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Jennifer K. Marrus, Chair | Fundraising and Board Development Consultant
Milena Alberti | Former CFO, Penguin Random House
Lorie Almon | Co-Managing Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Sharyar Aziz | Managing Director, UBS
Mark Flannery | Sector Executive, Point72
Kellie Lerner | Partner, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP
Cynthia Mitchell | Partner, Seyfarth Shaw
Kim Mitchell | Vice President, Program Development & Operations, NPower
Mark Pinho | Managing Director, $30 Billion Family Office
Alan Riffkin | Managing Director, Lazard Freres & Co. LLC
Brian Rivel | President, Rivel Research Group
Meridith Sopher | Vice President of Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice & Youth Services at Sheltering Arms
Betty Weintraub | Grant Program Manager, Connecticut Healthy & Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA)
Molly Wythes | Marketing Consultant


Brittany Sommer Katzin, Co-ChairEducational Consultant
Kelsey Nason, Co-Chair | Partner, Baretz+Brunelle
Alexandra Hancock | Managing Director of Marketing & Student Acquisition, BASIS.ed
Andrew Guidice | Director, First Republic Bank
Brittany Tuosto | Vice President of Firm Operations and Communications, Fundamental Advisors, LP
Colin Campbell | Consultant, Oliver Wyman
Desirae Jones | Consultant
Erica Swainson | Corporate Counsel, Salesforce
Jane Krause Knowledge Associate, Russell Reynolds Associates
Jerry Gao | Private Equity Analyst, Palladium Equity Partners
Kaitlin Ferry | Family Assistant
Kierra Hines | CI, Capital Partners
Leah Kraeling | Fashion Model
Leah Molaiepour | Associate Director of Major Gifts, University of Pennsylvania
Marley Hyman | Interim Head of Recruiting for the Huffington Post & Executive Recruiting Lead
Nika Mosenthal | Asset Management, JP Morgan
Samantha Wong | Senior Treasury Analyst, Steve Madden
Samantha Marrus | Associate, Video Partnerships, MillerCoors & The Boeing Company
Shanika Victor | Event Consultant
Torrean Slaughter | Assistant Analyst, OMD – part of Omnicom Media Group
Victoria Havlicek | Operations Manager, The Syndicate

Interested in joining the Young Professionals Board? We are currently seeking motivated young professionals to participate in the planning and coordination of fundraising, volunteer and social events. To learn more, contact Liz Trout, Associate Director of Development at or 212-868.2526 X616.

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