Category - Board of Directors 2022

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Emma Wolfe, Senior Advisor to the President for External Relations and Leadership Development

Barnard welcomed Emma Wolfe in January to serve as the first Senior Advisor to the President for External Relations and Leadership Development. Wolfe, who served as Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor in Bill de Blasio’s administration, will enhance Barnard’s relationships with government officials and expand leadership development opportunities. She majored in urban studies and sociology at Barnard and is deeply...

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Amy Hawley Alvarez, Assistant Director of School and Community Partnerships

Amy Hawley Alvarez has been with Teachers College for more than 6 years. She currently serves as the Assistant Director of School and Community Partnerships as well as the Teachers College Community School Liaison. In these roles, she supports a wide range of programming, including all TC programming at TCCS. Ms. Alvarez is also Co-Director of TC’s Staff Advocacy & Support Council. Prior to TC, she was a senior...

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Afsheen Shamsi, Vice President Communications and Marketing at Union Theological Seminary

Afsheen Shamsi has over a decade of experience in communications in the non-profit sector and has served as Director of Communications and Marketing at the Graduate School of Education (GSE) at Rutgers University for the last five years. Under Afsheen’s leadership, Rutgers GSE has become nationally recognized for its excellence in communications and has won several awards for many projects that she has led. She has...

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Hazel Rogers – Administrative Fellow, Mount Sinai Morningside

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion—together with hospital leadership from Mount Sinai Beth Israel, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Morningside, and Mount Sinai West—hosted a ceremony on Monday, June 29, to celebrate the six young professionals, who were hailed as “amazing,” “creative,” and “insightful.”  The goal of the two-year administrative development program is to recruit, develop, and ultimately...

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Melanie Dorsey – Director of Student Engagement & Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Manhattan School of Music

Melanie Dorsey is a management professional with 15+ years experience in interdepartmental coordination, leadership support, and event planning in the nonprofit sector.  She joined Manhattan School of Music in the spring of 2004 as Assistant Director of Student Life, arriving with a strong love and respect for the arts, having studied interior design and art history at Appalachian State University, in North Carolina...

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Nicole Mirando – Assistant Dean for Academic Administration, Union Theological Seminary

Nicole is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. She has served as Assistant Dean and Registrar at UTS. Prior to working at UTS, she held administrative positions at University of Loyola MD. Ms. Mirando’s skills span Nonprofit Organizations, Customer Satisfaction, Data Reporting, and Management.

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Deborah Sack, Vice President, Operations, Office of Communications and Public Affairs

Deb oversees the ongoing operations of Columbia University’s Office of Public Affairs. With a staff of approximately 225, the Office of Communications and Public Affairs handles media, content, marketing communications, government affairs, public relations, and community affairs for the University’s three undergraduate and seventeen graduate schools. Before joining Columbia in 2007, Deb was acting vice...

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Alexa Smith – Chief of Staff & VP, Special Initiatives, Manhattan School of Music

Alexa Smith is the Chief of Staff in the Office of the President and Assistant Vice President for Special Initiatives 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...

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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...

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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...

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Loftin Flowers – Associate Vice President for Government Relations at Columbia University

Loftin Flowers is the Associate Vice President for Government Relations and leads the University’s engagement and advocacy efforts with federal, state and city government. Loftin holds a B.A. in History from Haverford College and an M.P.A. from Columbia University. Prior to his role at Columbia, Loftin worked in Washington, DC at the national offices of the Children’s Defense Fund, the Democratic National...

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Matthew J. Camp – Director of Government Relations at Teachers College

Matthew Camp is a government relations expert with 15 years of experience in politics, public policy, and advocacy and is currently the Director of Government Relations for Teachers College, Columbia University, where he cultivates relationships with government officials, develops innovative education programs, and secures funding for the College. He is also completing a Ph.D. in Politics & Education at Columbia...

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Paula Mayo – President and Executive Director of The Interchurch Center

Paula Mayo is the President and Executive Director of The Interchurch Center, a position she has held since 2008. Ms. Mayo has over thirty years’ experience in the non-profit sector as a senior executive professional. Ms. Mayo has held prominent positions at United Way of New York City and South Street Seaport Museum, where she served as Executive Director for the last five years of her seventeen-year tenure. She...

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Phoebe Arnold – Director of Community Affairs at Columbia University

A proud Harlem native, Phoebe-Sade Arnold is Director of Community Affairs for Columbia University. Phoebe’s responsibilities include project tracking, constituency outreach, and oversight of special projects and programs that relate to matters of urban planning, land use, and community affairs. Working in conjunction with the Associate Vice President of Planning and Community Affairs, Phoebe attends Community...