Board of Directors

Megan Shattuck, chair

Megan ShattuckMs. Shattuck is the president of the talent business at Teneo, a global corporate advisory firm. Previously she was a senior client partner at Korn Ferry. Earlier in her career, Ms. Shattuck covered the Clinton and Bush administrations for the Cable News Network (CNN). Her work with John King, CNN Presents: 9/11 What Really Happened, was nominated for an Emmy. She serves on the board of directors for Arch Street, a drug and alcohol free teen center in CT. She received her undergraduate degree from Middlebury College, studied at the University of Chile and is a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Lewis Tepper, vice chair

Lewis TepperMr. Tepper is a principal of Aston Partners, LLC, an investment partnership. He previously served as chief operating officer and general counsel of DAVA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to his time at DAVA, Mr. Tepper was a member of the Healthcare investment Banking Group at Credit Suisse First Boston and a corporate tax associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He holds a B.A. from McGill University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Daniel Galpern, treasurer

Daniel GalpernMr. Galpern is a partner at TZP Group, a private equity firm. He previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer at CurtCo Media Labs, LLC. He also was a vice president at TD Capital Communications Partners and a mergers and acquisitions associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He holds a B.S. from Washington University and J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. He also serves on the boards of Media Storm, LLC, Snap Fitness, Inc., and Lift Brands, Inc.

Bethany Pristaw, secretary

Bethany PristawMs. Pristaw is an investment support specialist for the Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners Real Estate Fund of Funds group. Prior to joining the firm, she was managing director and fund counsel for Tishman Speyer; of counsel in the corporate department of Paul Hastings; and general counsel of Coventry Real Estate Advisors. She received a Bachelor of Arts and Law from the University of Sydney.

Michael Borofsky

Michael BorofksyMr. Borofsky is senior vice president at MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated, which has interests in a diversified portfolio of public and private companies. He previously specialized in mergers and acquisitions for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and was an analyst at Goldman Sachs. He earned his B.A. from Yale University and J.D. from Columbia Law School. He also serves on the boards of Venture for America, C4Q and ALJ Regional Holdings LLC.

Kasseem ‘Swizz Beatz’ Dean

Swizz BeatzMr. Dean is an internationally acclaimed Grammy-Award winning music producer and artist who has created both gold and platinum hits, working with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Madonna, Beyoncé and Metallica. He is also an innovative fashion designer and has collaborated with Reebok, Christian Louboutin, Aston Martin, Lotus and Audemar Piguet. An avid art collector, he launched The Dean Collection, which consists of his own artwork and is a discovery zone for new talent. Mr. Dean is a student at the Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program. He adopted the Bronx Charter School for the Arts, is the Global Ambassador for HHC, was co-chair of the 2014 Gordon Parks Foundation Gala and works closely with wife Alicia Keys’ Keep A Child Alive.

Jay Galluzzo

Jay GalluzzoMr. Galluzzo is an entrepreneur and investor focused on building consumer brands. He co-founded and served as the CEO of Flywheel Sports, Inc. and led early-stage investments in other iconic brands, including DreamDry and Montauk Brewing Company. Previously Mr. Galluzzo was a private equity and corporate executive, with key positions at Emigrant Capital and The Warnaco Group, Inc, and practiced law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jerry Garcia

Jerry GarciaMr. Garcia is a Managing Director and Market Manager responsible for the Andes, Central America and Caribbean region of J.P. Morgan Latin America Private Bank. With over 22 years of financial services experience, his team provides strategic advice to ultra-high net worth families and manages over $16 billion in client assets. In 2002 and 2003, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed him as one of the 13 commissioners on the New York City Charter Revision Commission. Mr. Garcia was on the Board of Trustees for The Brooklyn Public Library, and, in addition to Children’s Rights, serves on the Board of Directors for New Visions Public Schools, the largest education reform organization in New York City.  He holds a MBA from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s Degree from City University of New York.

Molly Gochman

Molly GochmanMs. Gochman is an award-winning activist and artist whose work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally. She is also the lead advisor to the Stardust Fund, a philanthropic initiative that seeks to empower socially excluded populations – particularly women and girls. In 2014, Ms. Gochman created Red Sand Project, an international activist artwork that raises awareness of the vulnerabilities that lead to human trafficking. She has served on the board of the Texas Civil Rights Project, is a board member of The Freedom Fund and was recently named one of New York’s New Abolitionists by the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition. A native Texan, Ms. Gochman earned a B.F.A. in sculpture from Guilford College.

Honorable Bryanne Hamill

Bryanne HamillBryanne Hamill, a retired New York Family Court Judge, currently serves as a member of the NYC Board of Correction, where she has led the Board’s reform and regulatory agenda regarding incarcerated youth, and on the Boards of Directors for Children’s Rights and Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children. Recently appointed by the US Commission on Civil Rights to the New York Advisory Committee, she investigates local and state civil rights issues. Prior to her judicial retirement in 2010, she had served as a New York Family Court Judge presiding over child abuse and neglect courts. Previously, she served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx District Attorney’s Office, primarily prosecuting child abuse, domestic violence, and sex crimes. She has taught in various law schools and presented at numerous conferences. She received her Juris Doctor from the City University of New York School of Law in 1990, where she currently serves on its Foundation Board.

Alan C. Myers

Alan C. MeyersMr. Myers is counsel to a family, advising it on business and legal matters. He recently retired from his position as a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he focused on corporate law with a specialty in mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Myers holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Dickinson College. He serves on an advisory board of Covenant House and the Steering Committee of The Opportunity Agenda and has been on the Board of Children’s Rights since 1997.

John “Jay” Neukom

John Mr. Neukom is a trial lawyer, a partner in the Palo Alto office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Mr. Neukom focuses on complex business and intellectual property disputes, including patent and trade secret matters. He has tried cases in federal and state courts, domestic and international arbitration tribunals, and before the International Trade Commission. Mr. Neukom holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College, M.A. from Yale University and J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Alice Rosenwald

Alice RosenwaldMs. Rosenwald is a Principal of American Securities LP, a merchant and investment bank, and the family representative for William Rosenwald Family Associates, both located in New York City. She is a Director of the William Rosenwald Family Fund and the Alice Rosenwald Fund. Ms. Rosenwald was Co-Chair of the Children’s Rights Board of Directors from 2004 to 2009, and during her tenure conceptualized and provided initial support for the organization’s Reserve Fund. A native New Yorker, Ms. Rosenwald received a BA degree from Tufts University and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business of Boston University.

Peter D. Serating

Peter SeratingMr. Serating is a corporate partner with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. He represents public and private clients on a variety of U.S. and cross-border transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, takeovers (negotiated and contested), dispositions, auctions, joint ventures and shareholder activism.  Mr. Serating was named one of Law360‘s “Rising Stars of M&A” in 2015 and one of the top 40 mergers and acquisitions professionals under age 40 in the U.S. by The M&A Advisor in 2014. He holds a B.A. from New York University and J.D. from Fordham University School of Law where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

James Stanton

James StantonMr. Stanton is President of the World Wide Group, one of New York City’s largest real estate development firms. He was project manager for the Park Belvedere, Vanderbilt and Shorehaven condominium projects, and as co-chairman of Manhattan Marketing Inc., supervised the sales and marketing of 2,000 condominiums in New York City. He sits on the board of the squash program of Southampton Youth Services and is a founder of the Hamptons Squash Academy. Mr. Stanton holds a B.A. from Hobart College.

Chiara Trento Mai

Chiara Trento MaiChiara Trento Mai is an award-winning filmmaker who has independently produced feature films such as THE 27 CLUB, THE CURSE OF DOWNERS GROVE and OPEN HEARTS. She recently produced ABIGAIL FALLS, a narrative feature film exploring the issue of bipolar in a teenage friendship, which will have its premiere summer 2018 at the Milan International Film Festival. She is also Executive Producing a documentary that exposes the school-to-prison pipeline for children with behavioral challenges, which is currently in post production. THE KIDS WE LOSE was shot by Lone Wolf Media and produced by Lives in the Balance. Previously, Chiara worked at Miramax Films in New York and London across all foreign and independent film acquisitions, including Oscar-winning titles such as AMELIE and CITY OF GOD, which she identified for the company. Chiara has served for 7 years on the board of the Mai Family Foundation and passionately supports organizations that promote child advocacy. Chiara received her B.A. from Georgetown University and studied at the University of Florence.