Board & Staff

Board Officers

Antonia Yuille Williams
Board Chair

Con Edison

Rev. Dr. Emma Jordan-Simpson
1st Vice Chair

Fellowship of Reconciliation USA

Jacob DeVries

Ernst & Young

John Ciraulo

Cushman & Wakefield

Board Members

Jennifer Jones Austin | bio

FPWA Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Robert S. Bridges, Jr.

Wilmington Trust

Derrick D. Cephas

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Richard A. Debs

Morgan Stanley

Mitchell Lee

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.

Craig C. MacKay

England & Company

James March

Retired, Zurich North America

Marion Phillips, III

Empire State Development Corporation

Stephen J. Storen

Retired, BNY Mellon

Dr. Terrance Stradford

Citi-Brites Dental

Bishop Mitchell G. Taylor

Urban UpBound

Wendy Van Amson

Independent School Diversity Network, Consulting Nutritionist at Tempro Associates

J. Fred Weintz, Jr. 

Retired, Goldman Sachs

Emeritus Members

Hon. David N. Dinkins

* In memoriam

Dr. James R. Dumpson

* In memoriam

Dr. Patricia G. Morisey

* In memoriam

Rev. Thomas Grissom

* In memoriam

Phoebe R. Stanton

Executive Office

Jennifer Jones Austin | bio

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Alexandros Hatzakis | bio

Associate Executive Director

Tiffany O'Neal

Senior Advisor and Director of Special Initiatives

Karen Wilkerson

Executive Assistant to the Office of the CEO/ED

Program & Policy Team

Raysa S. Rodriguez | bio

Chief Program and Policy Officer

Gilda Flores

Member Support Coordinator

Lauraliz Morales-Silva

Program Coordinator

Abdul Muhit

Training and Support Intern

Zarin Ahmed

Senior Policy Analyst

Andrew Perry

Senior Fiscal Policy Analyst

Julia Casey

Policy Associate

Jessica Cinque

Policy Analyst

Trina Nurse

Policy Intern

Outreach & Engagement Team

Yolanda Richard | bio

Director of Membership and Strategic Partnerships

Development & Communications Team

Catherine Carpentieri | bio

Chief Development and Communications Officer

Amy Brenna

Director of Marketing & Communications

Jennifer Goldberg

Marketing & Communications Associate

Sarah Elliott

Director of Institutional Giving

Christa Rodriguez

Grants Officer

Finance Team

Frank DiMaiuta

Chief Financial Officer

Yvonne Bennett


Heidi Li

Senior Accountant

Radhiyah Kaiyum

Junior Accountant/ Accounts Payable Specialist

Operations Team

Andre Davidson

Facilities Manager

Duane Hill

Facilities Assistant

Elizabeth Molina

HR and Operations Specialist