Board and Staff

Board of Directors & Officers

Matthew Boone
Senior Finance Manager, OpenX Technologies, Inc.

Matthew Chasin – Vice Chair
Managing Director, Royal Bank of Canada

Michael Coneys  Recording Secretary
Legal Services, New York City Department of Education

Paul Cronin
National Director, KeyBank Business Capital

Joseph Delaney
Director of Northeast Alumni Relations, Deloitte LLP (ret.)

Jeffrey DiModica
Managing Director, Starwood Capital Group

TJ Durkin
Managing Director, Angelo, Gordon & Co.

Carmen Fariña
Chancellor, New York City Department of Education

Ashley FinaChair
President, Michael C. Fina & Company

Morris Fodeman
Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Charlotte Frank, Ph. D.
Senior Advisor, McGraw-Hill Education

Dylan Huang
Senior Managing Director & Head of Retail Annuities, New York Life

Steve Israel
President & CEO, SMI Properties

John Lucas
Senior Vice President & Chief Risk and Administration Officer, HSBC North America

Dean McGee
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services and Innovative Programs Division,
Kern High School District

Joe Perrone
District Manager, FedEx

Matt Schaffnit – Treasurer
Chief Operating Officer, lenditapp

Ash Sobhe

Jeffrey Taylor
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Digital Risk

Debra Weiser


National Office Staff

Iris Blanc
Executive Director

Kimitra Cain
Finance and Operations Manager

Bryn Canner
Director of Development

Susan Chan
Manager of National Events

Nick Chapman
National Program Director

Tyler Fugazzie
Marketing and Communications Manager


Regional Office Staff

Cindy Boyd
Midwest Regional Director

Kristen Callahan
College Network Program Director

Tom Cook
North Carolina State Coordinator

Tyshawn Davis
New York City Work-Based Learning Coordinator

Rhonda Doak
Mid-Atlantic Regional Director

Polly Farina
Northern California Regional Director

Kathy Gielow
Northeast Regional Director

John Jastremski
New York City Regional Director

Teri Jones
Southern California Regional Director

Kendra Lee
Illinois State Coordinator

Ellen Palazzo
Long Island Regional Director

Penny Riddle
Midwest Program Coordinator

Wendy Schmitt
Michigan State Coordinator

Soteria Stavroulakis
New York City Program Coordinator

Irv Wortman
Long Island Program Coordinator