Friends of the Children - New York | Board

Join us for Friends - New York’s Step Up Gala on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

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

Chairperson

Managing Director

Neuberger Berman

James I. McClammy

Vice-Chairperson

Partner

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Brian E. Schartz

Vice-Chairperson

Partner

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Martha Ucko

Founder and Executive Director

BrainTrain

Candace M. Arthur

Partner

Weil, Gotshal, & Manges LLP

Effie Blassberger ‎

Partner

Clayman, Rosenberg, Kirshner & Linder

Randy Chao

Director

Houlihan Lokey – Consumer, Food & Retail Group

Kenneth Chen

Partner

Harvest Partners

Karn S. Chopra

Managing Director

Centerview Partners

Ryan Preston Dahl

Partner

Ropes & Gray LLP

Hector Del Razo

Co-Chair

Antares Capital

Aliya Haider

General Counsel

Beacon Platform

Melissa Hobley

Global Chief Marketing Officer

Tinder

Rasmia Kirmani

Hester Street

Peter W. Kolp, Esq.

Founder

Peter W. Kolp P.C.

Matthew Landy

Portfolio Manager

Lazard Asset Management

Christopher Rollins

Chief Executive Officer

BTIG Limited

Joan D. Rosenthal

(Retired)

JPMorgan Chase

Patrick D. McGrath

Director

Anchorage Capital Group, L.L.C.

Elisabeth Wadsworth

Secretary

Kafene

Ronald S. Zuvich, CFA

Treasurer

Emet Capital Management

Andrew Licthman

Partner

Jenner & Block

John Singh

Partner

PJT Partners

Daniel Schapiro

CIM Group

Managing Director, Investments

Saima Meyer

Managing Director, Restructuring Administration

Kroll

Leadership Council

Michael Beutel

Co-Chair

Partners Group

Jessica Corn

Soroban Capital Partners LP

Matthew Fagen

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Solana Fruchter

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Robel Habte

Louis Vuitton

Jordan Kravette

Blue Torch Capital

Pinsi Lei

Pinsi Lei Creative

Alex Liao

Apollo Global Management

Grace Lloyd

Ardian

Richard Lorenzen

Co-Chair

Fifth Avenue Brands

Jenevieve Mitchell

Retired

Forbright Bank

Stephanie Mungroo

Live Nation

Shanique Peterkin

Boom VIP Events

Mitchell Revich

Prelude Growth Partners

Allison Roye

JP Morgan Chase

Nev Santana

Industry Dive

Rob Seda

ArrowMark Partners

Victoria Tu

L'Oreal

Sahil Vaziralli

Ernst & Young

Ashley Renee Watkins

The Juilliard School

Mario Zillner

Morgan Stanley

Lamont Barnett Wray Jr

Food Bank For New York City