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 Oliver Scholars 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 into the future.
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.
Robert Guimento, MHA, is President of NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. He is the former Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer at NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, where he was responsible for overseeing the financial, operational and strategic initiatives for 160-bed community hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Rob joined NewYork Presbyterian Hospital in 2005 as Director for Financial Planning and Business Development Services and Vice President for Ambulatory Care 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.
Keith is a Managing Director and Head of Private Capital Markets at J.P. Morgan. Keith focuses on structuring and raising capital for corporations for a variety of purposes across multiple industries. Keith is a proud alum of Oliver Scholars (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.
John C. Allman, Head of School at Trinity School in New York, a K-12 coeducational day school serving 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, and enjoys three sons: John (26), Brooks (24), and Henry (21).
Brad oversees the New York office of FTV Capital and leads growth investments in enterprise solutions and financial services. Brad has over 25 years of private equity experience. Prior to joining FTV Capital in 2003, Brad was a partner at Oak Hill Capital Management and its predecessors where he managed the business and financial services group. He began his private equity career with Patricof & Company Ventures and started his professional career in the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch in New York.
Brad received a BA magna cum laude from Tufts University. Brad and his family live in New York City. Brad is on the board of trustees of Central Synagogue where he also is chairman of the investment committee.
Michael Kessler is a Partner at Alston & Bird, LLP. Prior to that, he was Counsel in the Capital Markets group of Clifford Chance's New York office, where he regularly advised private equity firms, hedge fund managers, clean energy companies and real estate businesses in domestic and international capital markets offerings. Michael's experience also includes a secondment to the Singapore office of Clifford Chance where he worked on a number of significant 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 public service and he has made considerable pro bono service contributions throughout his legal career. Over the last few years, he and his firm have worked extensively with the Children's Arts Guild, a nonprofit dedicated to offering art and creativity educational opportunities to under-served children. His team prepares CAG's fundraising related state filings, and advises CAG on its growth strategy, including their acquisition and integration of Creative Classrooms, another nonprofit with similar core values. His work alongside CAG earned him a 2016 Cornerstone Award from the Lawyers Alliance for New York honoring outstanding pro bono legal services to nonprofits and he joined the board of CAG in January 2016. Michael also represents Oliver Scholars in connection with the establishment of an endowment fund to support its ongoing operations. Michael lives in the West Village neighborhood of New York City with 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 has navigated a successful career across various communications platforms including television, digital, social, radio and print delivering compelling content as a writer, editor, copywriter, talent producer, creative strategist and integrated marketer.
KK is the Director, Ad Sales Marketing for Travel Channel and Great American Country at Discovery, Inc. Here, she is responsible for increasing advertising revenues and sponsorship sales by developing marketing programs to support advertising products and services for their lifestyle brands. Previously, KK managed the ideation, operations and production process for various advertiser/agency activations across broadcast, digital and in market experiential platforms including The BET Awards, Black Girls Rock and the Soul Train Awards for BET Networks, a division of Viacom Media Networks.
KK holds a Master of Science degree in Integrated Marketing and a Professional Certificate in Digital Media Marketing from New York University, in addition to a BA in Government from Wesleyan University. KK serves on the Board of Trustees for Oliver Scholars which prepares high-achieving African-American and Latino students for success at top independent schools and prestigious colleges. She is a native of New York and resides in the Bronx with her husband and son.
Don Lemon anchors CNN Tonight with Don Lemon airing weeknights at 10:00 p.m. He also serves as a correspondent across CNN/U.S. programming. Based out of the network's New York bureau, Lemon joined CNN in September 2006.
He has reported and anchored on-the-scene for CNN from many breaking news stories, including the Las Vegas shooting (2017), the Orlando shooting at Pulse Nightclub (2016), the Charleston church shooting (2015), the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri (2014), the George Zimmerman trial (2013), the Boston marathon bombing (2013), the Philadelphia building collapse (2013), the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting (2012), the Colorado theater shooting (2012), the death of Whitney Houston, the Inaugural of the 44th President in Washington, D.C., the death of Michael Jackson (2009), Hurricane Gustav in Louisiana (2008), and the Minneapolis bridge collapse (2007).
Lemon served as an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College, teaching and participating in curriculum designed around new media. He earned a degree in broadcast journalism from Brooklyn College and also attended Louisiana State University.
Kathleen O’Grady is a civic volunteer, philanthropist and art collector.
A long-serving board member Playwrights Horizons, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Kathleen served as Chair of the Board for the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. At the Aldrich Museum, she also chaired the capital campaign for the museum’s expansion and renovation. She is also a member of the Drawing Committee of the Whitney Museum of American Art.
From 1999 to 2001, she and her late husband, Tom O’Grady, served as Co-Chairs of the St. Martin’s University library campaign. Ms. O’Grady is also a member of the Board of Trustees.
Created with her late husband, the O’Grady Foundation focus of giving is in the area of capacity building and program grants to arts organizations with budgets of less than $4M.
Raina is an Executive Director 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 over a decade. 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.
Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Judith is the Managing Member of Despina Arts LLC, which focuses on fine arts investments. She is also President of the Monteforte Foundation, Inc. a funder of educational, cultural and civic projects.
She 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 served 19 years as 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 Oliver Scholars in 2003, and served as Board Chair from 2006 to 2012. She was elected a Life Trustee in 2015.
Judith is also devoted to music. She is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Opera and a trustee of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation.
George D. Creppy is a Communications Executive 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 (Merrill Lynch Wealth Management), George is responsible for defining and implementing a disciplined strategy to help drive business performance through the development of proactive external and internal communications.
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, Esq. has been on the Board of Trustees of Oliver Scholars for two 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 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 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.
Sharon is proud to have been involved with Oliver for over 10 years, and is a Life Trustee. 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 Mabry is Senior Director of Mobile Programming at CNN. Prior to joining CNN, Marcus was the Editor at Large of Twitter Moments, 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 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'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; and 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 two-hour Metropolitan Life Insurance documentary, The National AIDS Awareness Test, which aired nationally on network television, and producer of five 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 Oliver Scholars. A graduate of New York University, Donn is a veteran of the United States Marines. Married to Nan O'Brien for 60 years, the O'Briens live by the ocean on Long Beach Island, New Jersey.