staff - Ava Charne

Ava has been part of the BYFI team since the fall of 1987. Ava serves as the liaison to applicants, Fellows, parents and alumni, and manages the logistics of the BYFI Fellowship and BYFI programs and events. Ava is very proud to say that she personally knows all 777 Bronfmanim. In addition to being BYFI's Administrative Director, Ava served as the executive director for the Capital District Women's Bar Association from 1987 through 2010. Prior to 1987, she was the Training, Safety and EEO Specialist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Veterinary Services. She holds her BA in political science and her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the State University of New York at Albany. a v a . c h a r n e @ b y f i . o r g