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CELF thanks Proskauer NYC for generously hosting the Board of Directors meetings.

CELF's Board of Directors' expertise spans environmental and social sciences, education, marketing, finance, law and publishing. We strive to work together as systems thinkers to bring to education the kind of professional development and support necessary for creating critical thinkers and leaders for a sustainable future.

Katie I. Ginsberg
CELF Founder and Executive Director; Chair Emeritus

Maureen Brady Atinsky, President
Founder and Director, Prodigy Recruiting. Member of Development and Public Relations Committee, NY Foundling/Elizabeth Seton Preschool. Sustainer Member, Junior League NYC; PTA Board, PS 6. Former: Director of Recruiting, Hudson Recruiting, and Products Liability Trial Coordinator, Skadden Arps

Jon Koch, Treasurer
Co-founder and Venture Partner, US Renewables Group. Former: CEO and co-founder, Sundial.com; COO, Visible Path; Business Development Manager, General Electric Energy; Consultant, Booz, Allen & Hamilton

Jessica Mendelowitz, Secretary
Vice President, Ketchum Corporate Practice, with focus on counseling clients on sustainability and social impact communications. Former: Communications Director, Environmental Defense Fund.

Maria Esposito
VP and NYC Sales Manager, Citizens Bank (Home Mortgage).  Member of Development Committee, W.I.N. (Women’s Interactive Network).  Former:  Sr. Loan Officer, Chase Bank. Professional Development Co-Chair W.I.N. (Chase Bank).  Community VP and Development Area Manager, Junior League NYC.

Nick Gutfreund, Chair Emeritus
Principal, Long Run Media, LLC; Advisory Board Member, Bedford 2020; freelance marketing/ strategic planning and video/sound production on sustainability topics

Janet Harckham
Board Chair Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation; Board Member, New York Theatre Workshop. Former: Board Member, Katonah Lewisboro School District; Advisory Board of Bedford 2020.

Charles Kimball
Managing Director, Korea Center for International Finance, NY; Member, International Finance/Foreign Exchange Committee of International Finance Council of Korea; Previously Chief Investment Research Consultant for Bosera Asset Management in equity research; J.P. Morgan Investment Management.

Melanie Lester
Educator and Administrator, MS Neuropsychology and Education, Advanced Certified Educational Therapist, Conference Coordinator/Presenter/Consultant on best programs and practices on topics such as Learning and the Brain and Education for Sustainability. Former: Co-Director Learning Resource Center, The Allen-Stevenson School.


   

 Professional Advisory Board

As industry experts, CELF’s Advisory Board informs our approach to our multi- and interdisciplinary programs by providing the most current thinking and resources from across the often interrelated fields of public policy, business and finance, education, engineering, law, marketing, real estate, science, technology and urban planning.

Patti Bressman*
Former CELF COO

Dr. Cynthia Coburn
Northwestern University

Daniel Cott, Managing Director
Wells Fargo Capital Finance

Chris Hall*
Mizuho Bank

Jon Jacobs, JD*
Jacobs Stotsky

Riva Krut, PhD
Praxair

Kim Larson*

Clare McMillan, MEd
Independent Curriculum Consultant

Gail Port, JD
Proskauer Rose, LLP

Beth Sauerhaft, PhD*

Andy Sternlieb, Chairman*
Brass City Charter School, Waterbury, CT


*Board Member Emeritus