• Jennifer Ashley, Ph.D. Chairman

    Jennifer Ashley, Ph.D.

    Chairman

    Jennifer Ashley, Ph.D., is a Managing Director and the Chief People Officer at iCapital Network. Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer was the Global Human Resources Leader for CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. In her almost 15-year career there, Jennifer held various leadership positions in Human Resources, Marketing, and Sales & Strategy. Before joining CBRE, she spent four years in the aviation industry and was instrumental in Boeing’s acquisition of a mission-critical software development firm, which she then helped manage and grow. Jennifer started her career as a change management consultant at Anderson Consulting, and went on to help found the Chief Executive Leadership Institute (now affiliated with Yale University). She holds a BS from the University of Michigan, an MA in Psychology from Hunter College, and a PhD in Psychology from Emory University.

  • Michael Nissan, Esq. Vice-Chairman

    Michael Nissan, Esq.

    Vice-Chairman

    Michael Nissan, Esq., is a senior partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, one of the world’s leading law firms. He has a wide-ranging practice in private equity focusing primarily on executive compensation and related matters, including representation of private equity firms and their portfolio companies. He also represents investment professionals in connection with their joining or separating from private investment firms. Mr. Nissan is also a Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School where he has taught Private Investment Funds for over 15 years. He also serves as pro bono counsel to Baby Buggy Inc. and as a member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Nissan is a graduate of Syracuse University and the New York University School of Law. He joined the MHA-NYC board in 2007.

  • Joseph F. Peyronnin, III Vice-Chairman

    Joseph F. Peyronnin, III

    Vice-Chairman

    Joseph F. Peyronnin, III, is a veteran broadcast news executive and Emmy Award-winning journalist and has held leadership positions at several prominent news organizations. He was the President of Fox News, Vice President and Assistant to the President at CBS News and founded Telemundo Network News in 1999. Mr. Peyronnin is an associate journalism professor at Hofstra University as well as an adjunct professor at New York University. He has an MBA from the Walter Heller School of Business at Roosevelt University and Columbia College Chicago. Mr. Peyronnin has been an MHA-NYC board member since 1996.

  • Lynn D. Sherman Treasurer

    Lynn D. Sherman

    Treasurer

    Lynn D. Sherman is Chief Financial Officer at the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (CBWCHC) where she is responsible for financial operations, human resources, facilities, construction projects, management information systems, and administrative staff. With more than 20 years of healthcare management experience, Ms. Sherman has focused on advancing health care quality, health information technology, and access to care. She is a graduate of Cornell University’s Graduate School of Management, Sloan Program in Health Care Administration and SUNY Binghamton. Ms. Sherman joined the MHA-NYC board in 2014.

  • Robert P. Borsody, Esq. Secretary

    Robert P. Borsody, Esq.

    Secretary

    Robert P. Borsody, Esq., is co-founder and co-owner of Premier Senior Living LLC, which owns and operates assisted-living and memory care facilities in several states. Mr. Borsody is actively involved in acquiring and developing additional properties for his company. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Engineering and University of Virginia School of Law. Mr. Borsody joined the MHA-NYC board in 1984.

  • Christopher Balestra Director

    Christopher Balestra

    Director

    Chris Balestra joined Taconic Investment Partners in 2005 and is head of its acquisition group responsible for sourcing, financing and executing real estate investments in New York City. Since joining Taconic, he has spearheaded or been directly involved in nearly $2 billion of acquisitions for Taconic. Mr. Balestra was previously a banking officer in the commercial real estate finance group at M&T Bank where he was responsible for sourcing and underwriting prospective lending opportunities. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in economics from Colgate University and joined the MHA-NYC board in 2015.

  • Grant Brenner, M.D. Director

    Grant Brenner, M.D.

    Director

    Grant Hilary Brenner, MD, FAPA is a psychiatrist known for enabling his clients to overcome stubborn obstacles, unleashing the entrepreneurial spirit, and maintaining resilience. Dr. Brenner brings nearly two decades of consultation, workshops, speaking engagements, therapy, and coaching to his clients, who range from individuals seeking to overcome emotional obstacles to executive seeking to function better in the workplace. He emphasizes a humanistic and integrative perspective, incorporating evidence-based approaches as well as innovative techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and neurofeedback. He completed 2 years of General Surgery training at Northshore-LIJ, general adult Psychiatry residency at Mount Sinai in New York City, and Psychoanalytic and Organizational Psychodynamic training at the William Alanson White Institute. Dr. Brenner is board-certified, and a Fellow of both the American Psychiatric Association and the New York Academy of Medicine. He is on faculty at the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, former Director of Trauma Service at the William Alanson White Institute and Vice President of the not-for-profit Disaster Psychiatry Outreach, and recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Association of New York.

    Dr. Brenner is co-author of Irrelationship: How We Use Dysfunctional Relationships to Hide from Intimacy and the forthcoming sequel Relationship Sanity: The Art of Creating Healthy Relationships (CRP, anticipated publication October 2018), an author and editor of the book Creating Spiritual and Psychological Resilience: Integrating Care in Disaster Relief Work, and has published a number of book chapters and papers. He is an experienced lecturer and teacher, including teaching a weekly class in Advanced Psychotherapy for psychiatry residents, and seminars on the neurobiology of trauma, resilience, self-care and risk communication for advanced practitioners, among other topics. Dr. Brenner has appeared regularly in national media spots addressing a variety of subjects. His is sole author of the popular Psychology Today blog entitled ExperiMentations.

  • Lawrence Calcano Director

    Lawrence Calcano

    Director

    Lawrence Calcano is Chief Executive Officer of iCapital Network. He began advising and working with iCapital shortly after its 2013 founding to lead key strategic and business development initiatives. Lawrence was a partner at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he spent 17 years, most recently serving as the co-head of the Global Technology Banking Group of the Investment Banking Division. He serves on the Boards of the Mental Health Association of New York City and Capitol Acquisition V, a Special Purpose Acquisition Company. Lawrence was named to the Forbes Midas List of the most influential people in venture capital in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006. Lawrence received a BA from the College of the Holy Cross and graduated from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College as a Tuck Scholar.

  • Robert Chang Director

    Robert Chang

    Director

    Robert Chang is CEO at Energetically, creating a new patented, sustainable technology platform to provide clean water and energy. He is also the founder of htpt, a social enterprise startup studio that operates the Piggybackr and Sidetime platforms, bringing crowdfunding and expert access to everyone. Robert is also a board director at the Chinatown Health Clinic Foundation. He has prior experience in venture capital, Fortune 50 companies, and leading institutions including the Harvard School of Public Health and The Rockefeller Foundation. He has also produced award-winning feature films including Advantageous, which wona Special Jury Prize at Sundance. Robert graduated from the University of Chicago and received his MBA from the Yale School of Management. Mr. Chang joined the Vibrant’s Board in 2009.

  • Scott Cutler Director

    Scott Cutler

    Director

    Scott Cutler is a seasoned executive with extensive global business experience and a belief in the transforming power of technology. He oversees eBay’s Americas business unit, which includes Canada, United States, and Latin America. His responsibilities include marketing, merchandising, operations, business selling, consumer selling, shipping, payments and risk, and trust.

    Scott has a B.S. degree in Economics from Brigham Young University and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.

  • Kevin J. Danehy Director

    Kevin J. Danehy

    Director

    Kevin J. Danehy is Global Head of Corporate Development for Brookfield.   Brookfield owns and operates $240 billion of property, infrastructure, renewable energy, and private equity assets, with developments and investments found in markets large and small around the world. Brookfield’s Global Corporate Development group works to accelerate growth across the portfolio in markets around the globe through various means including direct transactions, M&A. JV’s and strategic alliances. Previously, Kevin joined Brookfield Global Relocation Services in January 2013 after a lengthy career at CBRE, the global leader in the commercial real estate services industry. He led Brookfield Global Relocation Services in January 2013 after a lengthy career at CBRE, the global leader in the commercial real estate services industry. He led the development and management of long-term service partnerships based upon delivering outsourced, integrated services for Facilities Management, Project Management, Strategic Consulting and Transaction Management Services. During his tenure, Mr. Danehy led some of CBRE’s largest service partnerships with clients including AIG, the City of New York, Iron Mountain, the NYSE, and the USPS. In his final role at CBRE, Kevin served as Executive Vice President of Transaction Services in the Americas. He is a graduate of Colgate University and obtained his MBA from New York University Stern School. Mr. Danehy has been an MHA-NYC board member since 1996.

  • Seth Feuerstein, M.D., J.D. Director

    Seth Feuerstein, M.D., J.D.

    Director

    Seth is an entrepreneur and executive who is primarily focused on the use of technology to reshape healthcare.   Most recently he founded and served as CEO of a health software firm in the “digital therapeutics” field that was successfully acquired by a national health insurer [Magellan Health] where he serves as the Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Medical Officer of Medical and Digital Innovation.  This software is used on more than 20 million benefit lives in the US as well as in the UK National Health Service.  He is active in improving healthcare quality, patient experience and outcome measurement and in the digital health field broadly [as well as outside of health] and focused on a variety of projects including “software as prescription therapy”, re-thinking the healthcare ecosystem to improve care and efficiency, and leveraging technology for better integration of care.  He serves on the boards of several corporations [for-profit and non-profit] and he continues to work clinically as a criminal forensic psychiatrist and supervise trainees on the faculty of the Yale University School of Medicine.

  • Charles P. Fitzgerald Director

    Charles P. Fitzgerald

    Director

    Charles P. Fitzgerald is the Founder and Senior Managing Partner of V3 Capital Management, L.P., a New York City-based asset management firm investing in publicly-traded real estate and real estate related securities. Before founding V3 in 2011, Mr. Fitzgerald was Managing Partner, Co-Portfolio Manager, and Director of Research for High Rise Capital Management, L.P. Before High Rise, he served in various roles at JP Morgan Fleming Asset Management, Prudential Real Estate Securities Investors, Prudential Real Estate Investors and Gabelli Asset Management. Mr. Fitzgerald holds a BA in Economics and Finance from Northern State University and is a CFA charterholder. A native of Minneapolis, he lives in New York City with his wife, Katie.

  • Monica Fraczek, CPA Director

    Monica Fraczek, CPA

    Director

    Monica Fraczek, CPA is an audit partner at Loeb & Troper LLP, an audit and consulting firm specializing in not-for-profit, health care and special needs agencies.  With over twenty years at Loeb & Troper, Ms. Fraczek works with some of the largest and most complicated agencies in the Greater New York area.  In addition to her client portfolio, she is a member of the firm’s Business Review Committee, Business Development Committee and plays a leading role in its CPE/Mentoring/Staff Development efforts.  Ms. Fraczek is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Brooklyn College. Ms. Fraczek joined the MHA-NYC board in 2015.

  • Sander Koyfman, M.D. Director

    Sander Koyfman, M.D.

    Director

    Dr. Sander Koyfman is a board certified psychiatrist and a Medical Director for Behavioral Health at WellCare of New York. Prior to this, he has served as the Medical Director of Behavioral Health at Emblem Health; Medical Director of Adult Inpatient Psychiatry at Kings County Hospital and Director of Consultation and Liaison Service and Treatment Resistant Depression Program at New York Methodist Hospital. He graduated from New York University and SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and completed his psychiatric training at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He has served on the Board of Disaster Psychiatry Outreach, a New York based non-profit, since 2001 and as the Board President for the past five years. He lives in Brooklyn with his family and has been a proud New Yorker since 1991.

  • Jerome Levine, Esq. Director

    Jerome Levine, Esq.

    Director

    Jerome L. Levine concentrates his practice on estate planning, estate and trust administration, and income and estate taxation. Mr. Levine represents closely held businesses; real estate, entertainment, and media clients; private investors and entrepreneurs; and executives of publicly held companies. His experience encompasses wills and trusts, estate and gift tax audits, valuation of closely held businesses, domicile disputes, and prenuptial agreements. Mr. Levine is a member of the board of a number of private foundations.

    Mr. Levine has lectured extensively on the subject of estate planning and the administration of trusts and estates for programs of the American Bar Association, Estate Planning Council of New York City, New York State Society of CPAs and others.

    Mr. Levine was co-chair of the firm from 2000-2004. Prior to becoming co-chair of the firm, Mr. Levine was the managing partner of the New York office and national chair of the Trusts and Estates practice group.

  • Alison Lewis Director

    Alison Lewis

    Director

    Alison Lewis joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2013 and currently serves as chief administrative officer, based in the New York headquarters. As a member of NKF’s executive leadership team, Ms. Lewis provides guidance and oversight of NKF’s business lines and office operations. She also focuses on national recruiting and strategic acquisitions for the firm. Ms. Lewis works to continually improve support to NKF’s brokers by leveraging technology, bringing operational efficiencies, and employing the firm’s first-in-class marketing, presentations, research and financial analysis materials. In addition, Ms. Lewis supervises the business operations managers across NKF’s national offices.

     

    Previously, Ms. Lewis spent five years at CBRE as the senior managing director of New York Tri-State Region brokerage. In this role, she was responsible for the development, management, recruitment and training of the firm’s New York brokerage staff, as well as all activities relating to the region’s national and global urban retail initiative. Prior to her work at CBRE, Ms. Lewis served as part of the executive management team at Studley for Julien Studley. As senior vice president, she was instrumental in the development and execution of its corporate business strategy to enhance and grow the firm’s brand and market share.

     

    Ms. Lewis earned a bachelor’s degree in international business/foreign careers from Lehigh University.

  • Linda Lindman, Esq. Director

    Linda Lindman, Esq.

    Director
  • Steven L. Marcus, CPA Director

    Steven L. Marcus, CPA

    Director

    Steven L. Marcus, CPA, has been the Managing Partner & CEO of Gettry Marcus CPA, P.C. since 1987. He has been instrumental in the firm’s diversification and growth, expanding Gettry Marcus’ presence in the New York-Metro Area and Top 200 firm status nationally through the establishment of highly credentialed practice groups which include Real Estate, Healthcare and Business Valuation & Litigation Support Services. Mr. Marcus is a graduate of Syracuse University and currently serves on the board of TGS Global, a network of international accounting firms. He  joined the MHA-MYC board in 2015.

  • Keith R. McFarlane Director

    Keith R. McFarlane

    Director

    Keith R. McFarlane is Chief Technology Officer at Globality, Inc., where he is helping to build the world’s first and only AI-driven services procurement platform. He has spent more than 25 years building software for call centers, customer support organizations, and sales teams, and has applied his knowledge of telecommunications and AI technologies to varied business problems. He has held technology leadership roles at AT&T, Avaya, and Oracle, and has worked within both small and large organizations, consistently driving innovation and championing inclusiveness in the technology sector.

  • Meyer Mintz, CPA, J.D., LL.M Director

    Meyer Mintz, CPA, J.D., LL.M

    Director

    Meyer Mintz, CPA, JD, LL.M., is a tax partner at Berdon LLP, and has been with the firm for more than 15 years. He has particular expertise in the tax aspects of partnership agreements, limited liability companies, and other business organizations and has also worked with attorneys in litigation matters. Mr. Mintz is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Bar Association. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Touro College, a Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School, and a Master of Laws in taxation at New York University School of Law. Mr. Mintz joined the MHA-NYC board in 2011.

  • Ronald S. Moultrie Director

    Ronald S. Moultrie

    Director

    Ronald S. Moultrie is a former senior national security official who retired as the Director of Operations of the National Security Agency (NSA). Moultrie was a Senior CIA Officer, served in the United States Air Force, and as a Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Navy.

    During Moultrie’s leadership tenure in NSA’s Operations Directorate, the Agency achieved unprecedented status as arguably the world’s preeminent Cyber organization. Moultrie conceptualized, designed, and implemented the governance model that the Agency uses to this day to identify, assess, and respond to high-priority global events. His framework, which emphasizes agility and response, has enabled NSA to remain the world’s premiere Cyber leader, in a rapidly evolving, information-centric, highly-networked environment.

    Having served in senior leadership positions in NSA, the CIA, the Director of National Intelligence’s (DNI) Office, and the DoD, Moultrie was optimally suited to play the key leadership role in a number of high-profile events. The most significant of these events was the 2013, Edward Snowden insider, incident where Moultrie led several hundred of the Agency’s most experienced and skilled personnel to assess the impact to NSA’s internal operations and external partnerships, and more importantly to identify and correct the deficiencies that led to the event.

    The Secretary of the Navy the Hon. Richard Spencer, seeking a national security official with a comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity and technology, asked Moultrie to chair the review of the Department of the Navy’s (DON) Information Management (IM) structure. Moultrie’s review, completed in July 2019, led to the immediate establishment of a single, accountable CIO to bolster the DON’s warfighting and cybersecurity capabilities and to provide the Navy and Marine Corps with a decisive information advantage in the Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) domains. Moultrie’s report enabled the Department to establish a new functional structure and digital roadmap to enhance the DON’s future networking and information management capabilities and outcomes. Moultrie has been a driving force in the Navy’s digital modernization efforts since June 2018 having participated as a key Principal in the Comprehensive Cybersecurity Review (March 2019). His unique insights and invaluable recommendations will enable the Navy to better protect and manage its almost $200B in annual resources and it 900,000+ globally dispersed personnel.

    Moultrie serves on the Boards of Altamira Technologies Corporation, iCapital Network, the National Intelligence University, Sequoia Inc., and The Better Angels Society. He is also a Senior Advisor to MITRE, Pallas, and Resolute Consulting. Moultrie is a champion for Wounded Warriors and diversity programs.

    A 3-Star General equivalent during his last decade in the government, Moultrie is one of the National Security Community’s most decorated officers. He has received a Presidential Rank Award, the Navy’s Distinguished Civilian Service Award, the Director of National Intelligence’s Seal Medallion, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the CIA Donovan Award, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Gold Medal, and is a three-time recipient of NSA’s highest award, the Exceptional Civilian Service Award (Moultrie received this award more times than any other officer in NSA’s history). While on active duty, Moultrie received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and U.S. Air Force Meritorious Service medal.

    Moultrie graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maryland, earned a Master’s Degree from the National Intelligence University, a Russian Language Degree from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, and completed studies at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

     

  • Robert S. Nash, Esq. Director

    Robert S. Nash, Esq.

    Director

    Robert S. Nash, Esq., is a partner at the New York law firm Schulte Roth & Zabel where he focuses his practice on commercial leasing (on behalf of both landlords and tenants); real estate development, sales and acquisitions; real estate brokerage; and property management. Mr. Nash has extensive experience negotiating commercial leases on behalf of private investment funds and other companies. A member of the New York State Bar Association, he is a graduate of Bucknell University and St. John’s University School of Law. Mr. Nash joined the MHA-NYC board in 2007.

  • Kweku Obed Director

    Kweku Obed

    Director

    Kweku Obed is a managing director for Marquette Associates. An owner of the firm, Kweku has been with the company since 2014 and has 20 years of investment experience. He serves as the primary consultant on several client relationships. Kweku chairs the firm’s defined contribution services committee and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.

    Kweku joined the firm from Mercer Investment Consulting, where he served as a principal and senior investment consultant in their Chicago office. His responsibilities included working with defined benefit and defined contribution clients on asset allocationperformance measurement and analysis, investment manager search, and investment policydevelopment. Prior to Mercer, Kweku worked at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (now part of BlackRock) as an assistant vice president in their tax-exempt fixed income research group.

    Kweku holds a B.S. with honors in economics from Queen Mary College, University of London, and a M.S. in development economics from SOAS, University of London. He is a recipient of the Bernard Corry Prize in Economics. Kweku is a CFA charterholder and holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation. He is the author of The Stranded Fish: Decision-Making Through the Lens of a Fiduciary, published in December 2017, and has previously contributed to the official CAIA textbook, CAIA Level I: An Introduction to Core Topics in Alternative Investments, Second Edition. Additionally, he has contributed two chapters on asset allocation and defined contribution plans to the IFEPB’s Trustee Handbook.

    He is a member of the board of trustees for Everyone Reading Illinois and also sits on the board of trustees for Vibrant Emotional Health. Kweku is also a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and sits on the investment committee for the Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA).

  • Tuhina De O’Connor Director

    Tuhina De O’Connor

    Director

    Tuhina De O’Connor is the Director of Donor Services at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. A 16-year veteran in the non-profit sector, she most recently worked at the Robin Hood Foundation, a large public charity in New York City whose mission is to fight poverty in the five boroughs. Prior to that, Ms. O’Connor was the CEO of a non-profit organization, the New York Asian Women’s Center, a direct service provider of domestic violence services and shelter for Asian women and children. She has been a member of the MHA-NYC board since 2012.

  • Corbett A. Price Director

    Corbett A. Price

    Director

    Corbett A. Price serves as Chairman and CEO of Quantix Health Capital, LLC, a healthcare financial advisory firm. Mr. Price also serves as CEO of Kurron Capital, LLC, a healthcare private equity firm, and is the Founder and Chairman of Kurron & Company, Inc., a management-consulting firm that manages healthcare companies in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to the formation of Kurron, Mr. Price served in a senior capacity at HCA healthcare company, most recently as Vice President and head of their Mid-Atlantic division. 

He is a graduate of Ohio State University and joined the MHA-NYC board in 2009.

  • John D. Robinson Director

    John D. Robinson

    Director

    John D. Robinson worked in the Fixed Income Division at Morgan Stanley for 30 years and has been a board member of MHA-NYC since 2004. Mr. Robinson graduated from the University of Richmond in 1983. He joined the MHA-NYC board in 2004.

  • Bruce J. Schwartz, M.D. Director

    Bruce J. Schwartz, M.D.

    Director

    Bruce J. Schwartz, M.D., is currently the Deputy Chairman, Clinical Director and a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Schwartz’s responsibilities include oversight of all teaching, clinical, departmental practice and research activities in the Department at the Weiler, Moses, Wakefield and Behavioral Health Clinics at Westchester Square and Turnbull Divisions as well as the Division of Substance Abuse. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate School of Medicine and has been a member of the MHA-NYC board since 1995.

  • Bruce J. Schwartz Co-Chair

    Bruce J. Schwartz

    Co-Chair
  • Sander Koyfman Co-Chair

    Sander Koyfman

    Co-Chair
  • Mary Badaracco Committee Member

    Mary Badaracco

    Committee Member
  • Jeffrey Borenstein Committee Member

    Jeffrey Borenstein

    Committee Member
  • Grant Brenner, M.D Committee Member

    Grant Brenner, M.D

    Committee Member
  • Carmen Collado Committee Member

    Carmen Collado

    Committee Member
  • Ernesto Ferran Committee Member

    Ernesto Ferran

    Committee Member
  • Rosa Gil Committee Member

    Rosa Gil

    Committee Member
  • Mary Hanrahan Committee Member

    Mary Hanrahan

    Committee Member
  • John Kastan Committee Member

    John Kastan

    Committee Member
  • Harold Koplewicz Committee Member

    Harold Koplewicz

    Committee Member
  • Sander Koyfman, M.D. Committee Member

    Sander Koyfman, M.D.

    Committee Member
  • Jed Levine Committee Member

    Jed Levine

    Committee Member
  • Virna Little Committee Member

    Virna Little

    Committee Member
  • David Lowenthal Committee Member

    David Lowenthal

    Committee Member
  • Scot McAfee Committee Member

    Scot McAfee

    Committee Member
  • Grant Mitchell Committee Member

    Grant Mitchell

    Committee Member
  • Karen Nelson Committee Member

    Karen Nelson

    Committee Member
  • Kristen Dams-O'Connor Committee Member

    Kristen Dams-O'Connor

    Committee Member
  • Jorge Petit Committee Member

    Jorge Petit

    Committee Member
  • Maryann Popiel Committee Member

    Maryann Popiel

    Committee Member
  • Martha Sullivan Committee Member

    Martha Sullivan

    Committee Member
  • Boris Vilgorin Committee Member

    Boris Vilgorin

    Committee Member
  • Joyce Wale Committee Member

    Joyce Wale

    Committee Member
  • Robert Devine Member

    Robert Devine

    Member
  • Hon. George L. Jurow Member

    Hon. George L. Jurow

    Member
  • Irving Ladimer, S.J.D. Member

    Irving Ladimer, S.J.D.

    Member
  • Harriet Parness, R.N. Member

    Harriet Parness, R.N.

    Member
  • Tova Friedler Usdan, PhD Member

    Tova Friedler Usdan, PhD

    Member

     

  • Cynthia Zirinsky Member

    Cynthia Zirinsky

    Member
  • Kimberly Williams, LMSW President & CEO

    Kimberly Williams, LMSW

    President & CEO

    Kimberly A. Williams is the President and CEO of the Vibrant Emotional Health, a nonprofit organization which reaches over 2.5 million people each year to help them achieve emotional well-being through high quality, innovative programs. She began as a public policy intern in 2003, rising to President and CEO in 2017. She has served the mental health industry through various positions, including mental health advocate, administrator, educator, and consultant.

    Under her leadership, the 50+ year old organization rebranded to be better positioned for the future of mental health in our society and to communicate a positive vision for all who are impacted by mental health challenges. As CEO, Williams has overseen the expansion of Vibrant’s premier programs they administer, including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the Disaster Distress Helpline, and NYC Well, New York City’s leading edge, multi-lingual, multi-modal contact center program that responds around the clock to the mental health needs of over 300,000 New Yorkers every year.

    Williams serves on a number of advisory committees and boards including the New York State Interagency Geriatric Mental Health and Chemical Dependence Planning Council, the New York State Health Foundation Community Advisory Committee, Mental Health News Education Inc., United Community Schools, and the National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging, for whom she is immediate past chair. Her leadership in the field has been recognized by City and State New York, New York Nonprofit Media, Mental Health Association in New York State, and the National Association of Social Workers NYC Chapter. Williams has been an adjunct lecturer at Columbia University School of Social Work and NYU Silver School of Social Work. Her voice has been featured in The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CBS Evening NewsThe Today Show and more.

  • Kristen Merkle Cutforth Chief Operating Officer

    Kristen Merkle Cutforth

    Chief Operating Officer

    Kristen Cutforth joined Vibrant in June 2017 as Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for financial and administrative oversight of the organization’s operations.  She brings with her over 20 years of experience in overseeing public grants and contracts at both funder and recipient organizations.  Most recently, she was General Counsel and Chief of Operations, Administration at Seedco, a national nonprofit headquartered in NYC, and prior to that was the Assistant Counsel to the Inspector General at the National Science Foundation.  Ms. Cutforth holds degrees from the University of Washington and Georgia State University, and is a member of the Maryland Bar.

  • Karen Wegmann Chief Financial Officer

    Karen Wegmann

    Chief Financial Officer

    As CFO, Ms. Wegmann provides both operational and programmatic support to the organization, supervises the finance team, and is the organization’s chief financial spokesperson. Ms. Wegmann works with the CEO on Vibrant’s strategic vision and on supporting growth, sustainability and cultivating shareholder relationships on city, state and national levels, as well as assisting in the development and negotiation of contracts.

    Most recently Ms. Wegmann was Chief Financial Officer for The Fedcap Group, a non-profit comprised of twelve subsidiaries, with an operating budget of $300 million and 4,000 employees. During her tenure, the organization experienced significant growth, both organic and through acquisitions. Prior to that she was CFO for YAI Network, comprised of seven independent nonprofit agencies with total annual revenues of $290 million and 5,600 employees serving over 20,000 individuals at 450 sites. While at YAI Ms. Wegmann also served as Controller, Director of Finance and Chief Business Officer, and reported directly to the board of trustees of each of the seven independent agencies.

    Ms. Wegmann’s responsibilities included pensions and investments, business development, technology, insurance, property acquisitions, contract management, procurement, government relations, external audits, and finance and business planning.

    Ms. Wegmann’s previous experience includes Director of Accounting, Spanish International Television Network; Manager of Finance and Accounting for CBS Inc., and Manager of Sales Analysis and Assistant to Director of Finance and Analysis for CBS Publishing Group.

    Ms. Wegmann holds an MBA, Corporate Finance, from Pace University and a BA in Accounting and Information Systems from Queens College, City University of New York. She has been a lecturer at City University of New York, Adelphi University School of Social Work, and the University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Social Work.

    Ms. Wegmann is a former Chair of the Finance Committee of the Interagency Council of Developmental Disabilities, and a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the Medical Group Management Association.

  • John Draper, PhD Executive Vice President, National Networks

    John Draper, PhD

    Executive Vice President, National Networks

    Dr. Draper has nearly 25 years of experience in crisis intervention and suicide prevention work, and is considered one of the nation’s leading experts in crisis contact center practices (hotline, online chat, SMS services, etc.). He oversees all aspects of the federally-funded National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network, which consists of over 160 member crisis centers across the country. Dr. Draper frequently presents at national conferences on subjects related to best practices in crisis intervention and suicide prevention, as well as the use of innovative technologies (text, chat, other online programs, etc.) in helping persons in emotional distress. Dr. Draper also frequently discusses the role of persons with lived experience of suicide (attempt survivors, loss survivors, etc.) in suicide prevention. Dr. Draper has been quoted in The New York TimesABC NewsThe New York Post, and TIME among others.

  • David Koosis Chief Information Officer

    David Koosis

    Chief Information Officer

    David Koosis is CIO of Vibrant. His goal is to apply the power of technology to prevent suicide and improve mental wellbeing for everyone. Prior to Vibrant, David was a technology leader in public service, where he served as CIO/CTO and Deputy Commissioner at the NYC Departments of Correction and Probation, and headed the Technology PMO for NYPD. Prior to 9/11, David was principal of a funded software startup and he ran a software consulting practice which developed web applications for top financial, technology and media firms. David developed PC Magazine’s benchmark programs, device control systems for Rockefeller University, and an 8087 simulator used to teach floating point math. He wrote the best-selling primer “Java Programming for Dummies.” David’s teams, projects, and products have built businesses, earned customers, and won awards including the PC Week Best Practices Award, and NYC Technical Excellence Awards.

  • Josephine Parr Vice President of Marketing & Communications

    Josephine Parr

    Vice President of Marketing & Communications

    Josephine Parr joined Vibrant in May 2017 as Vice President of Marketing and Communications with oversite of all internal and external branding, positioning, communications and development. She has over 25 years of experience providing strategic communications, organizational positioning, media relations and crisis communications for diverse organizations, including nonprofits, higher education and private corporations. Ms. Parr has a BA from Vassar College and a Master’s of Public Administration from NYU’s Wagner School. She is also a published writer and has spoken at a wide range of national and international events.

  • Jane Gutshall Walsh, SHRM-SCP Vice President of Human Resources

    Jane Gutshall Walsh, SHRM-SCP

    Vice President of Human Resources

    Jane Gutshall Walsh joins Vibrant as the Director of Human Resources with more than 20 years of experience in Human Resources, Sales, and Marketing, in both the corporate and non-profit sectors.  Most recently she was consulting at Sun Pharma, positioning the Human Resources function for success post-merger and acquisitions.  Prior to consulting, Jane was the Director of Human Services and Administrative Services for Hamilton USA, where she oversaw the build out of the People and Administrative programs.  In addition, Jane has worked with The American Cancer Society and American Red Cross, as well as other private sector firms. Ms. Walsh holds a Bachelors in Human Services from Villanova University and the SCP designation from the Society of Human Resources Management.

  • Jacque Moutier Vice President of Business Development

    Jacque Moutier

    Vice President of Business Development

    Jacque Moutier joins Vibrant as the Vice President of Business Development to drive the organization’s overall growth agenda. Focusing on opportunities that align with Vibrant’s vision, mission and core strengths, Mr. Moutier leads the organization’s strategic partnership activities with business partners and potential customers.

    Mr. Moutier has over 25 years experience in contract negotiations, partnership development, mergers and acquisitions, operations and strategic asset management. Prior to coming to Vibrant, he served as the VP of Operations for a private equity firm, has been an entrepreneur, owning businesses in the real estate and restaurant industries, and has been a consultant in both the private and not-for-profit sectors. Mr. Moutier has a BA from the University of California, San Diego and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.