The Win staff is a dedicated and tireless team of professionals — many of them social workers — who go the extra mile to support, encourage, and guide each and every client. Homeless moms often enter a Win shelter with low self-esteem and even less hope; our team listens to their stories, shares in their sorrows and their triumphs, and embraces their children. Every Win staff member is committed to helping these women find their way and will always go the extra mile to support and follow through with each family.
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.
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.
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.
Donna served as Vice President, Law at Johnson & Johnson’s for nearly three decades. She held various leadership positions including, Litigation Lead for the Consumer Sector, General Counsel for the Neutrogena Foundation and V.P. Law for the Vision Care Franchise. Donna currently sits on the Board of Advancing Women Artists in Florence, Italy. Donna lives part-time in Florence, Italy where she is involved in art restoration projects.
Cindy Armine-Klein served as First Data’s Chief Control Officer from May 12, 2014 until retiring on March 30, 2019. As CCO, she was responsible for Compliance, Credit Risk, Audit, Third Party Oversight, and Privacy, she also lead LGBT programs to encourage inclusion and diversity. Cindy came to First Data from JPMorgan Chase & Co. where she was the executive vice president and chief compliance officer. Her responsibilities there included leading enterprise compliance efforts, designing and implementing internal controls, policies and procedures to assure compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Cindy spent 31 years at Citigroup and its predecessor firms before joining JPMorgan Chase. She was named Citigroup’s Global Chief Compliance Officer in 2008. In 2006, she was named Champion of Diversity for her work and her outstanding commitment to diversity. Cindy was inducted in the YWCA’s Academy of Women Leaders in 2007. In 2016 PaymentsSource named Cindy one of the Most Influential Women in Payments. She serves as treasurer on the Boards of GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) and Out & Equal Workplace Advocates.
Paula Bennett is a business leader, who served as CEO and President of J. Jill for 10 years, until her retirement in 2018. During her tenure she drove industry-leading growth and profitability, culminating in the J. Jill IPO on the NYSE in March 2017. While leading J. Jill she championed the J. Jill Compassion Fund, a strong supporter of Win. Previously Ms. Bennett held leadership positions at Eileen Fisher, Inc., Tiffany & Co., Bloomingdale’s and Federated Department Stores.
Ms. Bennett is passionate about advancing opportunities for women. She is a member of the Committee of 200, a women’s leadership group, and a Managing Director of Golden Seeds, the early stage investment firm with a focus on women leaders.
She currently serves on the Board of At Home (HOME/NYSE), the home décor superstore. She received her BS in Marketing from The Ohio State University, and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Fisher College of Business at OSU.
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.
Charles Day is a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at UBS. He is a member of the Leadership Council of the New York State branch of the Nature Conservancy, and Food Bank for Westchester. He previously served as Vice-Chair of the Food Bank for Westchester, and President, and Chairman of the Finance Committee, at the Katonah-Lewisboro School District. Charles received his B.A. in Economics from Carleton College and J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.
Margo Fuld came to the Win Board after many years of experience as an active member in the Ethical Fieldston Schools community. She is an active member of the Win Board Investment Committee. She is employed in the financial service industry at Fortis Lux and advises clients on their stock and bond investments, and formally worked at Aegis Capital.
Angela Howard has enjoyed a three-decade career in project management, putting her on the front lines of some of New York City’s most celebrated transit-oriented and open space projects. She is currently the VP of Real Estate and Facilities at Covenant House. Angela, previously, served as the Managing Director of the Jonathan Rose Companies Housing Development Practices, and the Senior Director of Project Management for the Battery Park City Authority.
Jessica 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.
Chris Kovel has worked in the technology side of financial services for over 20 years, and currently serves as the Head of Analytics, Intelligence & Data Technology for Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Management division. Previously, he led the Client Intelligence, CRM and Modelling teams on Morgan Stanley’s institutional side where he developed technology to use insights gathered from transactional systems and turn them into client action plans. Chris holds two patents for the technology systems he developed.
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.
Maya Mavjee is currently the President, Publishing Strategy at Macmillan Publishers. She previously served as President and Publisher of Crown Publishing Group at Penguin Random House, Executive Vice President of Random House Canada, and Publisher of the Double Day Publishing Group. Maya was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and immigrated to Canada where she grew up.
Regina Moskow has been retired for the past decade from interior design. Since retiring she has found a new love in philanthropy. For the last 5 Year’s she has been an active committee member for The Brooklyn Founders Ball, and in 2015 was the Chairwoman of the Gala. Regina is also a former Win Board member. While living in Las Vegas she joined the board for Habitat For Humanity and proudly helped build the 100th home in her community of Las Vegas. Although her time on the board was brief due to schedule conflicts, she still supports and remains close friends and an advocate for the cause. Gina and Eric hosted Habitat for Humanity’s Las Vegas “Home for the Holidays” fundraiser from their secondary home’s backyard. The couple has created firms in Las Vegas and New York since 2009, including Pricefalls.com, an Internet auction internet site and marketplace and Information Driven Delivery Systems LLC, a national well- being care organization.
Susan 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.
David Santina is responsible for leading the US Prime Services effort and plays a key role in the strategy and growth of our US franchise. David joined TD Securities in 2015 as Managing Director in the Equities Division. Prior to joining TD Securities, David worked at Goldman Sachs for 25 years. David initially started in Toronto, for Goldman Sachs Canada where he built and managed their Canadian Money Market and Repo business for 12 years. He then relocated to the US to work in the Global Prime Services group at Goldman Sachs NYC for 13yrs. For the Prime Services group at Goldman Sachs, David managed the US securities lending business, as well as focusing on funding and collateral management. David lives in NYC. He has two sons, Jonathan and Michael.
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.
Hillary A. Jury is 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 works 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.
Currently, Sally is the Director of Legal Affairs for the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In that capacity, she oversees the Staff Attorney’s Office and the court’s civil appeals mediation program.
Anne-Marie is the CFO for Diadeis New York, a marketing production agency specializing in packaging with a 120 staff office in NYC. Clients include L’Oreal, Pepsico, GSK, Elizabeth Arden and LVMH. 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.
Julia is 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. Outside of work, Julia enjoys theater, dance, tennis, adventures in nature and reading (especially biographies). She has been involved in various not-for-profits in past years, including Girls Quest, NYPACE, Mission Hill Associates and The Seneca (a women’s organization she co-founded and lead at Harvard).
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.
Millicent works 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 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 is a managing director at Goldman Sachs in theInvestment Management Division where she focuses on primary, secondary and co-investment opportunities in global real estate.
Tim is an Executive Vice President at iStar. He previously co-founded and was managing director of Shem Creek Capital, Real estate opportunity fund focusing on small to mid-size transactions throughout the United States. Tim has a BS in Finance from Georgetown University.
Jennifer Galler is a Director at BlackRock and COO of the BlackRock Platform Innovation Group. Jen supports the business through strategic planning, metrics and reporting, business continuity planning, talent management and other key initiatives. Jen is a member of BlackRock Gives New York (a firm based charitable giving committee) as well as the Women’s Initiative Network and Families at BlackRock Network. Prior to her current role, Jen was a HR professional at BlackRock, J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Bear Stearns.
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.
Jessica currently works at Facebook, overseeing Strategy & Planning for the North America Business Marketing Group. She joined Facebook by way of Helen of Troy where she was a Brand Manager, Digital Marketing Strategist working on iconic beauty brands like Infusium and Hot Tools. Prior to that she spent 7+ years on the agency side (based in NYC) building marketing expertise in communications strategy, portfolio management and media planning for top-tier CPG clients like Proctor & Gamble and Scotts Miracle Gro.
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.
Laura Kirschbaum manages the development of more than one million square feet of Extell’s residential, commercial and mixed-use projects. Before joining Extell in 2012, she was a project manager for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey where she worked on infrastructure and development projects, including the redevelopment of Penn Station and Access to the Region’s Core. Previously Ms. Kirschbaum served as project manager at the Hudson Yards Development Corporation, where she contributed to the implementation of a $3 billion public infrastructure investment and a 48-block rezoning on the far west side of Manhattan. Ms. Kirschbaum holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Real Estate from The Wharton School.
Jan LaChapelle is a Senior Vice President at Vornado primarily responsible for sourcing debt from property-level and corporate-level transactions. Prior to joining Vornado, Jan worked at Wells Fargo for ten years spending time in commercial real estate, special situations and real estate banking. Jan has an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia.
As CAO of Private Equity, Patty is responsible for administrative management including staffing of assignments, recruiting and training, career development, performance reviews and compensation, and new business and expansion opportunities. She is also responsible for the overall management of Blackstone’s Private Equity investment committee process on a global basis. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2005, Patty was an Investment Banker specializing in structured finance. Patty serves on the Finance Committee of the East Harlem Tutorial Program. Patty received her undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. She lives on the upper east side with her husband Joe and two children, Sophie and Peter.
Michelle is counsel in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the Insolvency and Restructuring Group. Since joining the firm in 2009, she has represented debtors, creditors, agent banks, lenders, and other strategic parties in a wide range of corporate restructurings, in and out of court. 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 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 is a Partner at Katten Muchin. Christine concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate finance, development, acquisitions and dispositions, leasing and joint ventures.
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.
Cherie Schaible is the General Counsel and Senior Managing Director at Ankura Consulting. Prior to joining Ankura, Ms. Schaible was at AIG Asset Management where she advised clients on complex commercial transactions related to public fixed income investments, workouts/restructurings and AIG’s residential mortgage loan business. She is an active member on the Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization of the New York City Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the American College of Investment Counsel and the Credit Roundtable Legal Subcommittee. In addition, she is involved in several charitable organizations, including the Lighthouse International Film Festival and A House on Beekman. Previously she served as a board member and general counsel to Operation Dreamseed.
Nicole Sermier is a Senior Principal and Head of Residential Investments at Oz Real Estate (OZRE). Nicole oversees OZRE’s investment activity across various residential strategies, including multifamily, senior housing, and affordable housing. Prior to joining Oz 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.
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.
Miriam Wheeler is a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs. Miriam is a large loan originator within the Real Estate Financing Group, responsible for originating and structuring mortgage and mezzanine financings. Miriam joined Goldman Sachs in 2005 as an analyst and was named managing director in 2015. Miriam earned a BA, cum laude, in Ethics, Politics and Economics from Yale University in 2005
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.
Mrs. Zobel serves as Executive Vice President, Head of Investments at Midwood Investment & Development, where she is responsible for acquisitions and dispositions nationally, as well raising institutional and private capital. Prior to Midwood, Mrs. Zobel worked at Cushman and Wakefield in the Global Consulting group and at KPMG in the Economic and Valuation Services Platform. Mrs. Zobel has an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree from Lehigh University. She currently lives in New York with her husband and two sons.
Through a variety of volunteer activities, the Committee helps raise much-needed funds and champion Win’s commitment to transforming the lives of New York City’s homeless moms and their children. They are always looking to increase their exposure and grow committees to become a stronger, more unified group.