Our People

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.

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. Empowering Our Clients

We value, appreciate, and invest in building a world-class staff which enables us 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’s physical characteristics, as well as anyone’s ethnicity, gender, personal, racial, religious or sexual identities. 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

Meghan Linehan
Chief Strategy Officer

Darlene Williams
Chief Program Officer

D. Dayneen Caldwell
Chief Human Capital & Compliance Officer

Rondel Boodram
Chief Financial Officer

Information Technology

Rori Gitlin
Vice President

Ira M. Bellach
Associate Vice President

Osiris Rosario
Assistant Vice President


Joseph Memoly
Vice President, Operations

Roudy Vincent
Assistant Vice President, Corporate Security

Assistant Vice President, Real Property Management

Kellyann Octave
Director, Property Management

External Affairs

Director, Communications

Director, Volunteer Services


Eileen Ryan-Williams

Kervina Jolly
Director, Payroll

Carol Pandav
Director, Contracts & Budget

Chinedu Ifudu
Assistant Controller

Policy & Planning

Jessica Yager
Vice President, Policy & Planning

Kathleen Agaton
Assistant Vice President, Research, Evaluation and Strategic Learning

Megan Melamed  
Assistant Vice President, Evidence-Based Practices

Josefa Silva
Director, Policy & Advocacy

Supportive Housing

Stephen DuBose
Vice President

Elesia Johnson
Director, Bronx Supportive Housing

Melanie Germain
Program Director, Stone House

Christopher Mann
Director, Brooklyn/Manhattan Supportive Housing

Antasha Spence
Program Director, Rosa Parks Supportive Housing

John Davis
Program Director, Harriet Tubman Supportive Housing

Human Capital

Elyse Barbell
Assistant Vice President

Patrice Johns
Assistant Vice President

Melinda Bonner
Director, Talent Acquisition

Howard Hamilton
Director, Total Rewards

Henry Ha
Director, Employee Relations

Transitional Housing

Diana Santos
Vice President

Brunella Johnson
Assistant Vice President, Shelters

Tamara Ortiz
Assistant Vice President, Program Support Services

Patience Oti
Assistant Vice President, Shelters

Affreaka Austin
Assistant Vice President, Shelters

Sasha Njoku
Director, Youth and Recreation

Tiffany Malcousu
Director, Children’s Services

Whittaker L. Wright
Director, Income Building

Jacqueline Brown
Director, Audit & Quality Assurance

Alicia Henderson
Director, Clinical Services

Morgan Ortiz
Program Director, Win Family Residence at Junius

Danielle Smith
Program Director, Win Family Residence at Westway

Marina Paniagua
Program Director, Win Family Residence at Lenox

Bertha Jeanite
Program Director, Win Family Residence at Liberty

Marly Jourdain
Program Director, Win Family Residence at Bay

Tamara Levin
Program Director, Win Family Residence at Jennie A. Clarke (JAC)

Seraphyma Yakovleva
Program Director, Win West Women’s Residence

Tracy Coit
Program Director, Win Family Residence at Glenwood

Yolanda M. Tart
Program Director, Win Family Residence at East River

Sara Wilpan
Program Director, Win Family Residence at LaGuardia

Charlette Lopez
Program Director, Win Family Residence at Powers

Dwayne Messam
Program Director, Win Family Residence at Shirley Chisholm

Shawn McCauley
Program Director, Win Family Residence at Rosa Parks

Karisa Taylor
Program Director, Win Family Residence at Dr. McKinney Steward (DMS)


Shannon Snead
Vice President, Development

Monica Leone
Associate Vice President, Foundation and Corporate Relations

Jeffry Pennock
Associate Vice President, Major Gifts

Marguerite van Stolk
Associate Vice President

Elisabeth Brunbauer
Director, Foundation and Corporate Relations

Jasmine Marrero
Director, Database Management & Donor Stewardship

Sean O’Callaghan
Director, Major Gifts

Chris Valens
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.


Cindy Armine-Klein

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.

Kayce Freed Jennings
Vice Chair

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.

Kyle Andrew

Kyle, Chief Brand Officer at Athleta and former 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.

Charles Day

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.

Clover Bergmann
Immediate Past Chair

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 
Immediate Past Chair

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.

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.


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 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.

Chris Coffey

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.

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.

Tracy Gardner

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.

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 Kearns

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.

Michelle Klein

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

Chris Kovel has worked in the technology side of financial services for over 20 years, and is currently the Chief Technology Officer, and Managing Director at PJT Partners. Previously, he served as the Head of Analytics, Intelligence & Data Technology for Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Management division. Chris 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.

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.

Maria​ Masi

Maria Masi is a Senior Vice President of Development for Brookfield Properties where she is responsible for Brookfield’s New York multifamily development. Ms. Masi has over 14 years of experience developing large scale urban residential and mixed-use, mixed-income projects.

Prior to joining Brookfield in 2015, Ms. Masi worked at New York residential development firms Rose Associates Inc., Avalon Bay Communities and Forest City Ratner Companies. In these roles, she managed all phases of the development process, including transaction due diligence, site acquisition, design, finance, entitlements, construction, and marketing.

Ms. Masi received a Master in Real Estate and Urban Development from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a CPA degree from the School of Economic Sciences of the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. She studied architecture at the Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism.

Maya Mavjee

Maya Mavjee is currently the President and Publisher of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Her previously roles include, 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

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.

Pam Parker

As Head of Bill Payment Solutions for Fiserv, Inc., Pam Parker leads the bill payment businesses to deliver innovative solutions and enhanced consumer experiences for corporate and government clients and financial institutions. Pam’s prior leadership roles with the company included the turnarounds of merchant services businesses by driving revenue and profit growth and improvements in the client experience. Prior to Fiserv, Pam served as Chief Operating Officer of RegEd, Inc., the leading compliance management solution provider to enterprise financial services firms, and a private equity portfolio company. Pam’s previous experiences included Managing Director roles leading product and platform management and client experience at Smith Barney and J.P. Morgan. Pam holds an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University and a B.A. in Economics and 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.

David Santina

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.

Ellen Schoninger

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.

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.

Susan Teicher

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.

Eileen Thomas

Eileen has recently returned to board where she previously served from 1996-2017. She served as Vice-Chair under two board Chairs, chaired the Strategic Planning Committee from 1996 to 2010 and then served as the Chair of the Board Development Committee. She has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and worked at McKinsey and Company in the 1990s. She lives in New Canaan, CT with her husband and four children and is active in her community.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tim Doherty

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.

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.

Tracey Gamble

Tracy 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.

Jennifer Galler

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 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.

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.

Jan LaChapelle

Jan LaChapelle is an Executive Vice President – Head of Capital Markets 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.

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.

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 Katten Muchin. Christine concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate finance, development, acquisitions and dispositions, leasing and joint ventures.

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.

Sara Rubenstein

Sara Rubenstein has extensive experience in the Real Estate and Construction industries, where she has achieved a broad range of legal and business knowledge regarding all facets of real estate finance, capital markets, development, construction, sales and acquisitions, ownership and operations of mixed-use properties. In her role as General Counsel and Executive Vice President at Continental Ventures, Ms. Rubenstein leads operations and advises the company and its affiliates in complex real estate and financing transactions and strategic business decisions. Ms. Rubenstein earned her BBA with Honors from the University of Miami cum laude, and a Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School. She was recently honored by ENR New York Magazine as one of the “Top 20 Under 40,” by Crain’s New York as one of the “Leading Women Lawyers” and by Sokol Media, Inc. as a “Top 14 Women to Watch” in Real Estate. Additionally, she was recognized as one of Women Builders Council’s “Outstanding Women in Real Estate,” selected by Real Estate Forum as a “Woman of Influence in Real Estate,” and was honored with the St. Francis Food Pantries Woman of Valor Humanitarian Award.

Arielle Gross Samuels

Arielle Gross Samuels is the Head of Global Business Strategy and Engagement at Facebook. She leads a
team on Global Business Marketing that builds initiatives and strategic partnerships focused on social good and business equality, in service of 200M+ businesses around the world.

At Facebook since 2013, she has held a number of roles at the company, including most recently serving as the Business Lead for Global Business Marketing and Creative, running the business of the global organization, and serving as strategic advisor to the VP of Global Business Marketing and Chief Creative Officer of Facebook. Prior to Facebook, Samuels did Engineering and Construction Consulting at Deloitte.

Accolades include being named a Forbes 30 Under 30 in Marketing and Advertising, Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation Goalkeeper, Board Member of the Geena Davis Institute of Gender in Media, Adweek Executive Mentor, Representative on the United Nations Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change, 92Y Women inPower Fellow, Lead of Facebook Women New York, Founding Member of Chief, and Advisor for #BuiltByGirls.

Samuels holds a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign, where she founded the Arielle Gross Engineering Visionary Scholarship Fund to accelerate
the diversity of engineering students.

Cherie Schaible

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.

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.

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.​

Miriam Wheeler

Miriam is a Partner at Goldman Sachs. Miriam earned a BA from Yale University in 2005. Miriam lives in Manhattan with her husband and two daughters.

Jessica Zaski

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.

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.

Teodora Zobel

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.

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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