“As a first-generation American and a life-long New Yorker, I am deeply inspired by the work the Foundling does to provide families, adults, and children in this great city the tools and resources to thrive and achieve their full potential, regardless of their circumstances. All New Yorkers should have the opportunity to seek and achieve what is best for themselves and their families. These are the opportunities the Foundling provides, and I am proud to support that work.”
Antonio Perez-Marques is a partner in the litigation group of Davis Polk and Wardwell LLP, where he represents a broad range of U.S. and non-U.S. corporations and financial institutions in their most critical litigations and government investigations, as well as in complex matters involving both civil and criminal or regulatory elements. His civil litigation practice focuses on class action securities litigation, commercial disputes and cross-border matters. His government and internal investigations practice spans a wide range of matters, including anti-money-laundering, economic sanctions, and securities enforcement, in proceedings involving a wide range of federal and state authorities. He has been at the firm since 2002, and a partner since 2011.
Mr. Perez-Marques is a proud Cuban-American born and raised in New York City and, as the son of a pediatrician and a father of three, is particularly inspired by the Foundling’s work with children and families. He also serves on the board of Resurrection Episcopal Day School, of which he was chair from 2019-2023.
Mr. Perez-Marques graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a B.A. in Public and International Affairs, and cum laude from New York University School of Law, where he was recognized as a Florence Allen Scholar.
In her role as Chief Program Officer, Molly oversees and provides strategic direction for the following services areas: Developmental Disabilities, Child Welfare and Behavioral Health, Head Start and Early Head Start in Puerto Rico, and Camp Felix.
She brings over 25 years of experience in roles dedicated to public health equity – as well as specific expertise in overseeing social service programs at large non-profit organizations. She is an innovative leader with a strong passion for working with children and families, providing client-centered and trauma-informed care, and creating a co-creative leadership culture.
In her most recent role, Molly served as the Interim Chief Clinical Operations Officer at the Trevor Project, where she implemented services linked to the federal 988 mental health phone line, and worked to vastly improve the reach and quality of suicide prevention and crisis intervention services. Prior to that role, Molly served for 12 years at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. As Vice President of Patient Experience & Employee Engagement, she implemented a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program and led the design and implementation of a national professional development program to create Trauma-Informed leaders.
Earlier in her career, Molly held positions overseeing operations at Columbia University Medical Center and the American Red Cross’ September 11th Recovery Program, and has served in additional non-profit grants management and health care operations roles in New York City. Molly has supervised teams from 10 to more than 500 with budget oversight from $3M to nearly $1B.
Molly holds a Master of Public Health, Master of Public Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Russian Studies, all from Columbia University.