Board of Directors

Stacy Dick

Stacy Dick is chief financial officer of Julian Robertson Holdings and Tiger Management Advisors, as well as an adjunct professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business and Law School. Previously he led the private equity investing activities at Rothschild, was a general partner at Evercore Partners, and a senior executive at Tenneco. He serves on the boards of the Shalom Hartman Institute and Systemax Inc.

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.

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 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, and was the first faculty director of the Mind, Brain, and Behavior Initiative at Harvard. He is the editor of the Annual Review of Neuroscience; founding president of the International Neuroethics Society; a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences; a fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; 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 is 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 four books, most recently They Told Me Not to Take That Job, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Errol Louis

Errol Louis joined NY1 in November 2010 as political anchor and host of "Inside City Hall," the city’s premiere news program covering New York politics and government. He regularly interviews top newsmakers, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Governor Andrew Cuomo and former governors David Paterson, Eliot Spitzer and George Pataki, as well as authors and filmmakers including Ken Burns, Robert Caro, Ralph Nader and Howard Dean. In 2012, Louis provided live coverage and commentary from the Republican and Democratic national conventions and co-moderated a live statewide debate for the U.S. Senate. Prior to joining NY1, Louis was a columnist and editorial board member of the New York Daily News. He also hosted The Morning Show on AM1600 WWRL, and in 2010 was named the city's Best Columnist & Radio Show Host by the Village Voice. He is the co-editor of Deadline Artists (2011), and Deadline Artists: Scandals, Tragedies and Triumphs (2012), two anthologies of America’s best newspaper columns. He has also been a CNN contributor since 2008. 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.

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.

Gerald Rosenfeld Treasurer

Gerald Rosenfeld is adviser to the CEO and vice chairman of U.S. investment banking at Lazard, and a member of the board of overseers and an Executive in Residence at NYU’s Stern School of Business. At NYU School of Law, he's a Distinguished Scholar in Residence, co-director of the Leadership Program on Law and Business, and the faculty director of the Institute for Executive Advancement. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Mr. Rosenfeld has also been chief executive officer of Rothschild North America and an investment banker at Salomon Brothers, Bankers Trust Company, and Lazard Freres.

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

Dr. Clifford Tabin

Harold Tanner

Staff

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.

Carolyn Hietter Office & Program Assistant

Carolyn Hietter became part of the Revson team in March 2016 as the Office and Program Assistant. Her duties encompass the logistical, IT, and day-to-day administrative needs of the office. She graduated from Bard College in May 2015 with a BA in anthropology and music.

Maria Marcantonio Program Officer

Maria Marcantonio is a 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.

Nessa Rapoport Senior Program Officer

Nessa Rapoport oversees grants that focus on North American Jewish life and Israel. She joined the Foundation in 2005 and has worked in the nonprofit sector since 1991, developing programs and publications in the areas of leadership education and Jewish culture in the United States and Israel. Previously, she was a senior editor at Bantam Books, where she specialized in memoirs, including the bestselling book of the decade, Iacocca: An Autobiography.

She is the author of a novel, Preparing for Sabbath; a collection of prose poems, A Woman’s Book of Grieving; and a memoir, House on the River: A Summer Journey. She writes and speaks frequently on Jewish culture and imagination.

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 chairperson 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, Leading Edge: Alliance for Excellence in Jewish Leadership, and the A.M. and Ruth Z. Fleishman Foundation. She has previously served on the advisory board of the Brookings Institution Center for Urban and Metropolitan Policy, the editorial board of Housing Policy Debate, 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 & 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.

Rosie Webb Program Associate

Rosie Webb joined the Revson Foundation in April 2015 as office and program assistant. In Fall of 2015, she took on her new role as program associate. She manages the Charles H. Revson Senior Fellowship in Biomedical Science and works with Program Officer Maria Marcantonio on the urban affairs and education portfolios. Rosie graduated Phi Beta Kappa from New York University in January 2015 with a BA in Anthropology and Spanish. At NYU, she specialized in Cultural Anthropology with a focus on religion and ethnicity.

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.