New Life of NYC Inc.

Our Team

The hands, hearts, and heads
behind New Life of NYC

Administrative Team

Richard Hoffman DMIN

Richard Hoffman, DMin

Interim Executive Director

Dana Fleming

Dana J. Fleming

Deputy Director


Ruth Narvaez

Director of Site Operations

Melissa Pollock

Melissa Pollock

Executive Assistant

Nicole Thompson

Nicole Thompson

Site Support

Brooklyn Team

Andrea Portsmouth

Site Director

Cara Knowles

Youth Coordinator

‏‏‎ ‎Danny Hamlin

Youth Worker

Caleb Bonney

Youth Worker

Lower East Side Team

James Harvin

Site Director

Matthew Rodriguez

Youth Coordinator

Shannon Pinchinat

Youth Coordinator

Christopher Paez

Youth Worker

Jada Young

Youth Worker

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For nearly 50 years we have been working for the betterment and transformation of youth in our city, but we haven’t journeyed alone. Get Involved with us!

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Rev. Dr. David E. Jackson is an Executive Leader with over 15 years of experience in non-profit leadership, ministry, and law enforcement.

He is currently the Executive Director of New Life of New York City, Inc (NLNYC), a youth non-profit dedicated to helping teenagers prepare for a successful future through holistic youth development programming.

Dr. Jackson is also the CEO of D. E. Jackson Enterprises, LLC, a firm that supports his consulting, training, speaking, and writing projects.

Dr. Jackson is an Elder in the Church of God in Christ, Inc. and serves on the ministerial council at Zion Cathedral COGIC under the leadership of Bishop Frank Anthone White.  He serves in the World Mission’s Department as the Dean of the Jurisdictional Bible Institutes for Barbados 1st West Indies as well as St. Croix. He also serves on the executive team for the Local Youth Leaders Commission in the International Youth Department.

Dr. Jackson is a graduate of Cornell University, Union Theological Seminary of New York, and New York Theological Seminary. He is completing his 2nd doctorate (Ph.D.) in Organizational Leadership at Southeastern University.

Dr. Jackson is the author of three inspirational self-help books and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He lives on Long Island with his wife, Dr. Tiffany Hunter Jackson, MD, and their daughter, Trinity. Learn more about Dr. Jackson online at