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GallopNYC Board, Advisory Council, and Emeritus Directors (2016)

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GallopNYC Board of Directors (2016)

 

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Name Affiliation Position Term Began
Suzy Marquard Retired corporate finance attorney with Prudential Insurance. Trustee of Brooklyn Botanic Garden.Avid rider and horse owner. Certified PATH Intl. Instructor. President 2007
 Sol Reischer  Retired Option Specialist on the American Stock Exchange.  Chairman of the Specialist Association from 1995 – 2002. Parent of a 15 year old daughter with Cerebral Palsy who started Therapeutic Horseback Riding at 3 1/2 years old and today trots, canters and jumps on her own. Vice President  2014
Richard Billson Parent of GallopNYC rider.Attorney. Former Vice President, Marketing for Zurich Insurance. Board member of Hawthorne Country Day School (special needs). Brooklyn Resident. Secretary 2012
Hendrick Laverge Principal Frick, Wellington & Laverge.LLM Private and Corporate Law, Leiden University. Experienced horseman. Treasurer 2010
Audrey Abbott Retired NY Stock Exchange Specialist.Life long Rider. Horse Owner.Long term GallopNYC volunteer. 2012
Anne Marie Chance Professor at City Tech of the City University of New York. Construction Manager.Outreach Chair at AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction, urban resilience researcher.Founder of Supper Club 80 2012
Abigail Corcoran Over 10 years of marketing experience, athlete, casual horse back rider and supporter of people with disabilities. 2015
Nicole Epps Managing Director, World Childhood Foundation USA. Extensive non-profit and advocacy experience. Lifelong horse lover and rider. Parent of a young rider. 2016
Constance Hunter Constance Hunter is the Chief Economist of KPMG LLP. She graduated with a BA in Economics and Sociology from New York University and with a Master’s of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She is an equestrian. 2016
Derek Manwaring Worldwide Marketing Director, Colgate Palmolive, 15 years of global experience in consumer product marketing.  Parent of two, including a child with disabilities who benefits from hippotherapy. 2012
Soledad Mills Vice President, Equitable Origin. Master of International Affairs, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs. Therapeutic Riding volunteer and instructor since 2005. Avid rider and former horse owner. 2015
Sheila Patel Partner, Goldman Sachs. Member of the Women in Leadership Initiative at Princeton University. Horse owner. 2009
Carla Pehowski Managing Director and Senior Tax Counsel, Royal Bank of Canada. Avid Dressage rider and horse owner. Audit Committee Chair 2015
David Reis KellerWilliamsNYC Residential and Commercial Property Salesperson. MD, in consultative cardiology practice
Jessica Rosen  Principal in Blackstone’s fixed income investment division focused on consumer and distressed debt investments.  Lifelong rider and former horse owner.  2014
Alicia Kershaw Executive DirectorNON VOTINGFounder. Certified PATH Intl. instructor.Retired attorney. Lifelong rider. Auxiliary Mounted NYC Park Enforcement Patrol Officer. 2005

 

 



GallopNYC Advisory Council (2016)

 

Danielle Barth Founder. Licensed Physical Therapist. 2005
Georgina Bloomberg Equestrian professional.Active member of the Board of the Equestrian Aid Foundation.Co-author of a young-adult series of novels including The A Circuit (2011) and My Favorite Mistake (2012). 2012
Michael John Carley ED, GRASP (The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership). 2011
John E. Franzreb III Horse Show Ringmaster and Steward nationwide. Life long equestrian, stable, and riding school owner. Location and animal consultant to film and media. Staten Island civic leader. 2011
Frances Green Attorney and Equestrienne. 2015
Herbert H. Sambol A passionate horseman and business person with a background in real estate development and finance, Herb is a graduate of Oberlin College, where he serves on the President’s Advisory Board. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Citizens Committee for New York, and the Advisory Board of the Abbington Square Conservancy. Herb lives in the West Village. 2011
Judy Place Sloan Principal with Deloitte Tax LLP, Judy holds leadership roles in the firm’s Global Employer Services (GES) practice as well as the US Global Office. In addition to her client roles, Judy is the Country Relationship Leader (CRL) for the US firm in its work with the French Member Firm. Judy graduated in 1983 from Georgetown University where she earned her BA in English Literature.
Judy is a lifelong equestrian and an avid competitor in the discipline of Dressage. She has earned her Bronze and Silver Medals from the United States Dressage Federation and is a top ranked amateur in New England and Nationally. She also competes at the international levels of the sport.
2011
Kim Walker Director of Direct Mail fundraising for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.Member of the Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation Advisory Council.Horse owner. Board Member 2008-15. 2008

 

 



GallopNYC Rising Professionals Group (2016)

 

 

Tory Brewster Sciame Construction. From pony camp in Riverdale to the equestrian team at Syracuse University to showing at the Hampton Classic, always a dedicated equestrian. 2015
Luna Dai Associate at Warburg Pincus. Supporter of therapeutic horsemanship. 2015
Emily Deshaies Deloitte & Touche LLP. Animal lover interested in community involvement. 2015
Dan Grubert . 2015
Casie Hill Deloitte Consulting LLP. Love people, life, and giving back. 2015
Lexi McCanick Citi Horse lover since age 2 2015
Claire Sprattler Highbridge Capital Management. 20i5
Marielle Sweeney ZocDoc Account Executive. Former equestrian/horse owner and life long horse lover. 2015
Cleo Zagren Investment research at Macquarie. Saw the kids on their horses in Brooklyn and that was it! 2015
Weifang Zhu Hearsay Social Inc. Technology advocate and novice rider. 2015

 

 



GallopNYC Founders and Emeritus Board Members (2016)

 

 

Linda Bogin Retired corporate attorney.Racehorse owner and pleasure rider. Board 2007-12
Rose Bonamusa Retired Business Owner. Equestrienne. 2011
David Ciriello Advisory Services KPMG LLP.Active with The Samaritans, Camp Sunshine and other child service organizations. Active member of the Advisory Board for the Hudson Union Society. Board 2009 – 11. 2011
Kelly Darby Founder; Equestrienne. 2005 2011
Art Goldberg Founder; Owner, Fair Hill Farm. 2005. 2011
Ben Goldberg Founder, Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Fair Hill Farm. 2005 2011
Maggie Kulik Founder. Graphic Artist. Equestrienne. 2005 2011
Allan F. Kramer, III Retired research editor and trade publisher. Full time volunteer at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Member of many not-for-profit boards in Brooklyn.MS from Pratt in Information Sciences.Board Member 2008 – 12 2011
Leslie Jensen Founder. Steering Committee, Rising Professionals Group. 2005 2011
Linda Bogin Retired corporate attorney.Racehorse owner and pleasure rider.  Board 2007- 12
Jean Smith Development Professional. Horseback rider. 2012-2014
Sharlene Sylvia Deloitte Tax LLP, Tax Senior Manager, National Federal Tax SolutionsLong time volunteer with New York Cares including work with people with disabilities Member of AICPA; New York Road Runners 2014
Boriana Tchobanova Vice President, Strategic Planning and Analytics, American Express.MBA and BS, University of New Orleans. Member of board of directors of NYCFNAC (New York City Financial Network Action Consortium). Fluent in several languages. Avid tennis player. Board Member2010-13
Brett Whysel Managing Director, U.S. Public Finance and Infrastructure Banking Group, BMO Capital Markets, specializing quantitative analytics and strategy in Public Finance. Avid photographer. Board Member 2008 – 12

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