Board of Directors

Michael Arad (Chair), Partner, Handel Architects LLP; Designer, World Trade Center Memorial.

Georgia Boothe, Executive Vice President, Children's Aid; former Executive Director, Pathways to Housing NY.

Dana Buchman (Secretary), Fashion Designer; Chair, Promise Project; Author of "A Special Education: One Family's Journey Through the Maze of Learning Disabilities;" Member of the Council of Fashion Designers America.

Ester Fuchs (Vice Chair), Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science, and Director, Urban and Social Policy Program, Columbia University; former Special Advisor on Governance and Strategic Planning to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

Linda Lausell Bryant, Master Teacher; Clinical Associate Professor; Katherine and Howard Aibel Executive-in Residence; former Executive Director, Inwood House; former Associate Commissioner, Office of Youth Development at the New York City Administration for Children's Services.

Lisette Nieves, President, Fund for the City of New York; Clinical Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education & Human Development, New York University; Former Belle Zeller Distinguished Visiting Professor in Public Policy, City University of New York (CUNY); Executive Director, Year Up NYC; Adjunct Professor, Brooklyn College; former Chief of Staff, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development; Director of Special Projects for The After School Corporation (TASC).

David SteinbergerChairman and CEO, Open Road Integrated Media. Former President and CEO of Arcadia Publishing; Chairman of the National Book Foundation; President and CEO, Perseus Books Group; President, Adult Trade Group and Corporate Strategy and International at HarperCollins; Management Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton and NYC Deputy Transportation Commissioner.


Fund for the City of New York



National Center for Civic Innovation

International Institute for Community Solutions

Board of Directors