Robin Nichinsky

Town Board
Title: Town Councilwoman
Phone: 914-381-7805
Councilwoman Robin Nichinsky


Robin Nichinsky began serving on the Town Board on January 1, 2022. Robin and her husband Seth Schafler have lived in the unincorporated section of the Town of Mamaroneck since 1988. They raised their three daughters here, all of whom attended Mamaroneck schools.

Work History

Robin has served the Mamaroneck community in many different capacities for over 25 years. Most recently, she served on the Town of Mamaroneck Zoning Board of Appeals from 2018-2021 and on the Town Traffic Committee from 2017-2018. From 2015-2019, Robin was on the Board of the Mamaroneck Student Aid Fund and a Trustee at the Westchester Jewish Center from 2014-2020.

From 2006-2015, Robin served as Trustee on the Board of the Mamaroneck Union Free School District, including as President in 2011-2012. From 1996-2006, she served on the Mamaroneck-Larchmont Human Rights Commission, including as Chair from 2002-2006. Robin also served in many positions on the Mamaroneck School District PTA, including as Co-President of the Central Elementary School PTA, and she was a member of the School Board Selection Committee.

Robin is currently a Supervising Attorney and Co-Director of the Immigrant Justice Project at the Center for Appellate Litigation in New York City, where she has been employed since 1997. Previously she was a Senior Supervising Attorney at the Legal Aid Society Criminal Appeals Bureau.


Robin earned a J.D., cum laude, from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she was Managing Editor of the Cardozo Law Review; an M.S. in Guidance and Counseling from the College of New Rochelle; and a B.A. in Psychology from SUNY Stony Brook.

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