Carolina Cordero Dyer is the Associate Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer for the Osborne Association, the oldest and most experienced organization in New York State serving men and women involved with the criminal justice system. During the 20 years she has led the organization’s finance and resource management, the Osborne Association has grown more than four-fold and established a strong foundation to undertake groundbreaking innovation. The ABLE program on Rikers Island, funded by the nation’s first social impact bond, offers cognitive behavioral therapy to nearly every adolescent in New York City jails. Osborne’s Children, Youth, and Family Services and its NY Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents provide family reunification and advocacy opportunities for those who are too often impacted but forgotten by the criminal justice system.
Ms. Cordero Dyer has used her substantial real estate development expertise and financial acumen in service of Osborne’s mission. She has been instrumental in the purchase and renovation of Osborne’s Bronx headquarters and the acquisition and emerging transformation of the closed Fulton Correctional Facility into a welcoming reentry center, ensuring second chances not only for Osborne’s participants but for the community’s infrastructure as well.
Ms. Cordero Dyer is responsible for Osborne’s social enterprises that employ more than 100 people in living-wage jobs. She spearheaded the creation of the Osborne Career Center to offer career-focused job opportunities to people with criminal records, and is a leading voice in the effort to pass the Fair Chance Act to remove unfair employment barriers for qualified job candidates who have a prior criminal conviction. She lives with her wife and twin 10-year-old children in White Plains, NY.