Management Team and Board of Directors

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 Management Team

Jess Dannhauser

Chief Executive Officer

212-529-6445 ext. 2370

Portrait of Kym Watso

Kimberly Watson


212-529-6445 ext. 2325

Basil Webster

Chief Financial Officer

212-529-6445 ext. 2335

Nicole Ellis

Chief Human Resources Officer

212-529-6445 ext. 2472

Bonnie Kornberg

Chief Development & Strategy Officer

212-529-6445 ext. 2357

Robert Oswald

Chief Information Officer

212-529-6445 ext. 2334

Lavern Harry

Vice President for Preventive, Foster Care & Adoption

718-294-1715 ext. 3356

Sharmeela Mediratta

Vice President for Health & Family Wellness, Chief Advocacy Officer

212-368-4100 ext. 7129

Kristen Ragusa

Vice President for Youth Success

914-478-1100 ext. 5240

Beata Vilar de Queiros

Associate Vice President for Behavioral Health Services

718-294-1715 ext. 4210

LaNeeka Ross

Associate Vice President for Social Services for Therapeutic & Specialized Programs

718-875-1167 ext. 3500

Deanne Channer

Associate Vice President for Preventive Services

718-294-1715 ext. 2612

Elizabeth Matthews

Associate Vice President for Preventive Services



Georgia Wall, Chairman

John Cecil, Senior Vice Chair
Founder, Eagle Knolls Capital

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

Garrard Beeney, Vice Chair
Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Sally Durdan, Vice Chair
Retired Executive, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Evan Grayer, Vice Chair

Joan Haffenreffer, Vice Chair
Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer,
Citi Global Public Affairs

Jennifer Mackesy, Vice Chair
Former Vice President, Lord & Taylor

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

John Sargent, Chair Emeritus
Chief Executive Officer, Macmillan

Kenneth Bryant, Treasurer
Managing Partner, Sidereal Capital Group, LLC

Henry Carnage, Assistant Treasurer
Retired Executive of IBM

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

Heather McVeigh, Assistant Secretary

Alexandra Ackerman
Student Health Service of New York University

Joshua Bank
Executive Vice President, Alloy Entertainment

Onur Erzan
Global Head, Global Client Group, Alliance Bernstein

William Gorin
Senior Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Dr. Thomas Haines
Visiting Professor, Rockefeller University

André Koester

Paulina Mejia
Regional Managing Director and Trust Counsel,
Fiduciary Trust Company International

Salim Ramji
Global Head of Corporate Strategy, BlackRock

Jennifer Russo

Eyal Shemesh, M.D.
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

Kate Swann
Chief Operating Officer, Purpose

Max von Zuben
Managing Partner, The Wicks Group LLP

Don Weisberg
President, Macmillan

Anne Williams-Isom
Dumpson Chair in Child Welfare, Fordham University


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