Our committed staff, board members, and volunteers work around the clock to ensure that the women and children at Win receive the tools they need to rebuild their lives and break the cycle of homelessness.
The Win staff is a dedicated and tireless team of professionals, including many social workers, who go the extra mile to support, encourage, and guide every client. Homeless moms often enter a Win shelter at an extremely low point in their lives; our team listens to their stories, helps them with a plan to move forward, and provides support for their children. Win staff is committed to helping these women find their way back to independence for themselves and their families.
Win’s vision: to break the cycle of homelessness by being the premier leader and trusted partner in innovative solutions for families in need.
Christine C. Quinn
President & Chief Executive
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Strategy Officer
Chief Program Officer
Ira M. Bellach
Associate Vice President
Assistant Vice President
Assistant Vice President, Corporate Security
Assistant Vice President, Facilities
Director of Housing Management
Brittany Pavon Suriel
Director, Volunteer Services
Director, Contracts & Budget
Policy & Planning
Vice President, Policy & Planning
Director, Research & Evaluation
Director, Evidence-Based Practices
Director, Government Grants & Special Projects
Director, Bronx Supportive Housing
Program Director, Stone House
Director, Brooklyn Supportive Housing
D. Dayneen Caldwell
Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer
Assistant Vice President
Director, Talent Acquisition
Director, Total Rewards
Assistant Vice President
Assistant Vice President
Assistant Vice President
Director, Youth and Recreation
Director, Children’s Services
Director, Income Building
Director, Audit & Quality Assurance
Program Director, Win Family Residence at Junius
Program Director, Win Family Residence at West Way
Program Director, Win Family Residence at Lenox Family
Program Director, Win Family Residence at Liberty
Program Director, Win Family Residence at Bay
Program Director, Win Family Residence at Jennie A. Clarke
Program Director, Win West Women’s Residence
Stacey Ann Rose-Telford
Program Director, Win Family Residence at Powers
Nyasha J. Salmon
Program Director, Win Family Residence at Glenwood
Yolanda M. Tart
Program Director, Win Family Residence at East River
Vice President, Development
Associate Vice President, Foundation and Corporate Relations
Associate Vice President, Major Gifts
Marguerite van Stolk
Associate Vice President
Director, Database Management & Donor Stewardship
Director, Major Gifts
Director, Special Events
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.
Clover Bergmann is an adjunct professor at the NYU graduate business school, SPCPS, and a Managing Director at Golden Seeds. Previously, Clover was a senior Executive at Johnson & Johnson. In addition to Win, Clover serves as a Board member of other charitable organizations in New York City.
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.
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.
Kyle, EVP, Chief Marketing Officer of American Eagle Outfitters, has over 25 years of marketing experience that spans both the agency side of the business and the retail/apparel space. Kyle‘s career has been spent developing innovative marketing strategies and plans for leading global brands. In 2008, Kyle joined Kate Spade LLC as head of Global Brand Marketing. In this role, Kyle led the global brand strategy and played a central role in the re-positioning of the Kate Spade brand from a $100M handbag company to a billion dollar global lifestyle brand. Based on this success, Kyle was asked to lead the development and launch of a new brand for Kate Spade, Kate Spade Saturday. Prior to that, Kyle held the position of SVP Marketing for Kenneth Cole Productions and was VP, Gap Marketing from 2002 to 2007, where she was responsible for a number of successful brand initiatives and breakthrough advertising campaigns. Kyle earned her undergraduate degree from Monash University.
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.
Christine C. Quinn
President & CEO
Christine became President and CEO of Win in 2015.
Prior to Win, she served as Special Advisor to Governor Andrew Cuomo focusing on women’s issues across New York State. Quinn served as a member of the New York City council from 1999-2013 and served for 7 years as the elected Speaker of the New York City Council, making her the first woman and the first openly gay Speaker – as well as highest-ranking openly gay official in City history. Prior to serving in elected office she was the Chief of Staff to New York City Councilmember Tom Duane, and was Executive Director of the Anti-Violence Project. Christine Quinn currently serves on the board of Athlete Ally, an organization dedicated to ending homophobia and transphobia in sports, and NARAL Pro-Choice New York. She recently served as a Harvard University Institute of Politics Spring 2015 Fellow.
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.
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.
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.
Chris Coffey leads the New York practice for Tusk Ventures and for Tusk Strategies, where he works with clients like The Patrolman’s Benevolent Association (PBA), Bird Scooters, and Whole Foods. He has run successful legislative efforts in cities and states across the country, most recently in San Francisco. In New York City, he specializes in creating major media campaigns that dominate news coverage for days and weeks at a time. Successful examples include the Times Square Alliance, Uber, and the PBA. Most recently, he served as a senior strategist to Corey Johnson’s winning campaign for Speaker of the New York City Council. He also serves on District Attorney Eric Gonzalez’s transition committee.
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.
Lili Forouraghi, CFA, is a Managing Director and Head of Relationship Management for BlackRock’s Financial Institutions Group (FIG) for North America. 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.
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.
Tracy Gardner is a retail entrepreneur and business consultant. She has been a merchant leader in the retail industry for over 30 years. She was formerly the president of JCrew and held senior merchandising roles at Gap Inc and Lands’ End. She currently serves on the board of directors at Gap, Inc. and was a Guess Distinguished Professor at the New York University Gallatan School of Individualized Study.
Lynn E. Haaland
Lynn E. Haaland currently is a consultant at PepsiCo and the company’s representative on the Win Board of Directors. From 2016 to April 2019, she was SVP, PepsiCo Deputy General Counsel, Global Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer and Chief Counsel, Cybersecurity. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Haaland served as a federal prosecutor for 13 years in the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) and in the District of Columbia. Ms. Haaland attended law school at the George Washington University and studied Comparative Literature at Princeton University, where she was a National Champion in Women’s Rowing.
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.
As a part of Facebook’s Global Business Marketing group, Michelle Klein leads Business Marketing for North America and is responsible for setting the marketing vision and strategy. Prior to Facebook, Michelle was VP Global Marketing for Smirnoff and played an integral role in reinventing the 150-year-old brand and driving it into the future. Michelle’s career has spanned disciplines and the globe; from PR in Australia to Group Director at Agency.com in London for the British Airways account.
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.
Anupam is a Managing Director at Macquarie Bank focused on US real estate investments. Prior to joining Macquarie, Mr. Ladha was a Managing Director at Marathon Asset Management, a $10B multi-strategy investment manager. Mr. Ladha joined Marathon from The Carlyle Group, where he was a Vice President in the US Real Estate group in Washington, DC. Anupam started his career at Morgan Stanley in New York and Hong Kong.
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 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.
Before she retired, Susan Rudin spent over 15 years in the retail business including running all the shopping services for Bloomingdales’ flagship NY store and its branches. She actively serves on the board and was past president of Lincoln Center Education and is on the education committee of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Susan served on the board of Lincoln Center Inc and is now emeritus. She is a past president of the Women’s Committee of the Central Park Conservancy and presently serves on its executive committee as well as its board. Susan came to WIN in 1993 and continues to enjoy serving on its Board.
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.
A member of the Win Board of Directors since May 2013, Ellen Schoninger is a nutrition educator for NYC youth. She developed “2nd Bytes”, a program that exposes media’s impact on food choices and how media messages might be redirected to promote health, and provides her nutrition expertise to Win clients through special classes. Ellen previously served on the board of New Heights Youth Basketball, a program to support NYC student-athletes.
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.
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.
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 A. Jury is the General Counsel at The Battery Group. Prior to joining The Battery Group, she was a partner at Wilk Auslander LLP where she focused 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.
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 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.
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.
Amy Fisher works in Business Development at R3, an enterprise blockchain software firm. She drives strategy, development and commercialization across the ecosystem of blockchain innovation with partners. Prior to joining R3, Amy was a Director at FTI Consulting, specializing in forensic litigation for financial services clients. She began her career in technology and data analytics consulting. Amy is a graduate of Boston College and the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce.
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.
Bio: 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 recently joined Lindsay Goldberg as Managing Director of Development Growth Partners, a new real estate development platform at the firm. She previously worked at Extell, where she managed 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 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 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
Jessica Zaski is Co-Head of Acquisitions at Acadia Realty Trust, a New York-based retail REIT. 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.
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.
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.