Board & Staff

Our Team

Virtual Enterprises International is an educational nonprofit transforming students into business professionals by bringing the workplace into the classroom. Our team includes a community of educators, business leaders, and post-secondary partners who help guide our mission.

Board of Directors and Officers

Matthew Boone, Director of Finance, Openpath Security
Matthew Chasin, UBS — VE Board of Directors, Vice Chair
Michael Coneys, Chairman & President, The Leo House — VE Board of Directors, Recording Secretary
Paul Cronin, National Director, KeyBank Business Capital
Joseph Delaney, Director of Northeast Alumni Relations, Deloitte LLP (ret.)
Jeffrey F. DiModica, President, Starwood Property Trust
TJ Durkin, Managing Director, Angelo, Gordon & Co.
Richard A. Carranza, Chancellor, New York City Department of Education
Ashley Fina, President, Michael C. Fina & Company — VE Board of Directors, Chair
Morris Fodeman, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Maureen Gillan-Myer, Executive Vice President, Head of Human Resources USA, HSBC Bank USA
Charlotte Frank, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, McGraw-Hill Education
Maureen Gillan-Myer, Executive Vice President, Head of Human Resources USA, HSBC Bank USA
Mary Haggerty, Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase
Dylan Huang, Senior Managing Director & Head of Retail Annuities, New York Life
Steve Israel, President and CEO, SMI Properties
Sandra Krasnoff, Senior VP, Corp. Secretary and General Counsel, Pall Corporation (ret.)
Dean McGee, Assistant Superintendent, Kern High School District
Jay Novik, Principal, Black Diamond Capital Partners
Fukiko Ogisu, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Viacom
John Partilla, CEO, Screenvision Media
Jeffrey Taylor, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Digital Risk

National Staff

Iris Blanc, Founder
Nick Chapman, President
Glynis O’Leary, Director of Program Development
Michael Brownstein, Director of Strategic Growth
Tyler Fugazzie, Director of Communications
Wendy Schmitt, National Program Manager
Susan Chan, National Events Manager
Mohammad Hossain, Finance & Operations Manager
Amina Music, National Operations Assistant
Abril Peña, Engagement Coordinator
Yuvaraj Dhir, Program Associate
Sonja Visser, Program Associate

Regional Staff

Regional Staff

New York Metro
Paul Presti, New York Metro Regional Director
Gina Pol, NYC Program Coordinator
Meghan Foley, PA/NJ Program Coordinator
Alexis Montano, VE Fellow
Anwaar Barakat, VE Fellow
Farogh Dar, VE Fellow

Long Island
Ellen Palazzo, Long Island Regional Director
Irv Wortman, Long Island Program Coordinator

Kathy Gielow, Northeast Regional Director

Great Lakes
Wendy Schmitt, Great Lakes Regional Director
Kendra Lee, Illinois State Coordinator
Carrie Smith, Michigan State Coordinator

Cindy Boyd, Southern Regional Director
Penny Riddle, Program Coordinator
Mark Jones, North Carolina State Coordinator
Lisa Bonelli, Technical Support Staff
Ronnie Giordano, Florida State Coordinator
Emanuel Young, Missouri State Coordinator

Teri Jones, California Regional Director
Jake Stuebbe, Kern County Regional Director