Board & Management

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Graham Windham is fully committed to improving the well-being and futures of every child and family we serve. This commitment starts at the top, at the Trustee (meaning “governance”) level. Our Board is composed of men and women of unusual talent and standing who understand that the consequences of our interventions on the children and families we serve can be staggering. Thus, they embrace the goal of service excellence with uncommon determination.

The same can be said of our executive management team, a group of highly experienced professionals who reflexively assume they can always get better at what they do. United by purpose, principles and performance standards, our Board and Management Team collaborate to find solutions to the wide range of service and operational challenges that appear daily on the horizon.

Graham Windham Board of Directors

Georgia Wall, Chairman


John Cecil, Senior Vice Chair
Founder, Eagle Knolls Capital

Sally Durdan, Vice Chair
Executive Vice President of Finance
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Jennifer Mackesy, Vice Chair
Former Vice President
Lord & Taylor

Pamela Minetti, Vice Chair
Director of Development
Focused Ultrasound Foundation

Salim Ramji, Vice Chair
Global Head of Corporate Strategy, BlackRock

Richard Rothman, Vice Chair
Senior Partner, Weil Gotshal & Manges, LLP

Mark Rufeh, Vice Chair
Chief Executive Officer, Valore Partners, LLC

John Sargent, Vice Chair
Chief Executive Officer, Macmillan

Kenneth Bryant, Treasurer
Managing Partner
Sidereal Capital Group, LLC

Henry Carnage, Assistant Treasurer
Retired Executive

Barbara Marcus, Secretary
President and Publisher of
Random House Children’s Books

Heather McVeigh, Assistant Secretary

Gail Cohen
Vice Chairman and General Trust Counsel
Fiduciary Trust Company International
Fran Eigendorff
Former Senior Vice President
CBSOnur Erzan
Director, McKinsey & Company

Joan Haffenreffer
Chief Administrative Officer, Citi
Global Public Affairs

Dr. Thomas Haines
Visiting Professor, Rockefeller University

André Koester

Michael Golden
Vice Chairman, The New York Times Company

Carmen Paolercio

Jennifer Russo

Eyal Shemesh, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry Chief, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Health The Department of Pediatrics and Kravis Children’s Hospital Mount Sinai Medical Center

Melissa Thomson 

Don Weisberg
President of Penguin Young Readers Group


Trustees Emeriti

Michael Ainslie
Suzanne Ainslie
Suzy Bales
Barbara Carr
Richard DeMartini
Robert Ferrari
James Gorman
John C. Hanson
Elizabeth Sargent
Harriet Savage
Diane Schlinkert
Leo Schlinkert
Richard Stewart
Sandra Trim-DaCosta
H. M. Baird Voorhis

Graham Windham Management Team

Jess Dannhauser
President & CEO
212-529-6445 ext. 2370

Francis X. Spain
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
212-529-6445 ext. 2305

Sandra April
Vice President for Development
212-529-6445 ext. 2349

Sharmeela Mediratta
Vice President for Family & Community
Support Services
212-368-4100 ext. 29

Kimberly Watson
Vice President for Family Permanency
Planning Services
718-294-1715 ext. 172

Gerry Leventhal
Vice President for Westchester Services
914-478-1100 ext. 247

Lynette Brown
Associate Vice President of Foster Home Life
718-394-1715 ext. 170

Nicole Ellis
Associate Vice President for Human Resources
212-529-6445 ext. 2472

Lavern Harry
Associate Vice President, Social Services
718-394-1715 ext. 153

Bonnie Kornberg
Chief Performance Officer & Associate Vice President
212-529-6445 ext. 2357

Robert Oswald
Associate Vice President &
Chief Information Officer
212-529-6445 ext. 2328

Kristen Ragusa
Associate Vice President for Westchester Services
914-478-1100 ext. 240

Basil Webster
Associate Vice President for Finance and Budget
212-529-6445 ext. 2335



Greenburgh-Graham Union Free School District

Board of Directors

Jess Dannhauser

John Cecil
Vice President

Henry Carnage
Board Member

Jennifer Mackesy
Board Member

Pamela Minetti
Board Member

Francis Spain
Board Member

Melissa Thomson
Board Member

Georgia Wall
Board Member

Administrative Team

Amy Goodman
Superintendent of Schools

Edward David
Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations

Dr. Andrea Loscalzo
Director, Pupil Personnel Services and Admissions

Paul Tobin
Principal, Martin Luther King Jr. High School

Donald Griggs
Principal, Vincent Ziccolella Elementary/Middle School


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