Friends of the Children–New York's Board of Directors and Leadership Council are composed of dedicated professional and community leaders who share our passion for our mission and commitment to our values.

Board of Directors

James Iselin


Managing Director

Neuberger Berman

James I. McClammy



Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Patrick D. McGrath



Anchorage Capital Group, L.L.C.

Martha Ucko


Founder and Executive Director


Erica B. Baird

(Retired) Deputy General Counsel


Kells Barnett


5001 Flavors Inc and Harlem Haberdashery

Berna Barshay

Senior Editor

Empire Financial Research

Bettina Benson

Assistant Director Federal Compliance

Pfizer Inc. (retired)

Effie Blassberger ‎

Assistant District Attorney ‎

Queens District Attorney's Office

Randy Chao


Houlihan Lokey – Consumer, Food & Retail Group

Kenneth Chen

Senior Vice President

Antares Capital

Karn S. Chopra

Managing Director

Centerview Partners

Elaine Daly, LMSW


Henry Street Settlement

Aliya Haider

General Counsel

GC at Bombora

Lena Hall

Actress, Singer, Songwriter

Melissa Hobley

Chief Marketing Officer


Peter W. Kolp, Esq.


Peter W. Kolp P.C.

Matthew Landy

Portfolio Manager

Lazard Asset Management

Paul M. Lewis

Senior Vice President – Private Wealth Management

UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Howard Lorsch

Human Resources Consultant

Kathleen Maurella

Chief Marketing Officer

Waterloo Sparkling Water

Dana Rachlin

Executive Director

NYC Together

Christopher Rollins

Chief Executive Officer

BTIG Limited

Joan D. Rosenthal


JPMorgan Chase

Brian E. Schartz


Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Elisabeth Wadsworth

Portfolio Manager / Strategic Partner

Esopus Creek Advisors LLC

Chase Williams


Table of Kingz

Ronald S. Zuvich, CFA

Vice President

Emet Capital Management

Leadership Council

Lamont Barnett Wray Jr

Food Bank For New York City

Michael Beutel

Partners Group

Ruth Ann Blankenheim


Davion Chism

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Jessica Corn

Soroban Capital Partners LP

Hector Del Razo

Antares Capital

Megan DuMont

Food Bank For New York City

Obi Eruchalu

Cerberus Capital Management

Matthew Fagen

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Jesse Friedlander

Providence Equity

Solana Fruchter


Sarah Jakaitis

JP Morgan Chase

Jordan Kravette

Alvarez & Marshal

Pinsi Lei

Pinsi Lei Creative

Alex Liao

Apollo Global Management

Andrew Lichtman

Jenner & Block

Grace Lloyd


Richard Lorenzen

Fifth Avenue Brands

Mitchell Revich

Prelude Growth Partners

Allison Roye

JP Morgan Chase

Sahil Vaziralli

Ernst & Young

Ashley Renee Watkins

The Juilliard School

Mario Zillner

Morgan Stanley

Jessica Zukhovich

HIG Capital