2018 Selection & Management Committees

  • Stephanie Thomas, (Committee Chair), President, Stetwin Consulting

    Stephanie Thomas is President of the company and has over twenty-five years of professional fundraising experience. Under her leadership, Stetwin Consulting undertakes responsibility for all event activities and works effectively with boards of directors, event committees, and event leadership to ensure that the event fits seamlessly into a larger development plan. The events organized by the firm generate an aggregate of over $25 million annually. Prior to launching Stetwin Consulting, Stephanie served as President of Susan Ulin Associates Ltd., after joining the firm in 1995 as an intern. Stephanie has also served as Coordinator, Institutional Giving for the American Red Cross in Greater New York and as a Prospect Researcher for the United Negro College Fund's Campaign 2000, a $250 million capital campaign. She received her master’s degree in nonprofit management from New School University, her bachelor’s degree from New York University and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Throughout her career, Stephanie has consistently volunteered to give back to the non-profit fundraising community. She is a past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, New York City board and has served the local chapter and international association on a variety of committees including strategic planning and nominations. She has served on NPCC’s Selection Committee for the Nonprofit Excellence Awards and is currently serving as Chair of the group. Stephanie is a regular speaker at workshops throughout New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut.

  • Moira Ariev, Principal, Moira Ariev Development Communications

    Moira Ariev launched her consulting career in 2016 to help nonprofits build fundraising capacity, sustain it in periods of transition, and bolster it with compelling language and engaged stakeholders. She has served as a fundraising professional and consultant for over two decades, with both hands-on and supervisory expertise spanning institutional support, major gifts, appeals/direct mail, special events, development and strategic planning, communications, governance and board development, and fundraising infrastructure. She led the development departments of the National Council of Jewish Women, Repair the World, and Publicolor, among others, and previously served as director of the Special Events Department at NYU Medical Center (NYU Langone) for six years, supervising hundreds of benefit and cultivation events. Moira earned her A.B. from Harvard and an M.A. in Art History from Columbia. For more information, visit www.moiraariev.com.

  • Joseph J. Barretto, Principal, Barretto Consulting

    Joseph J. Barretto is a management strategist with 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. His expertise includes organizational and fundraising strategy and leadership development, building the capacity of organizations to ensure their sustainability and maximize their impact.

    Joseph’s focus on providing nonprofit boards and leaders with the management tools and strategies necessary to strengthen their organizations was honed by his experiences in various management roles, including Deputy Director at the New York City Anti-Violence Project, Deputy Executive Director at Hudson Guild, and Executive Director at The DOME Project, an education-focused nonprofit serving at-risk youth. In addition to consulting assignments in organizational assessments and strategic planning initiatives, fundraising campaigns, and board development, Joseph facilitates leadership and fundraising workshops and trainings to nonprofit managers and board members.

    Joseph is an Affiliate Consultant at Community Resource Exchange and sits on the Selection Committee for The New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards. He is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Filipino American Human Services, Inc., and Co-Chair of the National Advisory Board for Public Service at Harvard College. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Trestle Gallery.

    Joseph holds degrees from Harvard College and Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs.

  • Karim Beldjilali, Senior IT Auditor, New York University

    Karim Beldjilali is New York University's Senior IT Auditor and One Spirit Learning Alliance's Board President. He has served nonprofits in roles ranging from interim Executive Director to strategic business and tech planning facilitator to onsite IT help. Karim's 15 years of experience has also included large multinationals like Barclays, UBS Investment Bank, and Sanofi, alongside serving NYC non-profits and businesses through RoundTable Technology. All of his current work covers the full lifecycle of a technology investment, risk management, strategic change and continuous improvement - all inspired by the work nonprofits perform in service to the greater good.

  • Julie Micou Cerf, Interim Executive Director, CASA for Children of Essex County

    Julie is an Interim Executive Director for nonprofit organizations undergoing leadership change in New York and Northern New Jersey. She is currently in her 6th interim placement, as Interim Executive Director of CASA for Children of Essex County in Newark, New Jersey. CASA trains and supervises court-appointed special advocates who represent the best interests of children in Essex County who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect.
    Before becoming a professional Interim ED, Julie had a 25-year career in numerous nonprofit management roles, including Executive Director, Trustee, Director of Development and strategic planning consultant.
    Julie is a Trustee of Partners for Women and Justice, a nonprofit organization that provides free legal help in New Jersey to low-income victims of domestic violence. At Partners, she serves on the Finance, Nominating and Succession Planning Committees. She graduated from Smith College and the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

  • Michael Davidson, Board Coach

    Michael Davidson is a consultant specializing in nonprofit board development, management support, leadership transition, and executive coaching for nonprofit managers. He has over 30 years experience in nonprofit board and managerial leadership and has provided board training and retreat facilitation for more than 150 nonprofit organizations. He is the former Chair of Governance Matters, designed and led the board candidate and organizational training for the Board Serve NYC program of the United Way of New York City and is a member of the Selection Committee for the New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards.
    He has been a Peace Corps Volunteer, an Assistant Professor of Anthropology, an Assistant District Attorney and an attorney in private practice. He holds a BS in mathematics from New York State University College on Long Island, a JD from Columbia Law School and an M. Ph in Anthropology from Yale University. For more detail, see: www.boardcoach.com

  • Patricia Eng, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, NY Women's Foundation

    Patricia Eng is the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships managing the NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color, the first fund in the country to center young women of color for philanthropic investment. She previously served as Vice President of Programs at the Ms. Foundation for Women and as Program Director at Bolder Giving. Ms. Eng also has a long history in the non-profit community where she founded the first organization on the East Coast working with battered immigrant Asian women and served as Coordinator of the St. Vincent's Hospital Rape Crisis Program as well as Senior Vice President of Programs overseeing domestic violence and anti-trafficking programs at Safe Horizon. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Princeton University and a Masters in Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work. Among her accomplishments, Ms. Eng has received the President's Volunteer Action Award, Gloria Steinem Woman of Vision Award, and a Charles H. Revson Fellowship on the Future of the City of New York at Columbia University. She is among the earliest groundbreakers featured in the Makers.com website, the largest video collection of women’s stories. Ms. Eng currently serves as a board member of the Proteus Fund and a member of Philanthropy New York’s Committee for Equitable and Inclusive Philanthropy.

  • Susan Erdey, Director of Development at Teatown Lake Reservation

    Susie has served in communications and management positions across the spectrum of nonprofit organizations for over two decades, including independent schools, universities, graduate schools, research centers, foundations, philanthropic resource centers, and a pension services group. She has designed and managed communications plans, educated clients on complicated financial matters, conducted qualitative and quantitative research, trained staff in speaking with media, and evaluated program impacts. She holds an M.S. in nonprofit management from The New School–Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy.

  • Marti Fischer, Principal, Marti Fischer Group

    As a consultant and executive coach, Marti guides nonprofit organizations, individuals, and early stage businesses to strategically position and communicate their worth in a fast moving world. A significant part of her practice is working with nonprofits and nonprofit umbrella organizations, helping them focus their passion and ask effectively for support. Staff and board members work with Marti to create a business position and develop the stories and narratives that promote their work, worth and goals.
    Individuals work with Marti to build their teams, excel as leaders, and position their skills to get the jobs they want.
    In addition to consulting, Marti is a frequent conference and workshop speaker and an adjunct at Baruch working in the areas of fundraising and leadership development. She serves on the advisory boards of CityArts and Youth Advocacy Corps. Marti is co-author of ‘The Nonprofit Consultant’s Playbook’ and author of
    ‘Intern Right: What No One Tells You About Entering the Working World’ (June 2018).
    Marti holds a BA in Economics and Art History from Sarah Lawrence College. If you’re looking and can’t find her, she’s either skiing or prowling around inside the Met.

  • Jen Chau Fontán, Founder, JCF Coaching

    Jen Chau Fontán is a coach with close to 20 years of experience in management and building talent functions from the ground up at various non profits. Jen has created systems for equitable practices in recruitment, hiring, performance management and staff development. She has also built healthy and engaging organizational cultures and internal programs around equity and inclusion. Jen continues to focus on building capacity in individuals through her independent coaching practice at JCF Coaching while serving as a management coach to leaders in the progressive sector through her work at The Management Center.

    Jen founded Swirl, a multiracial grassroots community committed to providing space for cross-racial, cross-cultural dialogue about race and identity since 2000. She also co-founded and co-leads a local NYC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Community of Practice for leaders in the nonprofit space who want to grow equity and inclusion practices inside their organizations. Jen's perspectives on race and racism have been featured in media outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, the San Francisco Chronicle, CNN, NPR, MSNBC, and PBS's Asian America as an expert on topics surrounding diversity, race issues, and mixed race identity.

    Jen received her BA in Women’s Studies at Wellesley College and her MS in Organizational Change Management from Milano, The New School for Management and Urban Policy. Additionally, she is SHRM-SCP certified. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

  • Cecilia Gentili, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, GMHC

    "Ms. Gentili currently serves as the Director of Policy and Public Affairs at GMHC, the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. Originally from Argentina, Ms. Gentili started working as an intern at the LGBT Center in New York City where she found her passion for advocacy and services. She went on to run the Transgender Health Program at Apicha CHC from 2012 to 2016. She is also a contributor to Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community, and is a collaborator with Translatina Network.

    For fun, she acts and loves doing storytelling events where she talks about her life experiences. She is very passionate about advocating for her community, especially transgender women with a Latino background and a history of sex work, drug use and incarceration."

  • Eric Graig, Principal, Usable Knowledge, Inc.

    Eric Graig is founder and Managing Director of Usable Knowledge. He holds a Doctorate in Psychology from the City University of New York Graduate Center. With over fifteen years of experience designing, managing and implementing a wide range of research studies, Eric brings to the nonprofit sector an approach that is both practical and informed by the needs of organizations seeking to improve their effectiveness and achieve their strategic goals. Recent projects include an outcomes assessment for a nationally known nonprofit that provides after‐school and other programming for children in the New York City public school system; an evaluation and needs assessment for a major New York City cultural institution; a multi‐ year retrospective study for a leading New York grantmaker that provides capacity building grants to non‐profit organizations, and an ongoing consulting relationship with two large Human Service providers as the local evaluator on a number of federal contracts (in excess of $2 million). He has taught research methods and program evaluation at the graduate level at Queens College, CUNY.

  • Elizabeth Guggenheimer, Deputy Executive Director and Director of Institutional Advancement, Lawyers Alliance for New York

    Liz Guggenheimer currently leads the organization's pro bono program, strategic planning, fundraising and marketing initiatives, and its national efforts to cultivate the business law pro bono field. She advises nonprofits and their boards of directors in the areas of, governance, fundraising law and regulation, risk management, and legal ethics. As Legal Director from 1999-2006 and Deputy Executive Director from 2006-2013, Liz has significant experience in developing and managing client outreach, client representation services, educational trainings, and advocacy programs. She has authored and edited several publications on nonprofit legal issues. Prior to joining Lawyers Alliance, she was Deputy Bureau Chief and Acting Bureau Chief of the New York State Attorney General's Charities Bureau and a litigator at Dewey Ballantine LLP. She received a joint J.D./M.P.A. from New York University School of Law and Princeton University in 1987 and an A.B. from Harvard University in 1982. Her community involvement focuses on public education, health care, civic engagement and pro bono legal services.

  • Ned Gusick, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, The Jewish Board

    Ned is the head of marketing for The Jewish Board, New York City’s largest human services agency, which earned the Gold Prize for Overall Management Excellence at the 2016 Nonprofit Excellence Awards. At The Jewish Board, Ned oversees all facets of marketing communications, including public relations, internal communications, and digital and social media, with the mission of supporting the agency’s 75 locations around the city, as well as the development function and volunteer activities. His prior professional experience is in the corporate world, with global marketing and branding roles at EY, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and Lehman Brothers. Earlier in his career, he worked in film and television development in Los Angeles. He earned an MBA from City University of London and a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University.

  • Jason Hutchins, Founder, Nonprofit Solutions Network

    Jason Hutchins founded Nonprofit Solutions Network in 1998 to help nonprofits increase capacity, lower costs, and improve their overall operation through the use of technology. Jason prides himself on providing technology solutions customized to meet the unique needs and financials challenges of nonprofits. With his broad IT background and distinctive approach, Jason has worked with many large NYC nonprofits, including Community Service Society, New York Cares, United Way of New York City and Vera Institute of Justice. Jason writes and presents on a variety of IT related topics. Jason is a graduate of the 10,000 Small Businesses initiative, funded by Goldman Sachs.

  • Dipty Jain, Esq., CPA, CGMA, Principal, FMA

    Dipty leads the National Consulting and Advisory Services team at FMA. She brings comprehensive operations experience in the private and nonprofit sectors to her leadership of FMA’s consulting team, helping build the capacity of nonprofit organizations to build the infrastructures they need to be sustainable organizations and increase performance.

    Over the past ten years at FMA, she has grown FMA’s management consulting practice and has worked with a wide range of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations in various stages of organizational development. Through this work, she has advised organizations in management and operations to strengthen their finance, human resources, and information technology infrastructures to become more efficient and realize their goals. She regularly coaches and trains nonprofit leaders in the areas of financial health and operational excellence.

    Dipty started her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP with Fortune 500 clients, and spent several years performing domestic and international operations audits at Schering-Plough Corporation and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.

    She was a Sparer Public Interest Law fellow on International Human Rights issues with the ACLU Women’s Rights Project, and has worked with the Safe Harbor Asylum Law Clinic and Urban Justice Center. Dipty has served on the Board of Directors of the Third Wave Foundation and Manavi.

    She graduated from The College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Dipty earned a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. Dipty also holds the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) awarded by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The CGMA demonstrates management accounting expertise, determination and commitment to achieving sustainable business success.

  • Cardozie Jones, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant /Arts Advocate

    Cardozie Jones is an NYC-based consultant with over 15 years experience leading and transforming professional communities in New York City and around the U.S. As a consultant and founder of True North EDI, Cardozie facilitates workshops, coaches leadership teams, and supports organizations in creating deeper, more meaningful, and lasting change within the context of EDI and the organization overall. Cardozie recognizes that despite their good intentions, many institutions lack the experience and expertise to enact holistic and quantifiable impact as it relates to diversity, equity, and interdependence. Cardozie worked as a teacher for 8 years before becoming an assistant principal of a high school in Brooklyn, NY. After moving on from the school, Cardozie became Manager of Youth Programming for Live Out Loud, a nonprofit organization committed to connecting LGBTQ youth to positive queer role models, and later stepped into the role of Co-Artistic Director of The Youth Pride Chorus, an arts-based organization that uses music to galvanize LGBTQ youth around self-acceptance and social change. Currently, his consulting spans educational, impact-driven, and the corporate spheres. Cardozie is an expert facilitator known for his engaging, energetic, and buoyant leadership style. He believes that the heaviness of this work must not be experienced as insurmountable. For the work to move forward, professional communities must feel that through deep reflection and action, change is both necessary and possible.

  • Buff S. Kavelman, President, The Kavelman Group Philanthropic Advisors LLC

    Buff Kavelman is President of The Kavelman Group Philanthropic Advisors (TKG), a consulting firm she founded in 1997 to build strength in the nonprofit world. TKG has been a catalyst for significant growth and positive change for a wide range of individual donors, foundations and nonprofit leaders across the country and in 23 countries around the world. Prior to founding TKG, Buff held senior positions at the American Academy in Rome, the Smithsonian and Columbia University. With over 25 years of experience as a funder, board member and nonprofit executive, she has a uniquely balanced perspective on organizational development. Buff has served on many nonprofit boards and committees, including the Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Women’s Media Center, the Council on Foundations, and Philanthropy New York’s Membership Committee. She is recognized for increasing organizational capacity, launching new initiatives, building effective partnerships, and raising institutional profiles. She holds an M.S. from Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Historic Preservation, and received a B.A. in History of Art with high distinction and honors from the University of Michigan, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

  • Dawn Khan, Director of Technology Services, RoundTable Technology
    Dawn is the Director of Technology Services at RoundTable Technology, where she partners with nonprofits to build capacity around technology, including long and short term strategic technology planning and the architecture and implementation of high value technology solutions. Dawn has provided technology support to New York area nonprofits for more than ten years, and is in her sixth year as a member of the Nonprofit Excellence Awards Selection Committee.

  • Judy Levine, Executive Director, Cause Effective

    Judy Levine, Cause Effective's Executive Director since 2006, has over 30 years of experience as a nonprofit management advisor. At Cause Effective since 1993 and as an independent consultant, Judy has trained and consulted with well over 1,000 nonprofit organizations on issues in fund diversification, donor engagement, and Board and organizational development. Judy has worked across many organizational cultures and is expert at tailoring consultations in order to meet the needs of different audiences. Judy helped create many of the methodologies that Cause Effective uses today, specifically in the areas of resource and organizational expansion. Judy also brings her own experience as a Board member to her work with Cause Effective’s clients, having served in leadership positions on the boards of Church Street School for Music and Art, Taste of Tribeca, Transportation Alternatives, and four NYC public school leadership teams. Prior to joining Cause Effective, Judy worked as an independent consultant and trainer in the area of strategic fundraising for diverse organizations, and was also Director of Programs for the Cultural Council Foundation. Judy holds a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University with a specialization in performing arts patronage, and earned a Certificate in Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management from the Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program. She is a long-time member of the Selection Committee of the New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards, and in 2017 was honored as one of New York City’s most distinguished public servants with City & State’s "50 over 50" Award.

  • Bonnie Mazza, Principal, Mazza Strategy Inc.

    Bonnie Mazza helps nonprofit leaders deepen their impact, exceed their mission, and activate others in the pursuit of their societal vision. Bonnie is principal of Mazza Strategy, Inc., a high-energy social sector consulting company providing strategy, board development, and organizational capacity building services to nonprofits in New York City and beyond.
    Bonnie previously served as the Associate Director of Nonprofit Strategy and Capacity Building at TCC Group, where she led strategy projects for nonprofits throughout the US, ranging from small community-based organizations to large social service agencies and national organizations. Praised for her facilitation and knack for skillfully synthesizing large amounts of data and working within complex organizational structures, Bonnie has succeeded in helping organizational leaders identify opportunities to scale operations, increase funding, strengthen internal operations, and, most importantly, increase their impact. Bonnie holds a Master of Public Administration degree in Nonprofit Management from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at NYU.

  • Pavitra Menon, Director of Leadership and Professional Development, Community Resource Exchange (CRE)

    Pavitra consults and coaches clients on human resources, leadership development, strategic planning, and board development issues. She has over 15 years of experience as a consultant, coach, and trainer in the nonprofit and private sectors and has been with CRE for over 12 years. Pavitra is skilled at working with leaders to build solutions for organizational issues such as structuring effective teams, managing talent, and developing high performing staff. Her expertise encompasses a variety of human resources interventions, strategic planning, board development and fundraising planning, as well as training. She leads CRE’s leadership development programs that help nonprofit executives and managers enhance their leadership skills.
    Pavitra has presented publicly on topics including succession planning, talent management, and coaching. She most recently co-authored Meeting the Job Challenges of Nonprofit Leaders: A Fieldbook of Strategies and Actions with Jean Lobell and Mohan Sikka (2015).
    Before joining CRE, Pavitra was a consultant with Ernst & Young’s human capital practice in India, where she worked on a number of human resources and knowledge management consulting assignments. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of Manavi, a New Jersey-based organization serving South Asian women who are victims of domestic violence.
    Pavitra holds an M.B.A. in international business from École Nationale des Ponts et Chausseés, Paris, and a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Bangalore University.  She is certified in Hogan Assessments and Clark Wilson 360° Assessment Tools. Pavitra is also trained in Facilitative Leadership by the Interaction Institute for Social Change.

  • Laurel Molloy, Founder & Chief Consultant, Innovations Quantified

    Laurel helps organizations increase their impact by clarifying their intended outcomes, and the steps to achieve, measure, and learn from them. She founded the training and consulting firm, Innovations Quantified (IQ), in 1999, and since then has served hundreds of nonprofits and foundations throughout the US and internationally. Laurel is known for her ability to make this challenging topic more accessible, whether in trainings or ongoing consulting engagements. She holds an MPA in Nonprofit Management from NYU, and authored the widely-utilized instructional guidebook, Finally – Outcome Measurement Strategies Anyone Can Understand. She also serves on the board of the Association of Nonprofit Specialists.

  • Eileen Newman, Executive Director, Center for Bronx Nonprofits

    Eileen Newman is the Executive Director of the Center for Bronx Nonprofits at Hostos Community College. She established the Center as a convening, training and resource-sharing organization which strengthens the capacity of the local community leaders and nonprofit organizations serving the Bronx. She is the producer and host of Mission Bronx, a monthly program on BronxNet, the Bronx public access network. The show is aimed at informing the community about the work of nonprofits in the Bronx. Prior to creating the Center, Eileen was the Deputy Director and Director of Community Engagement at the Tribeca Film Institute and the Executive Director of Film Video Arts. In addition Eileen has held leadership positions at New Visions for Public Schools and the NYC Department of Education. She has served on a number of nonprofit boards including New York Women in Film and Television.

  • Mary O’Shaughnessy, Director of Information Services, Her Justice

    As Director of Information Services at Her Justice, Mary has been a key contributor in CRM system implementations such as Oracle and Salesforce in nonprofit and corporate organizations, including pension, financial research, and humanitarian services. Additionally, she lends her data expertise to the American Red Cross in Greater New York where she has been a volunteer since 2007, and to her local community board in Manhattan. Mary has extensive expertise in information technology auditing, requirements gathering, business process analysis, data mapping, and user acceptance testing, and has been with Her Justice since 2009.

  • Anthony Ramos, Vice President of Marketing and Communications

    Anthony Ramos manages the public profile of Children's Aid across all media and led the organization’s efforts in its first rebranding process in more than four decades. Since joining Children’s Aid in 2011, Ramos has helped to communicate Children's Aid’s strategic objectives to key stakeholders and enhance its web presence through multimedia. Ramos came to Children’s Aid from the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), where he served as director of communications. Prior to his work with GLSEN, Ramos managed communications for the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center and the National Hemophilia Foundation.

  • Uday Ray, Chief Financial Officer, Leake & Watts

    Uday is a management consultant, tax strategic planner and auditor for nonprofit organizations. He is currently the CFO of Leake and Watts Services, Inc., served twice as chairman of the Nonprofit Committee and the Ethics Committee of the Connecticut Society of CPAs, and is a recipient of the “Outstanding Discussion Leader Award” from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was previously employed as a Senior Audit Manager for an international CPA firm. Uday has been responsible for elevating several non-profit organizations to fiscally sound entities, including Leake and Watts Services and NYSARC, Inc.

  • Anne Rehkopf Townsend, Principal, Townsend Consulting

    Anne Rehkopf Townsend, CFRE has over 20 years of professional fundraising experience. Prior to launching her consulting business in 2005, Anne served as the Director of Development of the Brooklyn Historical Society and the National Academy of Design, two NYC based cultural organizations giving her direct experience with major gift strategies, membership programs, capital planning and campaigns, event management and planning, foundation and government grants, direct mail campaigns, board recruitment and development planning. Working in a small shop, Anne developed the skills needed to manage multiple projects while understanding the best and most effective ways to use her time and engage other staff members and the board in the fundraising efforts of her organizations. Working with dozens of organizations over the past ten years, Anne has helped her clients raise millions of dollars by helping them put a plan in place and coaching them in the execution of the plan.

  • Robin L. Robin, Board Treasurer, Lutheran Social Services of NY

    Robin L Robin, SPHR, currently serves as Board Treasurer of Lutheran Social Services of NY. Robin is a HR professional consultant with 25+ yrs experience in HR, IT and Nonprofit Management. Most recently, she served as the VP of Human Resources, New York Hall of Science, prior to that she was Director of HR for Girls Inc. and Director of HR & Operations (COO) for Citizens Committee for NYC (CCNYC) for more than 16 ½ years and she held every position including acting president.
    Robin has been a member of HRPANO since 1997, is a Judge for the NY Community Trust/NY Magazine Nonprofit Excellence Awards. Sits on the Diversity & Inclusion Council, National Collaboration for Families and HR Council for the National Assembly for Human Services, Serves on the Children’s Arts Guild Women’s Group Planning Committee. Robin is former Council President of Christ Lutheran New Hyde Park, & former Board President of Little Sprouts Pre-School.

  • Doug Wingo, Principal of Wingo NYC

    Doug is the Principal of Wingo NYC, a hands-on consulting firm that specializes in both fundraising and donor communication, with a signature six-month program called the Wingo Intervention. Founded in 1996, Wingo NYC has worked with over 250 non-profit organizations focused on social justice and cultural change. He is a coach and mentor to board and staff members and a frequent trainer. The firm is launching the Wingo School of Fundraising in May. A graduate of both William and Mary and Harvard Divinity School, Doug is serving his fourth term as a member of the Selection Committee.

  • Jaime Williams, Account Manager, Anat Gerstein Inc.

    Jaime Williams is an Account Manager at Anat Gerstein, Inc., a full-service communications firm that works exclusively with nonprofits. She helps clients across nonprofit specialties achieve their organizational goals through the use of strategic communications. This includes policy advocacy, fundraising, thought leadership, and membership engagement, achieved with tactics such as media relations, collateral development, and social media, among others. Prior to joining Anat Gerstein, Inc., Jaime worked as a reporter in New York City. She studied journalism at the University of Missouri.

  • Stephanie Thomas, (Committee Chair), President, Stetwin Consulting

    Stephanie Thomas is President of the company and has over twenty-five years of professional fundraising experience. Under her leadership, Stetwin Consulting undertakes responsibility for all event activities and works effectively with boards of directors, event committees, and event leadership to ensure that the event fits seamlessly into a larger development plan. The events organized by the firm generate an aggregate of over $25 million annually. Prior to launching Stetwin Consulting, Stephanie served as President of Susan Ulin Associates Ltd., after joining the firm in 1995 as an intern. Stephanie has also served as Coordinator, Institutional Giving for the American Red Cross in Greater New York and as a Prospect Researcher for the United Negro College Fund's Campaign 2000, a $250 million capital campaign. She received her master’s degree in nonprofit management from New School University, her bachelor’s degree from New York University and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Throughout her career, Stephanie has consistently volunteered to give back to the non-profit fundraising community. She is a past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, New York City board and has served the local chapter and international association on a variety of committees including strategic planning and nominations. She has served on NPCC’s Selection Committee for the Nonprofit Excellence Awards and is currently serving as Chair of the group. Stephanie is a regular speaker at workshops throughout New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut.

  • Yancy R. Garrido, Senior Program Officer, The Clark Foundation

    Yancy has served in the in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors for more than 20 years; and since 2007, has been the Senior Program Officer at The Clark Foundation in New York City where he helps manage grants in education, employment, social services, and management training. He also sits on the executive committee of NYC Workforce Funders. His philanthropic experience includes co-founding Innovative Philanthropy, where he oversaw client relations for charitable giving and diligence to individuals and foundations; and serving as Managing Director for Survival Programs at the Robin Hood Foundation.
    Previously, Yancy represented low-income and homeless individuals as a staff attorney and outreach coordinator for the Passaic County Legal Aid Society in Paterson, NJ; practiced as a corporate public finance attorney at Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon in NYC; and served for four years as a Peace Corps volunteer in western Honduras, where he established and directed an integrated rural community health training and education program that served more than 10,000 people. Yancy holds JD and MIA degrees from Columbia University and a BA from Bucknell University; and has won honors and fellowships in Spanish Literature and Latin American human rights. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, and is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar.

  • Sharon Stapel, President and Executive Director, Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York

    Sharon Stapel comes to NPCC from the New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (AVP), where she was the Executive Director of the nation’s largest LGBTQ and HIV-affected anti-violence program. She was named a White House Champion of Change and was recognized by President Obama for her advocacy work. Stapel directed units at South Brooklyn Legal Services and the Legal Aid Society and coordinated the Street Law Project of the National Lawyers Guild. She is a graduate of CUNY School of Law and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has served as an adjunct professor at CUNY School of Law and Hunter College.

  • Patricia Swann, Senior Program Officer, Community Development and the Environment, The New York Community Trust

    Patricia Swann's grantmaking responsibilities cover the areas of Community Development, Civic Affairs, and Technical Assistance. She is a board member of Philanthropy New York, and serves as an advisory board member of Brooklyn Workforce Innovations and the New York City office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation.
    She is a former board member of North Star Fund, a foundation providing grants to grassroots community organizing groups, and Central Brooklyn Partnership, a financial empowerment and economic development organization.

  • Barbara Taveras, Special Projects Officer, The New York Community Trust

    Barbara Taveras is a special projects officer with The New York Community Trust. She coordinates grantmaking from the Brooke Astor Fund for New York City Education and administers other Trust initiatives. Previously, Barbara was director of community engagement and college readiness at New Visions for Public Schools. From 1993 to 2004 she served as president of the Edward W. Hazen Foundation, which supports the education and development of young people. Before that, she was an education policy analyst for the Mayor’s Office.
    In 2003, Barbara was co-recipient of the Council on Foundation’s Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking for her role in designing the Funders Collaborative for Strong Latino Communities, an effort of Hispanics in Philanthropy. Barbara is a former Revson Fellow at Columbia University, and a former Kellogg Fellow in the Leadership in Philanthropy in the Americas Program. Barbara holds a B.A. from Pace University and an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University.

  • Tiloma Jayasinghe, Chief Programs Officer, Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York

    Tiloma Jayasinghe is currently the Chief Programs Officer at NPCC. She is also an Activist Fellow at the Barnard Center for Research on Women, and a gender justice consultant. She was most recently the Executive Director of Sakhi for South Asian Women, a non-profit organization working to end gender-based violence. Prior to that she was a Social Affairs Officer at the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women where she was responsible for analyzing and identifying policies and practices eliminating violence against women from an international perspective. She lives in NYC with her husband, two daughters, and dog.