Andre Nelson is a Project Manager within the Division of Community & Population Health, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH). He has been with NYPH for 7 years, and additionally has served as an Analyst within the IT and Finance areas. His experience in these positions and the NYPH system have given him a broad understanding of healthcare. Prior to making a career switch to Healthcare, Andre served as a Financial Services Analyst for various Financial Institutions on Wall Street. Andre holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Marketing from Drexel University, as well as, a Master’s in Public Administration with a focus on Healthcare Administration from Pace University. Andre is strongly focused on positively changing healthcare outcomes for the most underserved communities in NYC; and as a (former) longtime resident of East Harlem, he is insistent on helping his community improve their quality of life through improving healthcare policies and stronger community advocacy.
Jessica Wurwarg is the Director of Energy Management and Sustainability, at the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT), leading the agency’s sustainability and greenhouse gas reducing programs. She teaches about international food and water policy and urbanization at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs. With a background in practice and research in urban policy and planning, focusing on food and sustainability, she worked as Managing Director of the Food Policy Center at Hunter College's School of Public Health; Chief of Staff of External Affairs at DOT; Urban Planner at the World Bank, working on sustainable urban development; and in a number of areas at NYC's Department of Housing Preservation and Development including disaster recovery and resiliency, affordable housing development and food policy. In 2016 Jessica received the McCloy Fellowship on Global Trends through the American Council on Germany and visited Germany looking at urban policies on sustainability. Originally from New York, Jessica has a Masters from the London School of Economics’ Cities Programme and a Bachelor’s degree, with Honors, from Brown University. She also teaches classes about cheese and wine