A fifth-generation Staten Islander, Allison Cohen has devoted her career to helping serve the needs of her hometown through journalism and communications. She currently serves as the Director of Marketing & Communications at the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island. In this role, she oversees all marketing and media relations for the organization. Throughout her career, she has focused on social media marketing and adapting to new media trends. Allison previously served as the Director of Communications and External Affairs for Staten Island Borough President James Oddo and as a News Assistant at NY1 News.
In her free time, she volunteers as a Board Member of the Staten IslandShakespearean Theatre Company and a Trustee of the Have A Heart Foundation of Staten Island. Allison also served as a co-chair of SunriseWALKS Staten Island in 2018 and is a past winner of the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation’s 20 Under 40 Award. She is a graduate of Vassar College.