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Kathleen Padian

Kathleen Padian


TenSquare
2022
Trustees

Coming soon!

About


Kathleen Padian is a partner at TenSquare, LLC, a national consulting firm specializing in support for Public School Districts, State Departments of Education and Charter Management Organizations. Kathleen specializes in the development of school facilities and developing policies related to charter school authorizing. Her experience in the public education sector spans from the classroom to the central office, as well as leadership roles at philanthropic organizations and nonprofit support entities. Prior to joining TenSquare she served as Deputy Superintendent for the Orleans Parish School Board where she created their first accountability framework for schools. In that role she also managed more than $400 million in school construction and renovation projects.

Kathleen founded the New Orleans School Facility Project in partnership with several national philanthropies. She previously served as Vice President of Building Hope (DC), National Director of Development for New Leaders (NY), as Strategic Investments Director for Fight for Children (DC) and was responsible for the multi-site expansion of St. Coletta of Greater Washington, a regional organization serving children and adults with developmental disabilities. Her educational background includes degrees from the University of Connecticut and Quinnipiac University, as well as advanced study in special education and educational leadership at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. She serves on the Board of the Irish Channel Neighborhood Association in her current hometown of New Orleans, LA where she lives with her teenage daughter.


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Steven Banks
Steven Banks

Steven Banks


Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
2022
Trustees

Coming soon

About


Steven Banks is special counsel in Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP’s Pro Bono practice, where he manages and oversees the firm’s pro bono strategy and leverages firm partnerships with legal services organizations and clients to increase societal impact.

Previously, Steve served in city government – from 2014 through 2022, he served as commissioner of the New York City Department of Social Services (DSS), the largest social services agency in the United States, where he established and led reforms for many robust and high-impact DSS programs. During a portion of this time, beginning in 2016, Steve was also appointed to lead the Department of Homeless Services, as head of a joint management structure under the DSS. During his tenure, the DSS decreased evictions, reduced the number of families experiencing homelessness and residing in shelters, and dramatically enhanced and expanded assistance for low-income families and individuals.

Prior to this, Steve spent over three decades at New York City’s Legal Aid Society, the country’s oldest and largest not-for-profit legal aid organization. From 2004 to 2014, Steve was the attorney-in-chief at LAS, where he managed the legal practice and operations of the criminal, juvenile rights, and civil programs run by the organization.


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Tina King
Tina King

Tina King


BNY Mellon
2022
Trustees

About


Tina King is the Chief Financial Officer for Investment and Wealth Management at BNY Mellon.  Tina serves as a finance business partner for the $2tr Investment and Wealth Management business.  At BNY, Tina has been named on the Board of Newton Investment Management, CFO of the National Association Bank and on the Managing Director Selection Panel.

Prior to BNY Mellon, Tina spent 15 years at Goldman Sachs in strategy, finance and operations leadership roles across investment and wealth management.  She held positions as COO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) Americas Client Business, CAO of Global Third Party Distribution and COO of GSAM Global Insurance.

Tina has an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management and B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Tina and her husband live in New York City with their two boys and spend time in Litchfield, CT.


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Jon Cohen
Jon Cohen

Jon Cohen


BioReference Laboratories, Inc.
2022
Trustees

As a physician, there is nothing more important than the health of a child and when a healthy child goes to school, they learn more. I am inspired everyday by the dedication and selfless commitment The New York Foundling does to provide access to healthcare and education to the underserved communities of New York. I am truly privileged to be able to help them in their mission to assist these children to achieve their potential.”

About


Jon R. Cohen, M.D., is the Executive Chairman and CEO of BioReference Laboratories, one of the nation’s largest commercial laboratories.  Dr. Cohen has more than 30 years of healthcare experience, he is a seasoned strategic leader with a track record of growing existing business and developing new ventures. Dr. Cohen was recently awarded Crain’s New York Business 2020 Notable in Health Care.

Dr. Cohen is well recognized in the diagnostics industry having served for nearly a decade as one of the five executive officers for Quest Diagnostics. Previously, he served as Chief Policy Advisor for Governor David Paterson and for six years as Chief Medical Officer for Northwell Health. In 2010, he was named as one the nation’s top 50 most powerful physician executives by Modern Healthcare.

His 2012 TEDMED, “Why Don’t Patients Act Like Consumers?” was recently ranked the #1 TEDMED talk that every healthcare executive needs to watch. Dr. Cohen is a vascular surgeon, having completed his residency in surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and vascular surgery fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed professional articles.


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Karen Morales
Karen Morales

Karen K. Morales Pérez


Herrero, Morales & Reyes Law Offices, PSC
2022
Trustees

As a board member at The New York Foundling, I look forward to being a voice for the children and parents of the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.”

About


La licenciada Morales es egresada de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Bayamón, donde completó, Magna Cum Laude, un Bachillerato en Ciencias Biológicas.  La base analítica de la ciencia la llevó a completar el Juris Doctor en la Universidad de Puerto Rico en mayo de 2009. La licenciada Morales es socia y presidente del bufete de abogados Herrero, Morales y Reyes Law Offices, PSC en Puerto Rico, el cual se dedica a la práctica civil y notarial, llevando litigios municipales y de agencias de gobierno, seguros, daños y perjuicios, laboral, familia y otros de dicha rama. Durante sus 12 años de experiencia como abogada ha comparecido ante distintas agencias administrativas, así como ante los Tribunales de Puerto Rico. También posee alta experiencia en procesos apelativos y de revisión ante el Tribunal de Apelaciones y el Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico. La licenciada Morales es madre de una niña, Kamila Nahir y un niño, Héctor Daniel, éste último siendo participante del Programa Early Head Start en Vega Alta, Puerto Rico.


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Stephanie Davis
Stephanie Davis

Stephanie Davis


SVB Securities
2022
Trustees

Combatting childhood inequity and empowering families to better support each other does more than just uplift those most vulnerable—it touches every part of our community. I am honored to have the opportunity to be involved in the Foundling’s mission.”

About


Stephanie Davis is a Senior Research Analyst at SVB Securities covering Healthcare Technology and Distribution. She has over a decade of experience covering the Healthcare IT and IT Services sectors and leads the firm’s digital health research efforts. Her coverage universe includes the electronic health record names, and the payer-facing, provider-facing, and pharma-facing health tech and digital health companies.

Prior to joining SVB, Ms. Davis led coverage of the Healthcare IT sector at Citibank and J.P. Morgan. Earlier in her career, she worked as an Equity Research Analyst at J.P. Morgan on the #1 ranked Payments, Processors, and IT Services team.

In 2019, Ms. Davis was recognized as a Runner-Up for Health Care Technology and Distribution on Institutional Investor’s All America Research Team and was included in Business Insider’s “Rising Stars of Equity Research” in 2017. Ms. Davis earned a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Columbia University and is a CFA charterholder.


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Ellen Eng
Ellen Eng

Ellen Eng


Chief of Staff
Senior Staff

As Chief of Staff, Ellen Eng plans and directs administrative, financial, and operational activities for The Foundling’s President & CEO. Ellen brings over 14 years of experience to this role, primarily in the government sector. Before joining The Foundling in 2022, she served as Chief of Staff in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services and the Office of Management and Budget in the office of New York City’s Mayor. Prior to this, she held analyst positions within the New York City Police Department and the Finance Division of the New York City Council. Additionally, she has experience in the non-profit sphere, having worked as a Program Officer with The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.

Ellen holds a Masters degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University, both in International Affairs.


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Melanie Hartzog
Melanie Hartzog

Melanie Hartzog


President & CEO
Senior Staff

I’ve dedicated my entire career to ensuring that every person, no matter their circumstance or zip code, has the resources and tools to thrive. This is at the center of The Foundling’s mission, and I am humbled to have the opportunity to add to the rich history and deep impact of this changemaking organization.”

Melanie Hartzog was most recently New York City’s Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, overseeing the city’s social service agencies. She previously served as the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget, where she oversaw the largest municipal budget in the United States, responsible for funding all city programs and services for New Yorkers. Before joining the Office of Management and Budget, Hartzog served as Executive Director of the Children’s Defense Fund. Previously, she served as Family Services Coordinator for the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services and Deputy Commissioner of the Administration for Children’s Services. She also led a social services unit in the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget, and was Director of Policy and Advocacy for the Human Services Council of New York City, Inc.

Hartzog holds a Master of Science degree from the New School’s Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy and Bachelor of Arts from Eckerd College.


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