GO-NYC Board

Our Board Members

A talented and experienced group of professionals comprise Great Oaks Charter School NYC Support Board of Directors. Our boards’ strong expertise in multiple fields—education, community development, business, law, youth programming, and finance—allow them to provide strong governance and oversight of our schools.

Susan Akselrad- Chair
Michael Duffy- Co-Chair
Derny Fleurima- Treasurer
Ivan Rodriguez- Secretary
Joe Mcdonald
Kai-yan Lee
Anand Bhatia
Molly Gurny
Elizabeth Case
Jonee Billy
Alyssa Alfano
Omar Amores
Samuel Ortiz
Blake Obi

Board Meetings

GO-NYC Board of Directors Meetings are held on every second Tuesday of each month in person at 240 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10014. All meetings take place between 4:00-5:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. We happily invite members of the community to speak and share their thoughts, ideas, and concerns with us during the Public Participation portion of our meeting.

The location of board members attending virtually is posted below:

Omar Amores, 6623 Ridge Blvd Brooklyn, NY 11220
Susan Akselrad, 125 Worth Ave., Palm Beach, Fl.33480
Samuel Ortiz, 410 Grand St, New York, NY 10002
Molly Greer Gurny, 435 W 116th St, New York, NY 10027
Anand Bhatia, 500 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036
Ivan Rodriguez, 8 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Derny Fleurima, 100 Gold St. New York ,10038
Jonee Billy, 4 west 43rd street, NY, NY 10036
Micheal Duffy, 5 Library Lane, Old Lyme CT
Kai-yan Lee, 130 Fulton St, #PH, New York, NY 10038

2023-2024 School Year Board Meeting Calendar


Board Meeting Dates Agenda Minutes
July 25, 2023  Agenda 07.25.2023 Minutes 07.25.2023
September 12, 2023 Agenda 09.12.2023 Minutes 09.12.2023
October 10, 2023

Meeting Record

Agenda 10.10.2023 Minutes 10.10.2023
November 14, 2023

Zoom Meeting

Agenda 11.14.2023 Minutes 11.14.2023
December 12, 2023

Zoom Meeting

Agenda 12.12.2023
January 9, 2024
February 13, 2024
March 12, 2024
April 9, 2024
May 14, 2024
June 11, 2024


An archive of past board meeting minutes can be found here.

The Board of Trustees of Great Oaks Charter School desires to provide the general public with an opportunity at each Board of Trustees meeting to address the Board regarding issues that they may wish to bring to the Board’s attention. In order to facilitate a reasonable, orderly procedure for holding a public comment period, the Board sets forth the following policy to be observed at each Board meeting:
  • An individual wishing to address the Board must print his or her name on the sign-in sheet available at the entrance to the room where the Board meeting is being held. (Individuals are invited to use the chat function to sign up to address the Board at the start of the virtual meeting.)
  • Any individual wishing to address the Board must sign up to do so prior to the call to order of the Board meeting. No requests to speak will be accepted after the meeting has begun.
  • There will be a limit of ten (10) members of the public permitted to speak at any one Board meeting.
  • Each person wishing to speak will be limited to three (3) minutes regardless of whether or not the permitted maximum of ten (10) people sign up to speak.
  • Only the person who has written his or her name on the sign-in sheet may speak and each person signed up to speak may only speak once at any one Board meeting.
  • Members of the Board will respectfully listen to each public comment, but shall not be obligated to respond in kind with questions, answers, or other comments.

Zoom meeting Link: GO-NYC Board meeting