Junta directiva & socios

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A photo of NMIC's board of directors with ED, Maria Lizardo.

Juan A. Arteaga, Esq.

Presidente de la Junta

Juan A. Arteaga is a partner at Crowell & Moring, specializing in antitrust litigation. In this role, he advises companies, boards of directors, and executives on a broad range of civil and criminal antitrust matters, including litigation, merger reviews, and government and internal investigations. He also represents clients in a wide range of high-stakes, complex commercial litigation matters.

Previously, Mr. Arteaga served as a senior official in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice during the Obama administration. While at the Antitrust Division, he served as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Enforcement, where he was responsible for overseeing and working on some of the most important antitrust investigations and litigation in the past 50 years. He also served as Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division.

El Sr. Arteaga tiene una licenciatura, magna cum laude, del Boston College y un Juris Doctor de la Facultad de Derecho de Columbia, donde se desempeñó como director gerente de Law Review y fue Académico de Harlan Fiske Stone. Es miembro del Comité Judicial de la Asociación de Abogados de la Ciudad de Nueva York. Es miembro del panel de la Ley de Justicia Penal para el Tribunal de Apelaciones de los Estados Unidos para el Cuarto Circuito.

Cheryl Kallem

Vicepresidenta

Cheryl Kallem is currently a Managing Director of Golden Seeds, a network of angel investors. She was a Senior Managing Director at First Manhattan Co. and served as the firm’s Chief Financial & Operations Officer from 2004 – 2017. In her roles, she directed all financial and operational activities. In 2011, she also assumed responsibility for information technology.

Ms. Kallem has had a successful career in all aspects of financial and operations management. After beginning her career in public accounting, She has held roles of increasing responsibility at several financial services companies, culminating as a Senior Managing Director and the Chief Financial and Operations Officer at First Manhattan Co., an investment advisory firm located in Manhattan. In recent years, she joined Golden Seeds, an Angel investment group, as a Managing Director. She is an active Angel investor and has served as a mentor to many early-stage companies. Additionally, she is the Vice Chair and a Board Member of the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation and a board member and treasurer of the board of her cooperative apartment building. Ms. Kallem also volunteers at the ASPCA.
 

La Sra. Kallem tiene una licenciatura en psicología de la Universidad de Colgate y una maestría en contabilidad de la Universidad de Rutgers. Es contadora pública certificada y miembro del Instituto Americano de Contadores Públicos Certificados.

Ethan Miller

Tesorero

Ethan Miller joined the NMIC Board in 2019 and has 35 years of experience in the non-profit and financial service sectors. Ethan’s last position was Director of Operations at the Mozilla Foundation where he oversaw the global organization’s financial, accounting, operational and grants management activities. Before Mozilla, he was Vice President of Finance at the Nathan Cummings Foundation (NCF).

At NCF, he was responsible for the finance and accounting functions as well as having operating, information technology and investment management responsibilities. Before NCF, Ethan was a Managing Director at GE Antares Capital, the sponsor finance group of GE Capital. There, he managed private equity relationships and led middle-market transactions. Before GE, he worked at several other financial institutions, including IBJ Whitehall Financial Group, a subsidiary of the Industrial Bank of Japan, BHF-Bank, Heller Financial, and the First National Bank of Chicago. Ethan has an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA from Hobart College. While at GE, Ethan also passed his Series 7 and 63 securities examinations.


A lo largo de los años, Ethan ha participado activamente en una variedad de organizaciones sin fines de lucro, incluida la Oficina de Washington para Asuntos Latinoamericanos, donde fue miembro de la junta durante seis años y tesorero y presidente del Comité de Finanzas. Ethan asistió a la escuela secundaria y preparatoria en Washington, DC, y ha sido residente del área metropolitana de la ciudad de Nueva York desde 1996.

Evelyn De La Rosa

Secretaria

Evelyn De La Rosa is an active community member who has also served as Account Manager at AT&T Interactive, where she was responsible for technology-related customer service issues and delivered expertise in redesigning and updating clients’ websites.

Before her position at AT&T Interactive, Ms. De La Rosa served as a Workforce Management Analyst/Project Manager at Washington Post, Kaplan Higher Education. There,  she administered change order processes and implemented systematic plans in restructuring IT to work more efficiently. Prior to her work at Kaplan Higher Education, she was a Marketing Manager, Team Leader, and Senior Loan Officer at Newbridge Mortgage Corporation, where she provided training for new loan officers.

La Sra. De La Rosa tiene una licenciatura en Sistemas de Información Informática y Administración de Empresas de Manhattan College y una maestría en Liderazgo / Gestión Organizacional de Mercy College.

Roshan Ahmad

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Roshan Ahmad is a Managing Director in JPMorgan’s Global Sovereign Advisory Group. She brings 14 years of experience in advising governments globally on sovereign rating management, credit positioning, targeted strategy building, fiscal policy optimization, and ESG.

Prior to the establishment of the group in 2014, Roshan was the Head of Country Risk and Rating Advisory for Middle East & North Africa for JPMorgan in London. She currently serves on the firm’s Women on the Move sub-committee on internal engagement focusing on successful integration of new senior women joining the firm. A strong proponent of diversity, She is also responsible for a number of accountability initiatives under the Investment Banking Diversity & Inclusiveness Council’s stewardship in Europe. Roshan is currently a Non-Executive Board member for J.P. Morgan Pakistan Pvt Ltd and has previously served on the Board of Governors for St Mary’s and St Pancras Primary School in London, UK (2016-2019).

Roshan graduated Magna Cum Laude in Economics from Mount Holyoke College, and holds a Master’s of Studies in International Relations from the University of Cambridge. She is a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs- Chatham House in the UK and the International Institute of Finance’s committee on Sovereign Risk Management.

Edward Cuesta

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Edward “Eddie” Cuesta is the National Executive Director at Dominicanos USA. In his role, Mr. Cuesta provides management and supervision of an on-the-ground, civic engagement operation situated in Hostos Community College.

Prior to joining Dominicanos USA, Mr. Cuesta served as Recruitment Strategist at the City University of New York-Murphy Institute School of Professional Studies, where he was responsible for the development of successful recruitment for certificate and academic degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Earlier in his career, Mr. Cuesta worked in the money remittance industry in roles ranging from General Manager at Envios Abreu y Collado, Ltd. to Corporate Account and Area Development Manager for the Northeast Region at Sigue Corporation. 

El Sr. Cuesta tiene una licenciatura en Estudios Internacionales de la City University of New York-City College y una maestría en Estudios Urbanos de la City University of New York-Murphy Institute School of Professional Studies.

Ruth Fasoldt

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Ruth Fasoldt serves as the Senior Manager, Public Policy for Lyft. Based in New York City Ruth engages with state and city leaders, drivers and riders to support strong public policy for every New Yorker. Ms. Fasoldt has spent the past ten years advocating for the importance of stakeholder input and understanding.

Ruth Fasoldt serves as Director, State & Local Government Affairs for Lyft, a top North America rideshare company.  Responsible for government affairs strategies that advance Lyft’s mission and goals with local, regional and state elected officials and government employees across the East Coast, from Maine to Florida.

Ms. Fasoldt has spent the past decade advocating for the importance of stakeholder input and understanding. Previous to Lyft, she served as the Director of External Affairs for Link, the most comprehensive, free public Wi-Fi network in the world. Link serves millions of users super-fast, free Wi-Fi in New York City, Philadelphia and Newark. In addition to managing each city relationship, she oversaw all community outreach and local partnerships to help make Link a welcome part of each community it is in. Ms. Fasoldt also served as the Director of Membership and Special Events for the Association for a Better New York (ABNY), a coalition of over 300 business, labor, non-profit and political leaders focused on making New York City the best place to live, work and visit.
 
Ruth Fasoldt holds a B.A. in History from Union College, and master’s degrees in Women’s History and Archives Management from Simmons College. She lives in Manhattan with her family.

Sandra Harris, LMSW, MS

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Sandra Harris is the Assistant Vice President of Government & Community Affairs at Columbia University Medical Center. In her role, she is responsible for maintaining community and institutional relations, developing partnerships, and promoting university and community programs that impact the health and well-being of the northern Manhattan community.

Sandra Harris has spent her career expanding access to quality health care and education for the most vulnerable community members in Northern Manhattan. Sandra has extensive experience in the human services, government, non-profit, health and mental health services field. Early in her career, she provided housing advocacy services, directed a community mental health program for immigrant populations and lead a national healthcare collaborative to advance health care access for the underserved. As a bicultural Latina, she frequently shares her knowledge on diverse issues faced by multi-ethnic communities. During her travels around the world as a member of the Kellogg Foundation’s delegation visiting developing countries, Sandra gained insight that furthered her expertise while learning how communities developed new solutions to deal with barriers encountered on a daily basis. This experience has shaped her professional work as she affirms that relationships are the primary ingredient in our work with others; it is most often what brings parties to the table and keeps them there when differences of opinions and conflicts arise.

 

Presently, Sandra is the Associate Vice President of Government and Community Affairs at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. In her role, she promotes and advocates for the medical center’s academic research, education and service mission with external community, local and state government stakeholders. She is the university liaison on community development initiatives and is responsible for establishing and maintaining community-academic relations, facilitating the creation of campus-community partnerships that yield improved community health outcomes while advancing academic health research and discoveries. Sandra has a keen understanding of collaborative processes and is well known for her ability to bring partners to the table to work on mutually beneficial projects and initiatives.

 

Sandra holds a Master’s in Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University and a Master’s in Social Work from Hunter College City University of New York. She is a member of the National Association of Social Worker, American Public Health Association, Encuentros, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation and president of the Washington Heights Inwood Chamber of Commerce, board member of the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, co-chair of Northern Manhattan Agenda and founder and president of Harrisolution, a consulting company dedicated to supporting individuals, families and organizations identify and overcome the challenges hindering their growth and success

Robin M. Honig

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Robin M. Honig is the CFO of ColumbiaDoctors and Chief Business Development Officer, responsible for financial oversight, strategic planning, process reengineering, contract management and revenue cycle for the clinical component of the Columbia Physician and Surgeon’s.

Prior to this position, Robin served in the newly created role of Chief Financial Officer, Senior Business Officer, and Associate Vice Dean at P&S. In this role, Robin was responsible for the financial management of P&S Departments, Centers, and Institutes, school-based administrative units, and ColumbiaDoctors. She works closely with the Dean, ColumbiaDoctors President and CEO, Department Chairs, and Center and Institute Directors as well as Department Administrators in support of the financial, clinical, academic, and research goals of P&S and ColumbiaDoctors.

Robin, a certified public accountant, received a degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the Boston University School of Management, where she graduated summa cum laude. Previous to Columbia, Robin served as the Associate Dean of Finance and Administration in the Biological Science Division at the University of Chicago, which includes the university’s medical school and practice plan from 2006-2017. She also served as interim Vice Dean of Finance and Administration for Chicago Medicine, which includes the University of Chicago Medical Center, and Vice President for clinical practice finance. Before moving into healthcare and higher education financial administration, Robin worked at Trans National Group as Vice President of Finance and at PricewaterhouseCoopers, formerly known as Coopers & Lybrand, in audit and consulting roles.

William Lee

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William Lee is a finance professional at Incentrum Group, a global merchant bank. Prior to joining Incentrum, he was as an investment banker at J.P. Morgan and Dyal Co.  In his roles, he advises companies, boards of directors, and executives on a broad range of financial, structuring, and other strategic matters.

Anteriormente, el Sr. Lee se desempeñó como oficial de submarinos de la Marina de los EE. UU. El Sr. Lee tiene una licenciatura de la Universidad de Michigan, una maestría en ingeniería de la Universidad de Columbia y un MBA de INSEAD.

John Lyons

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John Lyons is the Associate Director of Institutional Research and Assessment at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. In his role, he organizes and oversees accreditation and programmatic reporting 16 nationally accredited programs. Through his work, he designs and implements protocols and instrumentation for ongoing program evaluation and improvement.

John Lyons is the Director of Institutional Research and Assessment at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. He leads the Institutional Research team within NYU Steinhardt’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

 

Prior to Mr. Lyons’ work at NYU, he was part of the NMIC staff from 2002 through 2009, first as an English Language Instructor, and later promoted to Director of the Adult Education Program. In his English Language Instructor position, Mr. Lyons developed numerous courses and workshops as part of the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) curriculum. As the Adult Education Program Director, he managed the program’s funding and assisted with agency-wide strategy. Mr. Lyons’ English Instructor path began at BKC International House in Moscow, Russia, where he taught grammar and communicative English at all levels, from children to adult professionals.

El Sr. Lyons posee una licenciatura de la Universidad de Scranton, y una maestría en Lenguaje y Alfabetización de la Universidad de la Ciudad de Nueva York, City College. 

 

Está completando su doctorado en Enseñanza y Aprendizaje en la Universidad de Nueva York.

Kayla M. McPherson

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Kayla M. McPherson is the Director of Data & Reporting at East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP). Kayla has been with EHTP since 2012, supporting the organization’s operations in various capacities. In her current role she is responsible for ensuring that the organization’s practices of data collection, storage, and reporting position EHTP to be able to successfully report to stakeholders, comply with programmatic mandates, receive grants, and guide internal practices and accountability.

Kayla also manages IT planning, security, and purchasing. Before EHTP, Kayla worked at Legal Action Center on a consumer education and engagement initiative on the use of electronic health records in New York State.

Kayla asistió a Columbia University, donde obtuvo su licenciatura en Estudios Hispanos y Estudios Lusófonos y su maestría en Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe. Muy interesada en la raza, la equidad y la educación, su tesis de posgrado se centró en las políticas de acción afirmativa, específicamente el uso de cuotas raciales en las admisiones a las universidades públicas brasileñas. Kayla reside en Washington Heights, es una ávida cocinera y le gusta leer ficción especulativa y dar largos paseos explorando el Alto Manhattan y el Bronx.

Seny Taveras, JD

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Seny Taveras is the Executive Director of CUNY in the Heights-Hostos Community College, Department of Continuing Education and Workforce Development. In this role, she oversees a broad range of fiscal and program responsibilities for continuing education and related external programs. Ms. Taveras previously served as Chief of Staff to New York City Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez, where she managed budgets, legislation, and day-to-day operations.

Before obtaining her position with the Councilmember, Ms. Taveras worked in the private sector serving as Chief of Staff for DAP Strategies, LLC, where she was responsible for strategic planning for a segment of the company’s international portfolio. Prior to her experience in the private sector, she worked as Special Assistant to New York State Deputy Secretary for Public Safety and Homeland Security, Denise O’Donnell. In her role, she influenced policies and operations for the state’s homeland security, emergency preparedness, and criminal justice agencies. Before rising to the special assistant position, she also served as Senior Policy Advisor to Lieutenant Governor David A. Paterson.

La Sra. Taveras tiene una licenciatura en Estudios Jurídicos de la Universidad de la Ciudad de Nueva York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice y un Juris Doctor de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Hofstra.

Nathalie Tejada

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Nathalie Tejada is an Associate Director of Development, Corporate & Foundation Relations at Albert Einstein College of Medicine & Montefiore Health System, and the Founder and Principal at Generating Results, LLC. In her roles, she is responsible for securing financial support from corporations and the government as well as increasing levels of involvement and support among donors and prospects.

Nathalie Tejada is a dynamic, innovative, and solution-oriented leader committed to generating results. She has more than a decade of experience working in development with various organizations across nonprofit sectors such as healthcare, higher education, and social service institutions.

 

Currently, Nathalie is the Corporate Relations Director at the National Kidney Foundation. In this capacity, she works with corporate membership, disrupters, tech companies, CME programs, foundations and coalition.

In 2018, Nathalie founded Generating Results, LLC. In this capacity, she has the mission to build the next philanthropic model so that the less privileged communities can have the opportunity to succeed. At an early age, Nathalie understood the power of serving others intentionally through observing her grandmother, Genoveva Mejia, supporting others less fortunate back in her country. This inspired Nathalie to dedicate her life to raise funds for noble causes and to help her community to build sustainability. Also, she is the founder of NYC Celebrates Women. A platform to amplify the voice of women of color entrepreneurs to break the generational wealth gap.

 

Prior to that, she was an Associate Director of Development, Corporate & Foundation Relations at Albert Einstein College of Medicine & Montefiore Health System. In her role, she was responsible for securing financial support from corporations and the government and increasing levels of involvement and support among donors and prospects. In addition, Nathalie served as Director of Development, Public, and Government Relations at Astor Services for Children & Families, where she developed and executed an annual fundraising plan, led events and managed the Bronx Committee of the Board and the Young Professionals Board. She also worked for the Dominican Women’s Development Center (DWDC) as Development Officer and then Grant Writer and Special Event Consultant.


She was also Development Coordinator at the City College of New York, Director of Corporate Sponsorship at the Dominican Film Festival in NYC, Development Consultant at the Dominican Heritage and Culture Society.

Nancy Wackstein

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Nancy Wackstein started as Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service in February 2016 following a long career in the New York City nonprofit sector. Ms. Wackstein served from 2002 to 2015 as Executive Director of United Neighborhood Houses of New York, the federation of New York City’s 38 settlement houses and community centers. 

Nancy Wackstein is a veteran human services leader in New York City in both the governmental and nonprofit sectors. Ms. Wackstein most recently served as Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service, from which she retired in 2021. She continues at Fordham as an Adjunct Faculty Instructor for MSW students.

 

Ms. Wackstein served from 2002 to 2015 as Executive Director of United Neighborhood Houses of New York, the federation of New York City’s 38 settlement houses and community centers. Prior to UNH, she was the Executive Director of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, a Manhattan settlement house, for 11 years. Ms. Wackstein served as Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office on Homelessness and SRO Housing from l990-91 under Mayor David N. Dinkins and was Senior Policy Advisor for Human Services in Manhattan Borough President David Dinkins’ Office from l986-l989. Over the course of her career, Ms. Wackstein has served on many nonprofit Boards and NYC government task forces and commissions, and continues to do so.

 

She received a bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University, SUNY, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a master’s degree from the Columbia University School of Social Work (CUSSW). In 2009 Ms. Wackstein was inducted into the CUSSW Hall of Fame. In 2013 Ms. Wackstein was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from her alma mater Binghamton University.

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