Carol Saginaw

Center for Children’s Initiatives - Chair

Carol Saginaw retired from the Early Care & Learning Council (ECLC), in 2010 after nine years as Executive Director. In her tenure, ECLC initiated what has become New York’s quality rating system, QUALITYstarsNY. Carol served as the first Executive Director for the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of New York State (NAMI NYS), and served as Assistant Director in the Bureau of Forensics Services, New York State Office of Mental Health. She is a founder and co-convener of Winning Beginning NY and served on Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board under Governors Spitzer and Patterson. She currently serves as Board Chair of the Center for Children’s Initiatives in New York City.