BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Stephen McGrath, Chair is currently a stay-at-home father. Previously, Mr. McGrath worked as an Investment Banker in the health care and technology industry sectors at Oscar Gruss & Son Incorporated, Mabon Securities Corp. and Oppenheimer and Co., Inc. In addition, he has worked in the investment advisory business as a Research Analyst at Woodward & Associates and a Partner at Emerald Advisors, Inc. Mr. McGrath received a B.A. from Columbia College.
Stephen P. Moore, Treasurer is a partner at KPMG LLP. Mr. Moore serves as a member of KPMG Advisory’s National Market Development Leadership Team, having served as a global lead partner, an audit partner, as well as an area risk management partner over his career with the firm. Mr. Moore has previously served clients out of the firm’s Richmond, Philadelphia and Atlanta offices. He previously served as an executive committee member of the Hopewell Youth Association, on the boards of the Philadelphia Police Athletic League and University of Richmond Alumni Association, and on the Advisory Board of the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Mr. Moore, a Georgia CPA, earned a B.S. degree in Accounting with honors from the University of Richmond’s E. Claiborne Robins School of Business.
Liberty Aldrich, Esq., Secretary is the General Counsel and Director of Domestic Violence and Family Court Programs at the Center for Court Innovation, where she works with courts and justice system stakeholders to improve responses to persistent social problems, such as domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Aldrich was the Director of Legal Services at Safe Horizon. Ms. Aldrich is Chair of the Domestic Violence Task Force of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and has authored numerous articles on domestic violence law and policy. She received the Association of the Bar of the City of New York’s annual Equal Access to Justice award in 2000. Ms. Aldrich received her B.A. from Harvard University and her J.D from New York University.
Founding Member, September, 1996
Leslie Abbey, Esq. is the Associate Commissioner of Evidence Based Practice and Programs in the Division of Policy, Planning and Measurement at the New York City Administration for Children's Services (ACS). In this role, she is responsible for oversight of program development, contract management, training, policies, and procedures to support child protection, foster care, preventive services, and juvenile justice. Prior to her appointment as Associate Commissioner, Ms. Abbey was the Executive Director of Youth Justice Programs at ACS, where she oversaw several programs, including the Juvenile Justice Initiative. She also previously served as a Staff Attorney in the Special Litigation and Law Reform Unit and in Bronx Family Court at the Juvenile Rights Division of The Legal Aid Society, and as a Staff Attorney at Lawyers Alliance for New York. She received her B.A. with Honors from Swarthmore College and her J.D. from New York University, where she served as associate editor of the Review of Law and Social Change.
Founding Member, September, 1996
Peter L. Braus is a managing principal at Lee & Associates NYC LLP. Prior to this Mr. Braus was a partner at Sierra Realty, where he represented M&T Bank (Manhattan retail locations), Reprise Media, Union Square Hospitality Group and The Suarez Restaurant Group, among others. Previously, Mr. Braus worked for New Spectrum Realty Services and Newmark & Co. Real Estate. In over 10 years in the real estate business, he has completed in excess of 500 commercial leasing transactions with an aggregate value of well over $250 million. He is also a principal of Prime Office Centers, which operates in three locations, and serves on boards Friends of Hudson River Park and Alliance for Downtown New York. He is Chair of Community Board 1’s Tribeca Committee. Mr. Braus received his M.B.A. with a concentration in Marketing from Columbia University Business School and his B.B.A. from Emory University.
Sara M. DiLeo is an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Ms. DiLeo concentrates her practice in general litigation matters and represents clients in complex securities, commercial and corporate governance matters pending in federal and state courts throughout the country. She previously served as a legal intern to the Honorable Barbara S. Jones, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York. Ms. DiLeo received her B.A. in Political Science and Psychology from New York University in 2003 and her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 2008.
Karen A. Greenstein, Esq. is the Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs at MTV Networks. Previously, Ms. Greenstein was a Vice President of Legal Affairs at iVillage, a division of NBC Universal, Inc., where she was the senior lawyer responsible for advising the management team on a wide variety of corporate, regulatory and strategic issues. Prior to that, Ms. Greenstein was Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of CNET Networks, Inc. and a corporate associate with Loeb & Loeb LLP in New York. Ms. Greenstein received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from New York University.
Roy Haynes Jr. is Senior Vice President and Counsel to Citi Global Markets Inc. where he advises on regulatory issues and transactions involving the sale, purchase and custody of financial products. He is also co-head of Citi's pro bono efforts with the New York City Family Court Volunteer Attorney Program. Prior to joining Citi, Mr. Haynes practiced at a national law firm where he focused on general corporate matters. Mr. Haynes received his B.A. in History from the University at Albany SUNY and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law.
Nicole Berlin Marra, Esq. is General Counsel of Gucci America. Previously, Ms. Marra was an entertainment lawyer in her own practice. Prior to launching her practice, Ms. Marra was in-house counsel for an independent film production company, and an associate at Rudolph & Beer, LLP and Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C. She is also a co-founder and co-president of Lucky Day Pictures, LLC, a film finance and production company. Ms. Marra received her B.A. from Brandeis University and her J.D from New York University.
Thomas W. Ostrander is a Managing Director with GCA Savvian Advisors, a medium-sized boutique investment bank. Before joining GCA Savvian in 2011, he was a Managing Director at Banc of America Securities LLC. Prior to that, he was at Citigroup (and predecessors) for nearly 20 years, joining Salomon Brothers (which later became part of Citigroup) in 1989, after 13 years as a senior investment banker at Kidder, Peabody & Co., where he also sat on the firm's Board of Directors. He was on the Board of Directors of the Westmoreland Coal Company from 1995 until 2007, the Board of the National Down Syndrome Society from 1988 to 1995, and was the Board President of the Ballet Hispanico from 1998-2010. Mr. Ostrander has been active at the University of Michigan, where he has served on various advisory boards and committees. Mr. Ostrander received his A.B. in Economics from University of Michigan, and he earned an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.
Glenn R. Pollner, Esq., is a Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Mr. Pollner’s practice focuses on capital markets transactions, and on other corporate and securities law matters. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn in 2007, Mr. Pollner was a partner with Dewey Ballantine LLP. Mr. Pollner received his J.D. from the Boston University School of Law, and
received a B.S. in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany.
Jennifer Rubin, Esq. is Vice President and Legal Counsel at Banco Popular North America d/b/a Popular Community Bank, where she manages the Bank's North American affirmative and defensive litigation, and advises the Bank on legal, corporate, and regulatory issues. Prior to joining Banco Popular, Ms. Rubin was a senior associate attorney in the Consumer Finance Litigation and Compliance Group of the New York office of Akerman Senterfitt LLP. Prior to that, Ms. Rubin served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel with the New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel, in the Family Court unit followed by the Special Federal Litigation division. Ms. Rubin received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Anthony D. Schlesinger is a retired partner from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP's Corporate and Financial Services Department. Mr. Schlesinger is a member of the American College of Investment Counsel. He is a Director and the past Chairman of St. Ann’s Warehouse and a Trustee of The Reece School and New York Methodist Hospital. Mr. Schlesinger received his B.S. from Washington and Lee University and his LL.B. from Southern Methodist University School of Law.
William C. Silverman is a Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, where he focuses on government investigations and white collar criminal matters, as well as general commercial litigation. He is also the head of their pro bono program in New York. Before joining the firm, Mr. Silverman served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he led criminal investigations, conducted trials and handled Second Circuit appeals. Prior to that, Mr. Silverman practiced at a national law firm and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Louis L. Stanton, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Silverman received his B.A. from Brown University and his J.D. from New York University.