Leadership Council

Doug Bauer
Executive Director,
Clark Foundation

Melissa Beck
Executive Director,
The Educational Foundation of America

Thomas Blaney
Partner,
O’Connor Davies Munns & Dobbins, LLP

Helene Blieberg
Principal,
Co- Chair, Helene Blieberg Associates

Jack Bode
Nonprofit Advisor,
Co-Chair

Karen Brown
Vice President of Innovation and Strategic Learning
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

Richard Brown
Vice President,
American Express Foundation

Casey Castaneda
Chief of Staff,
Farm Sanctuary

Donna Colonna
Chief Executive Officer,
Services for the UnderServed

Don Crocker
Senior Fellow,
Support Center

Laura Cronin
Executive Director,
The New School

Robert M. Danzig
Director of Planned Giving and Institutional Advancement,
Pratt Institute

Jane Englebardt
Principal,
Upshot Advisors

John Emmert
Chief Financial Officer,
HELP USA

Bill Falahee
Director of Finance & Administration,
The J.M. Kaplan Fund

Paul Gangsei
Former Special Counsel,
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Anne Green
Principal,
Griffin Green Consulting

Amy Holmes
Senior Philanthropic Advisor,
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Elaine E. Katz
Senior Vice President Grants & Communications,
Kessler Foundation

Alisa Kesten
Former Executive Director
Volunteer New York!

Eddie LaPorte
Executive Director,
New Jersey Office of Faith Based Initiatives at State of New Jersey

Diane Manning
Northeast Industry Lead, Not for Profit and Higher Education,
Capital One

Lakimja Mattocks
Chief Programs Officer,
Nonprofit New York

Matthew McCrosson
Partner,
O’Connor Davies Munns & Dobbins, LLP

Kim Mitchell
Vice President,
Npower Inc

Athena Moore
Director, Northern Manhattan Office,
Manhattan Borough President’s Office

Tonia Papke
President,
MDI Consulting

Janice Schoos
Vice President, Senior Philanthropic Specialist, Specialized Wealth Services,
Wells Fargo

Ric Swierat
Retired Former Executive Director
Westchester ARC

Sharmila Thakkar
Philanthropy and Nonprofit Consultant,
SRT Advising & Consulting, LLC

Keith Timko
Executive Director,
Support Center

Phillip Yang
Global Legal Lead, Data & Digital Initiatives,
Pfizer