Andrew Bustillo retired from BMS Intermediaries in December, 2020, after a 36-year career in the reinsurance industry. Andrew joined BMS as chief executive officer in March of 2014. He also served as vice chairman of BMS, and chairman of BMS Capital Advisory, BMS’s broker dealer. Andrew is currently pursuing a master’s degree in theology from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. He also serves on the boards of Paragon Holdings and Cabrillo Holdings, managing general agencies for commercial lines and personal lines, respectively. Andrew joined the board of directors of Covenant House International in 2021. Prior to joining BMS, Andrew was the sole member of Red Bank Re, which he founded in 2009, providing advisory and reinsurance services to a broad range of (re)insurance and program manager clients. Prior to forming Red Bank Re, Andrew was executive vice president and a member of the executive committee for Benfield Inc.'s U.S. operations and responsible for Benfield’s U.S. broker platform. Before that, he was a managing director at Guy Carpenter and an executive vice president at E.W. Blanch, serving on both firms’ executive committees. His career began in the underwriting community in 1985, with positions at M&G Re and Constitution Reinsurance Corporation, before he joined Aon Re and transitioned to the intermediary business in 1990. In 2020, Andrew was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Reactions North America. Andrew holds an MBA in finance & international business from NYU Stern School of Business (1993), and graduated from Middlebury College with a B.A (1985) in economics and Spanish. He served as chair of the board and of the finance committee at Covenant House International during his previous nine-year board tenure (2009 through 2017). In 2017, Andrew joined as chair of Covenant House’s Latin America development board. He continues to serve as an active member of that board, having stepped down as chair in 2021. Andrew and his family founded the PACT Foundation (Partnership Against Human Trafficking) in the Fall of 2020; its mission is to play a role in the advocacy for and care of trafficked children, with a primary focus on Latin America.
Ariana DeBose is a stage and film actor with starring roles in Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” (film), Ryan Murphy's “The Prom” (Netflix), and on Broadway in “Hamilton,” “A Bronx Tale,” and “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.” Ariana was nominated for a Tony and won the Chita Rivera Award for outstanding female dancer in a Broadway show for her role in “Summer.” And she was part of the original cast, alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda, of both the Broadway and off-Broadway productions of “Hamilton.” In 2017, Ariana participated in her first Covenant House Sleep Out. “That night I fell in love with the young people of Covenant House and the angelic superheroes who keep their doors open. I'm so proud to serve on this board and do my part in this movement in solidarity with young people facing homelessness in the United States and worldwide."
April Hunziker, M.D., is a consulting psychiatrist specializing in medically complex hospitalized patients at six hospitals in the Seattle area. As a youth, in Anchorage, Alaska, April experienced homelessness. She became a resident of Covenant House at the age of 13 and graduated from high school through a partnership between Covenant House and the University of Alaska. April went on to graduate with a B.S. in microbiology from the University of Washington and was awarded a research fellowship in emerging infectious diseases by the Centers for Disease Control. April earned her medical degree from the University of Washington, with a clinical focus on the vulnerable and underserved. She was selected to continue her postgraduate specialty training in psychiatry and neurology at the University of Washington, completing this in 2019 with distinction in perinatal psychiatry and in community leadership. April is a proud and grateful alumna of Covenant House, who has twice been the keynote speaker at the Covenant House Alaska Fire & Ice Ball. Her home is in West Seattle, Washington, with her young daughter, Ruby and her adult son, Casey.
Audra McDonald trained in classical voice at The Juilliard School and has headlined in productions such as “Carousel,” “Ragtime,” “A Raisin in the Sun,” “110 in the Shade,” “Twelfth Night,” “Porgy and Bess,” and “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.” She is one of the most honored actors of her generation and an entertainment legend. Having earned a record six Tony Awards, thus far, in her career, she remains one of the highest regarded and busiest women in show business. Audra resides in Westchester County with her husband, Will Swenson, and their children. “The more I’ve learned about what Covenant House is doing for youth facing homelessness all over the country and around the world, the more excited I’ve become to join this powerful movement on their behalf,” Audra says. She joined the Covenant House International board of directors in the fall of 2014.
Bill Livek has been in the business of measuring consumer behavior for almost four decades. As chief executive officer and executive vice chairman for Comscore, Bill’s passion for the media, marketing, and entertainment industries spurs him to be a driving force for innovation in consumer and audience measurement. Prior to joining Comscore, Bill served as vice chairman and chief executive officer at Rentrak, co-president of Experian Research Services, co-chair/co-owner of Simmons Market Research Bureau, co-founder of Transactional Data Solutions (an LLC with MasterCard), and vice president of sales/marketing for Arbitron. He was a principal shareholder in Birch Research, which was later integrated into Scarborough Research, where he served as president and CEO. Bill is a member of the board of trustees for the Advertising Research Foundation and a frequent speaker at advertising industry events. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a degree in media from the College of Communications.
Brian Cashman came to the New York Yankees organization in 1986 as a 19-year-old intern. In 1998, he became the Yankees’ senior vice president and general manager, the second-youngest general manager in baseball history. An innovative leader, Brian has executed some of the major reorganizations and trades that have brought such prestige to the Yankees franchise. He has been honored as Executive of the Year four times and has received many other awards in the sports and business worlds for his acumen and leadership skills. Brian is committed to growing the Yankees brand and has promoted baseball worldwide, including in Tokyo, Beijing, and Hong Kong. A native New Yorker who grew up in Kentucky, Brian attended Catholic University, where he played intercollegiate baseball and solidified his love of the game. He is a recipient of Covenant House’s Beacon of Hope Award and was elected to the Covenant House International board of directors in 2011. Philanthropy and community involvement continue to play a large role in his life.
Capathia Jenkins joined the board of directors of Covenant House International in December 2009. She has traveled to many of the U.S. Covenant House sites as well as the sites in Canada and Mexico and has met and spent time with the residents, showing up for the youth time and again. She has participated in many Covenant House Night Of Broadway Stars events, helping to raise money and awareness for young people experiencing homelessness. Capathia is also a member of the Broadway Sleepout committee, and in the past six years, she has helped to raise over $1 million. “The kids of Covenant House stretch my heart wider than I ever dreamed possible. They are my heroes,” Capathia says. She recently released a new CD entitled “Phenomenal Woman; The Maya Angelou Songs”. Capathia’s Broadway credits include Newsies; Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me; Caroline, or Change; The Look of Love; and The Civil War. Additional stage credits include Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore; (mis)Understanding Mammy: The Hattie McDaniel Story (Drama Desk nomination); Caroline, or Change; Godspell; and The Colored Museum (Huntington Theatre Company). Capathia has been featured on original cast recordings for Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me; Caroline, or Change; Godspell; and Children of Eden. Capathia’s television and film credits include The Wiz Live on NBC, 30 Rock, The Practice, Law & Order, The Sopranos, Third Watch, Law & Order: SVU, Top Five, and Musical Chairs. Capathia has appeared as a soloist with many symphony orchestras in the U.S. and abroad including Cleveland Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops, Philly Pops, National Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic and Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Capathia is also featured on the soundtracks for Smash (seasons 1 and 2), Nine, Chicago, Mission to Mars, and Legally Blonde 2.
Darius de Haas is a Chicago-born singer with "deep roots in jazz and soul" (The New York Times) and an award-winning actor. He was part of the original Broadway productions of “Kiss of the Spiderwoman,” “Carousel” (revival), “Rent,” “The Gershwins’ Fascinating Rhythm,” “Marie Christine,” and the 20th anniversary concerts of “Dreamgirls” and “Hair.” Darius’ notable off-Broadway, regional, touring, and premiere credits include his Obie Award-winning leading performance in “Running Man,” “Once On This Island” (first national tour), the John Adams opera “I Was Looking At The Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky,” and “Jesus Christ Superstar - Gospel” at the Alliance Theater. He is known for his role of Cain in the Stephen Schwartz musical “Children of Eden,” in which he sang "Lost in the Wilderness." Darius also has worked extensively as a solo artist in popular music, jazz, and with several orchestras and groups. He has performed, recorded and/or toured with such diverse artists as Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Marvin Hamlisch, Roberta Flack, and Vanessa Williams. An advocate for the arts and arts education, Darius has worked with such organizations as Jazz Unites Inc. in Chicago, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and Broadway Sings for Pride. He joined the Covenant House International board of directors in 2014.
David Acker is the former president & CEO of Sleepy's, the Mattress Professionals. Under David's leadership, Sleepy's grew to over 1,000 locations to become the country's largest specialty mattress retailer. Among David's accomplishments, the most significant was the close-knit community of 3,300+ employees that made up the Sleepy's family. David and his family sold the business in 2016. Today, David oversees the Acker Family Office and leads its commitment to giving back to the community by way of the Acker Family Philanthropy Group. He and his sons manage their own Bespoke investment group, Imagine Holdings LLC. The family serves as board members and supports organizations in three key primary areas: health care, education and child welfare. Some organizations include: Spence-Chapin Family Services, Covenant House International, Northside Center for Child Development, The Student Leadership Network, SCOPE, and Northwell's Feinstein Institute. David resides on Long Island and New York City with his wife, Andrea, to whom he has been married for over 35 years. They have two sons, Julian and Spencer, and five grandchildren. The family loves spending time together outside, staying healthy and fit, music, theater, and traveling.
David Eklund was elected to the Covenant House International board of directors in December 2014 shortly after being honored at our gala, “A Night of Broadway Stars,” in June 2013. The chair of Aeolus Re, Ltd since 2006 and a founding partner of Aeolus Capital Management since 2011, David had previously served as president and chief underwriting officer of Renaissance Re until 2004 and was part of the original founding management team in 1993. His career in reinsurance began in 1983, following his graduation from the College of William and Mary a year earlier. David has been deeply involved with Covenant House events and other charitable causes, including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, William and Mary, Duke University, Illinois State University, and Davidson College, and has served on other boards as well. He and his wife, Jeanine, have four children and live in Naples, Florida.
David Hegarty served as president and chief operating officer of Diversified Healthcare Trust from its inception in 1999 to his retirement in 2018. Diversified Healthcare Trust is one of the largest publicly traded real estate investment trusts specializing in investing in senior housing and medical-related real estate in the United States. David has also served in several executive officer positions for The RMR Group and its predecessors from 1986 to 2018. The RMR Group is a publicly traded alternative asset management company that oversees $30 billion of office, industrial, health care, and hospitality real estate and investments. David is a certified public accountant, formerly with Ernst & Young, and is involved in several professional organizations and nonprofit boards. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Denis Coleman is the chief financial officer of The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Denis joined Goldman Sachs in 1996 and became a vice president in 2001, managing director in 2005, and partner in 2008. In joining the Covenant House International board of directors in 2018, Denis remarked, “What a privilege it is to serve an organization like Covenant House, which is committed to positively impacting the lives of so many vulnerable children across the globe.”
Ed Shaw has been a loyal member of the Covenant House International board of directors for more than three decades. He was most recently re-elected to our board in November 2012, after a period during which he served as advisor to the president and board following the end of his term in 2011. Ed had previously served on the Covenant House board for 11 years, from 1988 to 1999, including three years as chair, from 1991 to 1993. A graduate of Georgetown University and Yale Law School, he began his career at a major New York law firm where he was a partner specializing in international and corporate transactions. Subsequently, he had senior legal and executive roles at a number of institutions, including Chase Manhattan Bank and Aetna and he served as special counsel to the board of directors of the New York Stock Exchange. He emphasized high ethical standards and fairness throughout his career. He also has served as a member of several corporate and not-for-profit boards, including Legal Aid Society and the Board of Regents of Georgetown University.
Eric Hutcherson is a leading industry expert in building talent, fostering inclusion, and amplifying culture. In September 2020, Eric joined Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, as UMG’s executive vice president and chief people and inclusion officer, a newly created position that will work across UMG’s record labels, publishing division and operating companies worldwide. Eric works closely with UMG’s senior management team to align UMG’s talent functions; globally amplify the company’s entrepreneurial-based culture; accelerate diversity and inclusion across all levels and territories; attract, retain and develop talent; accelerate the company’s social justice initiatives; and build on the company’s successful track record of driving innovation by recruiting employees who bring new ideas, perspectives, and skill sets. Previously, Eric worked with the National Basketball Association (NBA), where he managed a staff that drove a global workforce strategy built on attracting, retaining, developing, and engaging top talent for the NBA and its affiliates, such as the WNBA, NBA G League, and NBA 2K League. Eric was responsible for leading global projects, processes, and analytics to address business needs, as well as partnering with the leagues’ senior leadership to enable, empower, and develop employees in 13 U.S. and international offices, guided by the league’s strategic direction. Eric holds a Bachelor of Science in political science from New York University and a Master of Science in sports management and administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Prior to joining the board of Covenant House International, Eric served on the board of directors of Covenant House New York. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.
Janet M. Keating joined the Covenant House International board of directors in November 2006. She has served on The Valerie Fund board of trustees since 1990 and as its chair for eight years. She also serves on the board of trustees of the Trinity Pawling School in Pawling, New York. A native of New Jersey, Janet has extensive background in board work and facilitation, as well as public speaking. In June 2014, Janet, along with fellow Covenant House board member Mark Hennessy, was honored by the board at our annual gala, “A Night of Broadway Stars.” After serving nine years on the Covenant House International board, and having a year’s respite, Janet was re-elected to the board in December 2016.
Ernado Jason Villanueva Sr. is a proud second-generation New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent. Jason has worked in the construction industry for over 10 years. As a project executive, he is responsible for project implementation, consultation, and program management for various real estate developments throughout the greater New York City area. When Jason is not busy strategizing and building essential construction projects, he is actively involved in the not-for-profit sector. He proudly volunteers with Manhattan Community Board 11, of which he is treasurer. He also chairs the District Needs Committee, where he applies his professional background to district budget considerations. Jason also serves on the Positive Workforce board of directors. Jason resides in Queens, New York. He graduated from the Rights of Passage Program at Covenant House New York in 2006 and obtained his bachelor’s degree from CUNY College in 2009. He is dedicated to advocating for equal employment opportunities for local and minority trade workers. As a successful professional, community activist, workforce advocate, public service member, husband to a beautiful wife, and father of two precious sons, Jason attributes his passion for service to humble beginnings. Since becoming part of the Covenant House family, he has forged a path toward what he defines as the “balance of success and service" for the greater good. He is moved by this principle: Be the guiding light for those in darkness and spark the conversations that will inspire change for the oppressed.
Hannah Collier has been active in the field of business and technology for over twenty years, focusing on management information systems (MIS), SaaS cloud, project management, and organizational management. Hannah has volunteered for organizations such as United Way VIP, Hands on Atlanta, Black Girls Code, Women Who Code, Project Management Institute, PMI Educational Foundation, and ISACA International. She has over seven years of experience as a communications adjunct professor in the arts and humanities department for students throughout Georgia State University Campuses. Hannah currently serves as program manager at PECO and has worked in local government and Fortune 500 companies.
Jeff Calhoun has been associated with 17 Broadway musicals. Originally a performer, Jeff last appeared on Broadway in an acting role when he replaced Tommy Tune in “My One and Only” at the St. James Theater. Since then, he has become a director and choreographer, leading productions across the United States and abroad. Jeff has earned two Tony Award nominations, for best choreography for the 1994 production of “Grease” and for best director of a musical in 2012 for “Disney’s Newsies.” He also received critical acclaim for his groundbreaking Deaf West production of “Big River.” The production received a special Tony Award for its integration of hearing and deaf actors. Jeff lives on the Upper West Side with his husband, Michael Alicia. Jeff joined the Covenant House International board of directors in December 2013.
John Dickerson is CBS chief political analyst, senior national correspondent and contributor to “CBS Sunday Morning.” and a member of the team of the legendary news program"60 Minutes." Previously, he was a contributor to “60 Minutes,” co-anchored "CBS This Morning," served as CBS News’ chief Washington correspondent, and anchored “Face The Nation.” John is also a contributor to Slate’s “Political Gabfest” podcast and a contributing editor to The Atlantic. He is the author of the 2021 national best seller, “The Hardest Job in the World: the American Presidency.” John joined CBS News in 2009 as an analyst and contributor. For six years he was the network’s political director and during the 2016 presidential campaign, he moderated CBS News’ two presidential debates. John graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in English and a specialty in American studies. He joined the Covenant House International board of directors in 2018.
Jon S. Corzine is the founder, chief executive officer, and chief investment officer of the JDC-JSC Opportunity Fund, a global macro/event-driven hedge fund launched in 2018. Prior to founding JDC-JSC, he managed his family office, actively investing and overseeing his philanthropic activities. Jon served the state of New Jersey as a United States senator from 2001-2006 and as its 54th governor from 2006-2010. As senator, he served on the Banking, Intelligence, Foreign Relations, Budget, Energy and Joint Economic Committees. As Governor, he implemented policies to support children and families, including reforming education funding, instituting early childhood education, providing paid family leave and expanding the earned income tax credit. He also focused on infrastructure financing and criminal justice reform, including abolishing the death penalty. Prior to entering public service, Jon served as the senior partner of Goldman Sachs from 1994-1999, transforming it from a private partnership into a public company. He began his career at Goldman Sachs in 1976 as a bond trader and joined the Management Committee in 1984. He served as CFO from 1991-1994 and chairman and CEO of MF Global from March 2010 until October 2011. Jon was born in the farming community of Taylorville, Illinois. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois in 1969, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and earned his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1975. He served in the United States Marine Corps (R) from 1969-1975. Jon is married and lives in Manhattan. He has two surviving children and five grandchildren.
Julio Portalatin is the retired vice chairman of Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), a global leader in risk, strategy, and people. Before taking on this role, he served with distinction in the role of president and CEO of Mercer, an MMC company. Julio spent 20 years at American International Group (AIG), where he held many global senior positions, including his last two roles as CEO of Growth Economies and global president of Accident and Health Business. Prior to AIG, Julio spent 12 years with Allstate Insurance Company in various executive roles in product underwriting, distribution, and marketing. Julio currently serves as a board director for State Street Corp, Servpro, and AARP. He actively supports several nonprofit organizations, including the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and Wounded Warriors. He has served on past boards of British American Business, New York Assigned Risk, Allianz Mexico, and Landmark Insurance Company. Julio received a Bachelor of Science in business management and an honorary doctorate from Hofstra University. He is a member of Hofstra’s board of trustees.
Ken Willman joined the board of Covenant House International in June 2020 after serving on the board of Covenant House New York since 2003. He is the former chief legal officer of Russell Investments, where he was responsible for the compliance, global risk management, government and community relations, internal audit, and legal departments. Ken also served on the boards of numerous Russell Investments operating entities and fund complexes in countries around the world. He joined Russell Investments after 16 years with Goldman Sachs in London and Hong Kong, which included serving as general counsel of the Investment Banking Division and general counsel of Asia-Ex Japan. Ken began his legal career as a clerk for United States District Court Judge James L. Latchum before practicing with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and Tokyo. Ken also serves on the boards of The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle and the University of Puget Sound, where he studied economics, and politics and government. He served on the board of advisors of the Institute of Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he did his legal studies. Over the past decade, Ken and his wife, Rosemary, have become increasingly involved in commercial and nonprofit theatre in New York, London, Seattle, and elsewhere. They have three young adult children and split their time between Seattle and New York.
Lauren Aguiar, elected to the board of Covenant House International in 2012, is a litigation partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. She represents U.S. and international clients in a broad range of complex civil litigation matters in both federal and state court, including intellectual property disputes, breach of contract and fiduciary duty litigation, joint venture and partnership disputes, and shareholder class actions. Throughout her career, she has been involved in numerous high profile trials across the country. Lauren serves on the board of directors and the executive committee of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and is the chair of the Skadden Foundation. Lauren lives in Harlem with her son.
Mark Dodds is senior vice president of global services and sSoftware sales at Cisco. Mark and his team are responsible for accelerating Cisco’s transformation to recurring revenue. Previously, Mark led the Americas Global Enterprise Segment, Cisco’s largest sales theater, where he oversaw the company’s engagement with 500 of its largest and most strategic clients, representing $10 billion in annual revenue. Mark is well known for his ability to build and inspire teams. He believes customer success is directly related to an engaged team and is a champion for driving a diverse, inclusive and positive environment. Over the past 21 years at Cisco, Mark has held several sales leadership roles across Cisco’s largest vertical markets, including global financial services, manufacturing, retail, oil & gas, and health care, and led global teams while based in the southeastern and northeastern United States as well as during a three-year assignment in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining Cisco, he held marketing and sales leadership positions at IBM and SCANA Corporation. Passionate about giving back and its connection to company culture, Mark actively supports nonprofit organizations and Cisco’s corporate citizenship activities. He serves as co-sponsor of Cisco’s Connected Black Professionals employee resource organization and leads the company’s initiative to address the challenge of teen homelessness through support of Covenant House. Mark currently serves on the board of the Cisco Foundation and board of directors for Covenant House International and has served on various boards and committees in support of the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, and Boys & Girls Clubs. Mark graduated summa cum laude from Clemson University.
Mark Hennessy recently retired as an IBM vice president responsible for all aspects of IBM's North America business in the retail, consumer products, and travel and transportation industries. He was previously a general manager of IBM Global Business Partners, as well as vice president and chief information officer for IBM. Through his career, Mark has held a diverse series of general management positions with responsibility for North America, Asia, and global business units. A graduate of Boston College, Mark earned a B.A. in economics in 1980. In 1990, he earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. Mark and his wife, Tracey, live in Westport, Connecticut, and have two children. Mark was instrumental in creating our Covenant House site in Chicago and is serving as the first chair of that site’s board of directors.
Dr. Merrian Brooks is a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She was born in Virginia and raised all over the United States, moving with her father, who was in the military, and her mother and brother. She attended the University of Pittsburgh on the Helen Faison Scholarship for her undergraduate studies, with majors in neuroscience and the history and philosophy of science, graduating with a B.S. and B.Phil. from the University's’ honors college. She later received a master’s degree from Pitt, with a focus on clinical science. She went to medical school at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she earned her D.O. degree and was selected to serve as a primary care teaching fellow as a senior medical student. There, she mentored her first students, a task she has continued, now mentoring several undergraduate and medical students. Merrian is a board-certified pediatrician, after completing residency at Cooper Children’s Regional Hospital in Camden, New Jersey. She also is a board-certified adolescent medicine physician, having finished her fellowship in the specialty. She has provided primary medical care to young people at both Covenant House Pennsylvania and Covenant House New Jersey. Currently, she spends most of the year in Gaborone, Botswana, in Southern Africa, doing work she started as a CHOP David Pincus Pediatric Global Health fellow. She is now an attending physician in adolescent medicine in the Craig Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine at CHOP and an instructor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. Merrian also does research related to mental health interventions for adolescents living with HIV. She is profoundly interested in improving the health and well-being of adolescents in low- and middle-income countries and underserved youth in the United States.
Mary Sullivan has been involved with Covenant House since she joined our Faith Community in 1990. She worked in our shelter in Toronto, Canada, before serving as the ombudsman at the New York crisis shelter. She remained an engaged Covenant House Faith Community alumna while she and her husband, Jay, raised their four children in Pleasantville, New York. Mary has served on the board of directors of Dot Foods, Inc., an international food redistribution company, and as trustee for the Tracy Family Foundation. Currently, she serves on the board of trustees for Dominican Academy in New York City. Mary served on the Covenant House New York board of directors for six years and joined the Covenant House International board in 2017.
Nannette Hendel currently serves as the director of philanthropy for the Adams Family Foundation. Over the course of her lifetime, Nannette has dedicated much of her time and attention to various nonprofit organizations around the world. Covenant House has held a special place in her heart for our mission and efforts to help young people facing homelessness. Nannette’s commitment to combating youth homelessness is inspired by family history. Her grandfather found himself without a home at age 14, but because of the help of others, he was ultimately able to live a meaningful life as a husband, father, grandfather, and successful businessman. As an adult, he dedicated himself to giving back to young people facing homelessness by creating jobs and opportunities for young adults in his neighborhood. For many years he used one of his restaurants in Brooklyn to hold community-based holiday parties for underprivileged youth. Nannette graduated from St. John’s University with a degree in psychology. She went on to work at Dreyfus Service Corporation, where she held a position in human resources with an array of responsibilities focused on recruitment. After moving to Connecticut, she concentrated her efforts on raising her family, volunteering, and fundraising for various nonprofit organizations there and in the greater New York area. She currently lives in Cheshire, Connecticut, with her husband, Greg, and has two children.
Paul Ingrassia is a managing director and group head of Citi’s North American Real Estate and Lodging Group within Investment Banking. He is responsible for overseeing Citi’s overall debt, equity, and advisory relationships with North America-based real estate and hospitality clients in both the public and private sectors. Paul is a member of Citi’s Global Banking Operating Committee. He joined Salomon Brothers' Real Estate and Mortgage Finance Group in 1986, after practicing law at Thacher, Proffitt, and Wood for the previous three years. He received his B.A. from Boston College in 1980, and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1983. Paul and his wife, Lynn, have three children and reside in Rye, New York. Paul joined the Covenant House International board in May 2014.
Philip Andryc joined the board of directors of Covenant House International in May 2011, having previously been a member and chair of the Covenant House New York board of directors. Philip spent more than 20 years at Morgan Stanley, where he served in various capacities, and later retired from Berens Capital Management. Philip received an A.B. degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard University. He has three grown children and lives with his spouse, Linda, in Connecticut.
Rahul leads Human Resources for Accenture’s Technology organization as its Chief Talent Officer. Accenture Technology employs over 250,000 highly skilled professionals who help enterprises accelerate their transformation through innovative solutions.
Prior to this role, Rahul led the Talent organization, a world class team of experts who focus on creating next generation talent practices with the mission of discovering, inspiring and growing exceptional people in Accenture. As the Global Head of Talent, Rahul had responsibility for the recruiting strategy, onboarding and integration, learning, leadership development, specialization, performance, culture and employee experience for over 500,000 people in Accenture. Accenture invests almost $1 billion in the learning of its people and recruits over 100,000 people annually. Accenture’s Talent organization has a strong track record of crafting and scaling innovative practices, winning multiple awards and several patents. Accenture Connected Learning has been assessed as the world’s top-ranked learning organization, having twice won the coveted CLO LearningElite Award, and is powered by innovations such as digital learning boards, connected classrooms, and a global network of learning centers.
Rahul’s other previous roles included serving 5 years as Accenture’s Chief Learning Officer, and leading Accenture’s global HR Strategy and its three-year HR transformation journey. Rahul served as Accenture India’s first HR director, from 1999 to 2007, when the company grew from a niche management consulting firm of 200 people to a multi-business organization with 37,000 employees, earning the company global recognition for HR thought-leadership.
Deeply passionate about the role of Human Resources, Rahul relentlessly champions innovative solutions to unlock human potential. Rahul is the executive sponsor of Accenture’s relationship with Covenant House, a leading organization dedicated to ending youth homelessness. He previously served as an advisor on the Singapore Workforce Development Agency Training and Adult Education Skills Council, and as an independent Director on the board of Madura Microfinance Limited, a company focused on igniting entrepreneurship in underserved populations in India.
Rahul earned a master’s degree in Personnel Management from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune, and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Delhi. He is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences in the USA, Europe and Asia, and in prestigious educational institutions like Columbia, Wharton and Cornell. His work has been referenced in an HBS case study, HBR articles and in business books.
Since joining Accenture in 1994 Rahul has lived in India, Singapore and the USA, and is currently residing in New York City. He enjoys long country walks, single malt whiskey, and is an ardent dog lover.
Rachel Brosnahan is an award winning actress and producer who currently stars as Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel in the critically acclaimed Amazon series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Other notable film and television credits include House of Cards, Manhattan, The Courier, I’m Your Woman, Patriot’s Day, Louder Than Bombs and many more across film, television and the stage. Rachel's production banner Scrap Paper Pictures has a first look with Amazon Studios Television.
Roland V. Anglin is Dean of the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. Dean Anglin is recognized for his scholarly and applied work in the area of economic and community development. Dean Anglin is a passionate advocate for public polices and community-based strategies that create social and economic opportunities for marginalized communities and people. Prior to his appointment as Dean, Dr. Anglin was Senior Advisor to the Chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark and Director of the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies, an applied research institute at the university. Dr. Anglin began his career at Rutgers University in 1987. He was recruited to the Ford Foundation in 1991, where he spent eight years. Dr. Anglin served first as the program officer responsible for community development and was promoted to Deputy Director for Community and Resource Development. After leaving the Ford Foundation in 1999, Dr. Anglin went to the Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation (Seedco), a community development financial intermediary. He is the author and co-author of four books and several peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Anglin sits on several public sector, nonprofit, and private sector boards. He received his doctorate from the University of Chicago, an MA from Northwestern University, and a BA from Brooklyn College (City University of New York).
Stephanie Asbury is senior vice president of global talent. Her responsibilities include leading the strategies that support Delta’s global organizational effectiveness, leadership development, talent acquisition, recognition, and unique culture. Stephanie has more than 15 years of human resources experience in talent management. At Delta, she serves as a member of the Corporate Diversity Council and the Human Trafficking Steering Committee. Prior to joining Delta, Stephanie held various human resources leadership roles at Bank of America. As a member of Bank of America’s retail banking leadership team, Stephanie provided strategic direction and leadership on associate satisfaction, organizational effectiveness, and talent management for more than 70,000 employees. Prior to joining Bank of America, Stephanie held various leadership roles at Coca-Cola, ultimately becoming the global director of talent management, supporting more than 80,000 employees. As an active member of the Atlanta community, Stephanie has held board positions at several organizations, including the Atlanta Workforce Development Board. Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Indiana University.
Strauss Zelnick founded ZMC in 2001. He has a long history of leading media and communications enterprises and is deeply involved in originating investments, advising executives, and guiding strategic and operational initiatives across all portfolio company investments. Strauss serves as chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. In addition, he recently served as interim chairman of The CBS Corp. board of directors. Prior to forming ZMC, Strauss was president and chief executive officer of BMG Entertainment, at that time one of the world’s largest music and entertainment companies with more than 200 record labels and operations in 54 countries. Before joining BMG Entertainment, he was president and chief executive officer of Crystal Dynamics, a producer, and distributor of interactive entertainment software. Prior to that, he spent four years as president and chief operating officer of 20th Century Fox, where he managed all aspects of Fox Inc.’s worldwide motion picture production and distribution business. Previously, Strauss spent three years at Vestron Inc., two of them as the company’s president and chief operating officer. He also served as vice president of international television sales at Columbia Pictures. Strauss holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University, as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is the author of “Success: A Concise Guide to Having the Life You Want” and “Becoming Ageless.”
Tom McGee is president and chief executive officer of ICSC, a global membership organization serving the marketplaces industry. Prior to joining ICSC, Tom served as vice chairman of Deloitte, the world’s largest professional services organization, where he garnered 26 years of experience in managing an organization with diverse constituencies around the globe. A noted business speaker, Tom has significant media experience, with frequent appearances on, among others, Bloomberg, Fox Business, CNBC, and Yahoo Finance, and is often quoted in national media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal. Tom is active in numerous civic, charitable, and academic organizations, and became chair of Covenant House International in December 2015. Tom, his wife, Charlene, and their two daughters reside in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
Tracy Jones-Walker is a senior associate at a Wall Street investment bank in New York City. Born in Georgetown, Guyana, she came to the United States with her 8-month-old daughter. Prior to her five-year tenure with her current company, she held similar positions with Credit Suisse, SG Cowen Securities, Deutsche Bank, U.S. Clearing, and Bear Stearns. Tracy is an alumna of Covenant House’s Rights of Passage program. She joined the corporate board of directors of Covenant House New York in 2004, where she served for two years before joining the Covenant House International board of directors, where she has served for more than 10 years. Tracy and her husband of more than 25 years have three daughters and are the proud grandparents of two girls and one boy. They have invested in several homes in Brooklyn and currently reside in one of those homes, in East Flatbush.
Vivian Scott Chew is a pioneering risk-taker in every sense of the word. As founder and principal of TimeZone International, she stands as an innovative figure in the global music and entertainment industry. One of Vivian’s foundational steps was at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), where she was the first African American female membership representative. She then founded the “ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards,” which became an instant success and has grown to become an ASCAP staple event, now celebrating its 33rd year. Vivian stepped into the world of entrepreneurship by establishing TimeZone International, the first U.S.-based African American-owned company that provides recording artists with international marketing and promotion services in expanded regions. The roster of artists includes Jill Scott, Lil Wayne, JoJo, Toni Braxton, Iyanla Vanzant, Jay-Z, Kem, Brian McKnight, Ledisi, Common, India.Arie, and BeBe Winans. Corporate clients include McDonalds, Red Bull, Sony Music, and Universal Music Group to name a few. Alongside her husband, the music director and producer Ray Chew, she is a founding partner in Chew Entertainment, a premiere event-production firm. Vivian is the newest member of the New Jersey Council on the Arts and the president of the Power2Inspire Foundation, which she created with her husband to identify and nurture music creators and industry leaders to rise to their highest potential.