Young Professional Leadership Council

Jason Bressner

Jason Bressner is a biomedical engineer by training as well as an entrepreneur and educator. He is founder of Limpuagua, an innovative start-up aimed at developing sustainable water purifying systems to help address the current water crisis in developing countries. Jason is located in Boston, where he resides with his 5-year-old twins. He holds a PhD from Tufts University and a BS from Harvard College. He is also President of Silktap, Inc. and President of the Bressner-Santana Baseball Agency.

Motell G. Foster

Motell Foster is currently a third-year graduate acting student at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Hailing from Alabama, Motell has a love for nature and the Alabama Crimson Tide. At the age of 7 he was placed into foster care and remained under state custody until aging out at 21. Foster care reform is a central passion for Motell. Theatre is as well. At the moment Motell is attempting to combine the two and is in the early stages of developing a drama therapy framework for older foster youth. Motell is excited to be a part of Children’s Rights and its mission.

Christine Rivera

Christine is a financial services professional with 13 years of experience leading teams coupled with accounting, finance, financial services and project management experience. She is presently responsible for driving, coordinating and implementing a portfolio of Wealth Management programs for the Americas within Deutsche Bank. Christine holds a BS in Finance from Boston University and is a 2017 NYU MBA candidate.

Hana Shahin

Hana is an Accounting Manager at MacAndrews & Forbes, a top private equity firm. She is a finance professional with an exceptional track record leading business development initiatives that drive savings and enhance productivity. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from the National Liberal Arts and Engineering School, Paris, France, and will be embarking on her Executive MBA at Cornell University starting in 2017. She is fluent in French and Dutch. Hana has been inspired by her foster family and her childhood to use her business acumen to make a difference in the not-for-profit world.

Cindy L. Taylor

Cindy Taylor is the founder of Full Extent Coaching LLC, a coaching and consulting practice. Cindy has over 20 years of experience in Financial, Retail and Accounting corporate offices helping leaders and their employees meet the challenges of a business world that is constantly changing. Cindy has a long history of volunteering with organizations focused on youth engagement, supporting women and their children and food pantry support. Cindy is a Certified Coach, holds a MS in Organizational Change Management, BA in Liberal Arts and has formally studied the field of Fundraising and Philanthropy.

Maria Vlassenko

Maria Vlassenko is an attorney in New York City. She has extensive experience representing public and private companies in connection with various corporate and securities law issues. She is fluent in her native Hebrew and Russian languages, and is proficient in German. Maria holds an LL.M from Columbia Law School, and an LL.B from Tel Aviv University. She has joined Children’s Rights because she believes that every child deserves a happy childhood.

Samrat Singh

Samrat Singh is a Vice President and Private Client Associate with U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management in Princeton, New Jersey. Samrat earned his M.B.A. from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He also holds a master’s degree in industrial & systems engineering from Texas A&M University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Ramaiah Institute of Technology in India. He began his career as a financial advisor in New York City and also worked as an industrial engineer in private industry before joining U.S. Trust.