Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Council


  • Representing a broad range of experience and professional backgrounds, PENCIL’s passionate Board of Directors is committed to supporting PENCIL and improving public education in New York City and beyond.

    • Howard Chatzinoff [Chair], Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    • Dave Barger, Former President and CEO, JetBlue Airways
    • Scott Beattie, Chairman, President and CEO, Elizabeth Arden, Inc.
    • Charles R. Bendit [Vice Chair], Co-CEO, Taconic Investment Partners LLC
    • Ken Clinchy, Principal, Deputy Regional Managing Partner- Northeast Region, Deloitte LLP
    • Susan Cosgrove, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, DTCC
    • Adam Elster, President, Global Field Operations, CA Technologies
    • John Fosina, Chief Financial Officer, York Capital Management
    • Christopher B. Hayward [Vice Chair], Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Highbridge Capital Management
    • Lew Leone, Vice President & General Manager, FOX5/My9
    • Karen Proctor, CEO, Harbour Workshop LLC
    • Abbe Raven, Chair Emeritus, A+E Networks
    • Mitchell M. Roschelle, Partner & NY Metro Business Development Leader, PwC,
    • Joe Scantlebury, Vice President for Program Strategy, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
    • Jason E. Silvers, M.D., Partner, Goldman Sachs
    • Jack Stephenson, President, Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus
    • Shael Polakow-Suransky, President, Bank Street College of Education
    • Bernard Tubiana, Principal, Managing Director – New York Consulting
    • Lewis Warren, Jr., Emerging Middle Market head, Managing Director, Commercial Banking, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

  • PENCIL celebrates its 20th Anniversary, it has formed the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) to spread awareness and broaden resources to support innovative programs to transform the lives of New York City public school students. Accomplished business leaders invited to join the ELC strongly believe in the transformative potential of businesses and schools partnering together to improve student learning. The ELC is designed to provide members with hands-on non-profit Board experience and to develop a pipeline for future Board participation (either with PENCIL or other organizations).

    • Gerd Alexander, Paul Hastings LLP
    • Tanya Amaya, BNY Mellon
    • Stacy Green, A+E Networks
    • Jason Mead, CA Technologies
    • Michael Mervis, Proskauer Rose LLP
    • Craig Sullivan, J.P. Morgan Global Investment Management