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Art Gianelli – President of Mount Sinai St. Luke’s

Art Gianelli is the current President of Mount Sinai St. Luke's. Prior to joining St. Luke's, Gianelli worked at the Nassau Health Care Corporation, a publicly run healthcare delivery system that provides high-quality care to Nassau County's most vulnerable populations, first as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and then as President and CEO. Gianelli has served or currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Long Island Association, Island Harvest, and Regional Policy Board 2 of the American Hospital Association, and he also serves on the Executive Committees of Healthfirst and America’s Essential Hospitals. Gianelli holds degrees from St. John's University, Brown University, Dowling College, and Columbia University and also teaches graduate students about hospital management and health care at Hofstra, Dowling, St. Jospeh's, and Columbia.

Art Gianelli – President of Mount Sinai St. Luke’s2019-05-09T10:31:50-04:00

Monica Coen Christensen – Dean of Students at Manhattan School of Music

Dr. Monica Coen Christensen currently serves as Dean of Students at Manhattan School of Music and also holds an appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor of Higher & Post-secondary education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She previously served full-time as Lecturer in the Higher and Post-secondary Education Department at Teachers College. While on the faculty at Teachers College, Monica engaged in numerous consulting projects to help institutions of higher education improve student experience. Prior to that, she worked for over 10 years in student affairs positions in New York City. Monica holds degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University and Dartmouth College. Monica has been a career-long member of NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and of ACPA College Educators International, and currently serves the latter as a member of the Senior Student Affairs Officer Advisory Board.

Monica Coen Christensen – Dean of Students at Manhattan School of Music2019-05-03T10:52:11-04:00

Arnold Eisen – Chancellor of The Jewish Theological Seminary

Since 2007, Arnold Eisen has served as the Chancellor of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), where he has placed significant emphasis on strengthening Jewish learning in communities, creating programs that extend the reach of JTS’s scholarship and resources beyond the campus to Jewish learners around the world. Eisen’s initiatives at JTS also include programs to strengthen early childhood, experiential, adult, and Israel education; the interfaith Center for Pastoral Education; and the Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue. Before coming to JTS, Eisen served on the faculties of Stanford, Tel Aviv, and Columbia universities. He holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, Oxford University, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Eisen is also an award-winning writer and advocate for the Jewish community, and he contributes regularly to print and online media.

Arnold Eisen – Chancellor of The Jewish Theological Seminary2019-05-03T10:52:11-04:00

Shailagh Murray – Executive Vice President for Public Affairs at Columbia University

Shailagh Murray is currently the Executive Vice President for Public Affairs at Columbia University. She earned her BA from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and her MS in Journalism from Northwestern University. She began her career in journalism, spending more than two decades covering local, national, and international stories for The Tampa Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Her areas of focus included the transition from communism to democracy in Eastern Europe, the rise of the European Union, four United States presidential elections, and major legislative and political developments in the U.S. Congress. In 2011, Shailagh was appointed Communications Director for Vice President Biden and shortly thereafter became his Deputy Chief of Staff. She then served as Senior Advisor to President Obama for the final two years of his presidency.

Shailagh Murray – Executive Vice President for Public Affairs at Columbia University2019-05-03T10:52:10-04:00

Alexa Smith – Chief of Staff in Office of the President at Manhattan School of Music

Alexa Smith is the Chief of Staff in the Office of the President at Manhattan School of Music. After receiving her from Master’s Degree from MSM in Voice, she pursued a career in opera before becoming the Marketing Director at New York City Opera. There she led marketing efforts and planned special events with partners including The Mexican Cultural Institute, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center, Rosa Mexicano, The Ucross Foundation, and Passport Magazine. As Chief of Staff she oversees special projects for the Office of The President.

Alexa Smith – Chief of Staff in Office of the President at Manhattan School of Music2019-05-03T10:52:10-04:00

Father Daniel O’Reilly – Head of Corpus Christi Parish

Rev. Daniel O’Reilly is pastor of Corpus Christi parish and also the Catholic chaplain at Columbia University. Fr. O’Reilly was born in Manhattan and raised in the Bronx. He attended Regis High School in New York City and majored in philosophy at Princeton University before entering the seminary for the Archdiocese of New York. After earning Master’s degrees in theology and divinity from St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, he was ordained a priest in 2003 and appointed parochial vicar at Resurrection Church in Rye, New York. He has served as Director of Campus Ministry for the Archdiocese of New York, Spiritual Director for the St. John Neumann Seminary College in Yonkers, and Catholic Campus Minister at SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx.

Father Daniel O’Reilly – Head of Corpus Christi Parish2019-05-03T10:52:09-04:00

Sonia Reese – Executive Director of Community Impact

In her role as Executive Director, Sonia Reese has had oversight for the management of 27 community service programs at Community Impact (CI) since 1991. She steers the organization's growth, ensuring that CI achieves successful outcomes for community members. Sonia’s key areas of focus are program development, community and University outreach, evaluation, fundraising, and special events. Prior to coming to Community Impact, Sonia served as an Associate for Overseas Leadership Training at The Episcopal Church Center, a Special Assistant to the Executive Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Department of Social Services, and as Director of Operation Crossroads Africa, Inc.’s Africa Program. Sonia was a 1985-86 National Urban Fellow, and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College, a Master of Public Administration from Baruch City College, and a Master of Arts in Education and Public Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Sonia Reese – Executive Director of Community Impact2019-05-03T10:52:09-04:00

Rev. Michael Livingston – Executive Minister of Riverside Church

The Rev. Michael Livingston is the Executive Minister at the Riverside Church in Manhattan. He is the former Interfaith Worker Justice National Policy Director and served as the Director of IWJ's Washington, D.C. office from 2012 until 2014. He served as IWJ's voice in the halls of Congress and with coalitions advocating for national policies that advance the rights of working families. Prior to IWJ, the Rev. Livingston spent years in executive leadership in the context of deep ecumenical and interfaith engagement with the International Council of Community Churches (ICCC) and the National Council of Churches (NCC). His leadership with the National Council of Churches took him around the world on missions of peacemaking, reconciliation, interfaith dialog and prophetic engagement. The Rev. Livingston is a graduate of theological education at Princeton Theological Seminary. He began his ministry in service to two congregations, first in Los Angeles, then in New York City.

Rev. Michael Livingston – Executive Minister of Riverside Church2019-05-03T10:52:09-04:00

Right Reverend Clifton Daniel III – Dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

With over 40 years of experience as a bishop and church leader prior to becoming the Dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the Right Reverend Clifton Daniel III has been to be a steward of the Cathedral’s growth. Rev. Daniel holds a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earned his Master of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary, and has been awarded Doctor of Divinity degrees from both Virginia Theological Seminary and the University of the South. He previously served as Provisional Bishop of the Diocese of Pennsylvania. Rev. Daniel is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of General Theological Seminary in New York and also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Church Pension Group.

Right Reverend Clifton Daniel III – Dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine2019-05-03T10:52:08-04:00

Calvin Sims – President of International House

Calvin Sims is the President of International House, where he helps to foster a vibrant intellectual community that recognizes the evolving landscape for higher education globally. A cross-sector leader with more than 20 years of experience in journalism, philanthropy and international affairs, Sims served as Program Officer for the Ford Foundation from 2007-2013, focusing on the development of a free and responsible press worldwide. Prior to joining the Ford Foundation, Sims spent 20 years at The New York Times, where he was a director, producer and foreign correspondent and played a central role in the newspaper's expansion into television, documentaries and the Web. A native of California, Sims is a 1985 graduate of Yale University and is currently on the Board of Directors of The GroundTruth Project.

Calvin Sims – President of International House2019-05-03T10:52:08-04:00

James Gandre – President of Manhattan School of Music

Dr. James Gandre, an educator and musician with a deep commitment to students and the development of American conservatory learning, returned to Manhattan School of Music to assume the presidency in May 2013. He had previously served the School for fifteen years. In 2000, Gandre became Dean of Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, where he ultimately went on to serve as the University’s Provost and Executive Vice President. As a performer, Gandre has appeared as a tenor soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, London Classical Players, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and members of the San Francisco Symphony. His professional choral engagements include more than 175 performances. He is currently a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (GRAMMYS) and the Recommendation Board of the Avery Fisher Artist Program and holds degrees from Lawrence University, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

James Gandre – President of Manhattan School of Music2019-05-03T10:52:08-04:00

Serene Jones – President of the Union Theological Seminary

The Rev. Dr. Serene Jones is the 16th President of the Union Theological Seminary. The first woman to head the 182-year-old institution, Jones occupies the Johnston Family Chair for Religion and Democracy. She is a Past President of the American Academy of Religion, which annually hosts the world’s largest gathering of scholars of religion. Jones came to Union after seventeen years at Yale University, where she was the Titus Street Professor of Theology at the Divinity School, and Chair of the University’s Program in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She is the author of several books including Trauma and Grace, and, most recently, her upcoming memoir Call It Grace: Finding Meaning in a Fractured World.  Jones holds degrees from the University of Oklahoma, Yale Divinity School, and Yale University.

Serene Jones – President of the Union Theological Seminary2019-05-03T10:52:07-04:00

Virginia Connor – Head of School at St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s

Appointed in 1993, Virginia Connor is the longest serving female head of an ongoing school in New York City through her role as Head of School at St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's. Virginia has taught every elementary grade and has been a director of lower school, a director of middle school, an admission officer, and a director of curriculum development. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Childhood Education from Wheelock College and her Master's from Teachers College, Columbia University. Currently, she serves on the Board of Trustees of The Brearley School, the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), and the Independent School Admission Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY).

Virginia Connor – Head of School at St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s2019-05-03T10:52:07-04:00

Elise Dowell – Vice Chancellor for Communications and External Affairs at Jewish Theological Seminary

As JTS's vice chancellor for communications and external affairs, Elise Dowell guides the institution’s strategic communications, oversees external relations, and serves as an ambassador for JTS to the public. Elise, who joined JTS in 2002, was named chief communications officer in 2008. She has implemented a major rebranding initiative, enhanced JTS’s digital presence, and upgraded the recruitment marketing program. The work of the communications department has been recognized as the recipient of two Emmy Awards (Eternal Light: A Historical Retrospective and And the Gates Opened: Women in the Rabbinate). Prior to her role at JTS, Elise held positions in both the nonprofit and corporate sectors, including the Environmental Defense Fund and APL Digital, an Interpublic Group agency. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BBA from Emory University.

Elise Dowell – Vice Chancellor for Communications and External Affairs at Jewish Theological Seminary2019-05-03T10:52:07-04:00
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