New York, NY – Children’s Aid is pleased to announce new hires to our Leadership Team, effective this month. Barbara-Ann Fox will join the agency as chief information officer, and Shawmell Long comes on as director of facilities and real estate.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Barbara-Ann and Shawmell to Children’s Aid,” said President and CEO Phoebe C. Boyer. “Barbara-Ann is an experienced leader who I’m confident will take our technologies to the next level and provide our staff with the best-in-class tools necessary to do our vital work. Shawmell is a seasoned manager and problem solver who will help us maintain and expand our incredible facilities across the five boroughs. Along with the rest of the executive staff, I look forward to working with them both closely.”
Barbara-Ann, who goes by B.A., comes to Children’s Aid from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, where she served as director of information technology, CISO. Prior to that, she worked in information technology and security for Selfhelp Community Services, St. John’s University, and Sandata Technologies here in New York. She’s a graduate of SUNY-Albany, where she was a founding member of the women’s lacrosse team. An active member of her community, she’s volunteered for Girl Scouts of Nassau County and the Cybersecurity Workforce Alliance.
“I’m so grateful for the opportunity to join a renowned agency like Children’s Aid,” B.A. said. “I know that we can build great systems that support our staff as the staff supports our clients. I’m thrilled to be able to use my skills and abilities to help the children and families of New York City.”
Shawmell arrives at Children’s Aid by way of the Osborne Association, where he was responsible for building safety, fleet management, security, construction, and upkeep for all Osborne’s leased and owned facilities. Prior to that, he was assistant vice president and facilities manager at NYEDC. He has more than a decade of experience in the facilities management, construction, and architecture fields. He is a graduate of SUNY-Delhi, and has a bachelor’s degree in technology with a concentration in architectural design and building. Shawmell brings with him a well-deserved reputation as a problem solver, motivator, and leader.
“Children’s Aid has a storied history in New York City, and that history can be seen in part through its incredible facilities and land holdings,” Shawmell said. “The opportunities to maximize and even reimagine these spaces to best serve our clients are endless. I look forward to getting to work.”
Children’s Aid is committed to ensuring that there are no boundaries to the aspirations of young people, no limits to their potential. After nearly 200 years of serving New York City’s children, youth, and their families, we know what it takes to ensure children and youth grow up strong and healthy and ready to thrive in school and life: excellent education and health care, social-emotional support, and strong stable families. Today, we serve nearly 50,000 children, youth, and their families in New York City. For additional information, contact Anthony Ramos at (212) 949-4938 or anthonyr@ChildrensAidNYC.org.