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Dorothea B. Schlosser, Chair

Dorothea Schlosser graduated in 1993 from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Economics.  After several years working in the field of technology, she joined PeopleSoft in 1997 implementing large enterprise information systems in organizations including Aetna and Cushman and Wakefield.  She became a Consulting Manager and managed a team of 35 consultants.

Elected trustee of the Oliver Scholars Program in 2010, she easily earned the respect and confidence of the board by virtue of her strong, heartfelt commitment to the Oliver Scholars mission. Given her natural ability to think strategically, she led her fellow trustees through a revitalizing five-year plan.  Elected to Board Chair in 2013, her thorough understanding of the financial implications and requirements of this plan will steadily guide an ever strengthening Oliver Scholars Program into the future.


Louisa S. Troubh, Vice Chair

Upon graduating from Hamilton College, Louisa worked in human resources in a large teaching hospital in Boston.  In New York, Louisa worked for a management consulting firm specializing in compensation and salary management.  After leaving the job market to raise her family, Louisa became very involved with her children’s schools, ultimately serving on the board of Allen-Stevenson as President of the Parents Association.  She was a member of the Parent’s Advisory Council at Bowdoin College and served on the board of her co-op.  Louisa joined the Oliver Scholar’s Board of Trustees in 1996 and is currently Vice-Chair of the Board and Chair of the Development Committee.


Keith E. Canton '93, Secretary
Managing Director and Head of Private Capital Markets - J.P. Morgan 

Keith is a Managing Director and Head of Private Capital Markets J.P. Morgan. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Keith joined Barclays in 2008 from Lehman Brothers, where he had previously been a member of the Private Capital Markets Group.  Keith focuses on structuring and raising capital for corporations for a variety of purposes across multiple industries. Keith is a proud alum of The Oliver Scholars Program (Class of 1993) as well as a member of the Oliver Board of Trustees.  Keith has experienced firsthand the significant benefits and profound life changes that Oliver provides its students and credits Oliver for playing a large role in his personal and professional development.  As a result, Keith has been driven to give back and support Oliver in the mission to provide outstanding educational opportunities to African-American and Latino students in the NYC area. After Oliver, Keith received a B.S. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.


 

Rob Guimento, Treasurer 
Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, New-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital
 
Robert Guimento, MHA, is the Senior Vice President/Cheif Operating Officer at NewYork- Presbyterian Hospital.  He is responsible for overseeing the financial, operational and strategic initiatives for a system that encompasses over 650,000 annual visits and a diverse array of community and school-based grant programs.  Several of these programs have received national recognition for innovation in the delivery of community-based primary care and he has co-authored several articles on health delivery issues.   Rob also oversees the Hospital’s employee wellness programs for over 25,000 employees. Rob joined New York-Presbyterian Hospital in 2005 as Director for Financial Planning and Business Development Services. Prior to joining the Hospital, Rob spent 16 years in health care consulting including Deloitte Consulting providing financial and strategic consulting services to clients across a broad spectrum of health care clients such as  multi-state hospital systems, payers, and the bio-sciences.  Rob obtained his undergraduate degree from Bucknell University and a Master’s in Health Administration from Duke University.

Members
 
John Allman

John C. Allman, Head of School at Trinity School in New York, a K-12 coeducational day school serving almost 1000 students on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, began his career teaching English at his alma mater, the Lovett School, in Atlanta, Georgia. Following graduate school, he taught at St. Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas, becoming chair of its English Department in 1990. In 1994 he returned to the Lovett School as principal of the Upper School. He was appointed headmaster at St. John’s School in Houston in 1998, where he served for eleven years, prior to his appointment as Trinity’s Head of School in 2009. He is married to Michele, also an independent school product (Hockaday), and enjoys three sons; John (25), Brooks (22), and Henry (19).

Head of School, Trinity School
 

 
Mark Horowitz 
Writer / Editor
 
Mark Horowitz is a writer and editor with a long career in magazines.  He has worked for New York magazine, the New York Times, Wired magazine and the New Yorker.  He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and family.
 

 
Michael Kessler
Counsel, Clifford Chance
 

Michael is a Counsel in the Capital Markets group of Clifford Chance's New York office. He regularly advises pri vate equity firms, hedge fund managers, clean energy companies and real estate businesses i n domestic and international capital markets offerings. Michael's experience includes a secondment to the Singapore office of Clifford Chance where he worked on a number of sign ificant matters for the firm's India practice. He has served on a committee of the board of Keigwin + Company, a modern dance company. Michael received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Michael has a passion for publ ic service and he has made considerable pro bono service contributions throu ghout his legal career. Over the last few years, he and his firm have worked extensively with the Children's Arts Gui ld, a nonprofit dedicated to offering art and creativ ity educational opport1mities to underservcd children. His team prepares CAG's fundraisi ng related state filings, and advises CAG on its growth strategy, includ ing their acquisition and integration of Creative Classrooms, another nonprofit with similar core values. His work alongside CAO earned him a 2016 Cornerstone Award from the Lawyers Alliance for New York honoring outstanding pro bono legal services to nonprofits. Michael a lso represents the Oliver Scholars Program, Inc. in connection 'vvith the establishment of an endowment fund to support its ongoing operations.

Michael lives in the West Village neighborhood of New York City wi th his wife, Katherine, and their two young sons, Daniel and James. His favorite things include time with his family, good food and wine, and travel.


Kimberly King '93
Senior Manager, Brand Solutions - BET
 
Kimberly King is an established writer, editor, copywriter, talent producer, marketer and creative strategist across various communications platforms including television, digital, social, radio and print.  Having worked at renowned entertainment brands such as RCA Records, The Source Magazine and BET Networks, KK’s has mastered the art of many trades, aligning her passion and purpose integrating them all.
 
KK is the Senior Manager of Brand Solutions [Integrated Marketing] at BET Networks, a division of Viacom Media Networks. Here she directs the operations and production process for various advertiser/agency activations across broadcast, digital and in market platforms.  In addition to developing innovative opportunities that drive brand affinity and increase revenue with her day to day role, KK leads the personal and professional development efforts of Viacom’s Employee Resource Group The BEAT serving as Chair. 
 
As a versatile writer and editor, KK’s byline has been viewed on the pages of the Essence, Playbill, The Source, The Amsterdam News, NV, Savoy, Smooth and Honey magazines.  Her copywriter successes have been documented to include the 2007 Emmy Award winning BET pro-social Rap-It-Up campaign, while her integrated producer contributions have garnered advertising and production placements with PromaxBDA Promotion, Marketing & Design Awards and the Telly Awards. 
 
KK holds a Professional Certificate in Digital Media Marketing from New York University and will receive her Master of Science in Integrated Marketing from NYU in May 2016.  KK received her Bachelor of Arts in Government from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where she continues in her service efforts as a member of Wesleyan Alumni of Color Network.  KK also joined the Board of Trustees for The Oliver Scholars Program, returning as a Scholar alum, in 2016.  She is a native of New York and resides in the Bronx with her husband Rodney and son Cooper.

Katherine K. Leitch 
Ginsberg Fellow, Citizens Housing and Planning Council
 
Kate is a structural engineer who returned to school to study urban and social policy. She has extensive experience as a project manager and structural engineer working in a variety of cities in the US and abroad collaborating with teams including Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rafael Moneo. Passionate about meeting the public need for education, housing, and healthcare in an increasingly urbanized world, she transitioned to a career in policy research. She joined CHPC in 2015 and has since been driving a research initiative that she hopes will add thousands of new low-income-accessible rental units to New York City’s strained housing stock.
 
Kate has a B.S. in Engineering from Brown University, a Master of Engineering from MIT, and a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Raina Oberoi
Vice President, MSCI-Morgan Stanley
 
Raina is a Vice President in the Index Applied Research team in New York.  She focuses on conducting research and working closely with clients to help them make investment decisions with respect to MSCI products.  Raina has been in the investment industry for 10 years.  Prior to MSCI, Raina was an index trading strategist at Morgan Stanley. Raina comes with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Amma Osei
Diversity Leader for the New York Metro Office - PricewaterhouseCoopers
 
An alumnae of the Westover School in Middlebury, CT, Amma served on the Board of Governors from 2010 – 2014. In addition, Amma has been an active volunteer for the School, serving as a Class Agent, a Reunion Chair, and as Programs Chair for the Centennial Celebration. Since graduating from Westover in 2001, Amma has been an active champion and volunteer for organizations that make private secondary school education accessible to underserved students.
 
Amma is currently a Diversity Leader for the New York Metro Office with PricewaterhouseCoopers. In this role, Amma helps lead the market's strategic initiatives specific to the recruitment, retention and development of our diverse workforce. Amma has 10 years of Human Capital experience. She holds a Master’s of Industrial and Labor Relations degree, with a concentration in Human Resources and Organizations, from Cornell University’s School of Industrial Relations. Amma earned her B.A. in Art History and Communications from Muhlenberg College.

Timothy L. Pope
Owner, TLP Consulting
 
Timothy Lloyd Pope considers personal style an opportunity for empowerment and delight for all people.  In 1994, he founded Timothy Lloyd Pope Consulting (New York City), a unique advisory that curates wardrobe, jewelery, and accessory collections to best enhance his clients’ lives.  To shelter these investments, he can also devise visually logical, accessible and secure storage solutions.  In addition, he is one of the few professionals able to introduce clients into the rarified worlds of New York and Parisian haute couture.
 
After academic training in dance, theater and fashion, Pope realized his calling at eighteen, creating window displays for the finest boutique in his hometown of Chico, California.  His early mentors include: Harry Fireside, the legendary San Francisco jeweler; Geraldine Naditz, American couture buyer for Saks Fifth Avenue; Bernard Perris, the Parisian nouvelle couturier; and Kitty D’ Alessio, president of Chanel.
 
Repeatedly hired over seniority, Timothy has been the director of sales at the foremost fashion houses of our time: Chanel (Beverly Hills), J. Mendel (New York) and Carolyn Roehm/Saks Fifth Avenue (New York).  Prior to opening his own business, he was the national director of sales and stores for Geoffrey Beene (New York).  Throughout his career, he has distinguished himself by working directly with international fashion and jewelry designers to provide his clients with superlative customized service.

Priyanka Srivastava
Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
 

Bob Vitalo
Head of School, Berkeley Carroll School
 

Life Trustees

Judith-Ann Corrente, Past Board Chair 
President & CEO of The Metropolitan Opera Board 

Judith is the Managing Member of Despina Arts LLC, which focuses on fine arts investments.  She is also President of the Monteforte Foundation, a funder of educational, cultural and civic projects.

Judith has been devoted to equity and justice initiatives since her time as Board Chair at Far Hills Country Day School.  She was subsequently elected to the board of the National Association of Independent Schools where she served on the Governance and Equity and Justice Committees; was a member of the Call to Action think tank on diversity initiatives; and assisted in planning several NAIS People of Color Conferences.  Passionate about education, she is currently a trustee of The Lawrenceville School, and was the recipient of the School’s 2013 Art Hailand Award for Distinguished Service by a non- alumnus. Judith was elected to the Board of the Oliver Scholars Program in 2003, and served as Board Chair from 2006 to 2012.   She is a member of the governance committee and chaired the search committee that recommended new Oliver Scholars C.E.O. David Allyn.
 
Judith is also devoted to music. She is a trustee of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation.
 
One of the first nine women to graduate from Princeton University in 1970, education played a transformational role in Judith’s life.  This experience proved to be a difficult initiation into the issues of educational access, in this case for women, as well as the complex problems presented by transcending social class.  Supporting Oliver Scholars as they make similar, yet much more difficult, journeys represents a natural progression and reminds her that “those who have the will to win will never be defeated.”

George D. Creppy '93  
Senior Vice President, Communications, Global Wealth & Retirement Services-Bank of America
 
George D. Creppy is a Senior Vice President in Corporate Communications for the Global Wealth & Investment Management (GWIM) business at Bank of America; he is also a member of the communications leadership team.
 
As the primary communications executive for a GWIM business line, George is responsible for defining and implementing a disciplined strategy to help drive business performance through the development of proactive external and internal communications.
 
Prior to joining Bank of America, George led the internal communications team for UBS Wealth Management Americas where he created and delivered strategic employee communications programs with much of the content targeted to financial advisors.
 
Prior to UBS, he was the head of Internal Communications for the Americas at Barclays within the Investment Bank; George held this same role at Lehman Brothers. He has also spent time at JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup in Corporate Communications and Marketing roles.
 
Active in the community, George is currently a Life Trustee of The Oliver Scholars Program. He also mentors students and participates in his college and high school alumni networks.

Victoria Goldman
Author / Consultant
 
Victoria Goldman, a journalist specializing in education, is the author of three guide books on private schools: The Manhattan Family Guide to Private Schools, The Manhattan Directory to Private Nursery Schools and The Los Angeles Guide to Private Schools. Victoria is an educational consultant at Education First and she contributes to the Education Life supplement of The New York Times. Victoria lives in Manhattan.

Paul S. Gottlieb
Counsel, Hunter College
 
Paul S. Gottlieb, Esq. has been on the Board of Trustees of the Oliver Scholars Program for almost 2 decades. He is a past Vice-President and Treasurer at Oliver. 
 
For most of his career, Paul has worked on Wall Street where he was associated with several major financial service firms as well as the New York Stock Exchange. His most recent firm was Merrill Lynch, where he was an Associate General Counsel and headed the investment management legal group in the Office of General Counsel.  He was a frequent lecturer on securities industry topics and has testified before Congress on pending legislation. He has also led numerous industry initiatives relating to investment management and financial planning. Paul is currently serving as counsel to Hunter College in New York City.
 
Paul is a graduate of Brown University and New York University School of Law. He is an enthusiastic hiker, a devoted grandfather, and a passionate believer in the Oliver Scholars mission.

Leita Hamill 
Retired Educator 
 
Leita Hamill is a retired member of the English Faculty at The Lawrenceville School, where she taught primarily the eleventh and twelfth grades, specializing in Chaucer, Postmodern Fiction, and Poetry.  She served as a trustee of Vermont Academy before joining the board of Lawrenceville upon her retirement in 2004 after 30 years of teaching.  She is also a trustee of The Cape Eleuthera Island School and The Ausable Club Preservation Foundation.  Mrs Hamill resides with her husband in Princeton, NJ, and is the mother of three grown children.  “My commitment to Oliver derives from the experience of teaching Oliver Scholars at Lawrenceville, who were all outstanding students, who enlivened classroom discussion and were leaders on campus.  Serving on Oliver’s board is my chance to give back to the organization that sent me such talent to teach, making my professional life even more rich.”   

Sharon A. Korsgaard Kalita
Partner, Common Bond Design
 
Sharon Korsgaard Kalita is the co-founder, along with her daughter, Alexandra Korsgaard Kalita, of Common Bond Design.  Common Bond Design, an interior design business based in Brooklyn and New York City, has been featured in the online interior design magazine ruemag.com.
 
Sharon is proud to have been involved with Oliver for over 10 years, and to have served as a trustee for the past 8 years. Educational opportunities have made a huge difference in her life and she wants to help an organization with a proven track record of making a difference in the lives of underserved students and their families.

 
Marcus B. Mabry, Past Board Chair 
Editor at Large, Twitter Moments
 
Marcus Mabry is Editor at Large of Twitter Moments at Twitter. Prior to joining Twitter, Marcus was the Editor at Large for The New York Times and a former foreign correspondent in Europe and Africa for Newsweek. Mabry is the winner of numerous journalism prizes and was the 1999-2000 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
 
He is the author of Twice As Good: Condoleezza Rice and Her Path to Power and the memoir White Bucks and Black-eyed Peas: Coming of Age Black in White America.
 
A native of Trenton, N.J., Mabry is a trustee of The Lawrenceville School, the president-designate of the Overseas Press Club, and a member of the Membership Committee of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mabry graduated from Lawrenceville in 1985 and from Stanford University in 1989 with degrees in English and French literatures and International Relations and an advanced degree in English. He also studied at the Sorbonne and the Institut des Etudes Politiques de Paris.
 

Socrates Nicholas
Founding Partner, Nicholas Associates International
 
Socrates Nicholas is a Founding Partner of Nicholas Research Associates International Inc.  Founded in 1969, Nicholas Research Associates is a qualitative market research company servicing Fortune 500 companies, as well as the arts.  Socrates was a patron of the ACLU and the NYCLU from 1985 to 1996, and served as an Advisory Board Member at the Metropolitan Opera from 1987 until 2012.  Socrates is currently a member of The 1754 Society at Columbia University, where he also served on the Board from 1987 until 1992.

Donn H. O'Brien, Past Board Chair  
Real Estate SalesExecutive, Ager Realty
 
Donn's business background has been primarily focused in broadcasting and communications. He was with CBS for 29 years with positions including Vice President of Programming, CBS Sports; Vice President of Standards and Practices, CBS Television Network; Controller, CBS Television Network; Controller, CBS News.  He was Chief Financial Officer and Director of Administration for MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.  His independent television production experience includes Executive Producer and co-writer of a 2 hour Metropolitan Life Insurance documentary The National AIDS Awareness Test which aired nationally on network television, and producer of 5 A&E Biography programs.
 
A former elected Councilman and Police Commissioner of Glen Ridge, New Jersey, and President of the Glen Ridge Community Fund. Donn is a founding Director and past Chairman of the Board of The Oliver Scholars Program. A graduate of New York University, Donn is a veteran of the United States Marines.  Married to Nan O’Brien for 48 years, the O’Brien’s live by the ocean in Brant Beach, New Jersey.

Harry Smith
Contributor, Rock Center with Brian Williams-NBC