Hi! Thank you for taking the time to stop by and get to know us better!

Who are we?

Professionals from a variety of backgrounds and sectors who are united by a belief that anyone can have an impact!

Why do we exist?

We are working together to create sustainable social impact right here in New York City and the world at large.

Best Ways to Describe Us

Always Learning

Passionate

Driven

Interesting

Sounds awesome? Come join us! Or contact us with questions.

 

Kelsey Overby, President

Member Since: 2014
Day Job: Senior Manager of Partnerships at NationSwell

David DeFelice, Membership Engagement Chair

Member Since: October 2015 [Member at business school chapter since August 2013]
Day Job: Strategy & Operations Consultant @ Deloitte

 

Sia MouaSia Moua, Events Co-Chair

Member Since: February 2015
Day Job: Communications & Project Management
Coolest thing I’ve done: Walked in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Maggie McNicholas, Events Co-Chair

Member Since: 
Day Job: Director of Social Enterprise at Fountain House

Susan Kovar, Service Corps Co-Chair
Member Since: July 2015
Day Job: Senior Manager, Digital Marketing and Partnerships at Simon & Schuster
Favorite Hobbies: Traveling, cooking, reading, getting outside
 

Grace Zimmerly, Service Corps Co-Chair

Member Since: August 2015
Day Job: Improving NYC’s response to drug overdoses
Favorite Hobbies: Crosswords and biking (not simultaneously)

Alex Sun, Marketing Chair

Member Since: May 2017
Day Job: Revenue Strategy at Viacom
Favorite Hobbies:  portrait photography, biking around New York, cooking at friend’s apartments, compulsively re-reading Game of Thrones books

Leah Sullo, Finance Chair

Member Since: March 2017
Day Job: Corporate Banker for the Nonprofit Community Development Sector
Favorite Hobbies:  yoga, traveling, motivational speaking

 

 

 Marketing | Service Corps (Pro Bono Consulting) | Events | Corporate Sponsorship

Marketing

 

Alex Sun, Marketing Chair

Member Since: May 2017
Day Job: Revenue Strategy at Viacom
Favorite Hobbies:  portrait photography, biking around New York, cooking at friend’s apartments, compulsively re-reading Game of Thrones books

Service Corps (Pro Bono Consulting)

 

Susan Kovar, Service Corps Co-Chair
Member Since: July 2015
Day Job: Senior Manager, Digital Marketing and Partnerships at Simon & Schuster
Favorite Hobbies: Traveling, cooking, reading, getting outside
 

Grace Zimmerly, Service Corps Co-Chair

Member Since: August 2015
Day Job: Improving NYC’s response to drug overdoses
Favorite Hobbies: Crosswords and biking (not simultaneously)

 
Karen Werbel
Member Since: September 2014
Day Job: Head of Investor Relations
Favorite Hobbies: Running and any hands-on creative project, be that cooking or hacking an IKEA bookcase.
  
Mike Lavigne
Member Since: March, 2015
Day Job: Product Management
Favorite Hobbies: Exploring new places
 

Danny SilkDanny Silk

Member Since: March, 2015
Day Job: Reimagining healthcare coverage
Favorite weekly routine: MondayPunday.com

Monica Zucker
Member Since: January 2017
Favorite Hobbies: Traveling, Foreign Languages, Outdoor Activities
 
 
Vijay Vembuli
Member Since: January 2017
Day Job:  Product Development Engineer with Prysmian Group
Favorite Hobbies: Cricket, Badminton, Cooking, and Teaching
 
 
Ian Goodman
Member Since: August 2017
Day Job:Business Strategy at Blackstone
 
 
Jared Dawson
Member Since: June 2017
Day Job: Analyst at Morgan Stanley
Hobbies:  Complaining about the Knicks & Jets 
 
 
Additional Service Corps Organizing Committee Members: Adam Karmali, Bridget Barry, Conan Magee, Evan Plemenos, Jessica Nesbihal, Layla Hassoun, Peter Dietrich
 

Events

 

Sia MouaSia Moua, Events Co-Chair

Member Since: February 2015
Day Job: Communications & Project Management
Coolest thing I’ve done: Walked in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Maggie McNicholas, Events Co-Chair

Member Since: 
Day Job: Director of Social Enterprise at Fountain House

 
 

Advisors

Sam Verrill

A lifelong New Yorker, he returned to the city in 2011 and joined the board of NI NYC after two years in Bull City, Durham, North Carolina. Sam graduated with his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where he was an active member of the Fuqua Net Impact club for two years,

 

Surbhi Martin

While pursuing her MBA at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Surbhi chaired the 2009 Innovating Social Change conference and conducted research in Uganda and India for global health and microfinance projects.

 

Esperanza-150Esperanza Cerdan

Esperanza Cerdan has 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, and is currently a Director in Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, heading the Corporate Citizenship Group for Latin America. In this role, she provides philanthropic grants, pro-bono services and loans to social organizations, both non-profit and for-profit in Latin America.

 

cal-zarinCal Zarin

Cal Zarin is the Founder and Principle of Shared Value Media (SVM). Founded in 2011, SVM helps funders harness the power of local communities. They accomplish this by partnering with nonprofits to consolidate their outreach platforms and engage the community in one voice. SVM also specializes in quantifying the social and brand impact resulting from these community investments.

 

cal-zarinRaquel Zarin

Raquel Zarin is the Director of Development at the Ad Council, the leading producer of public services communications programs in America. In this role, she manages a large portfolio of corporate donors representing top media companies and advertising, PR and social agencies. With these donors’ support, the Ad Council is able to create and distribute more than 40 national campaigns annually on behalf of other nonprofit organizations and federal government agencies.