Leadership Council

The Leadership Council raises funds, awareness, and resources for The Family Center. The Council offers New Yorkers an opportunity to serve the community while developing their professional skills.  Click here to download a one-pager on the “LC” and read about some members’ experiences of working with this dynamic group of professionals.

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John Rothmeier, Co-Chair
John was introduced to The Family Center through the Buddy Program in 2009 and has been mentoring his little brother, Eddie, ever since.  He joined the Leadership Council in 2012 and joins Simon as co-chair in 2015.  Originally from Long Island, John has called New York City home for the past 12 years and feels privileged to be involved in one of its most impactful organizations.  John has also contributed numerous posts, like 6 Incredible Years, to The Family Center blog.

 

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Simon Shewmaker, Co-Chair
Simon moved to New York from Florida 5 years ago.  He has been involved with The Leadership Council since 2011.  In 2014, Simon was the vice chair of The Leadership Council; and in 2015 co-chaired BLOOM.  Additionally, Simon has been a Buddy for 4 year mentoring a young man in East Harlem.  Simon is a Director in Development at Tishman Speyer.  Previously, he was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs.

 

 

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Ansley Galjour, Vice Chair
Ansley has been living in New York City for the past 3 years, and got involved with The Family Center as a volunteer back in 2013.  She is currently a Senior Manager at Pariveda Solutions, a management and technology consulting firm. Originally hailing from Texas, she has been at Pariveda for 8 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.

 

 

2016-2017 Leadership Council

John Rothmeier, Co-Chair
American Red Cross
LC Since 2012

Simon Shewmaker, Co-Chair
Tishman Speyer
LC Since 2010

Ansley Galjour, Vice Chair
Pariveda Solutions
LC Since 2013

Zeynep Imre
McGraw Hill Financial
LC Since 2013

Nicole Jala
Google Inc.
LC Since 2008

Elizabeth McCarthy
Ross
LC Since 2015

Bonnie O’Callaghan
The Berman Group
LC Since 2014

Lindsey Pratt
SKIP of NY
LC Since 2015

Lane Roney
Cantor Fitzgerald
LC Since 2016

Julio Santos
Pariveda Solutions
LC Since 2014

Christopher Taggart
Stuart Thompson Productions
LC Since 2008

Temar Thompson
Military Veteran & Student
LC Since 2015

If you are interested in joining The Family Center’s LC, please contact Aileen Parker or Tonya Collins.