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Left to right: Glenn E. Martin, Stephen D. Heyman,Susan Kaplan,John Daley, Aida Rodriguez, Marlene Provizer, Roland Lewis, Alan Altschuler, Dana-Ain Davis, Rosa Alfonso-McGoldrick , Mike Pratt, Keith Hefner,Denice Williams,Gail Gordon, Ana Oliveira, Roger Schwed, Paul Spivey, David Rivel, Seth Borgos
Rosa Alfonso-McGoldrick is the Vice President of Public Affairs for American Express OPEN, the small business division of American Express. Since she became Vice President in 2006, OPEN has achieved and retained record-setting media coverage for several critical brand initiatives including the Make Mine a Million Business program, Victory in Procurement for Small Business program and the launch of OPENForum.com and the Plum Card. Under Ms. Alfonso’s leadership, OPEN has received significant coverage in an array of national and regional media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur, Fox Business News and Telemundo. Previously, she led communications programs in support of American Express’ consumer lending, co-brands and Membership Rewards divisions. With more than 17 years of communications and marketing experience, Ms. Alfonso has worked for a variety of consumer brands including: American Express, Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, American Airlines, Hard Rock Café and Edy’s Ice Cream. She is currently a member of American Express’ Women’s Interest Network, the company's Hispanic employee network AHORA and is Co-Chair of American Express’ Corporate Affairs and Communications Diversity Council. Ms. Alfonso is the daughter of immigrant parents from Cuba and Dominican Republic. She is a graduate of Boston University and currently lives with her husband, Christopher and dog, Bosco in Brooklyn, New York.
Alan Altschuler is a professional actor, having performed in numerous New York City theater productions and films. In his prior business career, he most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and was instrumental in building the Foundation’s investment portfolio, as well as its administrative infrastructure. Previously, he was a Principal and Co-Founder of Seaport Capital, Inc., a merchant bank that managed private equity limited partnerships, and Chief Financial Officer of the United Baseball League. Earlier, Mr. Altschuler served as an Executive Vice President of Prudential Securities, where he was responsible for merchant banking, including Prudential-Bache Interfunding, Inc., a leveraged buyout fund. He had previously held various positions in corporate finance in the Prudential organization. He is currently the Treasurer and a board member of both Manhattan Country School and The Fund for the Aged. He is the former Chair of the boards of both the American Diabetes Association and its Research Foundation, as well as Treasurer of the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Mr. Altschuler also served as a board member of the Foundation Financial Officers’ Group. He is a 2006 graduate of Acting Conservatory of the Michael Howard Studios. He received his BA from Cornell University and MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a chartered financial analyst.
Seth Borgos is Director of Research and Programs at Center for Community Change, a national organization whose mission is to promote economic and social justice by strengthening the field of community organizing. For the past two years, he has focused on the development of the Campaign for Community Values, a collaborative effort to elevate the voice and impact of community leaders in federal policy debates. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Borgos was on the staff of the National Campaign for Jobs and Income Support, an alliance of more than 100 grassroots organizations that won reforms in the federal child tax credit, food stamps, and health care programs which generated more than $25 billion in new income and benefits for low income families. From 1992 to 2000, Mr. Borgos was a Program Officer at the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program, with grantmaking responsibility in the areas of community organizing, political participation and workplace issues. He played an active role in the development of several new philanthropic initiatives, including Interfaith Funders and the State Strategies Fund. Prior to joining Veatch, Mr. Borgos spent six years as National Research Director for ACORN and seven years as a Project Manager for workforce and economic development projects in the Midwest. He is the co-author of This Mighty Dream, a pictorial history of social change movements in the United States.
John Daley, M.P.A. (former board member)
John Daley has more than 30 years of executive management experience in the nonprofit sector as a professional and as a volunteer. He currently serves as Vice President and Treasurer of the Henry Luce Foundation. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of the Outreach Project and the Director of the Office of Youth Services at Catholic Charities, Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens. He was an independent management consultant for the Western Queens Consultation Center, Dynamite Youth Center, Hudson Guild, and Unitas Therapeutic Community. Mr. Daley has also served as auditor for the American Express Company & Cerro Corporation and Coopers & Lybrand. He is a graduate of St. Francis College and New York University, where he received his master’s degree in public administration.
Dana-Ain Davis, MPH Ph.D.
Dana-Ain Davis, MPH Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Urban Studies at Queens College and Associate Chair of Worker Education at the Joseph Murphy Institute. Dr. Davis conducts research in the United States and in Namibia, primarily in the area of domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, reproductive justice, welfare reform policy, and activism. Her most current book is Battered Black Women and Welfare Reform: Between a Rock and a Hard Place. She is an active participant with the Association of Black Anthropologists and the Society for the Anthropology of North America. In addition to her academic endeavors, Dr. Davis is also the consulting Executive Director of the Adco Foundation, a grantmaking foundation that supports community activism in New York City.
Rose Dobrof, Ph.D. (emeritus)
Dr. Rose Dobrof is the Brookdale Professor of Gerontology at Hunter College of the City University of New York. For 30 year,s she has been a nationally-renowned expert in the field of aging, and has helped to make the Brookdale Center on Aging a leading research, education, and clinical center. In 1975, she became Founding Director of Hunter’s Brookdale Center on Aging (a position she relinquished in 1994). She also served as the Co-Director of the Hunter College/Mount Sinai School of Medicine Geriatric Education Center; and in 1997, the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York named her professor emerita of the doctoral program in social welfare. President Clinton appointed Dr. Dobrof to serve as a member of the policy committee for the 1995 White House Conference on Aging; and in May of 1995, appointed her to serve on the Federal Council on Aging. Dr. Dobrof has received numerous awards, including the Robert Parks Award, the Alice Brophy Award, the Gift of Life Award, and the Walter M. Beattle Award for Distinguished Service in Aging. She also received the 1990 NASW New York Chapter Social Worker in Aging Award. Dr. Dobrof is the author of a number of books and articles, and serves on many boards of directors and advisory boards. A graduate of the University of Colorado, she earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pittsburgh and a doctorate in social welfare from the Columbia University School of Social Work.
Kerry-Ann Edwards is currently a Vice President in the Quantitative Investor Solutions group at CitiFX. In this role she focuses on foreign exchange investing solutions for the public sector. Previously, she worked in global policy strategy at Citigroup, where she analyzed global policy issues and actions that impacted trading within the markets business in the US. She started her career in financial services in sales in the municipal markets department at Merrill Lynch. In 2008, Mrs. Edwards consulted for the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship where she created and designed their new volunteer program initiative. From 2006 to 2008, she served as a Steering Committee member of Management Leadership for Tomorrow Alumni Professional Development Committee. Mrs. Edwards holds an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Spelman College, where she graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. While in Business School, she ran an event planning company that focused on non-profit event management. Through this company she helped fundraise for many non-profits including the Spelman College Katrina Fund and the NAACP Disaster Relief Fund. She lives in NJ and is a proud member of the “Edwards party of 4” which includes her husband Omari and children, Reagan and True Bryant.
Gail Gordon, a Senior Vice President in the Investment Department of Loews Corporation/CNA Holding, has responsibility for equity and commodity trading as well as for portfolio management of the asset/liability matched accounts. Prior to joining Loews in 2000, she was a Managing Director of Wertheim Schroder & Co., Inc. where she ran the firm’s futures trading operation and worked with a diverse client base to create portfolio management strategies. Proud of her Bronx roots, Ms. Gordon is a graduate of Hunter College High School, holds an MBA from University of Massachusetts and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. She currently serves on the board of the City Parks Foundation as its Treasurer. She has participated in CORO’s Leadership New York Program and has served as a member of Community Board 4.
Keith Hefner is the Executive Director of Youth Communication, which he founded in 1980. Youth Communication develops teen journalists and publishes New Youth Connections, a newspaper with a readership of 200,000 New York City youth, and Represent, a national readership of 12,000 youth in foster care. Youth Communication has published 70 anthologies of young people’s writing and sold 60,000 copies of these books. Prior to that, Mr. Hefner published a magazine and a series of books on youth issues. He won a MacArthur Fellowship in 1989, and he was a Charles H. Revson Fellow on the Future of New York City at Columbia University during the 1986-87 academic year. Mr. Hefner was also a New York Foundation grantee; his last grant was received in 2000. He has served on several boards including the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and Youth Today.
Stephen D. Heyman
Stephen D. Heyman is a real estate professional with diverse leasing, marketing, management, and development experience. Most recently, he was the Director of Commercial leasing at Trinity Real Estate. Previously, he was the National Director of Investment Sales at Julien J. Studley and held the post of Senior Vice President for both the Galbreath Company and Helmsley-Spear, Inc. Mr. Heyman currently serves on the executive committee at the World Rehabilitation Fund, the advisory board at Pratt Center for Community and Environmental Development, and is the Vice President at Temple B’Nai Yisrael. He is also past President of the 34th Street Midtown Association and a former Chair of the New York Foundation.
Wayne H. Ho
Wayne Ho is the Executive Director of the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families, the nation's only pan-Asian children's advocacy organization. Mr. Ho serves on committees of Partnership for After School Education, NYC Administration for Children's Services, the New York Immigration Coalition, and the Center for Law and Social Policy. Previously, Mr. Ho was the Administrator of out-of-school time programs for San Francisco Unified School District, which was recognized by the California Department of Education as a model after school partnership during his tenure. Mr. Ho also conducted policy analysis for and worked with the Blue Ridge Foundation on performance management systems for start-up non-profits. He received his bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and his master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University.
Susan A. Kaplan
Susan A. Kaplan, J.D., is a Research Associate Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at New York University’s School of Medicine and a Research Scientist at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. The focus of her work is on disparities in health outcomes for vulnerable populations in urban areas. Recent projects include the evaluation of an initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health in the South Bronx; the evaluation of a national collaboration to improve cardiovascular care for minority populations; and a National Institutes of Health initiative to develop and evaluate a faith-based health outreach program. Currently, she is working with partners in the Highbridge, in the South Bronx to address persistent health disparities and assess the needs of West African immigrants. Before coming to NYU, Professor Kaplan was the Vice President and Director of Special Projects and Policy at the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, the country’s largest public hospital system. A graduate of Harvard Law School and Wesleyan University, Professor Kaplan is a member and past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Bank Street College of Education. She is also serves a current member and past Chair of the Institutional Review Board for the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. She recently joined the advisory board for the Roosevelt House at Hunter College.
Roland Lewis, a lifetime New Yorker, has worked in the field of community development since 1984, when he began as a Program Associate at the Trust for Public Land. A graduate of Columbia University, he then went on to earn a Masters of City and Regional Planning and a Juris Doctor from Rutgers University in 1988. For nine years, he was a Partner in the law firm of Dellapa, Lewis, and Perseo, whose clients included not-for-profit corporations, civic groups, churches, cooperative corporations and private real estate developers. In 1997, Mr. Lewis became the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity-NYC. Mr. Lewis led the organization for ten years, guiding it to become one of the top producers in the region and a national model of habitat urban success. In the spring of 2007, Mr. Lewis took the helm of the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, a newly incorporated not-for-profit dedicated to the improvement of the New York and New Jersey harbor and waterways. In addition to his professional experience in community development, Mr. Lewis has also been active with many nonprofit community organizations. He served as Co-Chair of Housing First! and is now on the board of the New York Foundation. Mr. Lewis also currently serves as Co-Chair of the Harbor Estuary Program Citizens Advisory Committee and serves on the Freight and Maritime Advisory Board of the Center for Advanced Infrastructure & Transportation at Rutgers and the Professional Advisory Committee for the New York Harbor School.
Lillian Llambelis serves as Special Assistant District Attorney for Community Affairs at the New York County District Attorney’s Office, which is committed to helping local residents and businesses solve crime problems and develop strategies to prevent crime. Most recently, she served as Director of Intergovernmental and Community Affairs for New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. Before her appointment, Ms. Llambelis served as Litigation Director for the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund where she engaged in litigation, advocacy and policy development on Civil Rights issues affecting Latinos nationwide, litigating federal and state court actions challenging anti-immigrant laws passed by states and localities. From 1992 to 2002, she served as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, where she was assigned to the Trial Division; the Special Prosecutions Bureau, where she investigated and prosecuted white-collar crimes, including embezzlement, fraud, bribery, and the financial exploitation of the elderly; and the Official Corruption Unit where she investigated and prosecuted police corruption. Ms. Llambelis is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and received her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. She was also a Coro Foundation Fellow in Public Affairs. Prior to attending law school, she served as an Assistant Press Secretary to former Mayor Edward I. Koch.
Glenn E. Martin
Glenn E. Martin is the Vice President of Development and Public Affairs; Director of the David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy at The Fortune Society. He is responsible for leading the agency’s fundraising and communications work, as well as developing and advancing Fortune’s criminal justice policy advocacy agenda. Mr. Martin works creatively and in collaboration to support the implementation of policy reform initiatives intended to remove practical and statutory roadblocks facing individuals reintegrating into their communities. He currently serves on the NYS Reentry Task Force, the Steering Committee of Reentry.net, the Correction Committee of the NYC Bar Association, the Policy Committee of Interfaith Coalition of Advocates for Reentry and Employment (ICARE), the Employment Working Group of the NYC Discharge Planning Initiative, the advisory committee of the Voter Enfranchisement Project, the Board of Directors of the College and Community Fellowship at the CUNY Graduate Center, and a number of other boards and working groups that address issues related to the reintegration of people with criminal records.
Fitzgerald Miller, CRPC
Fitzgerald Miller has more than 17 years of experience in the financial services industry providing financial and investment management advice and services to individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations. Mr. Miller is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor with a focus in the areas of retirement planning and investment management analysis. He also specializes in financial planning, estate and trust planning for individuals, foundations, business owners, corporations and nonprofit organizations. Mr. Miller graduated from Bernard Baruch College with a Bachelors Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting. He joined Merrill Lynch as a Financial Advisor in December 2004. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, he was a Financial Consultant with Axa Advisors. Mr. Miller is currently a Deacon-in-Training at Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City, the First Vice President of One Hundred Black Men, Inc., NYC Founding Chapter, has been appointed a second term for the New York Supreme Court First Department Disciplinary Committee, Appellate Division, and serves on the board at Bernard Baruch College Alumni Association.
Ana Oliveira (former board member)
Ana Oliveira is the president and CEO of the New York Women’s Foundation, a public philanthropy established to be a voice for women and a force for change. Ms. Oliveira has worked in the field of public health for underserved populations for over 30 years. She is the former Executive Director of the Gay Men's Health Crisis, the nation's first AIDS service organization. She served as their Director of Women's Educational Services, and later as its Managing Director of Program Services. Ms. Oliveira has also worked for the Osborne Association, Samaritan Village in Queens, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx, and Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology, and received a master’s degree in medical anthropology from The New School for Social Research. Ms. Oliveira is from Sao Paulo, Brazil and is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Mike Pratt (former board member)
Mike Pratt serves as President of The Scherman Foundation, located in New York City, which annually distributes over $5 million. His primary responsibilities are in the areas of social welfare and the environment, and shared responsibility over human rights and the arts. He is also the Treasurer of the Foundation, supervising the managers of the Foundation's endowment. Mr. Pratt entered the world of philanthropy through a one-year fellowship at the Rockefeller Family Fund. Prior to that, he practiced law with the civil division of New York City's Legal Aid Society for ten years. His general civil practice encompassed benefits and landlord-tenant litigation, political asylum hearings and appeals and public assistance fair hearings. He also developed a specialty in affirmative housing cases, federal housing programs, and land use/development law. Prior to law school, he worked for NYPIRG, first as a Community Organizer, then as Director of the Straphangers Campaign, NYPIRG’s effort to improve New York City’s mass transit system. He is married to Carol Pratt, a filmmaker and is the father of two boys: Sam and Julian. He serves as Chair of the board of trustees of Pratt Institute. Other board responsibilities include Project Greenhope, Services for Women, CP & Co., an investment management and tax preparation office and the Environmental Grantmakers Association.
Marlene Provizer served as Executive Director of the Jewish Fund for Justice (JFJ), a public foundation that supports grassroots efforts to combat poverty, from 1989 to 2004. Prior to working in social change philanthropy, Ms. Provizer had 20 years of experience as a Policy Analyst, Program Developer, Advocate and Trainer with national nonprofit organizations. In Washington, DC, she served on the education staff of the Children’s Defense Fund and as Social Policy Director of the League of Women Voters Education Fund. After moving to New York City, she worked as Assistant Director of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, then as Deputy Director of National Affairs for the American Jewish Committee before assuming the leadership of JFJ. Ms. Provizer has served on numerous boards, including the National Network of Grantmakers, Interfaith Funders, Jewish Funders Network and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice. She has written and spoken widely on public policy, philanthropy, and inter-group relations. Since 2005, Ms. Provizer has been an independent consultant, working with nonprofit groups on organizational development issues and launching a personal shopping business, Forward Fashion.
Effective July 1, 2013, Mr. Rivel will be named Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, where he currently serves as Chief Strategic Officer. JBFCS is one the nation's largest social and human service providers, with a budget of $200 million and 2,300 staff, and offers a wide variety of programs throughout New York City. Prior to his work at the JBFCS he was the Executive Director from 2001-2011 of City Parks Foundation (CPF). CPF works in over 750 parks citywide presenting a broad range of arts & culture, sports & recreation and education programs—and by helping communities support their local parks—CPF contributes to the revitalization of parks throughout New York City. Mr. Rivel has written and lectured extensively about the importance of parks to the life of a community and about the key role community involvement plays in revitalizing parks. His writings have appeared in The New York Times and in publications by the American Planning Association and the National Recreation and Park Association. From 1995 to 2001, Mr. Rivel was President of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, one of the nation’s oldest and largest community schools of the arts. Mr. Rivel engineered six consecutive years of record enrollment and fundraising results. He also launched a successful capital campaign to renovate BCoM’s historic brownstone school in Brooklyn and built a new facility in Flushing. During his tenure, BCoM’s endowment grew from zero to over $1.5 million and scholarship giving increased tenfold. Before coming to the Conservatory, Mr. Rivel was Vice President of Marketing & Communications at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts where he created its first-ever in-house marketing and design departments and directed over $3 million of annual expenditures. Mr. Rivel also served as Director of Executive Projects (1990-92) and Assistant Director of Strategic Planning (1988-90), playing an important staff role in the creation of Jazz at Lincoln Center. From 1986 to 1988, Mr. Rivel was Director of Finance for First Run Features, a $1 million international film and video distribution company. He negotiated and supervised a merger with a major competitor, thereby creating the country's largest nontheatrical distributor of political and social issue films. Mr. Rivel’s academic background is in film history and aesthetics, and he taught film studies at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. After receiving his M.A. from Wesleyan, he served as the first Assistant Curator of the newly-formed Wesleyan Film Archives.
Aida Rodriguez. Ph.D.
Aida Rodriguez is a Professor of Professional Practice and former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy, where she teaches several graduate courses. Formerly, she was Deputy Director of the Equal Opportunity Division at The Rockefeller Foundation. Dr. Rodriguez was a co-recipient of the Council on Foundations’ Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grant making in 2003. She has served on many nonprofit boards including Philanthropy New York, One Economy, Inc., Alliance for Nonprofit Management, Learning Leaders, Inc., Hispanics in Philanthropy, and on the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Policy Council. Dr. Rodriguez is currently the Senior Management Advisor to the Northeast Regional Office of Hispanics in Philanthropy. She also serves on the Office of Children and Family Services’ Child Welfare Research Advisory Panel. Dr. Rodriguez frequently lectures on the future of the philanthropic sector, Latinos in the United States, leadership in communities of color, community development, and the effective management of not-for-profit organizations. She received her bachelor of arts from Princeton University in 1976 and her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1990.
Roger Schwed is currently a consultant to Connecticut-based United Rentals, Inc., the world's largest equipment rental company, has previously served as United Rentals' Executive Vice President and General Counsel from 2006 to early 2009. Prior to United Rentals, Mr. Schwed served for 9 years as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Maxcor Financial Group, Inc., a publicly-listed international financial services company whose principal business line is inter-dealer brokerage, conducted through its various Euro Brokers affiliates in New York, London and Tokyo. Prior to Maxcor, Mr. Schwed was M&A Counsel at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom in New York and an attorney at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. He also spent a year as law clerk to the late Honorable Eugene H. Nickerson. He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 1979 and a law degree from Columbia University Law School in 1986, where he was an editor of the Law Review and both a Kent and Stone Scholar. In addition to his work for the New York Foundation, Mr. Schwed currently serves as Chairman of the Board of I Challenge Myself, Inc., a not-for-profit focused on building self-esteem and leadership skills among disadvantaged high school youth through a curriculum of athletic training, culminating each year in a 100 mile bike ride. He is also a head coach, and has been for over 10 years, of West Side Little League. He was born, raised and still lives in, New York City on the Upper West Side. He has had a lifelong love affair with cycling, and is also a pretty decent bike mechanic. He is married and has two sons.
Paul Spivey (former board member)
Over a 20-year period, Paul Spivey has held leadership roles in management, administration, program development and financial stewardship in the philanthropic and broader nonprofit sector. Currently Mr. Spivey serves as Principal at the executive search firm of Phillips Oppenheim Group. Throughout his career, he has advised a broad range of nonprofit clients on issues such as recruitment, donor development and board governance. Mr. Spivey also served as President of the Edwin Gould Foundation for Children, supporting education, youth development and financial literacy. Prior to joining Gould, Mr. Spivey was Executive Director of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, committed to the achievement of low-income students. Immediately following his graduation from college, he worked as a Financial Analyst for Goldman Sachs. He currently sits on the boards of the New York Foundation, Hispanics in Philanthropy and the Ackerman Institute. Prior board service includes serving as Chair of the Association of Black Foundation Executives, Secretary of the Council on Foundations and Vice Chair of Philanthropy New York. As a loyal alumnus, Mr. Spivey has served on the boards of Eaglebrook School and Wesleyan University while representing St. Paul’s School as an Alumni Regional Representative.
Jeffrey G. Sullivan, CIMA
Jeffrey Sullivan is a Managing Director and Partner at HighTower Advisors. He has over 26 years in experience from his previous firm, Morgan Stanley and its predecessor firms. His focus is on Investment Management Consulting for a variety of clients. They include trusts and high net worth families, foundations and endowments and pension funds. With institutional clients, these services include Investment Policy development, selection of independent investment managers, on-going investment advisor due diligence, evaluating and monitoring performance, and setting domestic, global and international strategic and tactical asset allocation. All of these services are also provided to high net worth families and are combined with a host of comprehensive wealth planning strategies to provide the best service we possibly can. Active in the respected IMCA (Investment Management Consultants Association), Mr. Sullivan focuses on ever changing government, trust and ERISA guidelines and Investment Manager Consultant standards within the industry. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Princeton University in 1978 and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business distinguished Investment Management Analyst Program, earning the Certification of Investment Management Analyst (CIMA).
Denice Williams joined the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) in 2005. She is the Assistant Commissioner of the agency’s Capacity Building Unit, whose goal is to increase the capacity of DYCD-funded nonprofits to achieve positive outcomes for youth, families and communities. Strategies address individual, program and organizational capacity. During Ms. Williams’ tenure, DYCD’s investment has grown to $3 million. Prior to joining DYCD, she served as Deputy Director for Community Resource Exchange, a well-known nonprofit management consulting group where she led the organization’s ambitious AIDS agenda, aimed at building the capacity of AIDS service organizations and HIV prevention programs working in communities of color and spearheaded the development of two important publications, From Vision to Reality: A Guide to Launching a Successful Nonprofit (later translated into Spanish) and Mastering Your First Government Contract, and helped develop the organization’s Leadership Practice. Ms. Williams currently serves as a trustee of the New York Foundation, on the Leadership Council of the Next Generation Youth Work Coalition, as a member of the Council of Community and University Leaders for the Center for After School Excellence, and on the professional development committee for the New York State After School Network.