Crown Heights Community Mediation Center Staff
Program Coordinator, Crown Heights Mediation Center
Ruby-Beth Buitekant is the program coordinator for Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets (YO S.O.S.) a program of the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center. She works to provide resources and support for the Youth Organizers who are training to become anti-violence community organizers. In addition to one-on-one support, she facilitates workshops, writes curricula, and coordinates the social media efforts of the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center by managing the online accounts and building the Mediation Center's online presence. She has led and founded groups focused on gender, sexual health, race, and law. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University with a B.A. in African American Studies and American Studies.
Coordinator of Anti-Violence Programs
Director, Crown Heights Mediation Center
As director of the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center, Amy Ellenbogen oversees the day to day operations of the neighborhood problem solving center. She is currently focused on providing conflict resolution and youth court programming to schools and youth organizations in Brooklyn. She has worked in New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles as an educator, social worker, community activist and program founder. She founded ROOTED (Respecting Ourselves and Others Through Education), a Columbia University program designed to facilitate student dialogue around issues of identity as they relate to power and privilege. Ms. Ellenbogen has a BA degree in Ethnic studies and a Master's degree in Social Work from Columbia University.
Program Manager, Crown Heights Community Mediation Center
Outreach Worker Supervisor, Crown Heights Mediation Center
Office Manager and Neighborhood Services Coordinator
Marlies Talay joined the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center in September 2013, where she manages the Center’s fiscal and administrative needs, coordinates community events and outreach, and oversees neighborhood services. Previously, she spent two years working in youth development with City Year New York, and is a former Coro Fellow in Public Affairs. Marlies graduated from Pomona College in 2010, where she studied politics and racial justice.
Outreach Worker, Crown Heights Mediation Center