Board of Directors

Saundra Thomas

Chair Emeritus
Ms. Thomas, former Vice-President of Community Affairs at WABC-TV is a media,community affairs and board consultant with more than 30 years experience in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. Ms.Thomas has held several roles as member and board chair of non-profit organizations throughout the tri-state and was a recent candidate for City Council in Brooklyn. 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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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…

Alan Wen

Treasurer & Internal Affairs
Alan Wen is a seasoned finance & accounting professional with more than 10 years’ experience working in three countries—US, Canada and China. He started his career with Ernst & Young in Shanghai, where he focused on cross-border IPOs and progressed his career to be one of the youngest senior managers at EY; Read more…

Tiffany Gibbs

Secretary & Governance
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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Jeso O’Neill

External Affairs
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…

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…

Sabrina LeBlanc

Former Chair
Ms. LeBlanc spent more than 14 years helping millions of people lose weight at Weight Watchers. She was part of the team that founded WeightWatchers.com, establishing one of the Internet’s first and most successful subscription-model businesses. She was also a driving force behind many new products and services that combined the latest scientific research with consumer insights. Prior to Weight Watchers, she worked in equity research. Read more…

Stacie Sherer

Former Secretary
Stacie Sherer is Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications for WW International, Inc. (formerly Weight Watchers.) In this role, she leverages communications to help the company to fulfill its purpose to inspire healthy habits for real life – for people, families, communities, the world – for everyone. Read more…