Board of Directors

Stacy Dick Treasurer

Stacy Dick is president and chief financial officer of Equilibra Partners Management LLC, a single-family office based in New York City. Previously, Dick served as a member of the management committee of Julian Robertson Holdings and led the private equity investing activities of the global Rothschild investment banking group. From 1992–1998, he was a senior executive of Tenneco, Inc., and earlier he began his career as an investment banker. Dick is a board member of the Shalom Hartman Institute. He has served as adjunct professor of finance at New York University’s Stern School of Business and adjunct professor of law at NYU Law School.

Cheryl Cohen Effron Chair

Cheryl Cohen Effron spent most of her career as a New York real-estate developer specializing in revitalizing warehouses into multi-tenant, industry-clustered manufacturing centers. As president of ATC Management, she oversaw the creation of Chelsea Market. She now dedicates much of her time to working with community and government organizations on pro-bono and urban projects. She has served on the boards of the Brookings Institution, the Citizens Budget Commission, the Dalton School, the Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee, the Mayor’s Fund for the Advancement of New York City, the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, the Municipal Art Society, The New School, New York Cares, the New York Industrial Retention Network, Take the Field, and Wildcat Service Corporation. She currently serves as Commissioner on the New York City Planning Commission and is a member of the the board of directors of the American Museum of Natural History.

Sharon Greenberger Secretary

Sharon Greenberger is the 10th President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater New York, a leading New York City non-profit organization serving over 500,000 children, adults and seniors annually through programs and services focused on nurturing potential, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. With 24 branches throughout the five boroughs, the Y is a movement for a healthier, stronger and more connected New York City. In her 20 years of experience in urban planning, development and education, Sharon has dedicated her career to executing initiatives that seek to improve lives and strengthen communities.

Prior to joining the YMCA in July 2015, Sharon served as the Senior Vice President, Facilities and Real Estate at New York-Presbyterian Hospital where she oversaw $2 billion of active projects geared towards expanding and improving facilities to better serve the needs of patients and their families. Previously, Ms. Greenberger was chief operating officer for the New York City Department of Education, where she was responsible for coordinating all operations and programs serving the city's 1.1 million public school children. Prior to that she was president and CEO of the New York City School Construction Authority and she served as chief of staff for New York City's Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding from 2002 to 2005. She has also held positions at New York University, the Alliance for Downtown New York, the Partnership for New York City, Clinton Housing Development Company, and the San Francisco Education Fund.

Dr. Steven Hyman

Dr. Steven Hyman is director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and a core member of the Broad, and a Distinguished Service Professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at Harvard University. He previously served as provost of Harvard and director of the National Institute of Mental Health. He is the president of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology; was the past president of the Society for Neuroscience; was an editor of the Annual Review of Neuroscience; founding president of the International Neuroethics Society; a member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine; a fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Robert Kingston

Dr. Bob Kingston is chief of the Department of Molecular Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital, professor and vice chair of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and an associate member of the Broad Institute. Dr. Kingston has organized numerous international meetings on transcriptional regulation and chromatin structure, has served as an editor of the journal “Molecular and Cellular Biology” and currently serves on several editorial boards. He has been actively involved in graduate education through the Biological and Biomedical Sciences program at Harvard, where he received the student-voted teaching award twice. He served as head of the program from 2004 to 2007. His current research focus is to characterize the precise changes in the structure of the human genome that allow proper development of embryonic stem cells. Dr. Kingston serves as the vice chair of MGH’s Executive Committee on Research and chair of the Thematic Center Executive Committee. He received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 1981 and following graduation was awarded a Jane Coffin Childs fellowship to train with Dr. Philip Sharp at MIT on mammalian transcriptional regulatory mechanisms.

Reynold Levy

Reynold Levy was most recently the president of the Robin Hood Foundation, New York's largest poverty-fighting organization. Previously he was president of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts from 2002 to January 2014, executive director of the 92nd Street Y, president of the International Rescue Committee, and president of the AT&T Foundation. He is the author of five books, most recently Start Now: Because That Meaningful Job Is Out There, Just Waiting For You, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Errol Louis

Errol Louis is the political anchor of Spectrum News NY1, where he hosts "Inside City Hall," a nightly prime-time show that focuses on New York politics. He regularly interviews top political and cultural leaders, and has moderated more than two dozen debates, including the race for mayor, public advocate, city and state comptroller, state Attorney General and the U.S. Senate. He also was a panelist in a 2016 Democratic presidential debate in Brooklyn between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Prior to joining Spectrum News NY1, Louis served on the Daily News’ editorial board, and he still pens weekly opinion columns for the newspaper. He also hosted a weekday talk show on AM1600 WWRL. Louis holds a Bachelor's Degree in Government from Harvard University, a Master's in Political Science from Yale, and a Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School.

David L. Resnick

David L. Resnick is a managing partner at Wood Lily Advisors LLC. He most recently served as the President at Third Avenue Management, LLC. Previously, Mr. Resnick was the Chairman of Global Financing Advisory, Managing Director and Head of Restructuring at Rothschild Inc., responsible for Rothschild's global restructuring, debt advisory and equity advisory businesses. He also founded and was the Head of Restructuring at Peter J. Solomon Company from 1996 to 2000. Prior to this, he served at Lazard Frères & Co. LLC, where he worked on both restructuring and mergers and acquisitions assignments. He began his career in 1985 at the investment banking division at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., where he worked in the merchant banking and restructuring as well as the mergers and acquisitions groups. Mr. Resnick has served as a Director of Corporate Risk Holdings, LLC, Affinion Group, Inc. and Reichhold Holdings. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Wesleyan University, The Jewish Museum, and Congregation Rodeph Sholom. In 2011, he received the Harvey R. Miller Award for service to the restructuring industry. Mr. Resnick holds a M.B.A. and J.D. from The University of Chicago and a B.A., with High Honors, from Wesleyan University.

Charles H. Revson Jr.

Charles H. Revson, Jr. has served on the Foundation’s Board of Directors since 1977. An investor and businessman, he has been a vice president of Beauty Checkers and marketing director of Revlon’s Etherea division. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Marcia Lynn Sells

Marcia Lynn Sells, joined Harvard Law School in 2015 as Associate Dean & Dean of Students.  Prior to arriving at HLS, she served as an administrator at Columbia University where she had the dual title of Associate Dean in the School of the Arts for Outreach & Education and Associate Vice President, Program Development and Initiatives, within the office of Government and Community Affairs.  Dean Sells has held a variety of progressively responsible positions in the private and public sector including:  Educational Consultant for Dance Theatre of Harlem, Vice President of Employee and Organizational Development for Reuters America, Vice President of Organizational Development & Human Resources, and Vice President Player Education and Development for the National Basketball Association, Dean of Students at Columbia University School of Law, and Assistant District Attorney trying rape and child abuse cases for the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. Marcia earned her Juris Doctorate from Columbia University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College.

Pam Wasserstein

Pam Wasserstein has been the CEO of New York Media since May 2016, leading the premium content company on an ambitious expansion in several areas, including video, branded content, live events, and e-commerce, while growing audience and revenue at core brands New York Magazine, nymag.com, Vulture, The Cut, Daily Intelligencer, Grub Street, Science of Us, Select All and The Strategist. Before becoming CEO, Wasserstein served as co-chair and head of strategy. Prior to joining New York Media, Wasserstein worked at Tribeca Enterprises, most recently as vice-president, corporate development, spearheading new business initiatives. Before that she worked at Apollo Global Management, the private equity firm, where she evaluated potential investments and managed existing portfolio companies. She also worked for several years as a corporate lawyer at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP.  She is the chair of the board at Spaceworks, a nonprofit cultural community development organization dedicated to expanding the supply of long-term, affordable rehearsal and studio space for artists working in New York City. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

Directors Emeriti

Victor Barnett

Helaine Barnett

Red Burns*

Benjamin J. Buttenwieser*

Alice Chandler

Robert Curvin*

Adrian DeWind* Chairman, 1987-1992

Henry Gates

Suzanne Gluck

Jeffrey Goldberg

Beatrix Hamburg

Henry Hampton*

Matina Horner Chairman, 1992-1997

Philip Leder Chairman, 2003-2007

Joshua Lederberg*

Arthur Levitt

Ruth Mandel

Paul Marks

Robert McKay*

Harry Meresman* Secretary and Treasurer, 1977-1990

Martha Minow Chairman, 2007-2012

Matthew Nimetz

Louis Perlmutter

John Revson

Robert Rifkind Chairman, 1997-2003

Simon Rifkind* Chairman, 1977-1987
Honorary Chairman, 1987-1990

Gerald Rosenfeld Treasurer, 2011-2018

Dr. Clifford Tabin

Harold Tanner

Staff

Coco Chief of Security

Coco joined the Revson Foundation in 2018. She loves her family, treats, and seeking out cozy nap spots. She does not like thunder, grocery bags, or television remotes.

Azade Ardali Chief Financial & Administrative Officer

Azade Ardali joined the staff of the Charles H. Revson Foundation as chief administrative officer in April 2010. She is responsible for all operations, including finance and accounting, human resources, contracts and information technology, and administrative services.

Her career has spanned philanthropy, cultural institutions, government, and academia. She served for eight years as the chief operating officer of the Beldon Fund, a spend-out philanthropy, where she set up or redesigned the operating and administrative systems and developed and executed the plan to dissolve the foundation.

Azade was the chief financial officer of WNYC, the chief financial and administrative officer of the American Craft Council and Museum, and served in several different capacities at the New York State Council on the Arts. As an arts and management consultant, she has worked with groups ranging from the Ford Foundation to The Jewish Museum.

Rebecca Furth Assistant Program Officer and Office Associate

Rebecca Furth joined the Revson Foundation in September 2018 as the office and program assistant. Currently, she is the assistant program officer and office associate. She manages the Charles H. Revson Senior Fellowship in Biomedical Science. She graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University in Spring 2018 with a degree in psychology. In college, Rebecca interned at various nonprofits, including Dance/NYC and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Elizabeth Leiman Kraiem Program Officer

Elizabeth Leiman Kraiem oversees the North America grants in the foundation’s Jewish Life Program.  Her professional background is in philanthropy, law, and Jewish education. In philanthropy, she worked at the Jewish Foundation for Education of Women as executive director, and began her work in philanthropy at the Nathan Cummings Foundation. A founder of the Jewish Ethical Wills Project, she also sits on the board of the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation, and is a student of Jewish music and liturgy.

Maria Marcantonio Senior Program Officer

Maria Marcantonio is a senior program officer at the Charles H. Revson Foundation, where she oversees the Foundation's urban affairs and education portfolios. Maria has a particular interest in the integral role public libraries play in communities, and has been teaching English to recent immigrants at the library for several years. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in politics and religion and has experience in public policy research and consulting. Maria joined the Foundation in 2009.

Julie Sandorf President

Julie Sandorf has served as president of the Charles H. Revson Foundation since January 2008. Before joining Revson, she was a co-founder and executive director of Nextbook, a national organization dedicated to the creation and promotion of Jewish literature, culture, and the arts. From 1991 through 1999, she was president of the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), an organization she founded that worked to deliver permanent solutions to chronic homelessness in partnership with philanthropic foundations, nonprofit organizations, and government at the local, state, and national levels.

Previously, she was a program director at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), where she forged a groundbreaking public-private partnership to revitalize distressed neighborhoods throughout New York City. She has served as a senior program consultant to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, directing the Foundation’s After School Project, and has been a consultant to the Rockefeller Foundation, the Oak Foundation, and the Pew Charitable Trusts.

She currently serves as an adviser to the Oak Foundation, is Vice-Chair of the board of directors of the Center for Urban Community Services, and is a member of the boards of directors of the West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing and the A.M. and Ruth Z. Fleishman Foundation. She has previously served on the Board of Leading Edge: Alliance for Excellence in Jewish Leadership, the advisory board of the Brookings Institution Center for Urban and Metropolitan Policy, and on the boards of the National Mental Health Association, Goddard Riverside Community Center, and the Project for Psychiatric Outreach for the Homeless.

Katie Shragge Grants Manager & Accounting Associate

Katie Shragge joined the Revson Foundation in 2015 with a background in legal and non-profit work. She received a BA in Government and Hispanic studies from Connecticut College in 2011 and went on to teach English in Southern Spain. Upon returning to New York she worked for three years as a litigation paralegal at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Katie has a particular interest in education and tutors and mentors at-risk high school students.

Karen Yu Controller

Karen Yu joined Revson as an accountant in 2005 and became controller in 2010. Her responsibilities include accounting operations, financial reporting, and human-resources administration. Karen is a certified public accountant with experience in audit, nonprofit, and SEC accounting. She holds a BS in accounting and international business from NYU’s Stern School of Business.