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Mentors 2009 to Present

2009-2010

Christine Barr '73 is a former librarian and past member of the College of Mount Saint Vincent Board of Trustees.

Rosemary T. Berkery '75 is Vice Chairman of UBS Wealth Management Americas and Chairman of UBS Bank USA, and a member of the Americas Operating Committee. She is also a member of the College of Mount Saint Vincent Board of Trustees. Previously, she served as Vice Chair, Executive Vice President, and General Counsel at Merrill Lynch & Co.

Vita A. Cassese '70 is Operating Partner at Exigen Capital, a member of the College of Mount Saint Vincent Board of Trustees, and former Vice President of Global Business at Pfizer, Inc.

Noreen M. Culhane '72 is Chair of the College of Mount Saint Vincent Board of Trustees and retired Executive Vice President of NYSE Euronext.

Chris Gallagher is an attorney, Chairman of International Marine Investors, and former member of the College of Mount Saint Vincent Board of Trustees.

Stephen A. Manzi is Chief Development Officer for Individual Giving at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a member of the College of Mount Saint Vincent Board of Trustees. He is the former Campaign Director for the New York Public Library.

Maura Markus is President and Chief Operating Officer for Bank of the West and serves as Executive Vice President and Head of International Retail Banking of Global Consumer Group at Citigroup, Inc. Previously, she was President of Citibank North America of the Global Consumer Group at Citigroup, Inc.

Christine Reilly '75 is President of CIT Small Business Lending.

Kathryn Swintek '74 is Managing Partner and a member of the Investment Committee of Golden Seeds Fund 2, Managing Director of Golden Seeds LLC, and Founding Partner at Kathryn B. Swintek & Partners. Previously, she served as Head of Leveraged Finance at BNP Paribas and as a member of the College of Mount Saint Vincent Board of Trustees.

Susan Waltman is Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA).

LuAnn Woodbury '75 is Senior Account Executive at NCS Technologies.

2010-2011

Continuing Mentors

Vita A. Cassese '70
Noreen M. Culhane '72
Chris Reilly
Kathryn Swintek '74
LuAnn Woodbury '75

New Mentors

Elizabeth Barnett '76 is an attorney at the New York State Family Court.

Mary Frances Barrett '70 is Chief Financial Officer for Hebrew Hospital Home of Westchester.

Karen Boykin-Towns '87 is Vice President, Public Affairs, Global Sites for Pfizer, Inc., and was previously the company's first Chief Diversity Officer.

Kathy Butler '74 is former Vice President for Client Process Transformation at IBM Corporation.

Mirkeya Capellan is a Software Quality Assurance/Consultant at French software company Sogeti and an adjunct professor at Pace University.

Maria Ellis is Vice President/Associate Broker at Citi-Habitats and a member of the College of Mount Saint Vincent Board of Trustees.

Joanne Guerriero '77 is an environmental engineer and Senior Associate for Malcolm Pirnie, the Water Division of Arcadis US.

Patricia Lamb '82 is a hospital administrator for Montefiore Medical Center.

Mary Beth Malone '75 is Vice President, Investment Banking Operations, for J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and a former executive with Royal Bank of Scotland and Deutsche Bank.

Eloldia Mercier '84 is Associate Clinical Director of Nursing at Montefiore Medical Center.

Vikki Pryor is the Principal of Change Create Transform LLC.

Raul Rivera is President & Chief Executive Officer of National Benefit Life Insurance Company and a member of the College of Mount Saint Vincent Board of Trustees.

Sharon Sager '73 is Senior Vice President for Investments at UBS Wealth Management US.

Nadine Schramm is Co-founder and President of Budd Enterprises & Budd Leasing.

Monica Wood '76 is a doctoral candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University.

2011-2012

Continuing Mentors

Mirkeya Capellan
Noreen M. Culhane '72
Maria Ellis
Joanne Guerriero '77
Patricia Lamb '82
Mary Beth Malone '75
Elodia Mercier '84
Chris Reilly
Raul Rivera
Nadine Schramm
Kathryn Swintek '74

New Mentors

Regina Bergeland is Vice President for Bank of New York Mellon.

John Caruso '82 is Senior Vice President for TV Network Sales at ABC Television.

Paul W. Mourning is Partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP and a member of the College of Mount Saint Vincent Board of Trustees.

Sonia Ramos is a Human Resource Consultant at Verizon and former Diversity Specialist/Talent Acquisition at INROADS.

Dr. C.S. Rani is a Computer Information Systems Professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College.

David Schliecker '92 is Vice President for Food Network Brand Research.

Vaughn Williams is Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP & Affiliates and a member of the College of Mount Saint Vincent Board of Trustees.

2012-2013

Continuing Mentors

Regina Bergeland
Mirkeya Capellan
John Caruso '82
Noreen M. Culhane '72
Maria Ellis
Patricia Lamb '82
Mary Beth Malone '75
Elodia Mercier '84
Paul W. Mourning
Sonia Ramos
C.S. Rani
David Schliecker '92
Kathryn Swintek '74
Vaughn Williams

New Mentors

Savi Alex is Senior Vice President at Highbridge Capital Management.

Pamela Lawler is Director of Development and Communications at Catholic Partnership Schools and founder of Philabundance, a nonprofit that reduces food scarcity in the Delaware Valley.

Nancy Shaffran is a senior nursing specialist for Pfizer, Inc. A professional veterinary educator, she has an extensive background in small animal critical care and pain management.

Roli Wendorf is the Legal Advocacy Fund Vice President for the American Association of University Women (AAUW) in New York State. She also serves as the Webmaster and Pay Equity Outreach action group leader for the Westchester Branch of AAUW.

2013-2014

Continuing Mentors

Savi Alex
Regina Bergeland
Mirkeya Capellan
John Caruso '82
Maria Ellis
Pamela Lawler
Mary Beth Malone '75
Elodia Mercier '84
Paul W. Mourning
Sonia Ramos
C.S. Rani
David Schliecker '92
Kathryn Swintek '74
Roli Wendorf
Vaughn Williams

New Mentors

Tinamarie Feil is President of Client Services at BMC Group.

Joan Fishlinger serves as Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of WRM America Holdings. Ms. Fishlinger serves as Vice President, Information Technology of Wright Risk Management, LLC.

Irwin Giles is Managing Partner at Longbow Underwriters and Managing Partner at Passage Professional Liability Insurance Brokerage, LLC.

Gail Dinter-Gottlieb '65 is a consultant with Dinter Consulting, LLC. She was previously President of Acadia University (2003-2008), Dean of Arts and Science at Pace University (1999-2003), Dean of Natural Science at Buffalo State College (1996-1999), Associate Provost at Drexel (1993-1996), and Professor and Reseacher at Drexel University (1986-1996). She received a Ph.D. from the Weizmann Instutute in 1983.  

Lavinia Mancusco is Director of Education and Government Relations at Read Alliance. Prior to joining Read Alliance in 2005, Lavinia served as Head of Education and as Director of Professional and Community Development for the Museum of the City of New York.

Joan Monk is the New York State District Council Coordinator for AAUW. She is a life member of AAUW and belongs to the Westchester, Poughkeepsie, and Kingston branches.