Working Together In Our Community


Social Security is dedicated to promoting public awareness about the programs we administer. Below are links and photographs of various projects throughout our New York Region showing how Social Security is working together in our community!

Public Affairs Specialists

If you are sponsoring an event and wish for Social Security to provide a presenter, materials or an information table, email one of our Public Affairs Specialists. We can help you free of charge!

Public Affairs Specialists
Location Contact Email
Manhattan Debbie Figueroa
Manhattan Shirley Saxton
Bronx/Westchester Bernard Rosen
Brooklyn, Long Island and Queens Nilsa Henriquez
Brooklyn, Long Island and Queens Shauntel Greene-Bass
Westchester County Adrienne Vavricka
Upstate New York (Albany) Elizabeth Pivonka
Upstate New York (Buffalo) Ben Stump
New Jersey Carl Robinson
Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Victor A. Rodriguez

Special Projects

Community Outreach Groups

Each of our communities has unique and special needs. A group of dedicated volunteers continues to reach out to our local community-based organizations. If your community-based organization would like more information on Social Security and the programs we administer, the following Social Security staff members will work with you to arrange an informative presentation or information table, free of charge:

Community Outreach Volunteers
Location Name Email
New York Louise Cotton
New Jersey Sharon Childress-Weaver
Spanish Speakers’ Bureau Lillian Kreig

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