From 1909 through 2009, the New York Foundation has tapped the talent of this diverse and energetic city. Its long list of distinguished trustees includes some of the most recognized names in science, medicine, commerce, politics, law, social work, and social activism. Notable trustees include:
Morris Loeb (1909 – 1912) was a New York University professor of chemistry, trustee of the Hebrew Technical Institute and the Solomon and Betty Loeb Home for Convalescents.
Alfred M. Heinsheimer (1909 – 1929) the brother of Louis Heinsheimer, had a degree in civil engineering from Columbia University. In addition to establishing the New York Foundation, Heinsheimer was a chief benefactor of the Hospital for Joint Diseases. He donated his summer home in Far Rockaway to the hospital; the site is now Bayswater State Park.
Paul M. Warburg (1909 – 1932) was a banker and an economist and was instrumental in creating the Federal Reserve System. President Woodrow Wilson appointed him to the Federal Reserve Board, where he served as vice-governor in 1917 and 1918. Warburg’s family bank, M. M. Warburg & Company in Hamburg, had been founded in 1798 and would last into the Hitler era, when it was forcibly confiscated in 1938 by non-Jews.
Jacob H. Schiff (1909 – 1920) was a German-born New York City banker and philanthropist, who helped finance, among many other things, the Japanese military efforts against Tsarist Russia in the Russo-Japanese War. From his base on Wall Street, he was the foremost Jewish leader in what later became known as the “Schiff era,” grappling with all major issues and problems of the day, including the plight of Russian Jews under the tsar, American and international anti-Semitism, care of needy Jewish immigrants, and the rise of Zionism. He also became the director of many important corporations, including the National City Bank of New York, Equitable Life Assurance Society, Wells Fargo & Company, and the Union Pacific Railroad. In many of his interests he was associated with E.H. Harriman.
Isaac N. Seligman (1909 – 1918) was a banker and a graduate of Columbia University. He headed the firm of Seligman & Hellman. He was a trustee of numerous social reform organizations and chair of the Committee of Nine, which attempted reform of New York City’s municipal government. He was also a member of the Ethical Culture Society.
William F. Fuerst (1910 – 1946) was a real estate dealer and acted as secretary to the board of trustees.
Dudley D. Doernberg (1910 – 1914) was a real estate dealer.
David M. Heyman (1912 – 1984) a nephew of the original donor and a trustee since 1912 was elected president of the foundation in 1937. Heyman was an investment banker with wide-ranging interests in health and public policy. In the late 1930s, he developed financing plans for public housing of the federal government, and later helped implement them. He later served on the Senior Advisory Committee of the U.S. Public Health Service, helped create the Board of Hospitals, headed the New York City Commission on Health, and led a mayoral task force charged with raising standards for medical care, eradicating waste, closing obsolete facilities, and integrating municipal services with those provided by voluntary and private hospitals. He was a founder of the Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP). His work to reshape the city’s health services has influenced how millions of New Yorkers have received care over many decades.
Felix M. Warburg (1912 – 1937) was a member of the Warburg banking family of Hamburg Germany, the brother of Paul Warburg, and a partner in Kuhn, Loeb & Company. He was a leader in the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee raising funds for European Jews facing poverty after World War I.
Mortimer L. Schiff (1912 – 1931) was a banker and an early Boy Scouts of America leader.
Lee K. Frankel (1914 – 1931) was president of the American Public Health Association and headed the Welfare Division of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. He was a pioneer in the field of public health, particularly public health nursing.
Paul J. Sachs (1914 – 1916) was the son of Samuel Sachs, a partner in the investment firm Goldman Sachs. His mother was the daughter of the firm’s founder Marcus Goldman. An art collector, Sachs left the investment firm in 1914 and joined the Fogg Art Museum. He was also a founding member of the Museum of Modern Art and donated its first drawing.
Julius Goldman (1916 – 1921) attorney, was a founder of the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies.
Sam A. Lewisohn (1918 – 1951) was an investment banker and philanthropist in the areas of art, culture, and science.
Herbert H. Lehman (1920 – 1954) during his tenure, Lehman – son of a founder of the Lehman Brothers investment banking firm – served as Governor of New York and then as U.S. Senator.
John L. Wilke (1930 – 1936) attorney, was chairman of the Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation and a senior partner in the firm Gould & Wilke.
Madeleine Borg (1931 – 1956) was an early leader in the field of juvenile delinquency and founded the Big Sister movement in America in 1912 and was one of the first women to hold the post of president of the New York Federation of Jewish Philanthropies.
Paul Baerwald (1931 – 1961) banker, was head of the Joint Distribution Group, and served under Franklin D. Roosevelt as the first Jewish representative to the Advisory Committee on Jewish Refugees.
Arthur Hays Sulzberger (1932 – 1960) was the publisher of The New York Times from 1935 to 1961. In 1929, he founded Columbia University’s Jewish Advisory Board and served on the board of what became Columbia-Barnard Hillel, and served as a University trustee from 1944 to 1959. Sulzberger also served as a trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation from 1939 to 1957. In 1954, he received The Hundred Year Association of New York’s Gold Medal Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the City of New York.
Hugh Knowlton (1936 – 1965) was a specialist in aviation financing, and advisory director of Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb Inc. He was an attorney and Vice President of the International Acceptance Bank.
Frederick M. Warburg (1937 – 1973) was a banker, philanthropist active in groups aiding youth.
Lindsay Bradford (1943 – 1958) banker and former president of the City Bank Farmers Trust Company.
D. John Heyman (1947 – 1982) was actively engaged in civic and governmental positions for many years, acting as associate director of the Home Advisory Council, program administrator of Rockland State Hospital, director of operations of the Neighborhood Conservation Program, executive officer of the NYC Rent and Rehabilitation Administration, vice president of the Heyman Family Fund, of the International Committee Against Mental Illness, and of the State Communities Aid Association, and president of the Foundation for the Advancement of Psychiatry. He has served on many boards including the American Korean Foundation, National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing, Heyman Family Fund, Citizens’ Committee for Children, and Tougaloo College.
George G. Kirstein (1954 – 1959) was publisher and principal owner of The Nation magazine, and a former health insurance executive.
Myron S. Falk Jr. (1954 – 1992) was an investment banker, philanthropist and prominent collector of Asian art.
Lucille Koshland Heming (1956 – 1960) was a political and civic volunteer. She served as President of the League of Women Voters in New York State. She was also the first president of the Carrie Chapman Catt Memorial Fund (later the Overseas Education Fund).
Henry C. Brunie (1957 – 1967) was the former chairman of the Empire Trust Company, and a retired vice chairman of the Bank of New York.
Edward S. Greenbaum (1957 – 1967) attorney, served in War Department during World War II and was an executive officer to Undersecretary of war.
Mary Lasker (1957 – 1964) furthered medical research on cancer and heart disease. She supported beautification projects in New York and Washington DC. She was president of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation and created the Mary Lasker Medical Awards.
Leonard F. Howard (1959 – 1982) was a trustee of the Student Aid Association of City College and president of Howard Associates and Investments and vice president of the General American Investors Corporation.
Edward M.M. Warburg (1959 – 1976) philanthropist and benefactor of the arts, was a founder of the Museum of Modern Art, and a founder of the American Ballet Company.
George D. Woods (1959 – 1975) Investment banker who served as President of the World Bank.
J. Richardson Dilworth (1962 – 1966) Philanthropist and financier, former Chair of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton New Jersey.
William T. Golden (1963 – 1984) who was born in 1909, was a tour de force in American science. He discussed science policy with Albert Einstein, became a consultant to President Harry S. Truman, conceived the idea of a presidential science adviser, helped launch the National Science Foundation, and served as a key boardroom figure in nearly 100 medical schools, museums and universities.
Fairfield Osborn (1963 – 1969) was a leading conservationist and chairman of the board of the Bronx Zoo. He was the author of two books, Our Plundered Planet (1948), and The Limits of the Earth (1953).
Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger (1964 – 1968) was associated with The New York Times beginning in 1896 when her father Adolph S. Ochs bought the paper at the age of 38. She was also an active supporter of parks, environmental conservation, education, libraries and the welfare of animals.
Howard A. Rusk, M.D. (1966 – 1981) was the father of rehabilitation medicine. Dr. Rusk founded Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine and the World Rehabilitation Fund. As an Associate Editor, he wrote a weekly medical column in The New York Times that appeared from 1946 to 1969.
Kenneth B. Clark (1967 – 1980) an American social psychologist, Kenneth B. Clark was best known and most highly regarded black social scientist in the United States. Clark achieved international recognition for his research on the social and psychological effects of racism and segregation. His seminal work as a psychologist – including his 1940s experiments using dolls to study children’s attitudes about race and his expert witness testimony in Briggs v. Elliott, a case rolled into Brown v. Board of Education – contributed to the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that declared school segregation unconstitutional. Dr. Clark was the first African American to serve on the New York State Board of Regents.
Maurice C. Greenbaum (1967 – 1980) was an attorney in the areas of international corporate law, literary property law, and served as executor and trustee of family trusts at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. He was Village Justice of Kings Point, NY. He served as a member of the board for many corporations including H.L. Bache Foundation, Chelsea Theater Center, Inc., The Mandeville Foundation, and The Rosenstiel Foundation.
John H. Fisher (1969 – 1984) was dean of Teachers College, Columbia University and became the president of the college in 1962. As Superintendent of Baltimore schools, he oversaw integration without civil disruption in 1954 after the Brown v. Board of Education decision.
John W. Gardner (1970 – 1976) was Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under President Lyndon Johnson, where he presided over the launching of Medicare and the creation of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. He was also President of the Carnegie Corporation and the founder of two influential national U.S. organizations: Common Cause and Independent Sector. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964.
David Morse (1970 – 1982) as director general of the International Labor Organization, he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for the United Nations affiliate in 1969. He also served as Acting United States Labor Secretary. Among Mr. Morse’s awards were the United States Legion of Merit, the French Legion of Honor, the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy, the Order of Merit of Labor of Brazil and the Human Rights Award of the International League for Human Rights.
Malcolm B. Smith (1973 – 1995) is the longest serving board chair of the New School and president of General American Investors.
Donald H. Elliott (1976 – 1984) is counsel to Butzel Long. He was Chairman of the New York City Planning Commission until 1973. He has served on the many boards including Long Island University, and WNET/Channel 13. He was awarded the Municipal Art Society’s medal of honor.
Helene L. Kaplan (1976 – 1986) is of counsel to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP. She is the first trustee to serve a second term as chair of the board of Carnegie Corporation of New York, and upon her retirement on March 1, 2007, she became the first chair to be elected as honorary trustee. Mrs. Kaplan is also a trustee of The American Museum of National History. She is trustee emerita and chair emerita of Barnard College and a trustee emerita of the Institute for Advance Study, The Commonwealth Fund, and The J. Paul Getty Trust. She is a member, and former director, of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a fellow of the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Rebecca S. Straus (1976 – 1992) was an educator and historian. She was a teacher at the Dalton School, Director of Bank Street School and administrator and later adjunct associate professor of the NYU School of Continuing Education.
Sol C. Chaikin (1978 – 1979) was President of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.
Jorge L. Batista (1978 – 1984) was President of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund, first Assistant Attorney General and Deputy Borough President of the Bronx.
Eli S. Jacobs (1979 – 1982) began his career at the Wall Street investment banking establishment White Weld & Co., where he became one of its youngest partners. For over a decade, he spent his time as a stock market investor and venture capitalist. In 1986, he established his own firm, E.S. Jacobs & Co. In 1988, he became one of the owners of the Baltimore Orioles, and later became chairman of the board of the Orioles.
Stephen D. Heyman (1979 – present) is a real estate professional who has worked with Trinity Real Estate, Julien J. Studley, Galbreath Company, and Hemsley-Spear, Inc. He currently serves on the executive committee at the World Rehabilitation Fund, advisory board at Pratt Center for Community and Environmental Development, and is vice chair at Temple B’Nai Yisrael. He is the past president of the 34th Street Midtown Association.
Barbara D. Finberg (1979 – 1991) was executive vice president of the Carnegie Corporation, and a non-profit leader.
Peggy C. Davis (1980 – 1981) is the John S.R. Shad Professor of Lawyering and Ethics at New York University School of Law and the director of the Lawyering Program. She previously served three years as a judge in the Family Court of the State of New York. She is the author of Neglected Stories: The Constitution and Family Values. She has served as chair of the board of the Russell Sage Foundation, and as director of numerous not-for-profit, for-profit and government entities.
Josephine Morales (1980 – 1990) was the clinical coordinator of the East Harlem Council for Human Services and later on staff of the Fund for the City of New York.
Theodora Jackson (1981 – 1992) founded Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults and served as its executive director until she was appointed deputy director of the New York State Office for the Aging. She volunteered at the Bedford Hills, NY Correctional Facility in the children and parenting programs. In 1996, she led efforts that succeeded in reestablishing a college degree program at the correctional facility and until her death was a tireless advocate for criminal justice reform. Jackson received numerous awards and recognitions, including the 2002 New York State Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award and the Women of Faith Award from The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
John Bertram Oakes (1982 – 1987) was a journalist and editor of the New York Times editorial page.
Stephanie K. Newman (1982 – 1990) was professor at Columbia School of Social Work and Jewish Theological Seminary.
Michael M. Kellen (1982 – 1992) serves as vice chairman of Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder Advisers, LLC and as co-president and CEO of Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder Holdings, Inc. In 1987, he co-founded the First Eagle Fund of America. He serves on the board of trustees at the Cancer Research Institute.
Charles Hamilton (1983 – 1987) was a professor of Political Science at Columbia University.
John E. Jacob (1983 – 1985) served as executive vice president-Global Communications for Anheuser Busch Companies, Inc., and was the president of the National Urban League for several years. He has served on numerous boards including Anheuser Busch, Morgan Stanley, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., NYNEX, Howard University, Legal Aid Society, Drucker Foundation, National Conference Board, and National Parks Foundation.
Archibald R. Murray (1983 – 1992) was attorney-in-chief and executive director of The Legal Aid Society from 1975 to 1994. He was the first black president of the New York State Bard Association and the second black chairman of the executive committee of the City Bar Association. He served as chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of New York from 1975 to 1987. He was a trustee of Fordham and Columbia Universities.
Marilyn Gittell, Ph.D. (1985 – 1993) is the director of the Samuels Center, professor of Political Science at the Graduate School and University Center of CUNY. She has produced an enormous body of scholarly work, trained scores of graduate students, received numerous awards, and served as a consultant to several private and voluntary sector institutions. She has written extensively on the politics of education, higher education for low-income women, state politics, and community development.
Joan M. Leiman, Ph.D. (1985 – 1993) is chief of staff to the president and CEO of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Previously, she was the executive deputy vice president for the Health Sciences at Columbia University, executive director of the Commonwealth Fund Commission on Women’s Health, and assistant budget director, deputy commissioner and special advisor to the Mayor. She has served as a consultant for the Fund for the City of New York, Ford Foundation, and the Doris Duke Foundation. She served as a member of the board for New York Women’s Forum, The Commonwealth Fund, American Medical Women’s Association Foundation, and National Center for Children in Poverty.
Alice Radosh (1985 – 1993) earned her Ph.D. in neuropsychology. Her teaching and research has centered on women’s reproductive health. She was the director of the City’s Mayoral Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Services from 1984 to 1988. Radosh acted as a senior program officer at the Academy for Educational Development from 1991 to 2001.
Mack Lipkin, M.D. (1985 – 1993) is professor of Medicine and Chief of Primary Care Internal Medicine at NYU School of Medicine, founding president of the American Academy on Communication in Health, and a past president of the Society of General Internal Medicine. He is president of the Zlinkoff Fund for Medical Education and Research. He is also founding president and chairman of the American Academy on Physician and Patient, produced twelve books, and over 160 articles and chapters.
William Kelly (1986 – 2004) was the CEO and president at Lingold Associates LLC. He is also a director and treasurer of Black Rock Forest Consortium, and vice president and treasurer at Sergi S. Zlinkoff Funds for Medical Education. Previously, he worked at the National Aviation and Technology Corporation, and was vice president and portfolio manager at Chase Manhattan Bank. He is currently an independent trustee for the First Eagle Group of Mutual Funds, and a trustee of St. Anselm College.
Helen Rehr (1987 – 1995) received her doctorate in social work from Columbia University in 1970. She has worked in the health and mental health field since 1943, thirty of those years were with the Mount Sinai Medical Center. Her many awards include the Ida M. Cannon award from the Society for Hospital Social Work Directors, election to the Hunter College Hall of Fame, and the first Knee/Wittman Lifetime Achievement Award in Health and Mental Health.
Robert Pollack (1988 – 1993) is professor of Biological Sciences at Columbia University and served as Dean of Columbia University. He also serves as director of the Center for the Study of Science and Religion.
Lita Taracito (1988 – 1999) became the first woman appointed president and executive director of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund. She is vice president of the Dixie Foam Company. She has served on the board of the United Way and the New York Civil Liberties Union.
Harcourt Dodds (1990 – 1998) was an attorney, deputy police commissioner, executive assitant to Corporation Council and executive assistant District Attorney for operations in Kings County.
Edgar Wachenheim III (1990 – 1999) is President and Chairman of Greenhaven Associates, a money management firm. He is a trustee emeritus of Skidmore College.
Margaret Fung (1991 – 1999) is the executive director of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund. In 1988, she organized AALDEF’s first exit poll of Asian-American voters in NYC, and in 1992, helped implement the Voting Rights Language Assistance Act. She serves on the boards of directors of the National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium, National Association of Public Interest Law, New York Civil Liberties Union, and the National Committee on Responsive Philanthropy.
Susan Bellinger (1992 – 2000) is an independent consultant for not-for-profit organizations, whose clients include the Neighborhood Partners Initiative of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, the Ms. Foundation, and the New York Urban League. Previously, she has worked for the Fund for the City of New York, Center for Human Services Development, Human Services Management Institute, and the Industrial Social Welfare Center at Columbia University School of Social Work. She has been a faculty member at Hunter College and Columbia University. She is also a founding member of the Black Leadership Commission on AIDS.
Angelo Falcón (1992 – 2000) is the founder and president of the National Institute for Latino Policy and is an adjunct assistant professor at the Columbia University School of Public and International Affairs. He served as the co-chair of the NY Chapter of the National Hispanic Media Coalition. He is the author of Atlas of Stateside Puerto Ricans and co-edited the book Boricuas in Gotham: Puerto Ricans in the Making of Modern New York.
Madeline Einhorn Glick (1992 – 2007) is the former investment counselor and vice president of Loomis-Sayles & Co. Upon retirement; she enrolled in the masters program at New York University, and was elected to the senate of the Phi Beeta Kappa Society.
Arthur Zankel (1992 – 2000) was founding partner of High Rise Capital Management, former director of Citigroup, co-managing partner of First Manhattan Company, vice chairman of Carnegie Hall, trustee of Teachers College, and on the board of UJA-Federation.
Brian P. Mooney (1993 – 2001) was an executive with Brooklyn Union Gas.
Angela Diaz, M.D. (1994 – 2002) is professor and vice chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Director of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center. She is the president of The Children’s Aid Society’s board and chaired the National Advisory Committee on Children and Terrorism. She was a White House Fellow under President Clinton. She was named one of the Best Doctors in NY numerous times, and listed in America’s Top Doctors and Guide to America’s Top Pediatricians.
Elba Montalvo (1994 – 2002) is the executive director of the Committee for Hispanic Children and Families. She serves as a member of PENCIL and the National Council of La Raza.
Janice C. Simpson (1994 – 1996) was the associate managing editor at Time Magazine for twenty years. She is currently an adjunct lecturer at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Emilio Bermiss (1995 – 1999) was executive director of the New York Mission Society.
Rose Dobrof, Ph.D. (1995 – 2008) is the Brookdale professor of gerontology at Hunter College. In 1975, she became the founding director of Hunter’s Brookdale Center on Aging. She serves at co-director of the Hunter College/Mount Sinai School of Medicine Geriatric Education Center. She was appointed to serve as a member of the policy committee for the White House Conference on Aging in 1995, and appointed to serve on the Federal Council on Aging.
A. Carleton Dukess (1995 – 2004) was counsel to Faust, Rabbach, Stanger & Oppenheim, director and chairman of Real Estate Committee and Consultant to Apple Bank for Savings, partner at Castle Properties Co. and Demov & Morris, and co-founder and co-CEO of Continental Wingate Co., Inc. He has served on several boards including the Association of the Bar of the City of NY, the Board of Education of Mamaroneck, and Community Resource Exchange. He has also served as advisor to the Attorney General of the State of New York and the Commissioner of Housing Preservation & Development of the City of New York.
David Jones (1995 – 1997) is the president and CEO of the Community Service Society of New York. He was a founding member of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, president of Black Agency Executives, and executive director of the NYC Youth Bureau. He has served on various boards including Carver Federal Savings Bank, Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Scherman Foundation, and the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. He writes bi-weekly newspaper columns for the New York Amsterdam News and El Diario/La Prensa.
Thomas J. Klein (1995 – 2000) was the vice president of manufacturing strategies at Pfizer, Inc.
Thomas Acosta (1997 – 2005) was a director at Smith Barney Asset Management. He held positions as a labor official with District 65 United Auto Workers and where he served as vice president, and as a Taft-Hartley/Public Funds Account Executive at Equitable Life. He has served on numerous boards, The New School’s Graduate School of Urban & Social Policy, the Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, and United Neighborhood Houses. In 2001, he established the Acosta/Boltuch scholarship at Brown University.
Alan Altschuler (1997 – present) is currently a professional actor. He previously served as chief financial officer of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. He was chairman of the American Diabetes Association and its Research Foundation, and has also served of the board of the National Center for Learning Disabilities and the Foundation Financial Officers’ Group.
Margaret Booth (1997 – 2005) is the president and founder of M. Booth & Associates, Inc. She has been inducted into the YWCA’s Academy of Women Achievers and has won the Matrix Award from Women in Communications. She is a trustee on the boards of the National Center for Learning Disabilities, and Community Resource Exchange.
Chung-Wha Hong (1998 – 2005) is the executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition. She also served as the executive director of the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium. Her past activism includes involvement with health care issues at the Committee of Interns and Residents, and with the Washington, DC-based Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance.
Jason Warwin (1999 – 2005) was co-founder and co-director of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol.
Peter Kwong (1999 – 2007) is professor of Asian American Studies and Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College, as well as professor of Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center. He sits on the board of directors of several organizations including Downtown Community TV, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, International Center for Migration, Ethnicity and Citizenship, and The New Press. His latest publications are Chinese America: The Untold Story of America’s Oldest New Community and Chinese Americans: An Immigrant Experience, co-authored with his wife, Dusanka Miscevic.
Myra Mahon (2000 – 2002) a former social worker, is a member of the executive committee of the New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell’s Lying – In Hospital and benefactor of its Myra Mahan Patient Resource Center.
Gladys Carrión (2000 – 2007) is the Commissioner of the NYS Office of Children & Family Services. Previously, she worked for the United Way of NYC, Inwood House, and was an attorney with the Bronx Legal Services Corporation. She has served on numerous boards including Legal Services of NY, Puerto Rican Policy Institute, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, Latino Child Welfare Collaborative, and Agenda for Children Tomorrow.
Ester Fuchs (2001 – 2002) is a professor of Public Affairs and Political Science at Columbia University.
Martha V. Johns (2002 – 2003) is an adjunct lecturer at the Hunter College School of Social Work.
Sayu Bhojwani (2002 – 2004, 2007 – present) was with Bloomberg Philanthropies and helped manage their philanthropy program for London, Europe and Asia at Bloomberg LP. She served under Mayor Bloomberg as the first NYC Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. In 1996, Ms. Bhojwani founded South Asian Youth Action. She serves on the board of the New York Women’s Foundation and on the Advisory Committee for the Charles H. Revson Fellowship.
Thomas J. Mackell (2002 – 2004) is the chairman of the board of directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. He is also a member of the Employee Benefits Committee of the Federal Reserve System, president of the Association of Benefit Administrators.
Ana Oliveira (2003 – present) is the president and CEO of the New York Women’s Foundation and former executive director of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis. She has also worked for the Osborne Association, Samaritan Village in Queens, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, and Kings County Hospital.
John Daley (2003 – present) is the vice president and treasurer of the Henry Luce Foundation. He has held positions with the Outreach Project, Office of Youth Services at Catholic Charities, Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens. He acted as an independent consultant to Western Queens Consultation Center, Dynamite Youth Center, Hudson Guild, and Unitas Therapeutic Community, and an auditor for American Express Company & Cerro Corporation and Coopers & Lybrand.
Seth Borgos (2003 – present) is director of research and program development at the Center for Community Change. He as also worked at the National Campaign for Jobs and Income Support, Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program and ACORN. He is the co-author of This Mighty Dream.
Paul Spivey (2004 – present) is the principal at Phillips Oppenheim. He was previously the president of Edwin Gould Foundation for Children, executive director of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, and a financial analyst for Goldman Sachs. He has served on the boards of Hispanics in Philanthropy, Ackerman Institute, Association of Black Foundation Executives, Council on Foundations, New York Regional Association of Grantmakers, Eaglebrook School, and Wesleyan University.
Mike Pratt (2004 – present) is the president and treasurer of The Scherman Foundation. He practiced law with the civil division of NYC’s Legal Aid Society for ten years and previously worked for NY Public Interest Research Group. He serves on the boards of Pratt Institute, Project Greenhope, Services for Women, CP & Co., and Environmental Grantmakers Association.
Errol Louis (2005 – 2007) is a columnist of the New York Daily News and is a member of its editorial board. He has previously worked as associate editor of the New York Sun, visiting assistant professor of Social Science at Pratt Institute, executive director of the Bogolan Merchants Association, and co-founder of the Central Brooklyn Federal Credit Union.
Gail Gordon (2005 – present) is the senior vice president in the Investment Department of Loews Corporation/CNA Holdings. She serves on the board of the Cityparks Foundation as its Treasurer and served as a member of Community Board 4.
Dana-Ain Davis, Ph.D. (2005 – present) is an associate professor of Urban Studies at Queens College, associate chair of worker education at the Joseph Murphy Institute, and consulting executive director of the Adco Foundation. Her most current book is Battered Black Women and Welfare Reform: Between a Rock and a Hard Place.
Denice Williams (2006 – present) oversees the Capacity Building Unit for Department of Youth and Community Development. She served as deputy director for Community Resource Exchange where she spearheaded the development of two publications, From Vision to Reality: A Guide to Launching a Successful Nonprofit, and Mastering Your First Government Contract. She serves a trustee for the Leadership Council of the Next Generation Youth Work Coalition, 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.
Roland Lewis (2006 – present) is the president and CEO of Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance. He was previously the executive director of Habitat for Humanity-NYC, and program associate at the Trust for Public Land. For nine years, he was a partner in the law firm of Dellapa, Lewis, and Perseo. He has served on the following boards: Housing First!, Harbor Estuary Program Citizens Advisory Committee, Freight and Maritime Advisory Board of the Center for Advanced Infrastructure & Transportation at Rutgers, and Professional Advisory Committee for the New York Harbor School.
Deborah Holmes (2006 – 2007) is the Americas Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Ernst & Young. She has been named a World Economic Forum Global Leader for Tomorrow and a Crain’s New York Business Rising Star. She has consulted to large corporations on work-life integration and women’s issues, and is a published author and frequent public speaker.
Keith Hefner (2006 – present) is the executive director of Youth Communication, which he founded in 1980. Youth Communication publishes New Youth Connections and Represent. He is a former New York Foundation grantee. He served on several boards including the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and Youth Today.
Eugene Eisner (2007 – 2008) is the president of Eisner & Associates, P.C. He has served as counsel to many tenant organizations, done pro bono legal work for civil liberties organizations and individuals, and published several articles on the right to strike, plant closings and affirmative action in various law journals. He as received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest attorney rating and is listed in the book Best Lawyers in America. He has also served on several boards and committees including National Labor Relations Board, and Center on Labor and Employment Law at NYU School of Law.
Wayne Ho (2007 – present) is the executive director of the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families. He serves on the committees of Partnership for After School Education, NYC Administration for Children’s Services, New York Immigration Coalition, and Center for Law and Social Policy.
Roger Schwed (2007 – present) is currently a consultant to Connecticut-based United Rentals. Previously, he was the executive vice president and general counsel to United Rentals and Maxcor Financial Group. He was also M&A Counsel at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, and an attorney at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. He serves as chairman of the board of I Challenge Myself, Inc., and is the head coach of West Side Little League.
Marlene Provizer (2008 – present) is currently an independent consultant working with nonprofit organizations, and has launched a personal shopping business, Forward Fashion. She has served as executive director of the Jewish Fund for Justice. She served on the staff of the Children’s Defense Fund, the League of Women Voters, and the American Jewish Committee. She has served on numerous boards, including National Network of Grantmakers, Interfaith Funders, Jewish Funders Network, and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice.