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Board of Directors

The Make-A-Wish® Metro New York and Western New York Board of Directors is the governing Board of our chapter. As such, its members select, evaluate and support the president and chief executive officer. The Board also protects the Foundation’s assets, enhances its public standing, ensures accountability, and maintains legal integrity.

Bret Leas, Chair
Partner,
Apollo Global Management, LLC

Stephanie Alger
Global Head of Equity Client Solutions Platform,
Bank of America 

William Brilliant
Partner,
Global Infrastructure Partners

Julia Bunyatov Goddard
President, Sirmio Inc.
Executive Director, Armstrong Wolfe - New York

Steven Burns, Treasurer
President,
Rahr Enterprises

Sari Chang
Partner,
JacobsChang Architecture

E. Randall Clouser
Executive Vice President,
Zurich Insurance Group

Jaclyn Cohen
Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Zach Coopersmith
Managing Partner,
Building Industry Partners

Brian Donaghy
Chairman & President,
ST Equities, LLC

James Galowski
Partner, 
Apollo Global Management, LLC

Sarah Pontius                    
Senior Vice President and Global Head of Real Estate Partnerships,
WeWork

Michael Russo
Managing Partner,
HawkinsWebb

Susan Wallerstein Scherr
Wish Parent

Scott Schiller
Media Executive and
NYU Adjunct Assistant Professor

Anne Schnitzer, Board Secretary
Philanthropist

Rabia Sheikh
Vice President,
Visa Inc.

Ivan Taback
Partner,
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Stephen Thomas
Managing Director,
Bain Capital LLC

Garvis Toler III
Head of OTC Sales,
Kraken Digital Asset Exchange

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New York, NY 10110
(212) 957-9474
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3025 Monroe Avenue
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Rochester, NY 14618
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