BOARD OF DIRECTORS | DIRECTORS EMERITII | ADVISORY COMMITTEE | STAFF

Board of Directors

John Talty, President
  • Seix Advisors, Former President and Chief Investment Officer
  • Bedford Free Library, Trustee
  • The Foundation Fighting Blindness

Lorraine A. LaHuta, Vice President

  • Ballet Hispanico, Chief Development Officer
  • Trinity, Wall Street, Past Clerk and Vestryman

John P. Banning, Jr.,

  • Black Sheep Hill Farm, Owner and farmer
  • Grace Church, Millbrook, member
  • Church of the Regeneration, Pine Plains, member
  • Episcopal Diocese of New York, Trustee
  • Indian Mountain School, Trustee
  • Dutchess Land Conservancy, Trustee

Evan A. Davis, Secretary

  • Cleery, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton, Partner
  • American Law Institute, Member
  • Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, Board of Governors
  • Center for Family Representation, Director
  • The Spence School, Trustee
  • New York Common Cause, Advisory Council
  • Disability Rights Advocates, Advisory Board
  • Trinity Wall Street, Chancellor
  • Trinity Wall Street, Former Warden

Jesse Adelaar

  • Peconic Partners, LLC, Portfolio Manager
  • Diocesan Investment Trust, Trustee
  • St. Thomas Church, New York City, Vestry Member

Helen Cantwell

  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Partner
  • Yale Law School, Clinical Visiting Lecturer in Law

Susannah Carrier

The Rev. Roy A. Cole, Ex-Officio

  • St. John’s Church, Staten Island, Rector
  • Hunter College/CUNY, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Religion
  • American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, Missioner and Pilgrimage Leader
  • Rosehill Housing Development Fund Corporation, President
  • Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York, Advisory Committee Chair

Donald R. Crawshaw

  • Sullivan and Cromwell LLP, Partner
  • Wagner Society of New York, Finance Committee Member
  • Compass Rose Society,  Member
  • Church of St. Luke in the Fields, New York City, Concert Committee Member

The Rt. Rev. Andrew M L Dietsche, Ex-Officio

  • XVI Bishop of New York
  • General Theological Seminary, Board member
  • House of the Redeemer, Board member
  • Seaman’s Church Institute, Board Chair
  • Cathedral Trust, Board Chair
  • Bard College, Board member

The Rev. Dr. Pierre Andre Duvert

  • St. Luke’s Church, Bronx, Rector
  • Mercer School of Theology, Former Board Vice President
  • Episcopal Community Services, Former Board Member

Scott D. Ferguson

  • Sachem Head Capital Management, Founder and CEO
  • Henry Street Settlement, Board member

James A. Florack

  • Davis Polk, Partner and Co-Head of Global Credit Group
  • St. Peter’s Church, Millbrook/Lithgow, Member

Charles S. Garland

  • Hamlin Capital Management LLC, Partner and Senior Equity Portfolio Manager
  • Christ’s Church, Rye, Two-term Vestryman and Chairman, Investment Committee
  • Yale University, Past Executive Committee member of Yale Alumni Fund Board, Chair of Agents, and 25th Reunion Co-Chair

Christopher J. Hojlo

  • CVC Capital Partners, Managing Director
  • St. James’ Church, Manhattan, Welcoming Committee

The Rev. Phillip A. Jackson

  • Trinity Wall Street, Vicar
  • Christ Church of the Ascension, Paradise Valley, AZ, Former Rector
  • Former attorney

Peter W. Keller

  • Berkeley Research Group, Managing Director
  • St. Matthew’s, Bedford, Member
  • St. Matthew’s, Bedford, Former Vestry Member and Treasurer
  • St. Mary the Virgin, Chappaqua, Former Vestry Member and Clerk of the Vestry
  • Hebron Academy, Trustee Emeritus and Former Treasurer
  • Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York, Advisory Committee member

Kevin Lockhart

      • BMO Capital Markets, Head of Leveraged Finance Origination
      • St. Barnabas Church, Irvington, Former Vestry Member

Richard Pell, Treasurer

  • R Squared Capital Management LLP, Chairman
  • Christ Church Rye, Member

Lawrence E. Phillips

      • Moreland Partners, Co-Founding Partner
      • Christ Church, Rye, Member

The Rev. Alison J. Quin

  • Christ the King Church, Stone Ridge, Rector
  • Roundout Valley Food Pantry, Board Member
  • Former legal aid attorney

Philip D. Sherman

      • Independent consultant
      • Citi Institutional Investment Management, Former Global Head
      • Asia Securitization & Infrastructure Assurance (Pte), Ltd., Former CEO

Gwendolen L. Wade

      • Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York, Advisory Committee Member
      • St. James’ Church, Manhattan, Health Ministries Committee Chair
      • St. James’ Church, Manhattan, Former Senior Warden
      • Health Advocates for Older People, Board of Directors, First Vice President

Nicholas C. Walsh

  • AIG, Senior Advisor
  • Jardine Lloyd Thompson, PLC, Non-Executive Director
  • Norton Rose Fullbright, LLC, Senior Advisor
  • BritishAmerican Business, Chairman

Caroline Williamson

      • B. Robert Williamson, Jr. Foundation, President, Treasurer and Trustee
      • Church of the Heavenly Rest, Manhattan, Warden

The Hon. Gordon Whiting

  • Angelo, Gordon & Co, Managing Director
  • Corporate Property Associates 14, President and Portfolio Manager
  • St. James’ Church, Manhattan, Member

Cecil Wray, Past President

      • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Partner (retired)
      • Search and Care, Inc., Board Member
      • Church Pension Fund, Trustee
      • Church Insurance Company, Director
      • Adirondack Park Agency, Commissioner
      • East Side Community Center, Board Member


Directors Emeritii


Advisory Committee


The Episcopal Charities Advisory Committee oversees our grant process by reading applications and evaluating programs. Committee members also provide technical assistance on an as-needed basis.

The Rev. Roy A. Cole, Chair

      • St. John’s Church, Staten Island, Rector
      • Hunter College/CUNY, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Religion
      • American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, Missioner and Pilgrimage Leader
      • Rosehill Housing Development Fund Corporation, President

Carla Burns

      • Church of the Holy Innocents, Highland Falls, Warden
      • Province II Antiracism Network, Leader
      • Executive Council of the Episcopal Church, Committee for Antiracism, Member
      • Diocesan Anti-Racism Committee, Chair
      • Diocesan Social Concerns Commission, Member
      • P.S. 154 (Central Harlem),  Library Media Specialist

The Rev. Deacon Eliza Davies

      • St. Martha’s Church, Bronx, Clergy in Charge
      • Wells Fargo Bank Real Estate Capital Markets, team member
      • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., past Community Support Campaign Coordinator
      • St. James’ Church, Bronx, past Vestry member and Finance Committee Chair
      • Interfaith Caregivers of the Northwest Bronx, past Board member

The Rev. Dr. Gawain F. de Leeuw, OA

      • St. Bartholomew’s Church, White Plains, Rector
      • Order of the Ascension, Member
      • Meals on Wheels, Board Member
      • Westchester United, Board Member
      • Planned Parenthood, Clergy Advocacy Board
      • Housing Action Council, Board Member

Curran B. Estreich

      • Grace Church, Manhattan, Member
      • Grace Church, Manhattan, Outreach Committee Member
      • Grace Church, Manhattan, Former Vestry Member

The Rev. Deacon Gail Ganter-Toback

      • St. James Hyde Park, Deacon
      • Episcopal Relief and Development, Mid-Hudson Region, Diocesan Coordinator
      • Diocesan Council, Former Mid-Hudson Executive Committee Member
      • Diocesan Strategic Advisory Committee, Former Member
      • Rural and Migrant Ministries, Volunteer

Emanuel Hickson

      • St. Ann’s Church, Bronx, Four-term Vestryman
      • New York Tenants & Neighbors, Vice President, Board of Directors
      • Lehman College, Bronx, B.A in Sociology, minor in Political Science

The Rev. Deacon Mavourneen Hubbard

      • St. George’s Episcopal Church, Newburgh, and St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, New Windsor, Deacon
      • Loaves and Fishes, Newburgh, Board member
      • Abraham’s Table, Newburgh, President
      • Shepherd’s Kitchen, Church of the Good Shepherd, Newburgh, Director

Peter Keller

      • Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York, Board Member
      • BNY Mellon, Retired Managing Director & Energy Division Head
      • St. Matthew’s Church, Bedford, Member
      • St. Matthew’s Church, Bedford, Former Vestry Member and Treasurer
      • Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Chappaqua, Former Vestry Member and Clerk of the Vestry
      • Hebron Academy, Trustee Emeritus and Former Treasurer

The Rev. Lewis E. Marshall

      • Priest in Charge, All Saints’ Church, Staten Island
      • Member, Rockefeller University Institutional Review Board

Deborah Morgan

      • St. Peter’s Church, Bronx, Finance Team
      • St. Peter’s Church, Bronx, Sunday School Teacher
      • Watchtell, Lipton, Rosen, and Katz, retired Legal Assistant
      • Bottomless Closet, New York City, Volunteer
      • Young Adult Institute, Bronx, Volunteer

Ann Natale

      • The Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry, Member, Board of Directors and past President
      • St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Mount Kisco, NY, Outreach Committee
      • McGraw-Hill, Inc., former manager, Standard & Poor’s and Business Week
      • Swarthmore College, B.A.; Columbia Business School, M.B.A.

Donia Quon

      • St. Thomas’ Church, Manhattan, Member
      • St. Thomas’ Church, Manhattan, Every Member Canvass Committee
      • United States Fund for UNICEF, Manager of Volunteers & Community Partnerships
      • California State University, Long Beach, M.A., Applied Anthropology

The Rev. Deacon Ella Roundtree-Davis

      • Christ Church, Bronxville, Deacon
      • New York City Public Schools, Retired Educator
      • Kairos Outside New York City (Prison Ministry), Spiritual Director
      • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Member
      • Philanthropic Educational Organization, Member

Jane Barber Smith

      • Christ Church, Poughkeepsie, Member
      • Christ Church, Poughkeepsie, Past Clerk of the Vestry
      • Former elementary school teacher, Virgina, Maryland and New York
      •  SUNY New Paltz, Former graduate instructor in special education

The Rev. Edward Sunderland

      • St. Bartholomew’s Church, Manhattan, Associate Rector
      • Crossroads Community Services, Inc., Executive Director

Sibby Tower

      • St. Margaret’s Staatsburg, member
      • St. Margaret’s Staatsburg, former Vestry Member and Treasurer
      • St. Margaret’s Staatsburg, outreach volunteer (homeless shelter, Dutchess County “Lunch Box,” holiday meal program
      • Former HR Coordinator, John Jay College
      • • Former Customer Service Director, Green Mountain Power Corporation (Vermont); duties included corporate grant making

Gwendolen Wade

      • Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York, Board Member
      • St. James’ Church, Manhattan, Health Ministries Committee Chair
      • St. James’ Church, Manhattan, Former Senior Warden
      • Health Advocates for Older People, Board of Directors, First Vice President

Mary-Jo Weber

      • St. Barnabas, Irvington, Member, lay reader and acolyte
      • Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry
      • Columbia University School of Nursing, Instructor in Clinical Nursing

 

Staff

  • Mary Beth Sasso

    Mary Beth Sasso

    Mary Beth Sasso joined Episcopal Charities in June 2007 in the role of Executive Director. She received her Master of Arts degree from The University of Michigan and worked in Strategic Management Consulting in a variety of Marketing and Business Development roles prior to transitioning into Not-For-Profit management.
    Phone: 212-316-7403


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  • Henry E. Enright

    Henry E. Enright

    A seasoned professional, Henry has helped advance the causes of public broadcasting, maritime and overseas ministries, higher education, and help for homeless families. He has also consulted on a volunteer basis with organizations serving the developmentally disabled and victims of domestic abuse. Henry holds a BA in Psychology and MA in Counselor Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
    Phone: 212-932-7376


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  • Leeanna Varga

    Leeanna Varga

    Leeanna has worked in both parish and not-for-profit settings managing service programs and grants for people in need. She began her career in Jackson, Mississippi and has also worked in and around Boston and New York City, including as Associate for Mission at St. James’ Church, Manhattan. She holds a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School.

    Phone: 212-316-7426


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  • Rachel Crosby

    Rachel Crosby

    Rachel received her BA in Religious Studies from University of Chicago in 2013. Prior to interning at Episcopal Charities, she worked in student organizing in Davis, California and in software testing in Madison, Wisconsin. She joins Episcopal Charities through the New York Intern Program.


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  • Amalia Vavala

    Amalia Vavala

    Amalia graduated with a degree from Art History from Fordham University, where she was awarded the Vasari Prize for excellence in art history. Previously, she was the Office Assistant at the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington’s Office for Catholic Youth Ministry and the Editorial Intern at Oxford University Press.

    Phone: 212-316-7575


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