Allison McDermott

Executive Director, Havens Relief Fund Society Allison McDermott has been the Executive Director of the Havens Relief Fund Society since April 2013. Havens is a private operating foundation, established in 1871 whose mission is to help struggling New York City residents and their families overcome imminent financial crises that might otherwise have devastating impacts on…

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Damyn Kelly

Dr. Kelly is a skilled strategic leader who has worked for more than 18 years as the chief executive of organizations serving many disenfranchised members of the community. His work has improved the lives of the formerly incarcerated; those living with mental illness, developmental and intellectual disabilities; and the homeless. He has leveraged his experience,…

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Donald V. Romanik, Esq.

President, The Episcopal Church Foundation Donald V. Romanik, Esq.  has been President of the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) since 2005. Since taking the helm at ECF, Donald has stabilized the financial and administrative infrastructure; led the organization through a comprehensive and ongoing strategic planning process; developed and nurtured new programs that help Episcopal communities of…

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Donna-Mari J. Fieldsa, CPA

Director for Finance, Administration, and Grant Management, Metropolitan New York Synod Donna-Mari J. Fieldsa, CPA, joined the staff of the Metropolitan New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as Director for Finance, Administration, and Grant Management in 2020. She is a licensed certified public accountant in the state of New York and…

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Dr. Antonios Kireopoulos

Associate General Secretary at the National Council of Churches USA Dr. Antonios Kireopoulos is Associate General Secretary at the National Council of Churches USA (2003-present), where he directs both Faith & Order and Interreligious Relations & Collaboration. An Orthodox Christian theologian, he previously directed, and continues to contribute to, the Council’s work in international affairs.…

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Dr. Louis P. Barbarin, CPA

Chief Executive Officer, MMBB Financial Services Dr. Louis P. Barbarin, CPA, joined MMBB’s staff as assistant treasurer and has since served as treasurer, CFO, and deputy executive director before assuming the role of chief executive officer. Prior to joining MMBB, Louis served as the deputy executive director and treasurer of the American Baptist Board of…

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Emma Jordon-Simpson

With her appointment as President in 2021, the Rev. Dr. Emma Jordan-Simpson became the first Black woman and non-Presbyterian to lead Auburn Theological Seminary. With Rev. Jordan-Simpson’s leadership, Auburn Seminary is leaning forward in its mission to identify and strengthen leaders – from the pulpit to the public square – to build communities, bridge divides,…

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Geoffrey Wiener

President, GWW Planning & Development, LLC Geoffrey Wiener is an urban planner and facilities space manager with thirty-seven years of experience guiding growth and development of buildings and land for non-profit institutions, municipalities and other organizations. From 2001 to 2013 he served as head of the Space Planning and Development office at Columbia University Facilities. Here he…

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Geraldine F. Watson

VP of Finance and Operations, Rockefeller Brothers Fund Geraldine F. Watson is vice president for finance and operations at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. She was promoted to this position on October 1, 2006. This senior management position includes oversight of the finance, accounting, information technology, human resources, and operations functions for the RBF, as well…

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John A. Riehl

Throughout the course of his career, John has acquired a deep understanding of how best to integrate social and economic goals with nonprofit values to solve social and environmental problems. Adept at quickly creating the cross-cultural collaborations necessary for work in an interconnected world, John has succeeded in resolving the challenges of working with organizations…

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Kenneth Jones

Executive Management and Consulting Kenn Jones started his career as a licensed architect working in New Jersey and New York City. His early career as an educator paralleled his career in architecture where he taught undergraduate courses in studio art, design, and the history of art & design as well as graduate courses in non-profit…

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Mark Adiedo

Director of Human Resources, Rockefeller Brothers Fund Mark Adiedo is the director of human resources at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. He is responsible for developing and directing human resource functions and organizational development strategies that support the RBF’s mission, values, and culture. He also provides human resources oversight and guidance to the RBF and its affiliates.…

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Mornier Rich

Secretary to the Board of Benefit Services, Reformed Church in America Mornier Rich was born and raised in New York City. She is a graduate of Borough of Manhattan Community College (Associate in Applied Science) and Queens College (Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude). She attended New Brunswick Theological Seminary from 2010 to 2012. Prior to…

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Nancy Benedetto

Board Member, Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of NYC Nancy A. Benedetto, MS, AC, joined the Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of New York City in 1990, and became Executive Director, Administration, two years later. In that capacity, until her retirement in 2019, her responsibilities included oversight of staff, fiscal management, and program development. As…

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Paul M. Karssen, Esq.

General Counsel, Reformed Church in America Paul Karssen, Esq. serves on the denominational staff of the Reformed Church in America (RCA). He began his work for the RCA in 1994 as the executive for its Building and Extension Fund, and gradually migrated to his current position of general counsel. Paul received his B.A. degree from California…

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Rev. Dr. Cheryl F. Dudley

Regional Executive Minister, American Baptist Churches of Metropolitan New York The Rev. Dr. Cheryl F. Dudley has served as the Regional Executive Minister of the AmericanBaptist Churches of Metropolitan New York since May 1, 2015. She was ordained in theAmerican Baptist Churches USA tradition in Phoenix, Arizona, where she was raised, butthrough the years she…

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Richard L. Santos

Richard L. Santos is the President and CEO of Church World Service. Rick has spent more than three decades working in the relief, development and displacement sectors and has been a senior nonprofit executive for the last 15 years. Before returning to CWS as its President and CEO in 2021, Rick previous served as the…

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Tamara Clark, CPA

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Tamara Clark is the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for the United Women in Faith national office. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Temple University. She is a certified public accountant licensed in the state of Pennsylvania, and a member of…

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Thomas J. Nolan

Chief Information Officer, The Pension Boards-United Church of Christ, Inc. Thomas J. (Tom) Nolan is Chief Information Officer and also serves as Chief Security Officer at The Pension Boards-United Church of Christ, Inc. Previously, he worked in the same capacity for Lighthouse International. His prior experience includes Director of IT for the American Institute of…

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Vincent J. Schera

Chief Human Resources Officer, MMBB Vincent Schera is Chief Human Resources Officer at MMBB, where he implements and manages all HCM policies and programs. Prior to joining MMBB, he served as Head of Human Resources for the Bank Division of the CIT Group. At CIT Bank, he managed the operation of all HR policies and…

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