Board of Directors

Sharon R. Egilinsky, Chair, SRE Solutions, LLC

Sharon R. Egilinsky, CEO and founder of SRE Solutions, LLC, has over 15 years of experience in the investment management industry. She has both advised and been an active member of the management teams of Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and Citigroup, several of the industry's leading global financial services organizations. Sharon's areas of expertise include a wide variety of strategic matters, including business analysis and strategic plan development, corporate development, distribution strategies, creative joint ventures, partnerships and other forward-thinking business associations.
Prior to founding SRE Solutions, Sharon was the Managing Director and Head of Strategy for the Asset Management business for Credit Suisse responsible for establishing and driving the strategy for Americas Asset Management. Prior to Credit Suisse, Sharon was Global Head of the Citigroup Global Transition Management business, a new business for Citigroup, which she was recruited to build and manage for the firm. Prior to her joining Citigroup, she held the role of Global Head of Product Development for Deutsche Asset Management and focused on designing investment products across asset classes and regions. Sharon began her career as a financial services lawyer specializing in the design and creation of traditional and alternative investment products including private placements, structured notes, fund-of-funds and commodity pools.

Steven M. Schall, President, Schall & Russo Planning Works, LLC

Steven M. Schall is a partner in Schall & Russo Planning Works, a firm that helps non-profits and government agencies envision and implement change. To that end, Schall & Russo provides executive search, business consulting, consensus-building and real estate consulting. Prior to establishing Schall & Russo in 2002, Mr. Schall held positions as a non-profit executive overseeing child care, supportive housing and HIV/AIDS services; a senior level consultant and planner for community-based human service programs; and senior level planning positions in the HIV/AIDS and health care fields. Mr. Schall began his social work career in the late 1970s, first as a counselor at University Settlement's Beacon, NY summer camp, followed by several social work positions in children's services, criminal justice and emergency room services.  He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.  Mr. Schall has a Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master of Social Work from Hunter College CUNY and a Bachelors degree from Swarthmore College.

Thomas W. Morgan, Treasurer/Vice President for Finance, New Mountain Capital, LLC

Thomas W. Morgan is a Managing Director at New Mountain Capital, LLC, a private equity firm established in 2000. Prior to joining New Mountain at its inception, he was a private equity investment professional with Bain Capital and an investment-banking analyst with CS First Boston in its Mergers and Acquisitions and Structured Finance areas. Mr. Morgan is currently a director of Governors of the Williams Club of New York and Project Enterprise.

Benjamin Schall, Assistant Treasurer, Rouse Properties

Benjamin Schall is the Chief Operating Officer of Rouse Properties, a publicly traded REIT that owns 31 enclosed regional malls around the country encompassing 21 million square feet. Mr. Schall oversees Rouse's portfolio operations including asset management, development, construction and "big box" leasing. He was formerly a Senior Vice President with Vornado Realty Trust. In this capacity, his responsibilities included overseeing all facets of the 18 million square foot, 140 asset suburban shopping center portfolio. Prior to his private sector real estate career he worked at the New York City Economic Development Corporation and MDRC, the public policy think tank.
Mr. Schall holds a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Swathmore College.

Nancy Drosd, Secretary, Artist

Nancy Drosd is a prolific artist who lives and works in New York City. Her paintings are in the collections of The Smithsonian Institute, the New York Public Library, Johnson & Johnson, Lehman College, among many others. Ms. Drosd has exhibited at many New York galleries including Tatistcheff & Co.

Ronni Fisher, Vice President for Programs

Ronni Fisher recently retired after spending 38 years in Early Childhood programs at University Settlement, where she was an Assistant Executive Director and was in charge of all the programs for young children, the after-school programs, and the adult literacy program. During her tenure, she oversaw the creation of the nation's first truly integrated childcare center, blending Head Start, Universal Pre-K and City-funded daycare programs into one, unified program. Ms. Fisher has served on numerous boards and commissions shaping the City's childcare initiatives.

Renée Eubanks, Vice President for Programs, SNR Denton US LLP

Renée Eubanks is currently counsel at SNR Denton US LLP, an international law firm with offices throughout the US, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. As head of the Distressed Investing Group, Renée works with hedge funds, private equity funds and other alternative investment entities who focus on special situation debt and/or equity investments. She earned her BS in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and holds a law degree from Boston College Law School. She also holds an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Renée's other charitable activities include hosting test prep sessions for students seeking admission to her alma mater, Stuyvesant High School.

Gary J. Baumann, Vice President

Gary Baumann was Deputy Area Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Ernst & Young's Continental Western Europe (CWE) Area, based in Paris. He served on CWE's Board of Directors, Ernst & Young's Global Operations Executive Committee, and the Global Management Group, EY's most senior management body.  He retired after 35 years with Ernst & Young in October 2008.
Mr. Baumann continues to be active in numerous business, social, community and charitable organizations. He is Chairman of the Riverside Symphony Orchestra in New York, and a member of the Board of Advisors, College of Business and Administration, The University of Detroit Mercy. While overseas, he was a member of the European Executive Council, which comprised C-suite executives from leading global companies with European operations. He is the former President of Camp Oakland Youth Programs, Inc., a residential treatment program for troubled children, and Treasurer and Director of the Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts.
Mr. Baumann graduated from The University of Detroit with a B.S. in Finance and his M.B.A. He was Adjunct Lecturer, Graduate School of Business, The University of Michigan. He and his wife, Marlene, are the owners of Riecine, an award-winning producer of red wines in Tuscany, Italy.

Paul W. Brandow, Vice President, E*Trade Financial

Paul W. Brandow is an Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of E*Trade Financial Corporation, the online bank and securities broker headquartered in New York. Prior to joining E*Trade he spent thirty-four years at JPMorgan Chase and was President of JPMorgan Securities when he retired from the firm in 2006. Mr. Brandow holds a BA from Hamilton College and an MBA from Harvard University. He is also a Trustee of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.

James K. Finkel, Vice President, Duff & Phelps

James K. Finkel is a managing director and head of the Complex Assets Solution Group at Duff & Phelps, a leading financial advisory and investment banking servicescompany. Previously, he was co-founder and CEO of Dynamic Credit Partners, LLC which managed a variety of funds totaling at its height approximately $5 billion. Prior to establishing DCP, Mr. Finkel was a Managing Director with Deutsche Bank in London.  He is an avid wine collector and translates French books and articles on wine, is the Chairmanof the Wine Committee at the University Club, and is a Chevalier du Tastevin and a Commandeur de Bordeaux and Commandeur des Costes du Rhone. His other charitable interests involve the Lymphoma Research Foundation and The Colorado College. Mr. Finkel received the Charles B. Stover Lifetime Achievement Award from University Settlement in 2011 for his efforts chairing seven annual wine dinners which have grossed over $5 million in donations.

John J. McCormick, Vice President, Telos Asset Management

John J. McCormick III is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Telos Asset Management, LLC ("Telos"), a credit-focused asset management company located in New York City and a subsidiary of Tiptree Asset Management Company ("TAMCO").  TAMCO is a subsidiary of Tiptree Financial Inc. (NASDAQ: TIPT).  Prior to Telos becoming part of TAMCO in 2012, Mr. McCormick was a Senior Managing Director of Tricadia Holdings L.P. ("Tricadia") and remains a limited partner of Tricadia, although he no longer engages in any investment advisory activities related to Tricadia.    

Prior to joining Tricadia in 2006, Mr. McCormick was a Senior Vice President of GE Capital's Global Sponsor Finance Group where he was responsible for originating, analyzing and structuring senior secured loans, second lien and mezzanine capital instruments and equity investments.  Prior to GE, Mr. McCormick spent eight years in the Merchant Banking Group of Compagnie Financiere De Paribas, a French Investment Bank (now part of BNP Paribas).  In that role, he originated, closed and served as the portfolio manager for debt and equity investments alongside private equity sponsors.  Mr. McCormick began his career at J.P. Morgan & Co., where he spent six years as a member of the Corporate Finance - Natural Resources Division.    

Mr. McCormick received a B.S. from St. John's University and an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University where he has served as a guest lecturer for Debt Capital Markets and Valuation courses.  Previously, he served on the Board of Directors of Kane Magnetics International, Inc. and has held the position of Board Observer on several private equity-backed companies.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of University Settlement Society of New York, America's oldest settlement house.  

Mr. McCormick is a former member of the United States Marine Corps, having graduated as the honor man of Platoon 1077, MCRD Parris Island and served in Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines, 4th Marine Division.   

Mr. McCormick and his wife Julie reside in Westchester County, New York and have two daughters, Isabella and Quynh Anh.

Katherine Sexton, Vice President

Katherine Sexton (Katie) was born and raised in New York City and is currently a third-year student at New York University School of Law. Her father, John Sexton, is the President of New York University and her mother, Lisa Goldberg, was the president of the Charles H. Revson Foundation. Ms. Sexton was an art history major at Yale University, where she worked at the Yale University Art Gallery. After graduating from Yale, she taught skiing to children in Beaver Creek, Colorado. She hopes to work in the nonprofit world upon graduation from law school in May 2014. She enjoys, travel, skiing, and photography.

Alan P. Winters, Vice President, Kingdon Capital Management

Alan Winters is Chief Operating Officer and Principal of Kingdon Capital Management, LLC.  In his 21-year association with the firm he has also worked as an Analyst, Portfolio Manager and as Chief Investment Officer. During an extended sabbatical from 1997-2002, he moved to Paris with his family and, upon his return, taught fifth grade for two years in a Bronx public school. In addition to his commitment to University Settlement, Mr. Winters is a trustee of the Alan and Hope Winters Family Foundation.  He and his wife Hope have three daughters: Sloane, Haley and Rose. He received the Charles B. Stover Lifetime Achievement Award from University Settlement in 2011 for his decade-long commitment to the organization.



Sarah Britton

Sarah Britton was a consultant with Clontarf Capital (based in London) as a specialist in the hedge fund area from 2008 to the end of 2009. From 2002-2006 Sarah worked as a Director in the Alternative Investment group of UBS Wealth Management in London with a particular focus on hedge funds. She advised ultra high net worth individuals, family offices and institutions on their hedge fund portfolios. This included advice on individual strategies and managers, portfolio construction, manager selection and ongoing monitoring. She advised on accounts with assets totaling over $500 million.
Previously Sarah worked as Chief Operating Officer for an Internet Consulting business based in London. Prior to that she worked at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jennrette (now Credit Suisse) in the corporate finance division in both the New York and London offices. Sarah graduated from Wesleyan University in Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.

Marsha Cole

Marsha Cole is currently a stay at home mother. Previous roles include the Policy Council Chair for University Settlement, Policy Council Chair and DASPC for Bank Street East, and Alternate Representative for the City-Wide Head Start Policy Council for Lower East Side 1. Lower East Side 1 includes University Settlement, CCC, The Educational Alliance, and Hamilton Madison. Prior to her son being born, she graduated from Bentley College (Bentley University) and was an Office Manager for a private contractor for eight years. She later became an Executive Assistant for the Vice President of a Property Management firm in Manhattan.  Ms. Cole is a staunch advocate for children with special needs.

Hale Gurland, Artist

Hale Gurland is a multi-disciplined artist. His work in sculpture are monumental pieces that go from the figurative to the abstract. His paintings follow the works in sculpture and use heavy colors against bright to achieve his ideas. He has been photographing around the world for over forty years capturing diverse cultures, their daily lives, conflicts and religions. His work has been shown in Europe, Asia, India, South America and North America. Mr. Gurland lives and works in New York City.

James G. Kagen, Vice President, The Chartis Group*

James G. Kagen is a health care consultant and a Consulting Director of The Chartis Group, a health care advisory services firm. He was a founder of the country's largest health care management consulting firm, APM, Inc. and is a former Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Health Department and Director of the State of New Jersey's Division of Youth and Family Services. He is Vice President of The Door's Board of Directors, a member of the Broome Street Academy Charter High School Board of Directors, and a director of the Fund for Public Health in New York.  He was formerly a director for the University of Maryland's School of Public Health.

Trevor Kempner

Trevor Kempner was born and raised in New York City and received his BA in theater studies from Yale University. Trevor is currently a student at Stanford Law School. Prior to law school, he worked for the New York County District Attorney's Office as a Senior Intelligence Analyst. Trevor was first introduced to University Settlement through the Innovators Guild.

David J. Mandelbaum

David J. Mandelbaum retired in 2007 as Managing Director of the Carlisle Collection, a national direct selling company. He has been a board member and treasurer of the Winant and Clayton Volunteers since 1959. University Settlement has been an important part of Mr. Mandelbaum's life since 1948. He has been a work camper, camp counselor, and Board member for 46 years, as well as its Treasurer and Chairperson.

Manish Mittal

Manish Mittal was the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Kailix Investment Advisors and its predecessor fund, the Blackstone Kailix Fund. Prior to joining the Blackstone Group as a Senior Managing Director in 2006, Mr. Mittal was a portfolio manager and Managing Director at Perry Capital and a portfolio manager at Kingdon Capital. Mr. Mittal started his career as a private equity analyst at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Mittal also serves on the Board of Trustees at the Horace Mann School.

Frederick Nadd-Aubert

Frederick Nadd-Aubert is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking division, based in New York. He is responsible globally for Securities Lending Marketing in the Prime Services division. Mr. Nadd-Aubert joined Credit Suisse in April 2009 from Goldman Sachs (International), where he was an Executive Director in the Prime Brokerage Securities Lending Team; prior to this, he held positions in Equity Finance Sales at Lehman Brothers and Sales at JPMorgan. Mr. Nadd-Aubert holds a bachelor's degree from Northeastern University and an MBA from Boston University.

Richard Rieger, Kingdon Capital Management, LLC

Richard Rieger is the Chief Investment Officer of Kingdon Capital Management. 

Gail Schargel

Gail Schargel recently retired after a 25 year career in Real Estate Finance. Her most recent position was Executive Director at UBS and co-head of the Real Estate Group of the Swiss National Bank Stabilization Fund. She was responsible for the asset management of a $2 billion commercial real estate debt, equity and securities portfolio. Prior to UBS, she was a Director at Capmark Investments (formerly known as GMAC-CM), originating and asset managing leverage finance real estate investments. Ms. Schargel currently serves as Treasurer of the Auxiliary Board of White Plains Hospital, is a member of the Board of the Larchmont/Mamaroneck Community Counseling Center, and is actively involved in Seeds of Peace Organization and Fresh Air Fund. She graduated from Lehigh University with a BS degree in accounting.

CK Zheng, Credit Suisse

CK Zheng is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse. Based in New York, he is the Global Head of Valuation Risk Group. He chairs the Firm's Model Review Committee, the Market Data Service Committee, and Valuation Review Committee. He is a member of the Firm's Valuation and Risk Management Committee.
Mr. Zheng joined Credit Suisse First Boston in 2004 from Morgan Stanley where he was an Executive Director managing risks within the Institutional Securities businesses since 1999. Prior to that, Mr. Zheng worked at Susquehanna Investment Group, Bank of America, and JPMorgan Chase as a senior Fixed Income derivative trader and a quantitative researcher.
Mr. Zheng holds a B.S. in Math from Zhejiang University (China), a M.S in Statistics & a PhD in Finance from the University of Chicago.

*  Door Board Member

Honorary Directors:

John C. Fisher, Hamburger, Weinschenk, Molnar & Fisher*

Jane E. Heffner, Columbia University Medical Center

Janice M. Lee

Betsy Pinover Schiff

Thomas E. Riley, Herbert Smith Freehills New York LLP

Ellen Schall, New York University

Jeffrey A. Silver, SCap Management, LLC

University Settlement Senior Management:

Michael H. Zisser, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer

Melissa Aase, Executive Director

Catherine Carpentieri, Director of Development

Irma Gonzalez, Chief Financial Officer

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