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Board of Directors 2022-2023

Executive Board Members

Board Chairperson

William M. Mooney III, Esq.

Senior Vice President-Group Director

Flagstar Bank, N.A.


Vice Chair of Finance and Treasurer

Walter Hosp

Director of the Board

ZenRE Holdings LLC

Secretary and Vice Chair
for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Aleida M. Frederico

Former Senior Relationship Manager, VP Commercial Lending; Co-Chair, Metro NY Regional Diversity Council, TD Bank

Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Michelle A. Nicholas
Founder and CEO, The Nico Consulting, Inc. and Former SVP, Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Community Development, PCSB Bank

Vice Chair of Community Impact and Marketing
Najla T. Husseini
Director of DEI Global Partnerships


Vice Chair of Community Impact and Marketing

Joshua Kimerling, Esq.

 Partner and Chair of Litigation

Cuddy & Feder LLP

Vice Chair of Resource Development
Bernadette Schopfer, CPA

Partner and Director of Taxation

Maier Markey & Justic LLP

Vice Chair of Administration

Marj Ciucci, CLTTC

Lawley Insurance

Past Chair of the Board and

Vice Chair for Nominating
Bud Hammer

General Manager

Atlantic Westchester, Inc

Board Members

Carmelo Alvarado

VP and Business Development Officer


Christina Armentano

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Paraco Gas

Dr. Marc P. Baiocco

Community Leader, Superintendent of Schools Clarkstown School District

Jonathan M. Cocchiola, CPA

Executive Director of Finance
Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts

John M. Flannery, Esq.

Managing Partner of

the White Plains office

Wilson Elser

Leroy Frazer

Retired NYC District Attorney
Member of the African American Men of Westchester

Swati Goel-Patel

Vice President

Human Resources

PURE Insurance

Kevin Kubicki

Vice President, Human Resources

IBM Technology Sales

Leslie Lampert
Executive Chef and Proprietor Ladle of Love and Love Hospitality

Amanda Michael

Senior Managing Counsel

Mastercard International Incorporated

Stephen Moroney

Senior Vice President, Regional Manager-Commercial Lending

TD Bank, N.A.

Nino Pesce

Senior Vice President and Business Banking Team Leader, M&T Bank

Dr. Raymond Sanchez
Superintendent of Schools
Ossining UFSD

Sara Servadio

Deputy Commissioner

Putnam County Departments of Mental Health, Social Services and Youth Bureau

Silvana J. Tapia

Professional, Field Marketing & Community Partnerships

MVP Health Care

Bernard Thombs


Bernard Raymond, Inc.

Member of African American Men of Westchester

Maria M. Trusa


Formé Medical Center

& Urgent Care

Bo Zhang

Financial Advisor

Morgan Stanley

Wealth Management