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Board Of Directors


Executive Committee


Steven C. Parrish Chair

Steven Parrish joined the Board in 2003. He is founder of Steve Parrish Consulting Group, LLC. Steve retired as Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, of Altria Group, Inc., in 2008. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Carleton College, the Board of Directors of Tony La Russia’s Animal Rescue Foundation, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the League of American Orchestras and a member of the Board of Directors of the Stamford (CT) Symphony Orchestra. Steve holds a bachelor’s degree and a juris doctorate degree from the University of Missouri.

Pamela N. Hootkin Vice Chair & Treasurer

Pamela N. Hootkin joined the Board in 2005. She is a retired financial executive. Until April 2012, she was Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Investor Relations of Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation.Pamela holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from SUNY Binghamton and a master’s degree in economics from Boston University.

Michael C. Slocum Vice Chair

Michael Slocum joined the Board in 2009. He is President of Capital One’s Commercial Banking business, is a member of Capital One’s Executive Committee and also serves as the company's Northeast Regional President. Mike also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for The Jewish Museum in New York City, and is on the Board of Directors for the Roundabout Theatre Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Colgate University.

Linda A. Fairstein Secretary

Linda Fairstein joined the board in 2000. She is a lawyer and former Chief of the Manhattan DA’s Office Special Victims Unit, as well as a New York Times bestselling crime novelist. Fairstein, one of America’s foremost legal experts on crimes of violence against women and children - for which she has received scores of awards - consults with victims and organizations on these issues. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, serves on the board of God’s Love We Deliver, and is a Vassar College trustee. Fairstein is a graduate of Vassar and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Celia Goldwag Barenholtz

Celia Goldwag Barenholtz joined the Board in 2010. She is a partner in the Litigation Department at Cooley LLP. Celia is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and has been listed among the industry's leading practitioners in the legal guides Chambers USA – America's Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America, Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation Legal Guide and SuperLawyers, which named her one of the top 100 New York Metro lawyers. She is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Law and Grinnell College.

Steve McCandless

Steve McCandless joined the Board in 2005. He retired in 2001 as Senior Vice President Finance of Personalized Media Communications LLC, a start-up entrepreneurial venture. Steve holds his master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School and the degree of Geological Engineer from the Colorado School of Mines.


Members


Lori Bradley, Ph.D.

Lori Bradley joined the Board in 2017. She is Senior Vice President of Global Talent Management, Organizational Effectiveness and Inclusion & Diversity for PVH Corp one of the world’s largest global apparel companies. Lori holds doctorate and master’s degrees in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of North Texas and a master’s degree in English/Critical Theory from the University of Texas at Arlington. She also holds a bachelor's degree in Public Relations from the University of North Texas.

Jeffrey Brodsky

Jeffrey S. Brodsky joined the Board in 2013. He is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Morgan Stanley and has held various senior positions within Human Resources since he joined the firm in 1987. Additionally, Jeff serves on the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Advisory Board. He earned a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Binghamton University and is married with three sons.

Nancy Clark

Nancy Clark joined the Board in 2012. She is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Verizon Wireless, responsible for leading all marketing operations for Wireless and Consumer Mass Business. Nancy holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Houston

Joe Falencki

Joe Falencki joined the Board in 2016. He also previously served as Chair of Safe Horizon’s Leaders on the Horizon council from 2015-2016. Joe is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley. He holds a bachelor’s degree in politics from Princeton University.

Mark Freedman

Mark Freedman joined the Board in 2016. He is a Partner at Dalberg Advisors. Mark holds a master’s degree in business administration with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was designated a Baker Scholar. He also holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University, with a concentration in economic and political development.

Paul Germain

Paul Germain joined the Board in 2010. He is currently the Head of Business Development and Strategy at Stone Ridge Asset Management. Paul holds a master’s in business administration from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

James Hendricks

James Hendricks joined the Board in 2016. He is a global Human Resources executive with a career background that has involved extensive collaboration with executive leadership as a trusted advisor in achieving current and future business goals. With more than 25 years of progressive leadership experience, James currently supports the largest division of ESPN as Senior Director II, HR. He has been the catalyst for several game changing initiatives across ESPN. From 1997-2008, James served several HR leadership roles with General Electric/NBC/Telemundo. He holds a MBA and duel bachelor’s degrees in business management and psychology from Case Western Reserve University.

Sunny Hostin

Sunny Hostin, the Emmy nominated co-host of The View and the Emmy-winning Senior Legal Correspondent for ABC News joined the board in 2017. She has brought clarity and context to some of the biggest stories of the past decade. Hostin began her career as an appellate law clerk and quickly rose among the ranks to become a trial attorney for the Justice Department and a federal prosecutor, where she was awarded the Special Achievement Award for her prosecution of child sexual predators. Prior to joining The View, she served as a legal analyst and host for CNN from 2007 to 2016. Hostin received her juris doctorate from Notre Dame Law School.

Joann Lang

Joann Lang joined the Board in 1997. Together with Safe Horizon, she founded Lang House, a transitional domestic violence shelter located in Manhattan. Joann served on the Board of Jewish Homes and Hospitals for 30 years, and was a member of the Resident Care Committee. She holds a bachelor's degree from Bard College and a master’s degree in social work from New York University.

Iva Mills

Iva Mills joined the Board in 2018. She was an attorney specializing in advertising and marketing litigation and practiced litigating intellectual property disputes in-house. Iva also serves as Vice President of the Board of Trustees for West Side Montessori School and is on the Acquisition Committee of the Studio Museum in Harlem. She is a member of the Apollo EmpowHer, the women’s committee at the Apollo Theater and The Couture Council of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Iva holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and a juris doctorate degree from American University, Washington College of Law.

Martin Newman

Martin Newman joined the Board in 1993 and is Chair of the Audit Committee. He is an attorney who is currently engaged in the creation of real estate investments for group ownership. Marty previously held partnerships at several law firms and once served as a staff attorney in the Office of the General Counsel of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a juris doctorate degree from Harvard Law School.

Richard Plansky

Richard Plansky joined the Board in 2016. He is a Managing Director and Global Head of Investigations for Exiger based in the firm’s New York office. Rich was formerly Deputy Criminal Justice Coordinator for the Mayor of the City of New York and served as an Assistant District Attorney for the District Attorney of New York County. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Duke University and a juris doctorate degree from Harvard Law School.

Grace Richardson

Grace Richardson joined the Board in 2017. She is a retired Vice President of Global Consumer Affairs from Colgate-Palmolive. Grace became involved in organizations targeted to empowering the lives of women and girls by Chairing the Board of the NYC YWCA and internationally with the US Committee for UN Women as well as Women for Women International and the World YWCA. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Simmons College, master’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s degree in business administration from New York University’s Stern Business School.

John Romeo

John Romeo joined the Board in 2016. He is Managing Partner, Oliver Wyman and a member of the Executive Committee. John has a special interest in and focus on inclusion. He is Chairman of the firm’s Inclusion and Diversity Council, an author of Oliver Wyman’s “Women in Financial Services” Report and a proud ally and champion for LGBT issues. John holds a master’s degree in economics from Cambridge University where he was a Senior Scholar.

Sonia Sande

Sonia Sande joined the Board in 2015 and is Chair of the Development Committee. She is the Northeast Performance Improvement Growth Leader at Ernst & Young and is actively engaged in the firms professional Asian and Women’s networks. Sonia holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in economics from the University of Cambridge and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. She lives in New York City with her husband Simon and daughter Isabel.

Samantha Saperstein

Samantha Saperstein joined the Board in 2013 and is Chair of the Marketing Committee. She is Chief Marketing Officer of the Commercial Bank at JPMorgan Chase, where she oversees marketing, communications and client experience for that business. Sam is an active supporter of women’s advancement in the workplace, mentoring women across the company and working on programs that promote the successful retention, development and advancement of women at all levels. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a master’s degree in business administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Luke Sarsfield

Luke Sarsfield joined the Board in 2018. He is a partner and managing director at Goldman Sachs, where he serves as Global Head of the Financial Institutions Group with the Investment Banking Division. He has held a number of leadership positions at Goldman Sachs since joining the firm in 1999. Additionally, Luke serves as a board member of the Montclair Kimberley Academy, and is the former Board chair of Literacy, Inc (LINC). Luke earned a bachelor’s degree in Biological Anthropology from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

Barrie Scardina

Barrie Scardina joined the Board in 2017. She is President, Calvin Klein Retail. Barrie has served for two years as the PVH representative for the Conference Board, a global business research organization. She also serves on the PVH Women’s Leadership Council. Barrie holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Montclair State University.

Mark C. Smith

Mark C. Smith joined the Board in 2013 and is Chair of the Investment Committee. He is Vice President of Investments at UBS Financial Services. Mark currently sits on the President’s Council for Fordham University. He is also the owner of Harlem Tour Group, a company which provides curated cultural tours of Harlem. Mark holds bachelor’s degree from Fordham University where he had a triple major in History, African American Studies, and Sociology.

Lauren Breitman Tanen

Lauren Breitman Tanen joined the Board in 2010. She is currently Associate General Counsel – Global Employment Law at Spotify. Beginning in 2000, Lauren worked as a prosecutor for the Kings County DA’s Office in the Domestic Violence Bureau which began her long volunteer relationship with Safe Horizon. She received her juris doctorate from Brooklyn Law School in New York City and her bachelor’s degree in political science from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY.

Eboni K. Williams

Eboni K. Williams joined the Board in 2018. She is an attorney, best-selling author, and anchor for Fox News Channel. She can also be seen hosting on Fox Sports. Eboni previously served as a CBS News correspondent and HLN contributor and made frequent guest appearances on CNN and the NFL Network. She received her B.A. in Communications and African-American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. Eboni is a proud and active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.


Emeriti

Brooke McMurray
Susan Solomon
Most Reverend Joseph M. Sullivan