Board of Directors

Officers/Executive Committee


Joel Copperman



Frederick Shack

Urban Pathways


Dianne Morales

Phipps Neighborhoods


Mitchell Netburn

Project Renewal

Past Board Chairs

Nancy Wackstein, 2006-2010
Gordon J. Campbell, 2006-2007
Alan B. Siskind, Ph.D., 2000-2006
Beverly Brooks, 1997-2000
Horace W. Morris, 1994-1997
Stephen D. Solender, 1991-1994

Andrea Anthony
Day Care Council of New York
Jess Dannhauser
Graham Windham
David Garza
Henry Street Settlement
Eric Goldstein
UJA-Federation of New York
Thomas Krever
Hetrick-Martin Institute
Sister Paulette LoMonaco
Good Shepherd Services
Danielle Moss Lee
YWCA of the City of New York
Joanne M. Oplustil
Jim F. Purcell
Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies
Marla Simpson
Brooklyn Community Services
Msgr. Kevin Sullivan
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York

Board of Directors

Barrier Free Living Paul Feuerstein President/CEO
BronxWorks Eileen Torres Executive Director
Brooklyn Community Services Marla Simpson Executive Director
CAMBA Joanne M. Oplustil Executive Director
Care for the Homeless Bobby Watts Executive Director
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York Msgr. Kevin Sullivan Executive Director
CASES Joel Copperman President/CEO
Citizens' Committee for Children of New York, Inc. Jennifer March Executive Director
Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies Jim F. Purcell Executive Director
Day Care Council of New York, Inc. Andrea Anthony Executive Director
ExpandED Schools Lucy Friedman President
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies Jennifer Jones Austin Executive Director
Good Shepherd Services Sister Paulette LoMonaco Executive Director
Graham Windham Jess Dannhauser President/CEO
Henry Street Settlement David Garza Executive Director
Hetrick-Martin Institute Thomas Krever Executive Director
Hudson Guild Ken Jockers Executive Director
Hunger Free America Joel Berg Executive Director
InterAgency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies, Inc. Peter Pierri Executive Director
Jewish Child Care Association Ronald Richter CEO
Leake and Watts Services Alan Mucatel Executive Director
Legal Information for Families Today Sharon Myrie Chief Executive Officer
Lighthouse Guild Mark G. Ackermann President/CEO
LiveOn NY Igal Jellinek Executive Director
National Association of Social Workers, NYC Chapter Robert Schachter Executive Director
New York Foundling William Baccaglini Executive Director
New York Immigration Coalition Steven Choi Executive Director
Phipps Neighborhoods Dianne Morales Executive Director/CEO
Project Renewal Mitchell Netburn President/CEO
Safe Horizon Ariel Zwang   CEO
STRIVE Philip Weinberg CEO
Supportive Housing Network of New York Laura Mascuch Executive Director
Sunnyside Community Services Judy Zangwill President
The Actors Fund Joseph Benincasa President/CEO
The Arab-American Family Support Center Lena Alhusseini President
The Carter Burden Center for the Aging William Dionne Executive Director
The Children's Aid Society Phoebe Boyer President and CEO
The Children's Village Jeremy Kohomban Executive Director
The Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies, Inc. Christy Parque Executive Director
UJA-Federation of New York Eric Goldstein CEO
United Neighborhood Houses of New York Susan Stamler Executive Director
Urban Pathways Fred Shack Executive Director
Urban Resource Institute Nathaniel Fields President and CEO
YWCA of New York City Danielle Moss Lee Chief Executive Officer

Chair's Cabinet

David S. Birdsell, Dean & Professor, Baruch College, School of Public Affairs

David Birdsell has centered his academic work on the nexus of communication, media, and information technology in politics, government and nonprofit administration. He studies public access to information technology and advises nonprofit and governmental institutions on their communication and technology programs. His recent work on developing public sector leaders has led to the creation of more than 20 leadership programs offered in partnership with government and nonprofit organizations in New York. An expert on political debating and widely published on communication theory and practice, he is a regular guest commentator on debates and other aspects of political communication for local, national, and international television and print media. His work has been supported by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the IBM Endowment for the Study of Business and Government, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation, the New York Community Trust, the JPMorganChase Foundation, the United Way of New York City, the Markle Foundation, and other funders.

He serves on the New York City Broadband Advisory Committee and the Media Advisory Committee of the National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights as well as on the boards of the Volunteer Consulting Group and the New York Census Research Data Center. He chairs the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration's Committee on Executive Education.

He received his BA and MA degrees from the University of Virginia and his Ph.D. in Public Communication from the University of Maryland.

Antony Bugg-Levine, Chief Executive Officer, Nonprofit Finance Fund

Antony Bugg-Levine is the CEO of Nonprofit Finance Fund, a national nonprofit and financial intermediary that unlocks the potential of mission-driven organizations through tailored investment, strategic advice, and accessible insights. In this role, he oversees more than $340 million of investment capital and a national consulting practice, and works with a range of philanthropic, private sector and government partners to develop and implement innovative approaches to financing social change. Mr. Bugg-Levine writes and speaks on the evolution of the social sector and the emergence of the global impact investing industry. He is the co-author of Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference (Wiley, 2011).

As a Managing Director at the Rockefeller Foundation, Mr. Bugg-Levine designed and led the initiative, Harnessing the Power of Impact Investing. He is the founding board chair of the Global Impact Investing Network and convened the 2007 meeting that coined the phrase “impact investing.”

Previously, Mr. Bugg-Levine was the country director for Kenya and Uganda for TechnoServe, a nongovernmental organization that develops and implements business solutions to rural poverty. Earlier in his career, as a consultant with McKinsey, he advised Fortune 100 clients in the financial services and health care sectors, and helped develop new frameworks for incorporating social dynamics into corporate strategy. He is an associate adjunct professor in the Social Enterprise Program at the Columbia Business School. He is also a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.

Gordon J. Campbell, Professor of Practice, New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Gordon Campbell currently serves as a Professor of Practice at New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of New York City, which creates, leads and supports strategic initiatives that have a measurable and lasting impact in improving education, income stability, and health.

Mr. Campbell was Chief Executive Officer of Safe Horizon, the nation's leading and largest victim assistance organization, from 1998 to 2007. During his tenure, Safe Horizon was widely recognized for its compassionate and effective emergency response to the 9 /11 attacks. Prior to leading Safe Horizon, Mr. Campbell served in senior positions in the Koch, Dinkins and Giuliani Administrations. He was the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Homeless Services and Chief of Staff to the First Deputy Mayor. In addition, he was Deputy Director of the Mayor's Office of Operations and a mayoral appointee to the City's Procurement Policy Board. While at the City's Human Resources Administration, he headed the Office of Medicaid Transportation and created and organized the Division of AIDS Services.

Before arriving in New York City, Mr. Campbell served as a prosecutor, labor attorney, as well as the Chief Administrator for the Seattle City Attorney's Office.

Mr. Campbell has served on numerous public boards, taskforces and commission. Currently, he co-chairs the Mayoral/City Council Age-Friendly New York City Commission as well as co-chairing the New York City Strengthening Nonprofits' Task Force with the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services. He also serves on the boards of BronxWorks and PFLAG National. Previously, he served as a mayoral appointee to the Health and Human Service Information and Referral Corporation (i.e., 311/211) and the New York City Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board. He was also Chairperson of the Human Services Council, served on the board of the 9/11 United Services Group, and was a member of the Executive Council of the Coordinated Assistance Disaster Network.

He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Washington Law School, his Master in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and his Bachelor of Arts from Pacific Lutheran University.

Frederick Davie, Executive Vice President, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York

The Reverend Frederick Davie is the Executive Vice President. In this capacity, Mr. Davie serves as an adviser and assistant to the President for the structure and administration of the executive office, strategic planning, institutional advancement, and vision implementation. He also serves as the administrative center for all the work of the President, coordinating the efforts of executive office staff and senior staff in relation to the President.

MHe came to Union from the Arcus Foundation where he served as Interim Executive Director and Senior Director of the Social Justice and Programs.

Mr. Davie served on President Barack Obama’s transition team leading agency reviews of faith-based and community programs. He accepted an appointment by the President to the White House Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Mr. Davie has extensive experience in senior-level roles in philanthropic and social and economic justice organizations, including Public/Private Ventures and the Ford Foundation. He has been appointed to a number of leadership roles in public administration for the City of New York, culminating in his appointment as Deputy Borough President of Manhattan (1994-1997).

Mr. Davie’s interfaith and denominational work includes executive-level positions with New York City Mission Society, Brooklyn Ecumenical Cooperatives and the Presbytery of New York City.

A Presbyterian minister in the Presbytery of New York City, Mr. Davie has served the national church, presbytery and local congregations in various volunteer capacities.

Mr. Davie holds a B.A. in Political Science from Greensboro College ’78, and an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School ’82.

Carol Kellermann, President, Citizens Budget Commission

Carol Kellermann is President of the Citizens Budget Commission. Kellermann has over 25 years experience in leadership positions in non-profit, philanthropic, and government settings. She has served as Interim Executive Director of the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers and PENCIL, Inc., and as a consultant to City University of New York, where she initiated a pilot program to improve graduation rates and job outcomes at CUNY's six community colleges. As Executive Director and CEO of the September 11 Fund she oversaw the $500+ million charitable fund, which provided grants and assistance for the short and long term needs of victims of the September 11th attacks. Prior to that, she was Executive Director of Learning Leaders, the oldest and largest volunteer program in the New York City public schools. Kellermann has been chief of staff to then Congressman Charles E. Schumer and held various executive positions in New York City government, including Deputy Commissioner of the NYC Department of Finance. She holds degrees from Harvard Law School and Harvard College.

John MacIntosh, Partner, SeaChange Capital Partners

John leads SeaChange Capital Partners with responsibility for managing its grant-making, advisory services, and market-making efforts. Since joining SeaChange in 2008, John has launched two grant-making funds to support nonprofit collaboration through which he has been involved in over 250 nonprofit collaborations. He continues to explore roles that SeaChange might play to help nonprofits have more impact while giving donors leveraged funding opportunities.

Prior to joining SeaChange, John was a partner at Warburg Pincus in the global private equity firm's New York, Tokyo, and London offices. At Warburg Pincus, he was responsible for overseeing the firm's expansion into several new international markets and industry segments, designed the firm's investment performance and measurement system, was co-head of professional development, and served as a director of 16 companies, public and private. Earlier in his career John worked as a software engineer in Tokyo and a management consultant at Oliver Wyman.

In conjunction with the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics and the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, John coordinated a three-year program in resilience-building and depression prevention for more than 3,000 children across 25 middle schools in the United Kingdom.

John has a BSE from Princeton University and a MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy from the London School of Economics. He serves on the board of the New York Junior Tennis & Learning, the Credit Committee of the Contact Fund, and is an equity investment advisor to MicroVest Capital Management. John lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Anna, and their four daughters.

Kathryn S. Wylde, President/CEO, Partnership for New York City

Kathryn S. Wylde is president and chief executive officer of the nonprofit Partnership for New York City, the city's leading business organization. The Partnership works with leaders of business, government, labor and the not-for-profit sectors to build a stronger New York, with a focus on education, infrastructure and the economy.

Ms. Wylde has been with the Partnership since 1982. She served for fourteen years as founding president and chief executive officer of the Housing Partnership Development Corporation where she was instrumental in the creation of pioneering initiatives in affordable housing at the local, state and national levels. Under her leadership, more than $2 billion in private funds were invested in public-private partnerships that produced affordable housing and commercial developments in New York's most economically distressed communities.

Ms. Wylde was also founding president and chief executive officer of the Partnership Fund, a $120 million civic fund, that has helped to diversify the city's economy, create thousands of jobs and promote entrepreneurial business initiatives across the five boroughs.

She serves on the boards of many non profit and public institutions, including the New York Federal Reserve Bank, Lutheran Medical Center, NYC Economic Development Corporation, NYC Leadership Academy, Research Alliance for NYC Schools, Manhattan Institute, US Trust Advisory Committee and the Mayor's Sustainability Advisory Board.