Board of Trustees
Marc Cohen, New York Mercantile Exchange, Board Chair
Marc Cohen graduated from Washington University in 1986 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He has been trading commodity options for the past 20 years. Marc is a member of the New York Mercantile Exchange and the Intercontinental Exchange and has served on numerous committees within these exchanges. He has always been interested in school reform and joined the VOICE Board in October of 2009. Marc has served on the admission task force and the audit, finance and nominating committees. He currently serves as Board President.
David M. Conte
David M. Conte is a former Broadway theatre manager and the co-author of Theatre Management: Producing and Managing the Performing Arts, the standard text in college and graduate school theatre management classes in America. He has toured the country extensively as a company manager with musicals such as The Wiz, A Chorus Line, Annie, and the Pirates of Penzance. In addition to working in the legitimate theatre, he has presented international ballet and opera companies in the USA, and has served as the general manager of The Joffrey Ballet. He holds degrees from the University of Rhode Island the Yale School of Drama.
Robert de Luna, press secretary, New York City Health + Hospitals, Board Secretary
Mr. de Luna joined New York City Health + Hospitals, the public safety net health care system of New York City, in 2016 as its press secretary and senior director of media relations. From 2005 to 2016, he served as director of public information at United Hospital Fund, where he was responsible for media relations and a range of internal and external communications needs. Immediately before, Bob was director of marketing and communications at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he coordinated and oversaw a comprehensive program for the hospital and medical school. Bob also served as communications director for the merged Mount Sinai NYU Health and, before that, for NYU Hospitals Center. Bob began his health care communications experience in 1994 at ColumbiaPresbyterian Medical Center (since renamed), serving initially as director of publications, but ultimately leading all components of the hospital's public relations office. He coordinated a range of communications efforts related to the merger that created New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Bob serves as treasurer on the board of the Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society of Greater New York. Bob's previous work experience includes running his own tutoring and test preparation company and a very early five-year career as a foreign currency exchange broker and trader. The valedictorian of his Columbia University undergraduate class, Bob went on to do graduate work at Stanford University and NYU.
Christopher Doyle, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Christopher J. Doyle has a broad corporate and securities law practice, with particular focus on mergers and acquisitions as well as public and private securities offerings and financings. Mr. Doyle advises public companies and boards of directors on corporate governance and securities law compliance matters. He also represents issuers, underwriters and agents in a variety of debt and equity offerings, including IPOs, PIPES, registered direct offerings and Regulation S/144-A transactions. Mr. Doyle has an extensive knowledge of structured securities, both equity-and credit-linked, the environmental credits market and foreign securities laws.
Loraine Enlow, Music Associate, Children & Youth at St. James' Church
Ms. Enlow is Music Associate for Children & Youth at St. James' Church, Madison Avenue (NYC). In this position, she is responsible for a graded choir program of students from kindergarten through high school, and assisting with the adult choirs. Prior to St. James', she served as Organist and Choirmaster at Holyrood Church (NYC) for five years, where she founded and directed the Washington Heights Choir School: a free, unauditioned, daily, singingbased after-school program for underserved elementary students. Mrs. Enlow holds a double-degree with highest honors from the New England Conservatory of Music for viola performance and music theory. While at NEC she also studied theory at Harvard University and at MIT. Her graduate work was at the University of Chicago, where she was a Century Teaching Fellow in ethnomusicology, and also Visiting Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, where her work in Coptic liturgy earned her presentations at conferences worldwide. She has also done post-graduate study in early childhood music education at both the Catholic University of America and the Hartt School of Music, and has served as a national adjudicator for the National Guild of Piano Teachers. In addition to her teaching work, Mrs. Enlow is an active volunteer in both community and professional organizations. In addition to her work with VOICE, she is on the regional steering committee of the Anglican Association of Musicians and serves on the Vestry of the Church of the Resurrection.
Mr. Garzon graduated from Baruch Zicklin School of Business in 2007 with a BBA in Accounting. He spent eight years as an auditor with MBAF CPA's LLC, and used to be the lead auditor for VOICE Charter School. Mr. Garzon is now a controller at Rpr Marketing Communications and has recently started providing consulting services for other not-for-profits. Jose joined the Board for VOICE because of his passion for Charter Schools as believes they make a huge difference, especially in the less privileged neighborhoods. Mr. Garzon wants to use his knowledge of charter schools and finances as a way to give back to the community.
Richard R. Grassey, Jr., Senior Vice President – Wealth Management UBS Financial Services
Rick has spent over 30 years in wealth management catering to wealthy families, small to medium sized businesses, and non-profits with comprehensive planning and financial services. He has been active in various philanthropic and charitable efforts, including serving as treasurer, vestryman and finance committee chair at St. Bartholomew's Church (Manhattan) and founding board member of the Foundation for Treatment of Children with AIDS (FTCA). In addition to his work with VOICE, he currently sings in the choir at All Saints (Episcopal) Church Briarcliff Manor, New York and has two children.
Michael Karp, Michael Karp Advisory Services
Mr. Karp has been a volunteer Project Leader Consultant with NESC – National Executive Service Corps serving nonprofit organizations including several school systems. Previously Mr. Karp was Chairman of Don Aux Associates, a management consulting firm serving middle market companies. Earlier Mr. Karp was a Senior Consultant with Peat Warwick and Mitchell. He served on client Boards and was a frequent invited speaker by trade and industry associations. Mr. Karp holds a BS Degree in Chemistry from Penn State and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania. He was also on the staff at the Wharton School, where he taught statistics.
Casey Lamb, Schools That Can
Casey Lamb is committed to ensuring that all children have access to high quality educational opportunities and to empowering children with the skills, knowledge, and internal drive to determine their own path to success. This passion began to develop as an undergraduate student at Pomona College, where she studied education policy and psychology. Thus far in her career, she has pursued this by working as a special education teacher and coordinator in public schools serving low-income communities, first as a Teach For America Corps Member at a district school outside of Atlanta, Georgia, and most recently as the Learning Specialist Coordinator at an all girls charter school in New York City. Outside of the classroom, she attained a Masters of Education in Special Education and has been selected to participate in several competitive fellowship programs supporting individuals working towards progressive change within education and the greater community. Formerly the Executive Director of STC New York City, Casey is the Chief Operations and Development Officer for STC National heading development efforts and local and national capacity building.
John J Yarmick is a retired banker with over 35 years in the financial services industry, specializing in risk policy formulation. He serves as a trustee for a number of non-profit organizations, which all include education among their important mission fulfilling activities. He is currently serving as Treasurer for two organizations, and is or has been the Chair of the Audit Committee for two other organizations. He joined the board of VOICE in 2015, is a member of the Finance Committee and is currently serving as Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Yarmick holds a B.A. degree summa cum laude with honors from Fordham University and a M.A. degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Christina C. Young, Aquiline Capital Partners LLC
Christina Young joined Aquiline, a private equity firm, in 2014, where she focuses on legal and operational matters. Prior to joining Aquiline, Christina was a managing director at a consulting firm, where she specialized in executive compensation and benefits consulting. Previously, Christina was an attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where she was a member of both the executive compensation and employee benefits practice group and the corporate finance group. From 2000 to 2002, Christina was a fifth grade teacher at P.S. 65 in the South Bronx. Christina received her J.D. from New York University Law School, was an editor of the Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, and holds a B.S. in Policy Analysis from Cornell University and an M.S. in Elementary Education from City University of New York.