The Partnership for the Homeless


Board of Directors

Jeremy Feigelson (Chair)
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 

Jennifer Cohan
President, NY
Arnold S. Cohen
President & CEO
The Partnership for the Homeless
Andrew Crawford
Managing Director
General Atlantic
Jennifer Mantini
Partner, Transaction Services
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Beth Shinn
Professor, Department of Humanties & Organizational Development
Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

David J. Woll
Of Counsel
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Donald H. Layton (Chair Emeritus)
Chief Executive Officer
Freddie Mac
Former Chairman and CEO

E*Trade Financial
Former Vice  Chairman 
JPMorgan Chase

Senior Staff

Arnold S. Cohen, President and CEO

Arnold has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Partnership for the Homeless since June 1999. He joined the Partnership after serving five years as Executive Director of a neighborhood legal services program here in the City. Prior to that, he was Director of Litigation at another legal services program and affiliated as an attorney with the Legal Aid Society (Trial Bureau, Appeals Bureau and Special Litigation Unit). He is active on many nonprofit boards, and has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University since 1987, where he teaches appellate advocacy. Arnold holds a BA in Anthropology from New York University and a JD from Brooklyn Law School.

Jerry Arko, Vice President, Human Resources

Jerry has been with the Partnership for the Homeless since 1993. He has held similar positions in the for-profit sector, with an engineering consulting firm and a film distribution and production company. He has served on the Board of the Human Resources Association of New York and the local chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. Jerry has a BA from Queens College, City University of New York.

Daniel Castellanos, Director, Research and Program Evaluation

Daniel initiated his career in public health as a community activist. In 1996, he founded and chaired the Colombian Lesbian and Gay Association, providing a voice to Colombian immigrants living in NYC. As founder, board president, and former director of Queens Pride House, an LGBT community center in Queens County, Daniel strongly advocated for developing and implementing community health through committed partnering with community leaders, public health officials, and academia. Since 1995, Daniel has participated in a broad range of programmatic HIV/AIDS activities and research projects. Daniel has a DrPH in Public Health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. He received a pre-doctoral fellowship from the Center for Homelessness Prevention Studies at Columbia University. His doctoral research focused on homelessness among young gay men in NYC.