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…

Grace R. Freedman, PhD

Chair
Dr. Freedman is a long-time Brooklyn resident and community advocate, committed to improving arts, dance, educational opportunities for Brooklyn’s youth. Her family has been part of Dancewave for over ten years, her older daughter recently graduated from Dancewave Company I and her younger daughter currently dances in Dancewave Company III and Young Performers Ballet Ensemble. Read more…

Sabrina LeBlanc

Vice-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…

Grace Protos

Treasurer

Grace Cosachov Protos is the Executive Director for the Office of Work Life at New York University, where she is launching a department that will help NYU become an employer of choice. Her role will include creating supportive resources and programs for faculty and staff Read more…

Stacie Sherer

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…

Shenique Coston

Member
Ms. Coston is a multi-faceted business consultant and an award-winning marketer, specializing in brand management, experiential strategy, event production and operations/project management for nearly 15 years. She is dedicated to helping mission-driven organizations translate vision and big ideas into actionable and achievable plans. Read more…

Christiana Lazo

Member
Christiana Lazo is currently Counsel at Ropes & Gray. Her practice consists of representing ultra-high net worth individuals, their family offices, and closely held businesses in developing and implementing sophisticated domestic and international tax and estate plans. Read more…

Heather White

Member
Heather White serves as Genpact’s General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, overseeing all legal, compliance, and corporate governance functions for the company. As a Genpact executive officer, she brings more than 20 years of broad legal experience to the role. Read more…