Board of Trustees



Melissa G. Vail, Co-Chair

Timothy J. Tynan, Co-Chair
Bank of America Merchant Services, former CEO

Minerva Tantoco, Vice Chair
City Strategies, CTO
City of New York, former CTO

Stuart Fischer, Secretary
Finsbury Glover Hering, Consulting Partner

Martin R. Kupferberg, Treasurer
Kepco, Inc., President


Ellen S. Baker, M.D., M.P.H
NASA Astronaut (Former)

Gilda A. Barabino, Ph.D.
Olin College of Engineering, President

Al Bunshaft
Dassault Systèmes, SVP, Global Affairs and Workforce of the Future, Americas (retired)

David Christman

David Chubak
Citi, Head of US Retail Banking

Robert Davis
Alcentra, Managing Director

Francisco D’Souza
Cognizant Board of Directors, Vice Chairman

Atul Dubey
Wolters Kluwer, Senior Vice President, Global Strategy

Seth H. Dubin, Esq., President Emeritus

Anna M. Ewing
Nasdaq, Executive Vice President (retired)

Joseph R. Ficalora
New York Community Bancorp. Inc., President and Chief Executive Officer (retired)

Michael B. Freedman, M.B.A., C.P.A.

Dario Gil, Ph.D.
IBM, Senior Vice President and Director of IBM Research

Edward D. Horowitz
Edslink LLC, Chairman

Frans Johansson
The Medici Group, Founder and CEO

Srini Kalapala
Verizon, Vice President, Technology and Supplier Strategy

Mary E. Kelly
Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., Senior Vice President, Corporate Shared Services

James Korein, Ph.D.
Omnispective Management Corp., Chairman

Hendrik (René) Lammers
PepsiCo, Inc., Chief Science Officer

Yvonne Liu
Multicultural Radio Broadcasting, Inc., Vice President

Mary Jane McCartney


Louis Modano
Nasdaq, Senior Vice President and CISO

Martez R. Moore
Moore Frères & Company, LLC, Chairman and CEO

Jaclyn A. Mucaria
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, President

Sudhir Nair
BlackRock Solutions, Senior Managing Director, Global Head of the Aladdin Business

Michelle Neal
US CEO, LedgerEdge

Frederick Royall, III
Chase, Managing Director, National Head of Diverse Businesses, Middle Market Banking and Specialized Industries

Stephen H. Sands
Lazard, Vice Chairman, US Investment Banking
Global Co-Head, Healthcare Group

Linda S. Sanford
IBM Corporation, Senior Vice President Enterprise Transformation (retired)

Anil Shrivastava

Alan Sinsheimer, Esq.
Sullivan & Cromwell, Partner

Steven Thogmartin
The Boston Consulting Group, Senior Partner and Managing Director

Lisa Thomas
Cowen Group, Associate Director of Research

Ian Trombley
NBCUniversal, President, Operations and Technology

James S. Wiener
BNY Mellon, Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Capital and Balance-Sheet Strategy

Trustees Emeriti

  • Nicholas M. Donofrio, Chair Emeritus
  • Ivan G. Seidenberg, Chair Emeritus
  • Cecily Cannan Selby, Ph.D.
  • Sara Lee Schupf
  • Ravenel B. Curry, III


  • Honorable Bill de Blasio Mayor, City of New York
  • Honorable Scott M. Stringer Comptroller, City of New York
  • Honorable Corey Johnson Speaker, New York City Council
  • Honorable Donovan Richards President, Borough of Queens
  • Mitchell Silver Commissioner, New York City, Department of Parks & Recreation
  • Gonzalo Casals Commissioner, New York City, Department of Cultural Affairs
  • Meisha Ross Porter Chancellor, New York City, Department of Education
  • Dr. Margaret Honey President and CEO, New York Hall of Science

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