Leadership Council

Comprised of local professionals who seek to raise funds, awareness, and resources for The Family Center, our Leadership Council offers New Yorkers an opportunity to serve the community while developing their professional skills.

This dynamic group develops initiatives that empower our clients. Each year the Leadership Council also organizes and hosts several major fundraising events. Members and participants serve as Family Center advocates to their corporate employers, who may be interested in supporting our programming. Leadership Council members also have the opportunity to participate in various volunteer outings with our families such as a picnic in the park, bowling, and holiday events.

Ansley Galjour, Co-Chair
Pariveda Solutions
LC Member since 2014

Ansley has been living in New York City for the past 5 years, and got involved with The Family Center as a volunteer back in 2013. She is currently a Principal at Pariveda Solutions, a management and technology consulting firm. Originally hailing from Texas, she has been at Pariveda for 11 years where giving back to the local community is part of employee expectations. She has seen firsthand the benefits that The Family Center provides to the families and children in the New York area and is excited to be part of the Leadership Council.


Ansley Galjour

Sarah Stone, Co-Chair
Liquidnet
LC Member since 2017

Sarah was an active volunteer with the annual The Family Center Toy Drives before joining the LC. She is the Global Product Lead for Compliance & Operations at Liquidnet and is considered a pioneer as a female coder. She is a champion and mentor to young females entering technology. Sarah graduated with a BA in Mathematics from Boston College and a Masters in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from Stony Brook University.


Sarah Stone

Sarah at the 2018 Harvest Ball


Brian Boyd
Allstate Insurance
LC Member since 2017

Brian Boyd moved to New York City five years ago from Los Angeles, CA.  He has 10 years of insurance experience and owns his own agency located in Manhattan.  Brian joined the LC in the winter of 2017.  He believes a key to success and happiness is making other people successful.  Brian enjoys his career and time with the Family Center, as making others’ lives better is most rewarding to him.


Brian Boyd

Amy Hanrahan
Enchante Accessories
LC Member since 2018

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Charles Kelly
New York Life
LC Member since 2018

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Zeynep Imre
S&P Capital IQ
LC Member since 2013

Zeynep Imre works in the financial technology industry and was introduced to TFC in 2010 at the fundraising event, Bloom. Drawn to the community feel and organization’s passion to serve NYC families, Zeynep signed up for the Buddy mentorship program in 2011 and joined the Leadership Council in 2012. She currently serves as the Fundraising Chair and is passionately involved with the Financial Literacy Program that empowers our families.


Sarah Stone

Zeynep attending the 2016 BLOOM


Nicole Jala
Google Inc.
LC Member since 2008

Nicole has been involved with The Leadership Council since 2008, serving as Secretary of the Leadership Council from 2010-2011 and then as Co-Chair from 2011-2012. Nicole is a Senior Contracts Manager at Google Inc. and spends her free time chasing her toddler around.


Nicole Jala

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Elizabeth McCarthy
Victoria’s Secret Pink Beauty
LC Member since 2015

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Elizabeth McCarthy

Beth in the center of a financial literacy class.


Michele Narbonne
BlackRock
LC Member since 2017

Michele is a Brown University graduate, currently working as an analyst at BlackRock. Prior to receiving her Economics degree, she worked at Goldman Sachs as a summer analyst. Upon joining the group, Michele immediately delve into the Financial Literacy Program by helping to create content and has become a tremendous agency advocate within her company. Michele was referred to TFC through Robin Hood’s Board Placement Program.


Michele Narbonne

Bonnie O’Callaghan
The Berman Group
LC Member since 2014

Bonnie has been a volunteer with The Family Center for over ten years. Introduced to the organization through an annual summer picnic, she joined the Leadership Council in 2014 and served as co-chair of the TFC Harvest Ball in 2017. Bonnie is passionate about the work that The Family Center does because she knows the impact that the love and support from family has on the happiness and growth of a person.


Nicole Jala

Bonnie face painting during TFC’s picnic in Central Park


Lauren Papa
Davidson Kemnper
LC Member since 2018

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Anthony Piccirello
QS Investors
LC Member since 2018

Anthony was introduced to TFC through the Financial Literacy Program partnership with BlackRock, which was established by LC member Michele Narbonne. Since, Anthony has helped create content material and presents workshops to attending TFC clients. He currently works as a Multi-Asset Investment Strategist at QS Investors and previously worked at BlackRock and BNP Paribas. Anthony graduated from Rutgers University and holds his CFA and CAIA designations.


Anthony Piccirello


Simon Shewmaker
LC Member since 2011

Simon moved to New York from Florida in 2010. He has been involved with The Leadership Council since 2011. In 2016-2017, Simon co-chaired The Leadership Council; and in 2015 co-chaired BLOOM. Simon was instrumental in kicking off the Financial Literacy Program at The Family Center.  Additionally, Simon continues to mentor his Buddy since first being paired together in 2011. Simon was formerly Vice President in the Asset Management group at W.P. Carey after holding the position of Development Director at Tishman Speyer. 

Simon Shewmaker

Photo courtesy of Susan Rosenberg Jones


Rachel Ward
LC Member since 2019

Rachel M. Ward is an artist, researcher and Ph.D. candidate focusing on digital anthropology, media art, archives, gender and technology. Following her B.Sc. in the physical sciences, she earned her M.Sc. in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics. The following year, she was awarded the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to complete a postgraduate degree in Visual Anthropology (G.Dip.) focusing on documentary filmmaking and rock art conservation with an Aboriginal community in Arnhem Land. For her doctorate, Rachel is now focusing on Digital Anthropologyand the creation of interactive-experimental anthropology. She has produced several film projects, including a documentary about the overlap of Appalachian music and punk “DIY” culture, and Sneakerhead (2016), a portrait of an overzealous Air Jordan collector, which was featured in a 6-month exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver (MoV).