Meet Our Team

Friends of NYC-NFP does a lot with a little. With the talents of a small, part-time team, together our work has a tremendous impact.

Karin Romans

Karin Romans, Executive Director

Karin joined Friends of NYC Nurse-Family Partnership in April 2020, shortly after the birth of her son, Liam. In her role, Karin leads Friends’ and works with the board to ensure we achieve our mission. Karin has worked in the nonprofit sector for 20 years and has experience with fundraising, capacity building, and strategic planning. Karin received a BA in Public Relations and an MA in Communications from Hofstra University. Raised by a social worker and a teacher, she realized while working in public relations after college, she wanted to use her skills to address causes close to her heart. As a mom and coming from a family of nurses, Friends’ mission is a perfect match. She deeply appreciates the opportunity to support new mothers and give back in NYC, a city she called home until recently. Karin, her husband Bill, and Liam live in Litchfield County, CT, where they love hiking, biking, and being outside. 

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Jazmin Williams

Jazmin Williams, Program Coordinator

Jazmin Williams began her journey with Friends back in 2017 as part of the Nurse Family-Partnership program.  As our first alumni hire, Jazmin comes to us with more than 10 years in the food industry and six years in human resources and public communications. As a client of Friends, Jazmin started her own business, Jazzy Eats which is going strong today.  

As the Program Coordinator for Friends since 2021, Jazmin manages the day-to-day programs and grant giving process, overall program systems, and policy implementation. Jazmin’s addition to our team has brought a number of new partnerships to the table through her charismatic and outgoing personality. She is an amazing mother of two, an advocate for women, and a mentor for mothers, especially black mothers. Through her new work in public and health services, Jazmin has plans to take her catering business in a new direction, teaching and healing with delicious food to all mothers and families. 

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Karin Romans Executive Director

Chelsea Chateauvert, Development & Marketing Manager

Chelsea Chateauvert started as Development Coordinator for Friends of NYC NFP in August 2021 as a consultant and joined the staff in March of 2023. She comes to Friends with more than 10 years of experience working in Development and Donor Relations.

Chelsea has worked in many different areas within the non-profit sector including education, health care, drug abuse, and racial equality. In her role with friends, Chelsea manages all aspects of Development including Donor Relations and Communications. She supports the grant writing and events teams as well as provides critical operations support.

Chelsea graduated from CUNY Baruch College ‘08 with a BS in Public Affairs. She is a published author, an avid baker, and mother to two toddlers. She is a native New Yorker and lives in Westchester, NY.

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Karin Romans Executive Director

Colleen Marcoux, Development Associate  – Grants & Research

Colleen Marcoux started with Friends in 2022 as an intern and has become an invaluable member of the Friends staff.  In addition to her work with friends, Colleen is the Research Project Coordinator at a New York-based nonprofit for people with HIV and other chronic conditions. Colleen graduated from St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics with specializations in Social Justice Theory and Social Entrepreneurship. She has conducted research on global health and sexual health.

Colleen is passionate about justice-based public policy and the intersection of health, education, identity, and technology. 

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