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 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.



Lane Roney- Co-Chair
Cantor Fitzgerald
LC Member since 2016

Lane became the Membership Chair of the LC in July 2016. He is currently Vice President of Business Analysis & Reporting for the Front Office of Cantor Fitzgerald. With extensive experience in financial planning, Lane has played an important role in the success of the LC’s Financial Literacy Program. Since joining the LC, Lane continues to advocate for economic empowerment throughout the communities we serve.



Zeynep Imre- Fundraising Chair
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.



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.



Photo Courtesy of Wilhelm Scholz

Photo courtesy of Wilhelm Scholz

Christopher Lanza
Och-Ziff Capital Management
LC Member since 2017

Chris was introduced to TFC through his friend and former LC Co-Chair, John Rothmeier. Chris has a Finance degree from Fordham University as well as his Series 7 license. He worked as a tax manager at Morgan Stanley before his current position in finance at Och-Ziff Capital Management.


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Elizabeth McCarthy
Ross Store, Inc.
LC Member since 2015

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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.



Bonnie O’Callaghan
The Berman Group
LC Member since 2014

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Lindsey Pratt
Psychotherapist
LC Member since 2015

Lindsey got involved with the Family Center in 2015. As a recent transplant to NYC, she came across the Leadership Council at the start of her journey with the mental health community in the city. She now works as a psychotherapist in private practice and deeply values the relationships she has formed through The Leadership Council, as well as her ability to assist with The Family Center’s mission of improving the mental health and lives of families in the area in whatever ways she can.



John Rothmeier
American Red Cross
LC Member since 2012

John was introduced to The Family Center through the Buddy Program in 2009 and has been mentoring his little brother, Eddie (pictured during John’s wedding), 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.




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 2014, Simon was the vice chair of The Leadership Council; and in 2015 co-chaired BLOOM. Additionally, Simon mentored a young man for four years through the Buddy Program. Simon was formerly a Development Director at Tishman Speyer after holding the position of Vice President at Goldman Sachs.

Photo courtesy of Susan Rosenberg Jones

Photo courtesy of Susan Rosenberg Jones


Sarah Stone
Liquidnet
LC Member since 2017

Sarah volunteered during previous TFC Toy Drives before officially joining the LC. She works as a Product Manager at Liquidnet and was considered a pioneer when she was one of the few women learning to code. Because of that, she has been a champion of girls entering technology.


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