The Foundation's Advisory Board oversees its grantmaking and leadership initiatives. They have been selected for their judgment, integrity, and understanding of the role of philanthropy in meeting community needs.
The following dedicated Westchester residents serve as our Advisory Board.
Sarah Jones-Maturo is President of RM Friedland LLC, the largest privately held commercial real estate brokerage firm headquartered in Westchester County, serving Westchester and the Bronx for almost 50 years.
Ms. Jones-Maturo is an accomplished professional in the commercial real estate industry, having received numerous awards and accolades throughout her career. In 2014, she was recognized as one of “Tomorrow’s Leaders” by Real Estate Forum. The year prior, she was appointed to the highly selective CBRE National Brokerage Advisory Board. She was also named one of RENJ Magazine’s “Top 30 Under 30” in 2006 and 2008.
She is also on the Advisory Board for Fordham University’s Real Estate Institute. She has volunteered for Eva’s Community Kitchen in Paterson, N.J., Habitat for Humanity, and was a junior board member at CASA in 2011.
She lives in Larchmont with her husband and two children.
Anthony Bailey joined the board in 2019. A social entrepreneur, he is the Principal of Lumarjo Holdings LLC, a boutique social impact investment firm, and executive director of Bailey Initiative, a not-for-profit which creates generational wealth through home ownership. Previously he was a business analyst at Eileen Fisher and owner of 24-7 Tech Solutions.
Mr. Bailey served on the board of the Greyston Foundation and was the First Vice President of the Yonkers Council of Parent Teachers Association.
He earned his Bachelor of Music from SUNY at Purchase College and his MBA in Management from Long Island University, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Business Administration. He lives with his family in Yonkers.
Daniel C. de Menocal, Jr. joined the board in 2019. He retired from BNY Mellon Capital Markets, Inc., where he was most recently head of the Equity Capital Markets. He also held leadership positions at The Bank of New York and Irving Trust Company.
Mr. de Menocal was Senior Warden at St. Matthew’s Church in Bedford, NY, where he also has served on the Boards of the Community Center of Northern Westchester and The Bedford Association. He is a past president and treasurer of the Bedford Village Chowder & Marching Club.
He earned his B.A. in Education from Rollins College and an MBA in Finance from Fordham University. He lives with his family in Bedford.
Andrew Herz is Of Counsel to the New York City law firm of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP. He was the recipient of the Real Estate Section of The New York State Bar Association’s 2016 Professionalism Award and is a Fellow of The American College of Real Estate Lawyers.
Mr. Herz, a lifelong resident of Westchester County, has been actively involved in numerous charitable organizations. He is a member of the Board of Directors of White Plains Hospital. He was Treasurer and a longtime board member of Planned Parenthood of New York City. He also served on the Board of Directors of the AIDS Resource Center, Midori & Friends, The Hudson Guild, and the Interfaith Council for Action.
Previously he served as the Chair of the Village of Ossining’s Zoning Board of Appeals. He has been an Adjunct Professor at both Vanderbilt Law School and Brooklyn Law School and is a graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Law School.
Antoinette Klatzky is Executive Director of the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute and host and co-producer of Women Together, a series of interactive, live-stream gatherings. She facilitates leadership programming and empowerment workshops and was responsible for hosting and producing a global movement of 13,000 changemakers during COVID-19. In her role of Strategic Partner for Eileen Fisher, Ms. Klatzky developed an Emergency Relief Fund for employees affected by COVID-19, prior to which, she led the development of Choose Handloom, a human rights initiative in the Eileen Fisher supply chain and supported the launch of a recycled clothing initiative, now known as Eileen Fisher Renew. Ms. Klatzky has a certification in Advanced Facilitation from the Presencing Institute, where she also completed a two-year MasterClass and became co-faculty on their Ecosystem Leadership Program. She has been recognized by the YWCA’s Salute to Women and Racial Justice as a “Person to Watch” and continues to serve as an advisor to various networks on systemic and strategic action for racial equity and justice. She serves on the boards of Tides, the Presencing Institute, and Women’s Funding Network
Moira S. Laidlaw is a partner at Hollis Laidlaw & Simon, P.C. Her private practice includes a broad range of trust and estate services. She is experienced in elder law, special needs planning, small business planning, and high net worth estate tax planning.
Ms. Laidlaw is a Certified Elder Law Attorney, one of 400 attorneys in the U.S. who hold this designation, as accredited by the National Elder Law Foundation and the American Bar Association. She frequently lectures on topics that impact the elderly and special needs communities.
Ms. Laidlaw earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and her J.D., from Rutgers University School of Law.
She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association, the Westchester County Bar Association, the Westchester Women’s Bar Association, and the Northern Westchester Bar Association.
She is co-chair of the Westchester County Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section; board member of the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter; vice chair to Executive Committee Member of the New York State Bar Association Elder Law and Special Needs Section; Co-Chair of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association Elder Law Committee; and was recently admitted to STEP, an international estate planning academy. Ms. Laidlaw is the author of “Mental Health Directives in Estate Planning Engagements,” in Trusts & Estates Journal.
Ginny Loughlin is President of AppliedGood, a consulting firm specializing in nonprofit leadership development, transition management, and community building. Her work gives her deep knowledge of the nonprofit organizations in the County.
Prior to starting her consulting practice, Ms. Loughlin worked in marketing and technical support in the telecommunications and broadcasting industries.
She has served as a volunteer in numerous capacities, including as a founding member of the organizing committee for REPAIR (Rivertowns Episcopal Parishes Action on Inclusion and Race).
Jared Rice joined the board in 2019. Rice was a managing partner and trial attorney with Rice & Rice, Attorneys at Law, before taking the oath to become a New Rochelle City Court Judge. He was a panel attorney with the Westchester County Assigned Counsel and was elected to serve three terms on the New Rochelle City Council.
As the former Co-Chair of My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle he worked to create better life outcomes for boys and young men of color.
Mr. Rice earned his Bachelor of Arts from Delaware State University and his Juris Doctorate from North Carolina Central School of Law. He has served on the boards of Volunteer New York!, Youth Shelter Program of Westchester, Inc., and SUNY Purchase College Council. He received the Public Servant Leader Award from WestCOP and is a Leadership Westchester graduate. He lives with his family in New Rochelle.
Ruth Suzman is a dedicated volunteer, philanthropist, and nonprofit advisor. Having earned degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and Yale University, today Ms. Suzman works with organizations and programs that help connect young people to Jewish identity and leadership, and those that help people access educational opportunities and engage productively in the workplace.
She serves as Chair of BBYO and Vice Chair of the Board for Repair the World,. Ms. Suzman recently served as Chair of the Board of the Westchester Community College Foundation, and currently serves as Chair of the Wisdom Council of Greyston Foundation, both located in Westchester.
Additionally, she serves on the boards of the MB & Edna Zale Foundation in Dallas, the College of Liberal Arts at UT Austin, and the advisory board of DOROT in NYC. She is a member of the Visiting Committee to the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
She lives in Scarsdale with her husband and three children and is an active member of Westchester Reform Temple.
John Tolomer is currently the President of Valley Bank’s Westchester Division. Previously, John was the President & CEO of The Westchester Bank from 2008 until November 2021. He successfully built The Westchester Bank’s assets from $23 million to $1.3 billion.
Mr. Tolomer has worked in commercial banking since 1977. He serves on the board of the New York Bankers Association and is a member of the New York State Department of Financial Services Advisory Board.
A native of Westchester, Mr. Tolomer has served on the boards of the Hudson River Museum, the Westchester County Association, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the United Way of Westchester.
Marjorie Hsu has had a successful corporate career, including executive roles at Verizon and Chief Technology Officer at SingTel. She currently advises CEO’s and serves on boards for technology start-ups. She chairs the board of the Asian American Federation, is co-chair of Westchester County’s Asian American Advisory Board, and chairs the Sleepy Hollow Planning Board. In May 2021 Senator Peter Harckham commemorated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month by honoring Ms. Hsu.
Dr. Jennifer Cruz is the Program Clinical Director of Pediatric Psychiatry Integrated Programs at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, where she leads clinical operations providing integrated mental health services, school-based mental health programs and clinics, evidence-based treatment for teens and young adults with anxiety, and programs improving access to mental health care within primary care sites in New York City. As Psychology Systems Manager at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Cruz provides clinical oversight and program management for mental health services affecting nearly 4000 individuals in school- and hospital-based clinics throughout the city. She and her family reside in Eastchester.
Ms. Hernandez Becker, President of SkyQueen Realty, has had a successful career as an entrepreneur in the aircraft industry, where she has led on business development, real estate development, and airport infrastructure for more than twenty years. She has served as President of the Westchester Chapter of 100 Hispanic Women and as board member of the Westchester Medical Center and the Business Council of Westchester. She is a recipient of the Westchester County Medal Of Honor and a Presidential Appointment to the National Women’s Business Council. Other recognitions include the Westchester County Hispanic Leader of the Year award, YWCA Women Entrepreneur, Women’s Enterprise Development Corporation Community Leader award, and the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year. She and her family reside in Pound Ridge.