NYC Principal (Retired)
Joyce E. Bush
Joyce E. Bush is a retired New York City Principal and a member of the Cahn Fellows – Distinguished Principals Alumni. As a principal, Joyce was an advocate for the Arts and included the school in the Young People’s Dance Series and Project Dance with City Center; this affiliation introduced the students to Alvin Ailey II Dance Theater, Paul Taylor, and other theater and dance groups. Joyce is presently an adjunct professor at Touro Graduate school in the Early Childhood Education program. She serves on the NYC Council of Supervisors and Administrators (CSA) Political Action Committee advocating for school aid from legislatures and is also a member of the CSA Long Island Retiree Executive Board where she facilitates the website. Joyce enjoys dancing, boating, playing tennis and reading.
TPFF Program Director, Spine/Scoliosis,
Meditation, and Research
Alex Eingorn, DC
Dr. Alex Eingorn serves as TPFF Program Director Spine/Scoliosis, Meditation, and Research and oversees the clinical programs for the Paige Fraser Foundation. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) Degree in 1986 from New York Chiropractic College and has been in private practice since 1987. He developed a multi-disciplinary approach to healthcare in one of the first integrative healthcare facilities in New York City. Dr. Eingorn is certified in Manipulation under anaesthesia by National College of Chiropractic/Cornerstone Professional Education Seminars, Inc, NC. He is board certified in Scoliosis recognition, classification, treatment, and prevention by International Scoliosis Research Center/Parker College of Chiropractic, Texas.
Dr. Eingorn’s professional memberships and affiliations include: American Chiropractic Association; American Council of Chiropractic Radiology; American Academy of Pain Management; American Association of Spine Physicians; American Academy of Disability Analysts; International Association of Counselors and Therapists. His selected research, publications and professional projects include: New York University Medical Center, New York (1994) - Participated in a Multi-disciplinary Forum - " Low Back Pain - Multi-disciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment"; Better Health Chiropractic, PC, New York (1994-Present) - Short and long term effects of SMT on ANS using Power Spectral Analysis of Heart Rate Variability; New York Chiropractic College , New York (1996 - Present) - Research Associate, Rationale for Assessing the Effects of Manipulative Therapy on Autonomic Tone by Analysis of Heart Rate Variability. Eingorn, A, Muhs, G. JMPT 1999;22 (3):161-165; Time Life Medical, New York (1995) - Member of Editorial Review Panel on "Low Back Pain". Was Interviewed and Videotaped; Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York (1996-1998) - Complimentary Care Center - Volunteer.
Dr. Eingorn is fluent in Russian and Hebrew and has practiced Martial Arts since 1973: Karate, Kung-Fu, Jiu-Jitsu, Wu-Chu, Chi-Gung
Coordinating Manager, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit,
NYC Health + Hospitals | Bellevue,
TPFF Program Director, Fashion & Design
Alexia E. Fraser, Pub. Auth
Alexia E. Fraser serves as TPFF Program Director, Fashion & Design. Prior to her current role, Ms. Fraser has extensive experience in the arts, as a model, actress and producer. Her ability to engage audiences in pursuit of art fueled her drive to publish a memoir, Memories of Mom, the heartfelt journey of a daughter facing her mother’s mortality. Her work in organizing and managing offices and establishing strong relationships supported her life-long commitment and support of the arts as an expressive force for change, a message she has leveraged to raised awareness about the arts and the positive effect they have on reaching goals and overcoming life’s challenges. Ms. Fraser brings to her current position extensive work history in public-facing positions in sales, management and community-based organizations.
Vice President, Bank of New York Mellon
Primrose Sinclair Hammond
Primrose Sinclair Hammond has over 20 years’ experience in the Global Financial Industry. She currently serves as Vice President and team leader for Bank of New York Mellon. As team leader, she and her team of Treasury Services professionals are responsible for ensuring clients realize their financial strategies by leveraging distinctive expertise to power investment success.
Primrose serves as a minister at Agape Tabernacle International Fellowship. Over the past two years, Minister Primrose serves in the Pastoral/Spiritual Care Department at Downstate Medical Center as an Intern Chaplain.
Primrose has earned a Masters of Divinity, Masters of Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry at New York Theological Seminary. Her affiliations include membership in the Association for Financial Professionals, Women’s Initiatives Network, Women Organizing Mobilizing & Building and a PTA Honorary Life Member.
Primrose is married to Reverend Dr. Lawrence Hammond, the mother of three adult sons and nana to two granddaughters.
Chief Experience Officer,
NYC Health + Hospitals | Bellevue
TPFF Program Director, Folk and Traditional Arts
As Chief Experience Officer (CXO) at NYC Health + Hospitals | Bellevue, Gladys Lowe the organization’s efforts to champion patient rights and advocacy through a disciplined approach to the design and delivery of patient experience. In this role, she supports understanding patient and family needs, creating connections between patients and staff. She plays an integral role in facility relationship patients with staff by holding the organization accountable for providing outstanding services. As CXO, Gladys oversees the Office of Patient Advocacy, Language Services, Hospitality Services and Organizational Effectiveness.
Gladys holds bachelor’s degrees from the Universities of Yaounde and University of Douala, Cameroon, in political science and Business Management and is a Certified Coach with the Erickson Coaching International. She is Certified in Patient Advocacy, Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), Bioethics and Humanities and Lean Management. Gladys is also a certified French Medical Interpreter and has conversational command of Spanish.
As a life-long supporter and participant in the arts, Gladys is actively involved and collaborates with community artists to enrich patient and staff personal journeys. She believes in the power of the individual voice and expression in and through the arts. Gladys is originary from Cameroon, West Africa, where she discovered her passion for traditional dance. African dance is rooted in her upbringing as a celebratory fashion and is a symbol of her traditional heritage. She trained in her native country and other West African countries where she had the opportunity to learn various rhythms and local dances and performs with the Alvin Ailey repertoire. Currently offering folkloric West African Dance classes in Pleasantville, New York, she engages student in discussions about dance, culture, and the power of artistic expression in society.
Her program provides a complete body workout while giving students the freedom to express themselves to the powerful beat of live drumming. Each steps are broken down so all students, including those who have never danced can build confidence around their body movements.
Director of Creative Arts,
NYC Health + Hospitals | Bellevue
TPFF Program Director Creative Arts Therapy
Milica Zgaljic-Ramirez is a licensed creative arts therapist, licensed mental health counselor and the Director of Creative Arts Therapy and Vocational Rehabilitation at NYC Health + Hospitals | Bellevue, where she leads a dynamic team of art, music, drama, and dance/movement therapists as well as rehabilitation counselors. For more than 30 years at the city’s flagship safety net hospital, Milica has championed initiatives to de-stigmatize mental illness by organizing annual public health awareness events and staff /caregiver wellness programming. Under her management, the creative arts have been offered to every medical and mental health service in the hospital and to every healthcare worker. A pioneer in the development of the peer counseling profession in the Department of Psychiatry and Co-chair of the Mental Health Consumer Advisory Board at Bellevue, she understands the value of both lived experience and the importance of community in health and recovery. Milica comes to us with leadership experience on several steering teams in therapeutic arts within the public health system. She received recognition for her clinical work as a recipient of the Bellevue Clinical Excellence Award in Psychiatry early in her career. In turn, she has been passionate about elevating and expanding the role of creative arts in healing. More recently she was a Kula for Karma 2021 Gala Honoree, acknowledged for bringing yoga and meditation sessions to health care heroes, especially during the pandemic. Milica is an avid tennis player, student of yoga, proud wife of a NYC school teacher and even prouder mother of an artist/ environmental educator. Through work, play and family she is embraced by the principles of the arts and education in reaching one’s full potential.
Nationwide Insurance Company
Sylvia Riley, presently works for Nationwide Insurance Company as a Litigation Associate. She is also in the process of seeking a Masters of Organizational Leadership and will be graduating in 2022.
Sylvia has always had a love for the arts growing up in NYC and Westchester County. As a member of Greater Centennial African American Episcopal Zion Church, Mount Vernon, NY; her passion for dance was reignited and she became a member of the dance Ministry Prayze in Motion. Sylvia served as Co-Director for 5 years under the direction of Althea Stapleton. There she was also was the Advisor for the youth dance ministry Nu Prayze whose ministry was not only locally in NY but also during annual conference throughout the country.
Sylvia served as Wardrobe coordinator during her tenure with Ballet Atlantic. Her duties were re-creating costume ,sourcing fabrics and maintenance, as well as assisting in dressing dancers for quick changes. She enjoys reading fiction and sci-fi, baking and is known for her red velvet cupcakes and pound cake. Sylvia loves going to the beach every week during the summer as well as cruising.