Our Values

Win takes pride in the fact that our services help to improve the lives of New York City’s most vulnerable families. In order to break the cycle of homelessness, we must grow and develop, both as individuals and as an organization. Embracing and prioritizing our values will facilitate our growth.

1. People First

We value, appreciate, and invest in our employees so that they feel supported, encouraged, and empowered which, in turn, enables them to provide extraordinary evidence-based services to our clients, resulting in astonishing outcomes.

2. Integrity
Win’s personal and professional integrity is a hallmark of our connection with Win clients, staff, partners, donors and others.

3. Excellence
Our definition of excellence begins and ends with the high standards we set for providing services to Win clients, staff, partners donors and others. Win is built on specialized service offerings and programs designed to meet the complex and unique needs of our clients.

4. Respect
Our diverse workforce brings perspectives, skills and experience that enables us to learn from each other. We believe that it is unacceptable for our spoken and written language and behavior to demean anyone. It is particularly intolerable to do this based on someone’s characteristics, such as, ethnicity, gender, personal, racial, religion, or sexual orientation. We, as individuals, must take responsibility for our words and deeds and respect all people.

5. Teamwork
We are sensitive towards the circumstances challenging Win clients and work collaboratively with each other to achieve their goals. We willingly do what must be done to assist each other. We provide feedback about meeting each other’s needs and we promptly respond to requests for assistance. We understand that Teamwork is the combined commitment to overcome obstacles. It’s support, it’s encouragement. It’s working together to support our clients’ needs.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I)

Win values individual differences and the benefits it brings to our Organization. Learn more about Win’s commitment to DE&I and join our team. View current openings.

Executive Office

Christine C. Quinn
President & Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Memoly
EVP, Chief Operating Officer

Diana Santos
EVP, Chief Program & Strategic Advocacy Officer

D. Dayneen Caldwell
EVP, Chief Human Capital & Compliance Officer

Staci M. Weissman
EVP, Chief Financial Officer

Information Technology

Rori Gitlin
Senior Vice President

Ira M. Bellach
Assistant Vice President

Osiris Rosario
Assistant Vice President


Anthony Notaroberta
Vice President, Operations

Roudy Vincent
Assistant Vice President, Corporate Security

Thomas Chadeayne
Assistant Vice President, Facilities Management

Sasha Njoku
Assistant Vice President, Strategy & Planning


Edna Wu
Assistant Vice President, Finance Operations

Policy & Planning

Henry Love
Vice President, Public Policy & Strategy

Megan Melamed  
Vice President, Innovative Programs

Christopher Mann
Assistant Vice President, Policy & Advocacy

Cassidy Teminsky
Assistant Vice President, Program Evaluation & Strategy

Supportive Housing

Brian Dickerson
Vice President


Human Capital

Michelle Emmons-Belnavis
Senior Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness

Aileen Naughton
Assistant Vice President, Employee Relations

Transitional Housing

Brunella Johnson
Vice President, Transitional Housing

Morgan Ortiz
Assistant Vice President, Transitional Housing

Seraphyma Yakovlena
Assistant Vice President, Shelters

Dwayne Messam
Assistant Vice President, Shelters

Whittaker L. Wright
Assistant Vice President, Program Support Services



Georgia Siampalioti
Senior Vice President, Development

Monica Leone
Vice President, Development

Chris Valens
Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement

Board of Directors

Win is fortunate to have a dedicated Board of Directors, many who are long standing members. They are a group of highly accomplished individuals who are deeply committed to working to break the cycle of homelessness for New York’s families.


Chris Coffey

Chris Coffey is the CEO and Partner of Tusk Strategies, a New York based political consulting and communications firm. Before taking over as ceo, he led the NY and NJ practices, where he led major campaigns for companies like TransPerfect and Uber. In 2021, he led Andrew Yang’s Yang campaign for Mayor, before that was a senior advisor for Speaker Corey’s Johnson run for speaker and currently advises Congressman Ritchie Torres. Chris serves as chairman of The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, and on the board of the Trevor Project. He guest lectures at NYU on City and State government and appears regularly on tv and radio as an expert on NYC politics. Crain’s named him as an influential LGBTQ New Yorker. Chris lives in Brooklyn with his husband and their two children.

Hillary Jury

Hillary A. Jury is General Counsel at The Battery Group. Previously Hillary was a partner at Wilk Auslander LLP with a focus on commercial real estate in NYC and throughout the United States.  Prior to becoming an attorney, Hillary worked in the real estate development department of New Community Corporation in Newark, New Jersey, one of the largest non-profit community development organizations in the US.

Susan Teicher

Susan Teicher is a partner in charge of the wealth management practice in the New York regional offices of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP. She is also the co-chair of the private client group for the firm. She graduated with a BA in Accounting from Hofstra University and received her Masters of Science in Taxation from Long Island University. Susan also sits on the board of the James J. Colt Foundation.

Christine C. Quinn
President & CEO

Christine C. Quinn is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Win (formerly Women in Need), the largest provider of shelter, social services, and supportive housing for homeless families in New York City. Under her leadership, Win is giving thousands of homeless women and children the support they need to break the cycle of homelessness. Win advocates at the city, state and federal level for support that benefits lower-income New Yorkers and those living in poverty; and effectively challenges prevailing public and media perception of homelessness to drove more effective policy.

Quinn is also the Vice Chair of the New York State Democratic Committee and serves on the Democratic National Committee. In addition, she is a regular, and occasionally fiery, commentator on CNN and MSNBC. Christine C. Quinn is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Win (formerly Women in Need), the largest provider of shelter, social services, and supportive housing for homeless families in New York City. Under her leadership, Win is giving thousands of homeless women and children the support they need to break the cycle of homelessness. Win advocates at the city, state and federal level for support that benefits lower-income New Yorkers and those living in poverty; and effectively challenges prevailing public and media perception of homelessness to drove more effective policy. Quinn is also the Vice Chair of the New York State Democratic Committee and serves on the Democratic National Committee. In addition, she is a regular, and occasionally fiery, commentator on CNN and MSNBC.

A champion of women’s and LGBTQ+ rights, she led the effort to pass legislation to stop the epidemic of rape and sexual assault on college campuses. A member of the New York City Council from 1999-2013, Quinn served for seven years as the elected Speaker of the Council, making her the first woman and the first openly gay Speaker in New York City history, as well as the highest-ranking openly LGBTQ+ official in New York City history. She was instrumental in working to see marriage equality pass in the New York State Legislature in 2011 and has been a national leader in the LGBTQ+ and reproductive rights movements.

Prior to serving in elected office, she was the Chief of Staff to then-New York City Council Member Tom Duane, and Executive Director of the Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, where she worked closely with the New York City Police Department to reduce hate crimes across New York City.

Christine Quinn currently serves on the Boards of the National Institute of Reproductive Health Action Fund (formerly NARAL Pro-Choice New York) and the Center for Democracy in the Americas. She is a Grove Leader in the inaugural Grove Fellowship Program at the Public Policy Institute at Hunter College and a former Harvard University Institute of Politics Fellow. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Education from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

Quinn and her wife, Kim Catullo, live in Chelsea with their rescue dog, Justin.


Jessica Bell

Jessica Bell joined KKR in 2022 and is a member of the KKR Capital Markets Co-investments and Partnerships, specifically focusing on global real estate investments. Prior to joining KKR, Bell spent five years at ING in London, focusing on European real estate and infrastructure loan capital markets. Her expertise in finance goes beyond United States borders, where she held various roles across U.K. real estate loan origination and risk management at the Royal Bank of Scotland. Bell’s expertise will be invaluable to steering Win’s financial strategy.

Lauren Boglivi

Having spent her entire legal career at Proskauer, Lauren Boglivi has developed a transactional practice on behalf of strategic companies, private equity sponsors and family offices. Transactions she handles include: mergers and acquisitions involving both public and private companies in the U.S. and internationally; buyouts and related financings; joint ventures; acquisitions of distressed companies; and growth and seed investment. Lauren’s leadership commitment also extends to serving as co-Chair of the firm’s Summer Program Committee and as a member of the Hiring Committee which oversees the firm’s recruitment efforts. In addition, she is a member of the Class of 1989 annual fundraising campaign at Wellesley College.

Julia Butler

Julia Butler is a Managing Director in Real Estate at KKR. She was previously an Executive Vice President of Investments at iStar, a publicly-traded investment company focused on the commercial real estate industry. Prior to joining iStar in 2004, Julia worked in the Corporate Treasury department at the Walt Disney Company in Los Angeles, CA. She earned a BA with honors from Harvard College, and now lives in NYC with her husband and two children.

Laurie Campbell

Laurie Campbell is a seasoned financial professional with over 29 years of investment banking experience at major financial institutions, and currently is Managing Director, Debt Capital Markets, Head of Industrial & Technology Coverage Group at Bank of America, Merrill Lynch. Over the past two decades, she has served and held leadership positions on Boards of local, national and international reproductive rights organizations, such as Ipas, The Center for Reproductive Rights, and The National Institution for Reproductive Health. Laurie received her Bachelor of Commerce at McGill University, and her MBA at the University of Western Ontario, Ivey Business School.

Lili Forouraghi

Lili Forouraghi, CFA, is a Managing Director and Head of Endowments & Foundations for BlackRock. She joined BlackRock in 2002 and has held various roles across asset management and advisory services. Prior to joining BlackRock, Lili was at Goldman Sachs Asset Management and the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group). Ms. Forouraghi earned a BS degree in French and German literature from Georgetown University and an MBA degree in Finance & Investments/International Business from George Washington University.

Tracey Gamble

Tracy Gamble joined Apollo in 2015 and is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Private Equity Group. Tracy is primarily responsible for asset management of the Firm’s U.S. real estate investments and is also involved in the diligence and execution of acquisitions. Prior to joining Apollo, Tracy was a Vice President of Acquisitions & Development with Loews Hotel & Resorts, where she was responsible for the sourcing, underwriting, and execution of hotel acquisitions and management contracts. Prior to Loews Hotels, she was a Vice President with Lubert-Adler Partners where she had acquisitions, asset management, and investor relations responsibilities. She began her career with the Hospitality & Leisure practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Tracy graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Hotel Administration and holds an MBA with a concentration in Real Estate from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Tracy serves on the Board of Directors of Inspire Communities. She is also a member of WX, New York Women Executives in Real Estate, and sits on the Nardin Academy National Alumni Advisory Board.

Chris Stern Hyman

The founder of Medical Mediation Group, Chris Stern Hyman is a lawyer and mediator of health care disputes, and is on the Board of Directors for several charitable organizations in New York City.

Kayce Freed Jennings

Kayce Freed Jennings is co-founder of The Documentary Group, and Senior Producer of Girl Rising, a film and global campaign for girls’ education, as well as director of the Girl Rising educator program. Kayce was a producer at ABC News for many years, on the staffs of Nightline, World New Tonight, and 20/20, and based in London, Atlanta and New York. She now serves on the advisory boards of SOLA – School of Leadership, Afghanistan, the country’s first and only boarding school for girls; The Jimbere Fund, which supports rural women-led enterprises in The Democratic Republic of Congo; and The Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center.

Jasmine Kaur

Jasmine Kaur is a Food Safety consultant for Livekindly Collective. She also Co-Founded an Indian food kitchen called The Zesty Kitchen in 2020. In this role, she’s spearheaded the creation of sustainable cooking alternatives to many foods negatively impacting our health and the health of our planet. As a quality assurance professional, Kaur will provide valuable insight to assist with presentation and standards that are essential to Win’s mission of providing safe shelter and resources to NYC’s unhoused population.

Jessica Kearns

Jessica Kearns is a Partner in the Strategic Advisory Group at PJT Partners, based in New York. She joined PJT Partners in June 2015 after spending 18 years at JPMorgan, most recently as the Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications Syndicated and Leveraged Finance Group.

Prior to joining JPMorgan, Ms. Kearns was a Vice President at TD Securities in the Communications Finance Group. She also spent two years as an economic research analyst for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Under her leadership, JPMorgan was the top ranked bookrunner in TMT High Yield Bonds and Leveraged Loans. Ms. Kearns’ experience includes a broad range of debt transactions including LBOs, mergers, debt-for-debt exchanges, and spin financings.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Blue Engine. Ms. Kearns received a BA from Connecticut College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Prem Kumar

Prem Kumar is a Partner of Albright Stonebridge Group, part of Dentons Global Advisors. He leads the firm’s Middle East and North Africa practice, helping clients resolve disputes, assess and manage risk, and position themselves to benefit from regional policy and business trends. As National Security Council staff at the White House, Kumar developed and coordinated U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East for over five years. Kumar brings a vast knowledge of global politics and effective policy implementation. As a major thought leader, he has written for or been quoted by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, and the Atlantic, and has appeared on CNN, CNBC, and PBS.

Jenny Y. Lee

Jenny Y. Lee is a Managing Director in Leveraged Loan and High Yield Capital Markets at JPMorgan Securities focusing on the Healthcare and Automotive industries and Financial Sponsors. Jenny started her career in Healthcare M&A and at the U.S. Trust in asset management. A graduate of Yale’s School of Management, she received her BA from Amherst College. Jenny also serves on the Alumni Trustee Nominating Committee for Amherst and has served on the Amherst College Executive Committee. She is also on the board of Norwalk Hospital.

Amy Lesch

Amy Lesch has worked for KKR since 2009 and is a Member of the Client and Partner Group. She leads the North American relationship management team and is Global Head of Consultant Relations. As such, Ms. Lesch is closely involved with fundraising, investor relations, and consultant relations across the Firm. Prior to joining KKR, she was a managing director and global head of consultant relations for Citi Capital Advisors (formerly Citi Alternative Investments). Ms. Lesch has more than 25 years of experience working directly with investors and the consultant community. Her prior experience also includes Deutsche Asset Management and State Street Global Advisors. She holds a B.S. from the University of Rochester and a J.D. from New England School of Law. Ms. Lesch sits on several advisory boards, including the Sloan Hospital for Women, University of Rochester National Council and Girls Who Invest.

Pam Parker

Pam Parker is a senior business leader who transforms complex, yet entrepreneurial businesses in Financial Technology, Payments and Wealth Management in public and private companies. Pam retired from Fiserv as President of the bill payment business serving corporate, government and financial institutions following leadership roles in merchant services business turnarounds. Prior to Fiserv, she was Chief Operating Officer of RegEd, Inc., the leading compliance management solution provider to financial services firms. Previous experiences included Managing Director roles leading product and platform management and client experience at J.P. Morgan and Smith Barney. Pam received an MBA in Finance from New York University and a BA in Economics/Japanese Studies from the University of Rochester.

Melissa Pianko

Melissa Pianko is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group at Blackstone. Ms. Pianko is involved in the asset management of Blackstone’s US and Canadian residential investments, including LivCor, StuyTown Peter Cooper Village, Beam Living and other residential investments in Blackstone’s portfolio. Before joining Blackstone in 2016, Ms. Pianko was an Executive Vice President at Gotham Organization, Inc, a privately held New York City based real estate development firm. Ms. Pianko began her career at Goldman Sachs. Ms. Pianko received a MBA from Stanford University and a BA from Columbia University. She is on the Board of Advisors to the NYU Furman Center and the Board of Director of the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.

Anthony Rizzo

Anthony Rizzo has worked in the technology and financial services spaces for nearly his entire career and currently serves as Senior Vice President, Customer Success, Financial Services at Salesforce. In this capacity, Anthony is focused on driving success for Financial Services customers across the US and Canada. Prior to joining Salesforce, Anthony was a Technology Executive with Bank of America, holding various roles within Wealth Management. Anthony spent the first part of his career at Accenture, in the Capital Markets practice. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.

Jennifer Ryan

Jennifer Ryan, Managing Director, is the Head of North American Distribution for Lazard Asset Management. In this role Jennifer is responsible for the Institutional Client Business, Consultant Relations and the Financial Institutions/ Third Party Business across the US, Canadian, and Offshore/Latin American markets. Jennifer is a member of Lazard’s Executive Leadership Team and co-Chairs the Global Sales & Marketing Management Group.

As a committed leader at the firm, Jennifer serves as Senior Advisor to Lazard SPEAK, an employee resource group dedicated to changing the dialogue around mental health in the workplace.

Before joining Lazard in 2023, Jennifer amassed over 25 years of investment experience, at firms such as Goldman Sachs and BlackRock. She spent six years at BlackRock in senior leadership roles in both the US and UK Institutional Client Businesses and spent 19 years at Goldman Sachs Asset Management in several key client-facing roles, including Head of US Consultant Relations, Co-Head of Endowments and Foundations and Head of New York Bank Intermediary Sales.

Ryan is a proud board member of WIN, the largest provider of family shelter and supportive housing in New York City. She has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in English and International Studies from Boston College.

Nicole Sermier

Nicole Sermier is an Executive Managing Director and Head of Residential Investments at Sculptor Capital Management, Inc. Nicole oversees Sculptor Capital Management’s investment activity across various residential strategies, including multifamily, senior housing, and affordable housing. Prior to joining Sculptor Capital Management, in 2008, Nicole worked at AIG Global Real Estate, Local Initiatives Support Coalition focused on affordable housing development, and Lehman Brothers in Fixed Income Research. Nicole received an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Dr. Linda R. Tewksbury

Dr. Linda Tewksbury is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at New York University Grossman School of Medicine. With a strong focus on undergraduate medical education, she has dedicated her career to advancing the field through leadership in the educational development of innovative curricula and assessments for medical students. In her most recent role as Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Dr. Tweksbury spearheaded creating and implementing a diverse range of programs and policies to nurture the personnel and professional growth of NYU medical students. Dr. Tewksbury’s background has endowed her with a range of skills in operating bureaucratic institutions where large-scale policy shifts occur, proving her aptitude to assist in the steering and development of Win’s policy agenda.

Greg Unis

Greg Unis is the Chief Executive Officer of Victoria’s Secret Beauty.

As CEO, Greg is responsible for the nearly $1B Victoria’s Secret Beauty, Victoria’s Secret Accessories, and PINK Beauty businesses. Since he joined Victoria’s Secret Beauty in April 2016, Greg has established a foundation for the business to deliver record sales, in 2018, and has paved the way for extensive growth in all three categories. Prior to joining Victoria’s Secret Beauty, Greg held the role of Executive Vice President and Global Head of Men’s and Licensing Merchandising for Coach. A seasoned merchant, Greg also held senior positions with Brooks Brothers and Gap, Inc. Greg is a graduate of Boston University and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Robert Usdin

Bob Usdin is founder and CEO of Showman Fabricators Inc. (ShowFab), New York City’s largest and most creatively diverse scenic shop.  In its 38-year history, ShowFab under Bob’s direction has taken a leading role in creating some of the most iconic entertainment events including scenery for the TODAY Show, CBS Morning Show, CBS Evening News,, CNN, Moulin Rouge, Six, and New York, New York on Broadway, themed entertainment for Holland America and Norwegian Cruise Lines, the recent internationally-recognized Christian Dior exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, and scores of corporate events. All of ShowFab’s projects have unique challenges, and Bob takes tremendous pride in creating an organization that is stocked with more than 100 eager and talented professionals, the best equipment available, and resources to fulfill the demands of virtually any client on Broadway, television, live events, and themed / environmental design.

Bob’s passion for realizing creative design in construction began early in his life.  He

graduated with a BFA in Technical Theatre from SUNY Purchase in 1984.  He co-founded the first off-Broadway cooperative scene shop, Scenic Central, at age 24.   He is certified as a LEED AP which has provided inspiration for running ShowFab as an environmentally responsible company that can provide better alternatives to its clients while practicing best methods in its own production.

Bob is a civic and community minded business leader.  He has provided pro bono services to Doctors Without Borders, GHMC, Gods Love We Deliver, among many others.  He has served on the Boards of the Broadway Green Alliance,  Kolot Chayeinu – Voice of our Lives, the IATSE L4 Benefit Funds, and as an advisor to many related industry committees.  Bob is a seasoned union negotiator.  He has been recognized with industry awards and featured as a successful member of the Vistage professional network.  He has also purchased and developed numerous multifamily and industrial properties in the NYC vicinity.

Bob is married to Ruth Cohen who serves as an advisor to numerous non-profit organizations.  He is the proud father of Adelaide, who resides in Minneapolis and is a noted bookworm, and Isabelle, who is a Sophomore at the Savannah College of Art and Design and plans to conquer the fashion industry.  As native New Yorkers, currently living in Chelsea, Bob and Ruth share a dedication to making New York City an equitable city where all can thrive.

Sara Valenzuela

A native of San Antonio, Sara Valenzuela serves as Chief Operating Officer of Cultural Productions, a strategic communications and political relations firm founded by Henry R. Muñoz, III. Prior to joining the esteemed firm, Sara served as Vice President at Patrick Jenkins and Associate lobbying firm following her time as National Latino Outreach Director for Hillary Clinton’s Victory 2016 campaign, where she worked with national Latino elected officials, organizations, and advocates to engage Latinos nationwide in the 2016 election. Sara has also worked in a variety of government outreach roles including External and Government Affairs Director for Public Advocate Letitia James, New York City Regional Director for State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, Community Liaison of Immigrant Affairs, Latino Outreach, and Education for New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and Intergovernmental Affairs Liaison for Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer. A graduate of Vanderbilt University and 2005 Teach For America alumna, Sara has dedicated her career to political and minority advocacy. Sara currently resides in Manhattan with her husband Joseph.

Annie Weir

Annie Weir is an independent fundraising consultant who develops and executes fundraising strategies for a variety of non-profit and political clients. Current and past clients include: Project Destined, NYS Senator Mike Gianaris, NYS Senator Brad Hoylman, NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Congressmember Sean Patrick Maloney, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, and American Foundation for Equal Rights. Previously Ms. Weir was Sponsorship Manager for the Clinton Global Initiative where her team secured over $26 million in sponsorship revenue and managed high-profile relationships with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Proctor & Gamble, The Rockefeller Foundation and Walmart, among others. In 2008, she was Deputy Finance Director for Hillary Clinton for President in the campaign’s highest raising office. Ms. Weir has also held the positions of Finance Associate for Friends of Hillary and Assistant to the Chief of Staff for Dianne Feinstein Ms. Weir graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts with Honors, Cum Laude, majoring in Political Science. She lives in Tribeca with her husband, Matt, and their two young children, Grace and Beckett.

Hope Winters

Hope Winters is a career and public speaking coach with a focus on undergraduate students and young professionals through the career exploration process and into internships and professional jobs. She uses cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapy (CBT/DBT) techniques to build confidence and resilience, strengthen interpersonal skills, manage stress, and maintain focus and positivity. Currently, Hope teaches a Freshman Year Seminar at Baruch College. Over her 30-year career, she has worked across eight industries, including Pharmaceuticals (sales), Investments (sales), Education (adjunct professor), Non-profit (board member), Mental Health (therapist), Career Services (coach), Public Speaking (coach), and Media (trainer). She earned an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1984 and a M.Ed in Mental Health Counseling from Fordham University in 2004.

Wing Yau

Wing Yau is a New York-based designer born in the Pacific Northwest. Hailing from a background in sculpture at Rhode Island School of Design, she assisted NYC artists and galleries before falling into design. After making a series of necklaces based on textile sculptures, Yau developed WWAKE in 2012 with the intention of merging art with the intimacy of jewelry. In 2013 she launched her first fine jewelry collection, for which the brand is known for today.

WWAKE is ever-experimenting with the boundaries of traditional jewelry and also includes sister fashion jewelry collection, titled Closer.

Since its launch, WWAKE has been recognized by publications such as The New York Times, Vogue, W Magazine, and Elle, to name a few, and has been worn by celebrities such as Rihanna, Zoe Kravitz, Solange, and Emma Watson.

Wing has been involved with Win since 2014. Her staff volunteers at the Gala each year. Wing has also considered Win moms for employment at her company – mostly seasonal roles – and a few of our moms have worked with WWake.

Teodora Zobel

Teodora Zobel is the Chief Investment Officer at Midwood Investment & Development. Midwood operates and develops real estate assets nationally. Zobel is responsible for all of Midwood’s investment strategy aspects, including sourcing, evaluating, and structuring new acquisitions and long-term capital planning. Prior to her tenure at Midwood, Teodora worked at Cushman and Wakefield in the Global Consulting group, focusing on real estate optimization strategies for a broad range of clients, and she worked with large-scale clients like Verizon Wireless and Mount Sinai Hospital in this role. Having worked on large-scale real estate projects, Zobel provides a large depth of knowledge in optimizing assets for multi-use potential.

Win Partners

Win Partners is a group of talented and accomplished young professionals who are committed to furthering Win’s mission of breaking the cycle of homelessness for New York’s children and their families. Win Partners bring a wealth of experience and insight that allows Win to continually improve and evolve our services to better serve New York City’s homeless families.


Hillary Jury

Hillary A. Jury is General Counsel at The Battery Group. Previously Hillary was a partner at Wilk Auslander LLP with a focus on commercial real estate in NYC and throughout the United States. Prior to becoming an attorney, Hillary worked in the real estate development department of New Community Corporation in Newark, New Jersey, one of the largest non-profit community development organizations in the US.

Jessica London

Jessica is the Director of EU Equity Sales at UBS. She previously worked in European equity sales at Berenberg Capital Markets. Prior to joining Berenberg, she worked at Macquarie Securities Group and at ING Financial Markets, LLC. Jessica holds a BA from Wellesley College.

Sally Pritchard

Sally Pritchard joined Tishman Speyer in 2018 as Chief of Staff to Chairman Jerry Speyer. In her role, she primarily supports Mr. Speyer’s philanthropic and civic work. Prior to joining Tishman Speyer, Sally served as Director of Legal Affairs for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, where she ran an office of 30 attorneys and mediators who provide legal advice and services to the judges. She clerked for Judge Barbara S. Jones of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and Judge Dennis Jacobs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, worked as a litigation associate at Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP, and was a prosecutor at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Sally holds a BA from Yale University and a JD from Columbia Law School. She lives on the Upper West Side with her husband and two children.


Anne-Marie Bazzani

Anne-Marie Bazzani is the Managing Director of Sotheby’s Wine. She previously served as the CFO for Diadeis New York, a marketing production agency. Anne-Marie has 15 years of management experience across the marketing, luxury, wine and finance industries. Anne-Marie holds a Master of Business Administration from Columbia and Diploma with Finance Concentration from Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales – France.

Lisa Bevacqua

Lisa Bevacqua joined Silverstein Properties in 2010 and is an Executive Vice President and the Head of Asset Management. She oversees the company’s 16 million square foot portfolio of office, multifamily, and life science properties. Prior to joining Silverstein Properties, Lisa worked in acquisitions and asset management at Citi Property Investors (CPI), a real estate opportunity fund with over $600 million of assets under management. Prior to CPI, Lisa was a leasing broker at CB Richard Ellis/Whittier Partners, where she focused on the downtown Boston office market. Lisa began her career as a consultant at Accenture, where she worked on assignments aimed at identifying and implementing process and operational improvements at financial services companies. Lisa earned an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated magna cum laude with a BA from Boston College.

Jennifer Chen

Jen is currently working on her three kids, who are eight, six and three. Prior to this, she had a marketing career, first, for Merrill Lynch Investment Management based in Hong Kong and then, at digital strategy and development firm Icon-Nicholson in New York. Jen is a graduate of Columbia University and has lived most of her life near and in New York City.

Leandra Medine Cohen

Millicent Cotto

Millicent works in Real Estate Asset Management at Google, Inc. Prior to joining Google, she worked in Asset Management for Jonathan Rose Companies, a national development, owners representative and investment firm, with significant experience in the development of affordable and supportive housing. She previously worked at Columbia University in the Real Estate Department. Millicent has a Master of Science from Columbia in Real Estate Development and a BA from Wellesley College.

Samara Daly

Samara has extensive experience in city government and working with non-­‐profits and developers ranging from cultural, education institutions to mix-­‐use developers and high-­‐tech companies. She spent over 12 years as a senior aide in the Speakers Office in the City Council where she oversaw the Scheduling and Advance Department as well as public-­‐private partnerships for the Speaker. After working in the Speaker’s Office, Samara oversaw Strategic Partnerships for Macro-­‐Sea, a local developer working on innovative projects that included New Lab at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and managed the Public Affairs for St. Ann’s Warehouse redevelopment of the Tobacco Warehouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park, she continues to work with St. Ann’s to-­‐date.

Samara sits on the Board of Directors of All in Bklyn, Chairs Council of BRIC and the PTA playground committee at the Carroll School-­‐PS 58. Samara resides in Carroll Gardens with her husband, 10-­‐year-­‐old son and their dog, Morris. She has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science & Urban Studies from Queens College, CUNY.

Samantha Davidson

Samantha Davidson is the U.S. Leader of Mercer’s Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) business. In her role, Ms. Davidson will oversee Mercer’s OCIO business and team in the U.S., and will be responsible for implementing strategic initiatives, driving business development and managing and expanding client relationships. Previously, Samantha served at Goldman Sachs as managing director in the Investment Management Division where she focuses on primary, secondary and co-investment opportunities in global real estate.

Eben Ellertson

Eben is responsible for L+M’s Fund Management business acquiring affordable, workforce and mixed-income multi-family assets. L+M’s discretionary real estate private equity platform manages and invests capital on behalf of institutional investors. Through these investment funds, L+M leverages the expertise and experience of its fully integrated real estate development and operating company to employ value-add strategies to acquire, reposition and develop affordable and mixed-income multi-family housing in the New York City Metro Area. Since its inception, L+M’s Fund Management business has acquired and / or financed the acquisition of nearly 10,000 multi-family units with a total capitalization of over $2 billion. Prior to joining L+M in 2010, Eben held acquisitions roles at development and investment management firms in New York City. Eben began his career supporting the growth of new small public and charter schools structuring public-private real estate partnerships for the New York City Department of Education during the Bloomberg administration. Eben graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with honors from Wesleyan University and serves on the Board of Directors at Civic Builders and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.

Suzanne Gauron

Suzanne is co-head of Strategic Partnerships and Client Portfolio Solutions in the Alternative Investments & Manager Selection (AIMS) Group and a portfolio manager for the AIMS Private Equity Group, where she focuses on primary, co-investment and secondary investment opportunities. Suzanne joined Goldman Sachs in 2001 and rejoined the firm in 2005 in the Private Equity Group. She was named managing director in 2012.

Suzanne earned a BA, magna cum laude, in History and Literature from Harvard College in 2001 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2005.

Emily Stone Gelb

Emily Stone Gelb is the New Executive Director Learning Partner at Teach For America, a national nonprofit which aims to ensure that every child receives an excellent and equitable education. In this role, she leads the onboarding and coaching of new regional Executive Directors. She joined Teach For America in 2007 as Vice President, Regional Operations where she managed a team of Executive Directors. Throughout her tenure, she has also led teams and projects focused on strategic planning, team operations and executive leadership and learning. Her career in executive coaching and development stems from a passion to support nonprofit executives in maximizing their personal and organizational impact.

Emily graduated from Harvard with a BA in History and received a teaching certification from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Her career in education began in The New York City public schools, where she taught sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Emily received an MBA from Harvard Business School, and worked at several other education organizations before joining Teach For America staff.

Originally from the Chicago area, Emily now calls New York City home and lives with her husband, Jon, and two children, Alexa and Oliver. She enjoys spending time with family and friends – organizing get-togethers, traveling and exploring new places. She is on the Young Leadership Committee for the Alzheimer’s Association and is a Board member for OneGoal New York as well as Wildflower New York Charter School.

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Amy Johannes

Amy is a Senior Vice President in the New York Real Estate Debt group at Oaktree Capital. Prior to joining Oaktree in 2008, Amy was an associate in the Real Estate group at Morgan Stanley, where she focused on advisory assignments for investment banking clients and principal investing opportunities. Before that, Amy was a project manager on the Hudson Yards team at the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Prior to that, she spent two years at UBS Warburg as an investment banking analyst in the Global Industrial group. Ms. Johannes graduated with a B.A. degree in economics and Latin American Studies magna cum laude from Wellesley College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She then went on to receive an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Patty Lynett

Patty is a Managing Director and the head of Total Rewards and Operations within the Human Capital Management Group at The Carlyle Group. Patty is responsible for driving the HCM strategy for the design, planning, execution and technology related to the firm’s total incentives and rewards platform, in addition to the HCM operations function and team. Prior to joining Carlyle, Patty held roles at Blackstone for 15 years including global head of compensation and Chief Administrative Officer of both the Private Equity Group and Blackstone Advisory Partners. Before joining Blackstone, Patty was an Investment Banker in the structured finance groups at Citibank and Credit Suisse/DLJ and was responsible for transaction execution primarily in the Energy sector. Patty received her MBA from Harvard Business School. She received a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago where she graduated with honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Stephanie Lyons

Stephanie Lyons is a Vice President and Banker in the New York office of J.P. Morgan Private Bank. Stephanie works closely with affluent families and institutions who seek first-class, sophisticated guidance for their complex wealth management needs and multifaceted goals. She brings the breadth of the Firm’s resources to bear while delivering thoughtful, customized strategies to clients in order to be a steward of their financial future.

Stephanie’s background is rooted in fundamental analysis and institutional asset management; she has worked alongside some of the top asset managers in the world in her previous roles in both investment research and manager selection/due diligence. Through this differentiated perspective, she has an intimate understanding of the strategies on J.P. Morgan’s platform and how clients’ portfolios are put to work. Stephanie is motivated by the relationship-driven nature of wealth management and blends her strong technical knowledge with a personable and caring style.

Over the course of a decade working in capital markets and private banking, Stephanie has found it personally fulfilling to helpclients transform their successes into a sustainable legacy. Her strengths include in-depth portfolio analysis and the design oftailored investment plans. Most recently, Stephanie was with Goldman Sachs in Boston and previously worked as a fixed income analyst. She joined J.P. Morgan to be in the epicenter of wealth management with a firm at the forefront of the industry,a true leader offering the highest degree of intellectual capital and innovation.

Stephanie graduated cum laude from Boston University Questrom School of Business, earning a B.S.B.A. with a concentration in Finance. Deeply interested in giving back to her community, she recently served on the board of FamilyAidBoston, using her skills for the greater good as a member of the Finance Committee.

Now settled in New York City, Stephanie is passionate about global travel and exploring new cultures. She loves to be active—playing tennis, big game fishing and working out—endeavors that match her desire to make the most of life’s journey.

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Michelle M. McGreal

Michelle is partner at Clifford Chance, practicing in the firms Financial Restructuring Group. Previously, Michele was counsel in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the Insolvency and Restructuring Group. Michelle has been involved with Win Partners since the summer of 2015 and has assisted in drafting charter documents and other matters.

Celina Apóstolo Merrill

Celina Apóstolo Merrill is an Executive Director and Portfolio Manager in the Emerging Markets Debt team of J.P. Morgan Asset Management, and is responsible for Latin American corporate bond investments. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, she was the head of EM Corporate Credit at Van Eck Global. Prior to that, Celina was a Director of Latin American Corporate bond research at Credit Suisse, an Associate at TPG Credit Management and Greywolf Capital, and an Analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Celina holds a B.A in Economics and a B.A in International Relations from Yale University, and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Christine Murphy

Christine Murphy is a Partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Christine concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate finance, development, acquisitions and dispositions, leasing and joint ventures. Prior to joining Willkie in 2022, Christine was a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.

Josh Olken

Josh has spent his career in food as a marketer, general manager, and innovation leader. He currently leads the Product Innovation team at HelloFresh, working to bring healthy and convenient meals direct to families all over the US. He previously spent over a decade at Mars Wrigley, where he oversaw chocolate bar brands like Snickers and Twix. A committed and passionate New Yorker, Josh lives with his wife and two kids on the Upper West Side.

Jane Page

Born and raised in Honolulu, Jane headed to New York to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She majored in Art History at Columbia and obtained her MBA at Wharton before working at Giorgio Armani, J. Crew, Jil Sander, Molton Brown and Balenciaga.

Sharleen Ravishankar

Sharleen Ravishankar holds an MBA from Australia’s first private university, Bond University and is a creative leader and structured professional with experience at Asset Management and Corporate Advisory Firms. Presently, Sharleen is managing Manor Estate’s investment portfolios in wine and real estate within Australia and the United States. In addition to her corporate functions, Sharleen is passionate towards contributing to non-for-profits. With a focus on breaking the cycle of homelessness for women and their children and changing the lives of those most vulnerable in the community, Sharleen is currently a Junior Board Member at Women in Need, Inc and The Bridge. Sharleen considers herself a global citizen who was born in Australia and now resides in New York.

Nancy Scioli

Nancy Scioli is the Senior Director of Operations at Ollie Pets. Prior to joining Ollie in 2017 she was a Management Consultant at Bain & Company in NYC. Originally from Boston,
she got her BA from Tufts University in 2009 and her MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in 2013. She lives in New York City with her husband and their toddler-aged son.

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Jessica Sherman

Jessica Sherman is Senior Vice President, Affordable Development at Douglaston Development, overseeing the firm’s preservation portfolio and affordable housing business development efforts. Prior to joining Douglaston Development, Ms. Sherman worked as a Leadership Fellow at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, focusing on regional infrastructure management and development. Ms. Sherman is a Board Member of the Public Housing Community Fund.Ms. Sherman holds her M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, an M.Sc. in Social Policy from the University of Oxford, and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Gabby Slome 

Gabby Slome is the co-founder and chief experience officer of Ollie, a national company that delivers freshly cooked, human-grade food tailored to each dog’s nutritional needs https://www.myollie.com/about/our-story. Prior to Ollie, Slome served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Primary Ventures. Slome has also held executive roles at Vente-Privée U.S.A. and Primary.com. In addition to her career as an entrepreneur, Slome has written about marriage and motherhood for “Hello Mama” and “The New Haven Register”. She graduated from Columbia University in 2009.

Daniela Tisch

Daniela Tisch was born and raised in New York City, and is a corporate attorney. As a graduate of Georgetown University and New York University School of Law, Daniela began her legal career as an M&A associate at Skadden, Arps. While at Skadden, Daniela represented many underprivileged women on a pro bono basis in affiliation with Sanctuary for Families. She most recently was Director of Business and Legal Affairs at NBCUniversal, where she was Director, Business and Legal Affairs for the Television and New Media Distribution business. She is an active board member of the NYU Law Alumni Association and member of the UJA Young Lawyers Leadership Committee.

Sarah Tredwell

Sarah Tredwell is a New Jersey native and graduate of Northwestern University’s highly esteemed Medill School of Journalism, Sarah worked for The News with Brian Williams on MSNBC and as a general-assignment reporter for Fox News in Fargo, ND, before becoming the COO of Insider. She soon learned that life as a concierge had many parallels to that of a journalist, and, just as in the newsroom, the day-to-day at Insider is dynamic and the challenges are always evolving.

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Emily Von Kohorn 

Emily Von Kohorn is Co-Head of the Global Real Assets Practice at Sheffield Haworth, a boutique executive search firm. Prior to becoming a search consultant, Emily worked in real estate finance at Tishman Speyer and Fir Tree Partners in New York, as well as at her own advisory firm while living in Istanbul, Turkey from 2011-15. Emily holds a B.A. in History and Literature from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Graduate School of Business. She lives on the Upper West Side with her husband, daughter and son and speaks very rusty French and Turkish.​

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Jessica Zaski

Jessica Zaski joined ShopCore in September 2022 as Executive Vice President and Chief Transactions Officer. She has over 15 years of commercial real estate experience with transactions and building up street-retail portfolios. Ms. Zaski will lead ShopCore’s transaction efforts – including acquisitions and dispositions – working in close partnership with the Blackstone acquisitions and asset management teams.
Previously, Ms. Zaski worked at Acadia Realty Trust as Co-Head of Acquisitions. Jessica received an undergraduate degree in psychology from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. In her free time, Jessica enjoys pilates, travel and hanging out with her two awesome kids.

David Zobel

Mr. Zobel joined Paramount in 2008 and currently serves as Executive Vice President and Head of Acquisitions. In this role, Mr. Zobel oversees all aspects of acquisitions and dispositions for the company’s equity and debt investment platforms. Mr. Zobel also spearheads the company’s private capital markets efforts, where he is responsible for fund formation, joint ventures, and other strategic partnerships. In his time at Paramount, Mr. Zobel has completed over $9 billion of transactions. Prior to joining Paramount, Mr. Zobel worked at Credit Suisse, where he specialized in real estate debt placement. Mr. Zobel graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a concentration in Finance.

Associates Committee

Win Associates are a group of young professionals dedicated to giving back to the community and are actively committed to helping Win’s homeless families. Their focus is to support Win’s initiatives through hands-on projects and fundraising in our New York City community.

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