Chair

Dale Akinla II joined the board in 2011, and became chair in 2018. He is a vice president at Morgan Stanley. Earlier in his career, he worked for JPMorgan and Citigroup.

Mr. Akinla has served as a trustee of the Greenburgh Public Library and the Long Ridge School in Stamford, Conn., and as chair of the board of Grace Church Community Center (now Lifting Up Westchester) White Plains. 

He holds an SJD and LL.M from Harvard Law School and a diploma in corporate finance from the London Business School. He lives with his family in Bedford.

 
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Vice Chair

The Hon. Joaquin F. Alemany joined the board in 2012. He is currently the village justice for Scarsdale. He is a former member of the Alemany & Sheehan law firm and has served as an administrative law judge for the Westchester County Human Rights Commission and also the Westchester County Taxi and Limousine Commission (both in White Plains), and was acting village justice for Sleepy Hollow.

 

Previously, Mr. Alemany was an enforcement attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a prosecutor with the Bronx District Attorney’s Office.

Mr. Alemany has served on the Westchester County Hispanic Advisory Board and on the boards of the Westchester Hispanic Coalition and The Pre-Trial Services Institute of Westchester. He is also currently on the board of the Westchester Community College Foundation.

 

He graduated from New York Law School and has an MBA and BS from Fordham University.  He and his family live in Scarsdale.

 
Sarah Jones-Maturo

Sarah Jones-Maturo is President of RM Friedland LLC, the largest privately held commercial real estate brokerage firm headquartered in Westchester County, serving Westchester and the Bronx for almost 50 years.

 

Ms. Jones-Maturo is an accomplished professional in the commercial real estate industry, having received numerous awards and accolades throughout her career. In 2014, she was recognized as one of “Tomorrow’s Leaders” by Real Estate Forum. The year prior, she was appointed to the highly selective CBRE National Brokerage Advisory Board. She was also named one of RENJ Magazine’s “Top 30 Under 30” in 2006 and 2008.

 

She has volunteered for Eva’s Kitchen in Paterson, N.J., Habitat for Humanity, and was a junior board member on CASA in 2011.

 

She lives in Larchmont with her husband and two children.

Second Vice Chair

James T. Ausili joined the board in 2013. He is a partner at Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP in White Plains, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, trust administration and taxation.

 

In addition to serving on the Board, he is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Westchester County, the New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, the Westchester County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, and is former co-chair of the Tax Section of the Westchester County Bar Association.

 

He earned his JD at St. John’s University, a BBA in accounting at Dowling College, and a master’s in Taxation at Long Island University. He lives in Larchmont with his family.

 

 

 
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Anthony Bailey joined the board in 2019. A social entrepreneur with a mission to impact change, he is the managing director of Lumarjo Holdings LLC, a boutique social impact investment firm. Previously he was a business analyst at Eileen Fisher and owner of 24-7 Tech Solutions.

Mr. Bailey serves on the board of the Greyston Foundation and was the First Vice President of the Yonkers Council of Parent Teachers Association.

He earned his Bachelor of Music from SUNY Purchase College and his MBA in Management from Long Island University. He lives with his family in Yonkers.

 
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Daniel C. de Menocal, Jr. joined the board in 2019. He retired from BNY Mellon Capital Markets, Inc., where he was most recently head of the Equity Capital Markets. He also held leadership positions at The Bank of New York and Irving Trust Company.

 

Mr. de Menocal was Senior Warden at St. Matthew’s Church in Bedford, NY, where he also has served on the Boards of the Community Center of Northern Westchester and The Bedford Association. He is a past president and treasurer of the Bedford Village Chowder & Marching Club.

 

He earned his B.A. in Education from Rollins College and an MBA in Finance from Fordham University. He lives with his family in Bedford.

 

 
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Andrew Herz

Andrew Herz is Of Counsel  to the New York City law firm of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP. He was the recipient of the Real Estate  Section of The New York State Bar Association’s 2016 Professionalism Award and is a Fellow of The American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

 

Mr. Herz is a lifelong resident of Westchester County and been actively involved in numerous charitable organizations. He is a member of the Board of Directors of White Plains Hospital. He  was Treasurer and a longtime board member of Planned Parenthood of New York City. He also served on the Board of Directors of the AIDS Resource Center, Midori & Friends, The Hudson Guild and the Interfaith Council for Action.

 

Previously he served as the Chair of the Village of Ossining’s Zoning Board of Appeals. He has been an Adjunct Professor at both Vanderbilt Law School and Brooklyn Law School and is a graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Law School.

 
 

Antoinette Klatzky is a partner in strategy and operations for the Eileen Fisher Community Foundation, which works to bring transformational change for the betterment of society and the planet.  She is the Executive Director and Co-Creator of the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute, which since 2010 has promoted leadership and self-empowerment for young women. 

 

At the Foundation, she co-developed the Choose Handloom project, a human rights initiative in a supply chain community in India.

She continues to build personal growth and mindfulness based curriculum for Eileen Fisher's newest initiative, Lifework. A graduate of Bucknell University, she has been honored by the White Plains YWCA, the Westchester County Board of Legislators, and the Business Council of Westchester for her service to the Westchester community.

Ms. Klatzky has served on multiple local nonprofit boards. She currently serves on the board of the Presencing Institute and as the Co-Chair of the Westchester Women’s Agenda.

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Ginny Loughlin is President of AppliedGood, a consulting firm specializing in nonprofit leadership development, transition management, and community building. Her work gives her deep knowledge of the nonprofit organizations in the County.

 

Prior to starting her consulting practice, Ms. Loughlin worked in marketing and technical support in the telecommunications and broadcasting industries.

 

She has served as a volunteer in numerous capacities, including as a founding member of the organizing committee for REPAIR (Rivertowns Episcopal Parishes Action on Inclusion and Race).

 
 
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The Hon. Jared Rice

Jared Rice joined the board in 2019. Rice was a managing partner and trial attorney with Rice & Rice, Attorneys at Law before taking the oath to become a New Rochelle City Court Judge. He was a panel attorney with the Westchester County Assigned Counsel and was elected to serve three terms on the New Rochelle City Council.

As the former Co-Chair of My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle he worked to create better life outcomes for boys and young men of color.

 

Mr. Rice earned his Bachelor of Arts from Delaware State University and his Juris Doctorate from North Carolina Central School of Law. He has served on the boards of Volunteer New York!, Youth Shelter Program of Westchester, Inc., and SUNY Purchase College Council. He received the Public Servant Leader Award from WestCOP and is a Leadership Westchester graduate. He lives with his family in New Rochelle.

Ruth Suzman is a dedicated volunteer, philanthropist, and non-profit advisor. Having earned degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and Yale University, today Ms. Suzman works with organizations that help advance social justice and organizations that help strengthen the Jewish community.

 

She is currently serving as global board chair for BBYO, the leading pluralistic Jewish youth movement. Nationally, Ms. Suzman is a board member of Swipe Out Hunger, addressing food insecurity for college students, the Vanderbilt University Hillel in Nashville, and in Texas she serves on the advisory council of the College of Liberal Arts at UT at Austin and on the board of directors of the MB and Edna Zale Foundation in Dallas.

 

In her local work, Ms. Suzman is Chair Emerita of the Board of the Westchester Community College Foundation, and a member of the advisory council of Greyston Foundation in Yonkers. Additionally, Ruth serves as a member of the Visiting Committee to the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

 

She lives in Scarsdale, and is an active member of Westchester Reform Temple.

 

 
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John Tolomer

John Tolomer is the President & CEO of The Westchester Bank. Since his arrival in

2008, he has built the bank’s assets from $23 million to $1.1 billion.

 

Mr. Tolomer has worked in commercial banking since 1977. He serves on the board of the New York Bankers Association and is a member of the New York State Department of Financial Services Advisory Board.

 

A native of Westchester, Mr. Tolomer has served on the boards of the Hudson River Museum, the Westchester County Association, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the United Way of Westchester.