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Board of Directors

The BronxWorks board of directors is a committed group of civic leaders who contribute their time, talent, and resources in order to advance our organization’s mission.

Many board members have close ties with the Bronx community. Reflecting on the borough’s evolution over the past several decades, one board member born and raised in the Bronx said, “The faces in the Bronx are different now, but the needs and the dreams are the same: to provide a better life for children, senior citizens, and others in need, and to make progress economically.”

The faces in the Bronx are different now, but the needs and the dreams are the same: to provide a better life for children, senior citizens, and others in need, and to make progress economically.”

Officers

  • Roger Begelman (Chairperson)Managing Director (Retired), Goldman Sachs

    Roger Begelman is retired from his position as Co-Chief Compliance Officer of Goldman Sachs Bank USA. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1993 and worked his way to Managing Director in 2006. Prior to Joining the firm, Roger worked as Senior Special Counsel to the Market Surveillance Division of the New York Stock Exchange and as also an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx and a Special Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Roger joined the Board of Directors of BronxWorks in 2011 and currently serves as the Board Chair. He sits on the Executive, Finance and Audit, Facilities, Risk, and Strategic Planning Committees.

  • Janice K. Hart (Vice Chair)Managing Director, Senior Operational Risk Manager Markets and Corporate Treasury, BNY Mellon

    Janice Hart is the Head of Non-Financial Risk Transformation and Operational Risk Governance at BNY Mellon. Her career spans decades in the areas of regulatory and corporate risk management in the financial industry. She is an expert in risk governance and data strategies to meet regulatory requirements for reporting risk and controlling improvements. Janice earned her BA in Economics from Binghamton University and her MBA from Columbia Business School. She joined the BronxWorks Board of Directors in 2001 and currently serves as the Vice-Chair. Janice sits on the Executive, Finance and Audit, Governance and Nominating, Risk, and Strategic Planning Committees.

  • Joan D. Rosenthal (Treasurer)Managing Director (Retired), JPMorgan Chase

    Joan D. Rosenthal retired from her position as a Managing Director after a 20-year career at JP Morgan Chase. Joan earned her BS in Accounting from the University at Albany and was a CPA by training. She is actively involved in a number of organizations, including the Workforce Professionals Training Institute WPTI), as well as WellMet Philanthropy. Joan recently stepped down after serving nearly a decade as the Board Chair of Friends of the Children of NY, but still remains active on the organization’s Board. Joan currently serves as the Treasurer and the Co-Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee. Joan also sits on the Executive, Development, and Strategic Planning Committees. She joined the BronxWorks Board of Directors in 2012.

  • Adele Ursone (Secretary)Artist

    Adele Ursone is an artist and her work is represented by DFN Gallery, New York City, Artemis Gallery, North East Harbor, Maine and Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle, Maine. Her website is adeleursone.com. She is a Trustee of the Russell Grinnell Memorial Trust, which supports programs that create opportunities for children to thrive socially and intellectually in safe and healthy environments. She is also on the Board of New York City Children’s Holiday Party and a Board member of the Maine Community Foundation. Adele has also worked in publishing as Editorial Director of Universe Books/Rizzoli International. She holds a BFA from Pratt Institute. Adele joined the BronxWorks Board of Directors in 2008 and currently serves as the Secretary. She is also the Chair of the Program Committee and sits on the Executive and Risk Committees.

Members

  • Mariano AgmiDivision Director, Americas Head of Surveillance, Macquarie Group

    Mariano Agmi is a Division Director and Americas Head of Risk Surveillance at Macquarie Group.  In this role, he oversees compliance with respect to a variety of topics, including e-communications, social media, voice recording, trade surveillances, and the implementation of technology initiatives.  He earned his BA in Political Science from Amherst College and his JD from New York Law School.  Mariano joined the BronxWorks Board of Directors in 2019 and sits on the Risk Committee.

  • Steven AxelrodOwner/President, The Axelrod Agency

    Steven Axelrod is the President of The Axelrod Agency, Inc., a full-service literary agency representing book writers. Steven has been an agent for over 30 years and president of his own agency for more than 25 years. Prior to agenting, he was an editor at The Literary Guild. His present clientele includes many top women’s fiction authors, including the author of the Bridgerton novels (which inspired the Netflix series). Steven joined the BronxWorks Board of Directors in 2017 and sits on the Program and Risk Committees.

  • Michael DeAddioChief Operating Officer, Dark Forest Technologies

    Michael DeAddio is the Chief Operating Officer at Dark Forest Technologies. His distinguished career has spanned a number of roles for different organizations throughout the financial industry. Michael holds a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and BS in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined the BronxWorks Board of Directors in 2012 and has sat on a variety of committees. Michael DeAddio was honored for his accomplishments and contributions to the organization at the 2015 BronxWorks Gala.

  • William DevaneyPartner, Baker McKenzie

    William Devaney is a partner at Baker McKenzie in the firm’s North America Litigation group in New York. He is also the Chair of the firm’s North American Government Enforcement Practice and Co-Chair of the Global Compliance and Investigations Group. His main areas of practice are white collar criminal defense, investigations, compliance, and complex civil litigation. William earned his BA from Georgetown University, his JD from Georgetown University Law Center, and his Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge. He joined the BronxWorks Board of Directors in 2019 and sits on the Governance and Nominating Committee.

  • Barrett FeldmanPrincipal, PSF Projects Architecture D.P.C

    Barrett Feldman is a founding principal at PSF Projects Architecture D.P.C., an award-winning architecture and design firm. She spearheads the nonprofit, educational, and research areas of the practice and has held design and project management leadership roles on a diverse range of projects including The Austin Federal Courthouse, Lady Liberty Charter School in Newark, and Two Alliance Center in Atlanta. She earned her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University with High Honors in Studio Art, and her MA in Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Barrett joined the BronxWorks Board of Directors in 2019 and has been an active part of the Facilities Committee, advising BronxWorks on safely re-opening and reconfiguring office spaces as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge New York City.

  • Stan FreilichPrincipal (Retired), Towers, Perrin-Management Consultants and Actuaries

    Stan Freilich grew up in the Bronx and attended Bronx High School of Science. He obtained his degree in Mathematics from the University of Michigan. Stan completed his career as an Actuary and a Partner in a major international management consulting firm, where he consulted with large employers on their pension and employee benefit plans for over 30 years. Stan has been active on other Boards, including his local School Board and Fire District Commission. He joined the BronxWorks Board of Directors in 2007 and is the Co-Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee. He also sits on the Program and Risk Committees.

  • Marshall GreenAttorney-in-Charge, Legal Aid Society

    Marshall Green retired after a forty-year career with The Legal Aid Society, thirty of which he has spent as the Attorney in Charge of the Bronx Neighborhood Office. He was awarded the New York City Bar Association’s Legal Service Award in 2002 and the Orison S. Marden Award in 2005. He graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and earned his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Marshall has been a member of the BronxWorks Board of Directors for over thirty years, and has been recognized by BronxWorks as a Living Legend of the Bronx. He has been named a Hero by the Robin Hood Foundation, largely for his efforts in creating the Single Stop program, in which BronxWorks participated. He currently sits on the Program Committee.

  • Marene JenningsManaging Director Investment Management Division, Goldman Sachs

    Marene Jennings is a Managing Director in Client Portfolio Management at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Her career spans the areas of investment management, corporate strategy, business development, and consulting. Marene earned her BA in Economics and Latin American Studies from Dartmouth College and her MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. She joined the BronxWorks Board of Directors in 2019 and sits on the Program Committee. Marene was the keynote speaker at the inaugural BronxWorks Juneteenth event in 2020.

  • Marc KemenyArchitect

    Marc Kemeny is the Founder and retired Principal Architect of K Square Designs, Architecture P.C., a New York architecture firm founded in 1985. Marc specialized in adaptive reuse, specifically the conversion of commercial and industrial buildings to residential use. Marc earned his BA from Reed College and his Master’s in Architecture from Columbia University School of Architecture. Marc has been active on the BronxWorks Board of Directors for over twenty years and is currently the Co-Chair of the Facilities Committee.

  • Christian LeeManaging Director, WeWork Asia

    Christian Lee has had a decorated career in the fields of finance and business operations, serving in key roles in a number of organizations around the world. He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of Transfix, an NEA-backed startup in the logistics market. Prior to that he was CFO of WeWork and then Managing Director of WeWork Asia. He previously served as SVP and Head of Corporate Development for Time Warner Cable. Christian earned his MBA from Columbia Business School, and his B.A. from Carleton College. He joined the BronxWorks Board of Directors in 2013. Christian was honored at the BronxWorks 2015 Annual Gala.

  • Joseph G. MacalusoPartner, Macaluso & Fafinski, P.C.

    Joe Macaluso has been in the private practice of law in the field of personal injury and medical malpractice since 1990. Since graduating from Brooklyn Law School, Joe has successfully litigated a wide variety of injury and medical malpractice cases as a Bronx-based lawyer. He is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, a member of the Bronx County Bar Association, and has served on the Board of Directors of Bronx Legal Services. Joe ran the New York City Marathon in support of BronxWorks and joined the Board of Directors shortly thereafter in 2019. He sits on the Program and Strategic Planning Committees.

  • Juan MaldonadoCo-Founder, Arcus; Co-Founder, The Libra Project

    Juan Maldonado is an entrepreneur, investor, and founder of The Libra Project, a consulting company focused on providing strategic guidance to early-stage founders. He also co-founded Arcus Financial, a fintech company that process $600 million a year in payments worldwide for the underbanked population. His business ventures are fueled by his passion for financial inclusion and economic equality. Before starting his own businesses, Juan worked as an analyst at Lehman Brothers. Juan is a Bronx native. He earned his BA in Finance from Baruch College. Juan joined the BronxWorks Board of Directors in 2020.

  • Emily Menlo MarksExecutive Director (Retired), United Neighborhood Houses of NY (UNH)

    Emily Menlo Marks spent her entire career working in the public and nonprofit sector. She has worked in the New York City Environmental Protection Administration as Assistant Administrator for the Office of Citizen Involvement, and occupied leadership roles at the Wildcat Services Corporation, the Vera Institute of Justice, and the National Service Corporation for the City of New York. Most recently, she spent 15 years as the Executive Director of the United Neighborhood Houses. Emily joined the Board of Directors of BronxWorks in 2007 and currently serves as the Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee. She sits on the Executive, Development, and Strategic Planning Committees.

  • Kira MendezInterim Director, Iacocca Institute, Lehigh University

    Kira Mendez is the Director of the Iacocca Institute at Lehigh University. She has served as a senior advisor to social sector leaders, with over 28 years of strategy consulting and management experience in both for-profit and non-profit sectors. Kira earned her MBA from Harvard Business School, as well as her MS in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and her BS in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University. She joined the BronxWorks Board of Directors in 2012 and previously served as the Secretary. Kira currently sits on the Development, Program, and Strategic Planning Committees.

  • Osterman PerezAttorney Advisor, Social Security Administration

    Osterman Perez is an Attorney Advisor at the Social Security Administration (SSA). Prior to joining the SSA, Osterman worked as an advocate at Binder and Binder, where he represented Social Security disability claimants at administrative law hearings. He earned his BA in History and Economics from Williams College and his JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Osterman joined the BronxWorks Board of Directors in 2015 and sits on the Program, Risk, and Strategic Planning Committees.

  • Bruce PhillipsSenior Managing Director, Tishman Speyer

    Bruce Phillips is a Senior Managing Director for Tishman Speyer and has been responsible for design and construction activities in the United States, Europe, Brazil, and India. He earned his BA from the Princeton University School of Architecture. Prior to joining Tishman Speyer, Bruce spent 15 years at American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. where he directed real estate development and design and construction projects, including ABC’s broadcast center and headquarters. Bruce first joined the Board of the Girls Club of NY in 1995. After the Girls Club and BronxWorks (then CAB) merged, Bruce continued to serve on the BronxWorks Board of Directors in 2002 and serves as the Co-Chair of the Facilities Committee.

  • Ren SinghVice President, Legal, Barclays Bank PLC

    Ren Singh is a Vice President in the Legal Department at Barclays Investment Bank. Prior to joining Barclays, he was Corporate Counsel at Canon USA and Counsel at Liberty International Underwriters. Ren earned his BA in English and Political Science at Amherst College and his JD at the Brooklyn Law School. He joined the BronxWorks Board of Directors in 2019.

  • Jean SmithVice President, Community Development (Retired), JP Morgan Chase

    Jean Smith retired from her role as a Vice President with the JP Morgan Chase Community Development Corporation. During her time, she oversaw loans to real estate development corporations that played a role in the revitalization of neighborhoods throughout the Bronx. Her career at JP Morgan Chase spanned nearly fifty years. Jean joined the BronxWorks Board of Directors in She currently sits on the Development Committee.

  • Simon StanawayPartner, Human Capital, Ernst & Young LLP

    Simon Stanaway is a partner at Ernst & Young (EY) in the New York City office. He leads the Americas Mobile Talent and Workforce Enablement Group within EY’s People Advisory Services practice. Simon was born and raised in the United Kingdom. He earned is BSc from Birmingham University (UK) and his Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Newcastle University in NSW, Australia. Simon joined the BronxWorks Board of Directors in 2014 and sits on the Program and Strategic Planning Committees. His roots to the Bronx are strong from his time living in Riverdale after marrying and starting his family there. Simon was honored at the 2019 BronxWorks Lifting Lives Building Futures Gala.

  • Sud SubrahmanyanManaging Director, JP Morgan Chase

    Sud Subrahmanyan is a Managing Director in the Corporate Derivatives Marketing Group and Head of Corporate Equity Derivatives & Financial Sponsors at JP Morgan. He and his team are responsible for the origination and execution of structured transactions covering capital allocation and financing. Sud earned his BS in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology and his MBA from Northeastern University. Sud joined the BronxWorks Board of Directors in 2019 and sits on the Finance and Audit, Development, and Program Committees.

  • Douglas M. TweenPartner, Linklaters LLP

    Doug Tween is a partner at Linklaters LLP based in the New York office, where he serves as head of the firm’s U.S. Government Enforcement and Cartel Practice group. His work covers white collar criminal and regulatory investigations, as well as complex civil litigation and class actions. He also advises on crisis management, conducts internal investigations, and assists corporations with compliance, risk management, and governance issues. Doug earned his BA from Columbia College and his JD from Northwestern University School of Law. He joined the BronxWorks Board of Directors in 2015 and sits on the Risk Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee. Doug is also a past Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Compliance and Ethics Committee.

  • Tom WatsonPresident, CauseWired LLC

    Tom Watson is the president and founder of CauseWired, a consulting firm advising clients in the social sector, as well as a professor in the Nonprofit Management Master’s program at Columbia University. Tom’s career spans journalism, philanthropy, consulting, and education. Tom earned his BA in English Literature from Columbia University. He joined the Board of Directors of BronxWorks in 2013 and currently serves as the Chair of the Development Committee. He sits on the Executive and Strategic Planning Committees. Tom also serves on the Board of the Westchester Human Rights Commission.

  • David McLean (Chair Emeritus)General Counsel (Retired), PwC