twenty years. Nancy is the Senior Vice President of Safe Horizon's Child, Mental Health Treatment and Anti-trafficking programs. She has devoted much of her professional career to developing and enhancing services to child and adult victims of crime, abuse and trauma. Nancy serves on the Board of the Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies. She received her MSW from Columbia University.Cindy Colter
Vice President, Domestic Violence Shelters
Cindy Colter joined Safe Horizon in November 2012, and has extensive experience in managing a wide range of community development and human service programs intended to assistant families with overcoming poverty. She brings this experience and vision to Safe Horizon’s Domestic Violence Shelters’ where she continues its mission of providing thousands of individuals and families with the critical support and resources they need to regain reclaim their lives. Colter was previously the Assistant Commissioner at the Department of Youth and Community Development, where she oversaw New York City’s Community Action Program, a citywide community development initiative that supported a diverse array of programs in low-income neighborhoods. Prior to that, she managed residential facilities with support services for formerly homeless adults, provide technical assistance to tenant groups developing housing cooperatives, spearheaded neighborhood revitalization programs in the Bronx, and addressed policy issues concerned with housing, higher education and HIV services. She has served on the Boards of the New York State Community Action Association and the Supportive Housing Network. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Barnard College of Columbia University and a Master’s degree in Urban Sociology from the State University of New York at Binghamton.
Expertise: Development, implementation and Evaluation of Family Support and Anti-Poverty ProgramsRonald Moore
Vice President, Human Resources
Ronald Moore joined Safe Horizon in August 2009 and is responsible for Staffing, Compensation and Benefits, Training and Development as well as Employee Relations. Mr. Moore spent 26 years in Human Resources at Hewlett Packard and most recently was the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Kimberly-Clark Company based in Atlanta, where he managed relations with several national diversity organizations. He has served as a member of the board of directors for over 10 non-profit organizations, including the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and Out and Equal. He received a BA in Communications, an MA in Counseling, and an MLIR (Labor and Industrial Relations), all from Michigan State University.Michael Polenberg
Vice President, Government Affairs
Michael is responsible for directing the agency's legislative and budget advocacy on both the state and local level. Michael draws on his twenty years of advocacy work in New York to ensure that our laws explicitly help victims of crime find safety and begin to heal. He also fights for millions of dollars in public funding to sustain programs helping victims of child abuse, domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual assault. Michael's connections in and out of government increase Safe Horizon's profile and raise public awareness of the needs of crime victims. Michael has a BA in History from the University of Wisconsin/Madison.Rafail Portnoy
Vice President, Information Systems & Technology
Rafail is responsible for all aspects of Information Technology at Safe Horizon, overseeing project management, application development and IT infrastructure support teams. Rafail has over 18 years of technology experience, with over 10 years of managing complex IT environments. Prior to joining Safe Horizon Rafail was a founding Chief Information Officer at The Levin Institute and held a variety of technical and management positions at IBM Corporation. He holds a BBA degree from Pace University and a MS from Polytechnic University.