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The following dedicated New Yorkers serve as our Board. Six are nominated by civic authorities: the Mayor of New York City, the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the chairmen of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Partnership for New York City, and the presidents of the City’s Bar Association and the New York Academy of Medicine. In addition, the following people serve as trustees emeriti: Charlynn Goins, Robert M. Kaufman, Roger J. Maldonado, Anne Moore, M.D., Anne P. Sidamon-Eristoff, and Jason H. Wright.

Valerie S. Peltier
Valerie S. Peltier
Chair, The New York Community Trust; Managing Director, Tishman Speyer

Managing Director, Tishman Speyer; Vice Chair of the Board and Chairman of the Buildings and Grounds Committee, American Museum of Natural History; Trustee, City Harvest; former Board Member: Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Harvard College Fund Executive Committee.

Nominated by the Chairman of the Partnership for New York City.

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Fernando A. Bohorquez, Jr.
Partner, BakerHostetler

Partner, BakerHostetler; Board Member: Conflicts of Interest Board of the City of New York, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, Council of Urban Professionals; former Board Member: Fund for Modern Courts, Limon Dance Foundation; former Chair, NYS Bar Committee on Civil Rights; former Secretary, NYC Bar Committee on Pro Bono.

Nominated by the President of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Jamie Drake
Jamie Drake
Founder and Principal, Drake/Anderson

Founder and Principal, Drake/Anderson; Chairman, Alpha Workshops; Fellow, American Society of Interior Designers; Member: Parsons The New School for Design Board of Governors, Historic House Trust of New York Directors’ Council, Interior Design Hall of Fame, Architectural Digest AD100 Hall of Fame; Honorary Trustee, Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club; Former Co-Chairman, Furnish-a-Future Industry Committee.

Nominated by the Mayor of the City of New York.

Obaid Khan
Obaid (Obi) Z. Khan
Chief Financial Officer, Tishman

Chief Financial Officer, Tishman; former Member, Merrill Lynch Capital Markets Group; Member: Urban Land Institute, the Real Estate Roundtable, New York Hospitality Council.

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Mahmoud A. Mamdani
Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Morgan Stanley/Investment Banking Division

Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Morgan Stanley/Investment Banking Division; Member, Council on Foreign Relations; David Rockefeller Fellow, Partnership for New York City; Finance and Audit Committee Chair, Grameen America; former Chairman, ABANA.

Nominated by the Chairman of the Partnership for New York City.

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Stephen C. Robinson
Former U.S. District Judge (ret.)

Former U.S. District Judge (ret.); former Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Civilian Representative, NYPD Terrorism Committee; former U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut; former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY; Trustee: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medicine; Independent Director, Dycom Communications.

Nominated by the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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Judith O. Rubin
Chairman, Playwrights Horizons

Chairman: Playwrights Horizons, Theatre Communications Group’s National Council for the American Theatre; Trustee: Mount Sinai Health System and Chairman, Committees on Quality, American Theatre Wing, Laurents/ Hatcher Foundation; Member, Tony Awards Administration Committee; former President and Chairman, 92NY.

Jane E. Salmon, MD
Jane E. Salmon, M.D.
Collette Kean Research Chair and Director, Lupus and APS Center of Excellence at Hospital for Special Surgery

Collette Kean Research Chair and Director, Lupus and APS Center of Excellence at Hospital for Special Surgery; Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine; Member: National Academy of Medicine, National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Board of Scientific Counselors; Scientific Advisory Board, Alliance for Lupus Research; Associate Editor, Annals of Rheumatic Diseases.

Nominated by the New York Academy of Medicine.

Mali Sananikone Gaw
Mali Sananikone Gaw
Private Investor; Founder, Phoenix Collective Fund

Private Investor; Founder, Phoenix Collective Fund; Co-Founder: Lincoln Center Family Council, Lincoln Center Kids, Lincoln Center Students Arts Council, Young Patrons of Lincoln Center; Member: Asian Art Circle, Guggenheim Museum; former Board Member, Jewish Community Project Downtown; former Board Chair, Metropolis Ensemble.

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Erana M. Stennett
Bloomberg Global Corporate Philanthropy, Director

Bloomberg Global Corporate Philanthropy, Director, Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa; Board of Trustees, Central Park Conservancy; Board of Directors, New York City Center; Emeritus Director, the Public Art Fund.

Barron (Buzz) Tenny
Barron (Buzz) Tenny
Former Executive VP, Secretary, and General Counsel, Ford Foundation

Former Executive Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel, Ford Foundation; Board Member, Orchestra of the Americas; Member: Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program Advisory Council, Youth Communication Advisory Board.

Ann Unterberg
Ann Unterberg
Trustee: New 42, Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music

Trustee: New 42, Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music; Vice Chair and Trustee, Monmouth Medical Center; former Trustee: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Wildlife Conservation Society, Planned Parenthood NYC, International Women’s Health Coalition, Monmouth University, Garden States Art Center, Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey; former Chair: Lincoln Center Education, NARAL Pro Choice America Foundation, Two River Theater Company; former President, Grand Street Settlement; former Senior Vice President, L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin.

Nominated by the Chairman of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.