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

Board of Directors

Kathleen Maurella


Consultant Brand and Strategy Marketing

James I. McClammy


Partner Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Patrick D. McGrath


Director Anchorage Capital Group, L.L.C.

Martha Ucko


Senior Product Manager CreditSights

James Iselin


Managing Director Neuberger Berman

Erica B. Baird

Lead Counsel

Global Office of General Counsel, PWC retired

Berna Barshay

CFO Burkland Associates

Bettina Benson

Assistant Director Federal Compliance

Pfizer Inc. (retired)

Effie Blassberger ‎

Assistant District Attorney ‎Queens District Attorney's Office

Kenneth Chen

Senior Vice President Antares Capital

Karn S. Chopra

Managing Director

Centerview Partners

Aliya Haider

General Counsel Geller Advisors

Melissa Hobley

Chief Marketing Officer OkCupid

Peter W. Kolp, Esq.

Founder Peter W. Kolp P.C.

Matthew Landy

Manager/Analyst Lazard Asset Management

Paul M. Lewis

Senior Vice President Wittenstein Adelman Lewis Wealth Management, UBS Financial Services, Inc

Howard Lorsch

Human Resources Consultant

Hon. Kathleen A. Roberts

U.S. Magistrate Judge (SDNY, retired) Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS

Christopher Rollins

CEO BTIG Limited

Joan D. Rosenthal

JPMorgan Chase (Retired)

Brian E. Schartz, P.C.

Partner Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Elisabeth Wadsworth

Ronald S. Zuvich, CFA

Vice President Emet Capital Management

Randy Chao


Houlihan Lokey’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group

Dana Rachlin

Executive Director

NYC Together

Chase Williams


Table of Kingz

Kells Barnett


5001 Flavors Inc and Harlem Haberdashery

Leadership Council

Ibrahim Ayub


Michael Beutel

Partners Group

Ruth Ann Blankenheim


Jessica Corn

Soroban Capital Partners LP

Hector Del Razo

Antares Capital

Matthew Fagen

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Jesse Friedlander

Providence Equity

Solana Fruchter


Allison Roye

JP Morgan Chase

Sarah Jakaitis

JP Morgan Chase

Gabrielle Kelly

Neuberger Berman

Jordan Kravette

Alvarez & Marshal

Pinsi Lei

Pinsi Lei Creative

Grace Lloyd


Andrew Lichtman

Jenner & Block

Li Litombe

Arent Fox

Richard Lorenzen

Fifth Avenue Brands

Mitchell Revich

Prelude Growth Partners

Mario Zillner

Antares Capital