Our board

Meet our Board of Directors who share in our vision of accelerating the most promising youth-development nonprofits across New York City, uplifting the youth served.




Anu Aiyengar

Global Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, J.P. Morgan

John Amato

Principal Owner, Modern Luxury

Noel Anderson

Chairperson & Clinical Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy, NYU Steinhardt School

James Christopoulos

Senior Managing Director, CVC Capital

Sanford A. Cockrell III

(Ret.) National Managing Partner, Deloitte Tax

Rodney Cohen

Head of Private Equity, Black Diamond Capital Management

Mark DiMila

Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

Rehana Farrell

Executive Director, Youth INC

Jeanette Gorgas

Board Director & C-Suite Executive

Stratton Heath

Capital Markets Partner, Oak Hill Capital Partners

Alan Holtz

Managing Director, AlixPartners

Katrina Huffman

Executive Leader, Rapha Alliance Ministries

Melvin Ike

Senior Member of the Tactical Opportunities Group, Blackstone

Doug Kaden

Managing Partner, SDC Capital Partners

Brian Levine

Co-Founder & CFO, The Public Health Company

Steve Lipin

Chairman & CEO, Gladstone Place Partners

Emmett McCann

Managing Director & Co-Portfolio Manager, Oaktree Capital Management

Robert McCooey

SVP of Listings & Global Head of Capital Markets, Nasdaq

Amy Miller

Managing Director & Global Head of Loan Syndications, Scotiabank

Thomas Nakashian

Managing Director, Global Institutional Client Group, Wells Fargo Securities

Mark G. Pedretti

Global Chair, Reed Smith

Mike Perry

Head of Global Client Group, Nuveen

Daniel Pine

Managing Partner, CS Capital

Ken Prince

Head of Capital Markets, Advent International Corporation

Stancel Riley

Managing Director & Head of Financial Sponsors, Mizuho

Rachel Rosenblatt

Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting

Adrianne Shapira

Managing Director, Eurazeo

Mai Shiver

Chief Compliance Officer of Global Investments, AIG

Matthew Stopnik

Co-Head of U.S. Global Investment Banking, RBC Capital Markets

David Tayeh

Head of Private Equity – North America, InvestCorp

Karen Beldy Torborg

Global Practice Leader, Marsh McClennan

Harold Varah

Co-Head of Financial Sponsors, RBC Capital Markets

Mark Whaling

Global Head of Securities, Canaccord Genuity

National Advisory Board


John C. Whitehead †

Founding Member

Richard P. Schifter

TPG Capital

​Stephen K. Orr

Co-Chair & Founder
Orr Group


James E. Duffy

Former President, ABC Television Network

Blair Fleming

Managing Director and Co-Head, Onex Falcon

Richard J. Hendrix

Senior Managing Director, FBR Capital Markets

Jeffrey R. Holzschuh

Chairman, Morgan Stanley

Marc Lasry

Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder, Avenue Capital Group

Thomas H. Lee

Founder, Thomas H. Lee Capital

Bryan P. Marsal

CEO, Alvarez & Marsal

Bruce Richards

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Marathon Asset Management

Alan D. Schwartz

Executive Chairman, Guggenheim Partners

Stephen A. Schwarzman

Chairman, CEO, & Co-Founder, The Blackstone Group

George P. Stamas

Senior Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Paul J. Taubman

Founder, Chairman, & Chief Executive Officer, PJT Partners

Ted Virtue

CEO, MidOcean Partners

Tom Wagner

Co-Founder, Knighthead Capital

John Waldron

President & Chief Operating Officer, Goldman Sachs

Jonathan G. Weiss

CEO of Corporate & Investment Banking, Wells Fargo Securities