Boards of Directors

Board of Directors

Board President
Bridgette Lin works as a financial services professional with over 8 years of accounting and auditing experience in the asset management industry. She attended the University of North Carolina at Read More
Bridgette LinBoard President

Bridgette Lin works as a financial services professional with over 8 years of accounting and auditing experience in the asset management industry. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received B.A. degrees in Communication Studies and Philosophy and a Masters degree in Accounting. Bridgette has always been an active supporter of the arts and has an extensive background studying different mediums of dance, music, and yoga.

Secretary/Treasurer
Patrick Forhane has been employed as a Credit Officer at Citibank since returning home to New York. Prior to returning to New York, he held various positions in consumer and Read More
Patrick ForhaneSecretary/Treasurer

Patrick Forhane has been employed as a Credit Officer at Citibank since returning home to New York. Prior to returning to New York, he held various positions in consumer and business banking on the west coast. He earned an M.B.A. from Webster University and a B.A. in Economics from UC San Diego. Patrick has traveled the world extensively and loves to experience the arts and culture that New York has to offer. He has taken a keen interest in the arts since his first visit to Radio City as a teenager.

Board Member
Kathryn KesselBoard Member
Board Member
Stembile “Tembi” Sibanda has 15 years experience of  data governance, technology implementation and managing ’big data’ projects in the banking and capital markets space. She has a significant track record Read More
Tembi SibandaBoard Member

Stembile “Tembi” Sibanda has 15 years experience of  data governance, technology implementation and managing ’big data’ projects in the banking and capital markets space. She has a significant track record of successfully transforming businesses and assisting them gain competitive advantage through technology and data focused strategies worth billions of investment dollars

Tembi brings deep general management experience, strong business operational acumen and a thorough understanding of finance and fundraising. She is extremely passionate about supporting not-for-profit organizations and the arts by figuring out innovative financing ways that enable them to achieve their goals.

Tembi  began her career at big four powerhouse PricewaterhouseCoopers, spent some time as  a senior manager at Australia’s  largest bank, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and is currently an  Associate Director at CrossCountry Consulting as the lead of the data governance practice. She holds a Bachelors in Accounting Sciences from the University of South Africa and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua school of business. In her spare time, aside from figuring out how to create technology big bangs,  she loves to write , play squash and hike through the various forests and ancient ruins of the world.

Andrea Moore is a Digital and Omni-Channel Executive with extensive experience in Fashion Retail and Consumer Brands. Experienced in conceptualizing, launching and growing online and omni-channel businesses proficiently and profitably. Read More
Andrea Moore

Andrea Moore is a Digital and Omni-Channel Executive with extensive experience in Fashion Retail and Consumer Brands. Experienced in conceptualizing, launching and growing online and omni-channel businesses proficiently and profitably. Extensive experience in strategy; online and offline marketing; sales planning and forecasting; web re-platform and redesign; project management; talent assessment and team building; as well as operations and production aspects of online businesses.

Also significant experience in launching and expanding customer loyalty programs from concept to implementation to optimization, as well as catalog/CRM functions. Experience in large, publicly traded companies, as well as small, entrepreneurial, private-equity backed organizations. Work with Board and C-Suite executives as well as digital and online team members. FIT Adjunct Professor; Astia.org Startup Mentor.

Board Member
Allison Warren is a book-to-film executive at entertainment companies Aevitas Creative Management and Anonymous Content, based in New York. Previously, Warren worked in the film and television business in Los Read More
Allison WarrenBoard Member

Allison Warren is a book-to-film executive at entertainment companies Aevitas Creative Management and Anonymous Content, based in New York. Previously, Warren worked in the film and television business in Los Angeles, where she also worked with Pentacle and Dance Resource Center, nonprofit management support and service organizations for the performing arts and dance community. Warren received a BS in Television, Radio, and Film from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Originally from Philadelphia, Warren is a dance lover who trained from ages 6-18 with former Pennsylvania Ballet soloist and ballet mistress Lisa Collins Vidnovic, founder and director of Metropolitan Ballet Academy & Company. Dancing with Metropolitan Ballet Company, Warren enjoyed performing works by Kanji Segawa, Jessica Lang, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, as well as classical repertory.

Board Member
Max Winitzki Walsh Goldvag has worked in finance since his high school years, having started his career in São Paulo, Brazil, where he was born and raised, and later moving Read More
Max Winitzki Walsh GoldvagBoard Member

Max Winitzki Walsh Goldvag has worked in finance since his high school years, having started his career in São Paulo, Brazil, where he was born and raised, and later moving to New York. Max worked in Deutsche Bank’s Latin America Debt Capital Markets and Americas Mergers & Acquisitions groups, covering clients in the private and public sectors. An entrepreneur at heart, Max set off to advise on investment opportunities across a wide array of industries in both the US and Latin America. He recalls being passionate about the arts in all its forms since he was a child, participating in plays and musicals in high school, and drawing, writing and photographing throughout his life. Max holds a B.A. in Business Administration with minors in Strategy and Finance from Fundação Getulio Vargas – EAESP.

Zahra El-Mekkawy
Board Member

Constanze Gerstner
Board Member

Kathryn Kessel
Board Member

Amanda Selwyn
Board Member

Carly Weisel
Board Member

Ethan Ganc
Board Candidate


Board of Advisors

Rebecca Kelly
Artistic Director — Rebecca Kelly Ballet

Deb Margolin
Writer/Performance Artist — Adjunct NYU Professor

Billy Siegenfeld
Artistic Director — Jump Rhythm Jazz Project & Northwestern University Professor

 

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