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Kinjal Parekh

Member
Kinjal Parekh is a Director in PwC’s Capital Markets Accounting and Advisory practice, with a focus in advising global organizations undergoing transformational change, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Prior to that position, Kinjal held various positions in audit and finance and accounting in London. She has more than 10 years of experience working in three countries – US, Bermuda and UK. Read more…

Artist-in-Residence

Sindy Folgar-Llumipanta

Director of Community Programs & Partnerships

Sindy Folgar is a native of Guatemala where she began her studies receiving a BA from Escuela Nacional de Danza. She received a BFA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College. Ms. Folgar holds an MA degree in Dance Education, Teaching Dance in the Professions The American Ballet Theater Pedagogy from New York University. Read more…

Nicole Touzien

Executive Director

Nicole Touzien is a lifelong arts advocate excited to usher Dancewave into its next 25 years of service. For the past ten years, she has worked to advance the mission of renowned NYC nonprofit organizations charged with stewarding open green spaces, promoting youth development and championing arts education. Read more…

Nicole Best

Member
Nicole S. Best is an Assistant Vice President Project Manager at JPMorgan Chase & Company where she supports the Consumer & Community Banking Legal organization and manages Legal, Marketing, Government Relations and Socioeconomic strategic initiatives both within the organization and across Read more…

Jeso O’Neill

Member
Jeso O’Neill is the Chief Marketing Officer of Vanderbilt Financial Group, an investment firm disrupting traditional finance by focusing on socially and environmentally responsible, ethical, and impactful investments. She leads the strategy and execution of all marketing and communications initiatives, working closely with the executive team to bring vision to reality. Read more…

Tiffany Gibbs

Secretary
Ms. Gibbs serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Center Lake Capital Management, LLC, an investment manager focused on investing in the technology, media, and telecom sector, where she is responsible for all accounting, compliance, and operations of the firm. Prior to joining Center Lake, 

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Vanessa Williams

Vice Chair
Ms. Williams is Founder and Principal Consultant of Pivotal Hotel Advisors, a third-party hotel asset management consulting firm. Prior to founding Pivotal Hotel Advisors in 2018, Ms. Williams spent six years working in real estate private equity as an asset manager. Most recently, she served as Director of Hotel Asset Management for Building and Land Technology’s real estate funds group, Read more…

Todd Spillane

Chair
Todd Spillane is an experienced financial service legal and compliance professional.  With 30 years’ experience with firms such as Aetna Life & Casualty, Nicholas-Applegate, AIG, SunAmerica, and Invesco,in Legal and Compliance roles as the CCO for these entities.  He has extensive experience in asset management investment advisory regulation, mutual fund regulation as well as the related broker

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