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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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 
 
Howard Goldstein

Howard Goldstein is the Managing Partner of Cortlandt Private Capital. He is a seasoned venture capitalist with over three decades of investment experience having  worked with Vedanta Capital, INVESCO Private Capital, Chancellor Capital Management, Citicorp Investment Management and Shearson Lehman Brothers.

Howard has been very involved with community service. He is a board member, treasurer (prior board chair)  and wish granter mentor of the Make-a-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley. Howard and his wife Neva were recipients of the the chapter's Chris Greicius Award in 2012. He is also a member of the Audit and Finance Committee of the National Board of the Make-a-Wish Foundation of America and a board member and vice president of The H.O.P.E. For Youth Foundation. Howard has also served as a board member of the New York-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital.​

Howard earned a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School where he received the American Jurisprudence Award and The Honorable Nathan R. Sobel prize. He received a B.A. with honors from Clark University.​

 

Howard and Neva, residents of Cortlandt Manor, have been volunteer camp counselors at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a camp for critically ill children.

 

Nancy Roberson Jasper, M.D., joined the board in 2015. She is a physician at New York Physicians, LLP, in New York, where she is a partner, and is an assistant professor at Columbia University Medical Center in the Department of OB/GYN. She is also an attending physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

 

Dr. Jasper is a member of the North American Menopause Society, where she is chair-elect of the Professional Education Committee. She is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

 

She holds a B.A. from Indiana University-Bloomington, and her M.D. from the Boston University School of Medicine.  She lives in New Rochelle.

 

 

 

Paul Jenkel has been a board member of the Westchester Community Foundation since 2012, and has also sat on the board of the Children’s Support Foundation, which was established to help donors make gifts of lasting significance to help New York's most vulnerable youth and families through planned giving.

 

Before retiring in 2006, Mr. Jenkel had a long career in the financial services industry. When he retired, he was a senior vice president and portfolio manager at Alliance Capital Management.

 

His interest in community organizations has led him to his service on a number of nonprofit boards, including Children’s Village, where he is chairman, The Bridge Fund of New York, the Board of Overseers of the Katonah Museum of Art, and the Colgate University Planned Giving Committee.

 

Mr. Jenkel received his B.A. in economics from Colgate University and earned an MBA in finance from New York University. He lives in Chappaqua with his wife.

 

 

 
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.

 

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.

 

Michael Markhoff joined the Foundation’s Board in 2011. He is a partner in the White Plains law firm of Danziger & Markhoff LLP and is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the Trusts and Estates category and in Super Lawyers in the Estate Planning and Probate category.

 

He is past president of the Estate Planning Council of Westchester County, Inc. and the Hudson Valley Estate Planning Council and past chairman of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Westchester County Bar Association. He was also the Ninth District delegate to the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section, as well as a member of its Executive Committee. Mr. Markhoff was also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Bedford Free Library from 2005 to 2014, and was a member of the Board of Directors of Fox Lane Youth Lacrosse from 2013 to 2015.

 

Mr. Markhoff earned his J.D. at Brooklyn Law School and his bachelor’s from Columbia College. He lives in Bedford with his family.

 

 

 

Jose A. Reynoso, J.D., LL.M.

Jose A. Reynoso, J.D., LL.M., joined the Board of Advisors in 2012. He is a Managing Director and Partner at Clarfeld, where, in addition to managing family relationships, Mr. Reynoso leads the Advanced Tax and Estate Planning division and the overall Personal Financial Planning practice. Mr. Reynoso serves as Chief Risk Officer for Clarfeld and is on the firm’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining Clarfeld, Mr. Reynoso was a Regional Director of a Wealth Management team at the Bank of New York/Mellon; Vice President in the Global Wealth Structuring group at the Citigroup Private Bank; and a Principal Tax Consultant at Price Waterhouse.

 

He is a member of various bar associations, a member of the international Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, and belongs to the Estate Planning Councils of New York City and Westchester County, where he currently serves as the Immediate Past President. Mr. Reynoso served for three years as a member of the Selection Committee for the Mamaroneck School Board and on the Auction Committee for ArtsWestchester.

 

Mr. Reynoso earned a B.S. from Cornell University, and a J.D. and an LL.M specializing in taxation from New York University School of Law. He lives in Larchmont with his family.

 
Lee Van Allen Roberts

Lee Van Allen Roberts, who joined the Board in 2014, has spent most of her career in public service, serving on the Bedford Town Board from 1994 to 2003, when she was elected supervisor. She served in that capacity until her retirement in 2013, and was recently reelected to the Town Board.  In addition to working with other municipal officials in various associations, her activities in office often focused on the environment and protecting the county’s natural resources. She was chair of the Northern Westchester Watershed Committee, an associate member of the Westchester County Global Warming Task Force, a member of the Westchester County Climate Change Advisory Council, a board member Energy Improvement Corporation and the East of Hudson Watershed Corporation, and was a founding member of what is now Sustainable Westchester. She was president of Westchester Municipal Officials, and is also a member of the President’s Council of Northern Westchester Hospital.

 

As a longtime community member, Ms. Roberts has been active in the Katonah Presbyterian Church, Bedford 2020, the PTA, the Library Board and the Katonah Village Improvement Society, among others.  She also serves in organizations that assist seniors to live safely in their communities, including Friends in Service Helping (FISH), which arranges rides for the elderly who were unable to drive or afford transportation. She was on the Board of the Northern Westchester Community Center and the New York League of Conservation Voters.

 

She has a BA in history and government from the University of Connecticut. She lives in Bedford with her family.

 

 

 

Ruth Suzman is a dedicated volunteer, philanthropist, and nonprofit advisor. Having earned degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and Yale University, today Ms. Suzman works with organizations and programs that help connect young people to Jewish identity and leadership, and those that help people access educational opportunities and engage productively in the workplace.

 

She serves as Vice Chair of the Board for Repair the World, a national organization dedicated to making volunteer service a defining part of Jewish life. Ms. Suzman recently served as Chair of the Board of the Westchester Community College Foundation, and currently serves as Chair of the Wisdom Council of Greyston Foundation, both located in Westchester.

 

Additionally, she serves on the boards of the MB & Edna Zale Foundation in Dallas, the College of Liberal Arts at UT Austin, and the advisory board of DOROT in NYC. She is a member of the Visiting Committee to the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

She lives in Scarsdale with her husband and three children, and is an active member of Westchester Reform Temple.

 

Bradford J. Tito

Bradford J. Tito joined the Foundation Board in January 2017.

As program manager for communities and local government at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority - NYSERDA, Mr. Tito works with communities throughout New York to save energy and improve the environment. 

​Previously, Mr. Tito served as the director of sustainability for the City of Yonkers and prior to that, director of environmental coordination for Nassau County.

In 2015, he was named one of New York’s Top Ten Government Leaders in Energy by Breaking Energy.

Mr. Tito received his BA in sustainable development from Prescott College in Arizona, and his MS in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from Milano Graduate School of the New School University in New York.

​Mr. Tito lives with his wife Sonia and two children in Edgemont.

 

Karen J. Walsh, Esq.

Karen J. Walsh, Esq., a board member since 2012, is a founding partner at Walsh & Amicucci LLP, whose practice in White Plains includes estate planning, drafting wills and trusts, probate and administration of estates, and guardianship matters. She is co-chair of the Trusts and Estates Committee of the Westchester Women's Bar Association, and is a past co-chair and current member of the Executive Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association Trust and Estates Section. She also is a member of the Real Property and Probate Section of the American Bar Association, and a member of the Trusts and Estates and Elder Law Sections of the New York State Bar Association.

 

Ms. Walsh is a parishioner at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Scarsdale, where for more than 25 years she has participated in their program to provide meals for Hope Community Services, and has been involved for almost 20 years with her husband and children as active members of Bet Am Shalom Synagogue in White Plains where Ms. Walsh has chaired and served on a variety of committees. She also sits on the board of the Edward & Dorothy Perkins Foundation, a private foundation focused on supporting not-for-profit organizations that benefit children and animals in Westchester County and surrounding communities.

 

Ms. Walsh received a J.D. from Fordham Law School, where she was a member of the Law Review. She lives with her family in Scarsdale.