GallopNYC Board, Advisory Council, and Emeritus Directors (2018)

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GallopNYC Board of Directors (2018)


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 16 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
Carla Pehowski Managing Director and Senior Tax Counsel, Royal Bank of Canada.  Avid Dressage rider.  Horse Owner. Secretary 2015
Hendrik 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
Gavin Case Macquarie Group, New York – Director, Global OTC Regulatory Compliance.  Bachelor Business – Banking & Finance, Master Applied Finance, CPA.  Originally from Melbourne, Australia, has lived and worked in Japan (6 years) and resided in the US since 2005.  Gavin has a sibling with a disability, married with two children (9 and 11) and is an animal lover with some farm experience. 2017
Abigail Corcoran More than 10 years of marketing experience.  Athlete, casual horse back rider and supporter of people with disabilities. 2015
Paul Hinton The Brattle Group,  Parent of Sam, a GallopNYC student. Testifying expert in finance and economics; recent testimony in white collar jury trial for DOJ.    Graduate of Oxford (engineering, 1988) and Harvard (public policy 1994). Lives in Brooklyn with wife Andrea Phillips and three sons (13,16,19) 2017
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
Natalia Kory Chief Technology and Product Officer at Clarient Global LLC, a DTCC company. An accomplished executive with demonstrated success in building strategies, managing global IT organization, and directing technology innovation. Passionate about helping people with disabilities fulfill their potential. 2017
Lucie Claire Vincent Retired Corporate Vice President and General Manager at Colgate Palmolive Co. with more than 25 years of broad international and domestic experience in the consumer goods industry. Has lived and worked in Asia, Latin America, North America and the Caribbean. Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Marketing from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and Executive Education Business Program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Passionate about supporting people with disabilities and animal lover. 2018
Soledad Mills CEO, 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
Julie Napolitano Cross Asset Solutions Strategist, Bunge. Accomplished self-starter in finance and risk management with B.S. from Columbia University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and MBA from Cornell University, Johnson School. Parent of a child with apraxia who benefits from hippotherapy since age 2 and of another young rider. 2017
Lisa Paige Former trader on Wall Street who retired to raise a family. Sh is a member of the New York Advisory Board for Facing History and Ourselves. Lisa has been active in various fundraising and community organizations. 2018
Jagdish Singh



Executive in a global financial institution with experience in developing strategy and execution in the areas of business management, business process re-design across various industries. Strong interest in serving those in need, involved in volunteer activities in local community and with organizations such as, Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, Junior Achievement of New Jersey, NJ Chapter of PMI, etc. 2018
Alicia Kershaw Founder.  Certified PATH Intl. instructor. Retired attorney.  Lifelong rider.  Auxiliary Mounted NYC Park Enf. Patrol Officer. 2018


Nicole Cicogna Executive Director




GallopNYC Advisory Council (2016)



Danielle Barth Founder. Licensed Physical Therapist. 2005
Jessica Bent Principal in Blackstone’s fixed income investment division focused on consumer and distressed debt investments. Lifelong rider and former horse owner. Board Member 2014 – 17
Sasha Blair Goldensohn 2018
Parent of GallopNYC rider.Attorney. Former Vice President, Marketing for Zurich Insurance. Board member of Hawthorne Country Day School (special needs). Brooklyn Resident. Board Member 2012 -2017
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
Iris Gold III Barclays. 2017
Frances Green Attorney and Equestrienne. 2015
Chris Irwin International acclaimed horse expect and author. 2017
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.
Board Member 2012-2017
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.
David Reis



KellerWilliamsNYC Residential and Commercial Property Salesperson. MD, in consultative cardiology practice. 2016
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
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)



Andrea Anderson Equine Artist/Rider. . Founder
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, Advanced 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 Member 2010-13
Vince Smith Halstead Property, Village Office.
Vince has served in executive capacities for a number of Manhattan Fortune 50 companies including American Express, Pfizer and Citibank. He was a member of the Wharton Advisory Panel of Executives. A thoroughbred horse owner and member of two racing syndicates, Vince enjoys a passion for the sport, from the visits to the stables to the experience of having 3 horses compete in the Breeder’s Cup.
Board Member 2009-16
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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