Board of Trustees
Wayne R. Walker - Chairman
Wayne R. Walker is the Principal of Walker Nell Partners, Inc., a business consulting firm. Mr. Walker focuses on corporate restructuring and turnaround management, corporate governance and fiduciary services. Prior to founding Walker Nell Partners, Inc., Mr. Walker was a Principal at two separate consulting firms. He has also served as Senior Counsel at the DuPont Company in Wilmington, Delaware. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of People for People, Inc. and the Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia, among others. He previously served as chairman of the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity International. Mr. Walker earned his J.D. from Catholic University and a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University. Mr. Walker is an attorney licensed by the State Bar of Georgia and is principal of Wayne Walker Law Offices, PC.
Robert Eichfeld is a retired Citigroup executive. During a 33 year tenure, Mr. Eichfeld managed Citibank's business activities in a number of countries throughout the Caribbean, South America, the Middle East and Asia. Since 2000 he has advised a venture capital fund in Dubai and a new bank in Bahrain. He also sits on the board of the leading investment bank in the Middle East region. Further, during the last 12 years, Mr. Eichfeld has worked with various social development organizations. He currently serves as board vice chair for the Grameen Foundation, which uses microfinance and technology to economically enable the world's poorest populations; and Give To Colombia, which strives to improve the lives of the underserved in Colombia. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University; Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management, where he serves as chair elect of its Global Advisory Council; and Harvard's Executive Program for Management Development.
Gennaro J. Fulvio
Gennaro J. Fulvio is the managing member of Fulvio & associates, LLP, certified public accountants since 1987. Mr. Fulvio is a member of the board of directors of Mueller Industries, Inc. He is also a member of the board of directors of Cardinal Spellman High School, Bronx, NY, a not-for-profit organization. Prior to starting the firm, he was a tax manager at a large public accounting firm, concentrating in the securities industry. Mr. Fulvio has 30 years experience in the securities industry and represents over 100 brokerage firms and hedge funds as either the auditor, accountant, or tax advisor. He is a graduate of Bernard M. Baruch College. He is a member of the New York State Society of CPAs and has served on various Society committees including the Taxation of Financial Products, Partnership, and S Corporation Committees. He taught stock brokerage accounting and financial accounting at the New York Institute of Finance for many years. Mr. Fulvio has also passed the Series 27 Exam, which allows him to represent brokerage firms as a financial operations principal.
Eileen R. Heisman
Eileen R. Heisman, ACFRE, is the President and CEO of NPT. She is a nationally recognized expert on charitable and planned giving. Ms. Heisman has been interviewed about philanthropy and donor-advised funds on CNBC, PBS and CNN International, and by nearly every national newspaper and major trade publication, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg, CBS MarketWatch, Financial Advisor, and Investment News. She was among the first fundraising professionals to earn the distinguished ACFRE certification. In 2011, she was named by NonProfit Times as one of their Power and Influence Top 50, an annual listing of the 50 most influential executives in the philanthropic sector. In 2013, she was invited by the Chinese government to speak to their emerging nonprofit sector about philanthropy. Ms. Heisman is currently a member of the faculty at Leadership Philadelphia, as well as an adjunct faculty member the University of Michigan's School of Social Work graduate program, and at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice. She is a regular lecturer for the Nonprofit Board Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and a member of the Governance Committee for the Nonprofit Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice. Ms. Heisman serves on the Advisory Board at New York University’s George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising, the Community Foundation of Singapore and the University of Michigan's School of Social Work. She is also a member of the Board of Directors at the Arden Theater Company. Ms. Heisman has a bachelor's degree with honors in psychology from Carnegie Mellon University and a master's degree in social work with a major in social program evaluation from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the third Wharton Fellows Class at the University of Pennsylvania and completed the Executive Program for Philanthropy Leaders at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
Dirk Jungé is chairman of Pitcairn Company, a recognized global leader in the specialized multi-family office marketplace. Until recently, he also served as Chief Executive Officer of Pitcairn. He has been an innovator and leader in the family office for over 30 years. A fourth generation member of the Pitcairn family, he has served in numerous capacities including investments, marketing and client services. He was instrumental in re-establishing the firm as a multi-family office offering in 1987, and in 2008 led Pitcairn’s pioneering transition to a 100% open architecture investment platform. Mr. Jungé is a consultant, author and frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on issues related to the financial services industry, family office, family governance and succession planning. He contributed a chapter for the Handbook of Family Business and Family Business Consultation: A Global Perspective, which explores the role of the multi-family office in a changing global economy. His article, “From family business conflict to family connectedness” appeared in Family Business Magazine. Widely recognized for his involvement in social and community affairs, Mr. Jungé sits on a variety of philanthropic and corporate boards. Mr. Jungé received a BS in Economics and Finance from Lehigh University and holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst.
Joseph H. Kluger
Joseph H. Kluger is a Principal of the arts consulting firm of WolfBrown and has 30 years of experience as a nonprofit executive and consultant in strategic planning, financial analysis, collaborative alliances, facilities development, fund raising, and leadership development for museums, theaters, performing arts centers, educational institutions, opera companies, and symphony orchestras. Prior to his consulting career, Mr. Kluger worked in symphony orchestra management, most recently as President of The Philadelphia Orchestra Association (1989-2005), where he helped develop the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and raised over $130 million for endowment. He is also an internationally recognized expert in the use of technology to accomplish strategic objectives in the arts and provides advice in this area to organizations such as the League of American Orchestras and OPERA America and their members. Mr. Kluger currently serves on the Board of Overseers of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Marian Anderson Award, and is Chair of Philadelphia Mayor Nutter’s Culture Advisory Council. He began his professional career at the New York Philharmonic, following receipt of a M.A. in Arts Administration from N.Y.U. and a B.A. in Music from Trinity College in Hartford.
Jay L. Lewis
Jay Lewis co-founded Nathan & Lewis Securities Inc., where he acted as President and CEO for nearly 20 years. Mr. Lewis then served as a Senior Vice President at MetLife after it acquired Nathan & Lewis. More recently, he has served as a consultant and board member to nonprofit and for-profit organizations alike. Mr. Lewis is Chairman of the Board for the DOME Project, a New York City charity that provides alternative choices for youth in troubled communities. He is the founder and member of both the New York City chapter of the Financial Planning Association and the Mutual Fund Forum.
Cecilia Mendez Hodes
Cecilia Mendez Hodes is a lawyer with more than 20 years of nonprofit volunteer experience, serving in numerous leadership roles with institutions in her community. She currently serves as a trustee and a vice president of the board of The Episcopal School in the City of New York, an independent school that is a leader in the field of early childhood education. Her previous experience includes practicing corporate law in New York City at the law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher and, later, as Counsel, USA Area, for The Royal Bank of Canada. Ms. Mendez Hodes graduated with General Honors and Departmental Honors in English from Vassar College, where she was a Matthew Vassar Scholar and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Helen H. Miller
Helen H. Miller, LCSW, was most recently Chief Executive Officer of CancerCare, a national non-profit organization that provides free, professional support services including counseling, education, financial assistance and practical help to individuals and families facing cancer. Ms. Miller began her career as a clinical social worker in cancer-related programs. She has extensive experience in directing a variety of cancer prevention and wellness programs for major cancer centers including Memorial Sloan-Kettering and New York Presbyterian Hospital. She also has extensive experience in non-profit executive management. Prior to becoming CEO of CancerCare in 2010, she served for five years as Executive Director of The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation. Ms. Miller holds a Master of Arts in Social Work from Columbia University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New York, and is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers and the National Association of Social Workers. Ms. Miller has also served on numerous boards of non-profits focusing on education, historic preservation and health. She is currently on the Board of Advisors of Health Advocates for Older People in New York.
Sharon Mueller, Vice Chair of the NPT Board of Trustees, is a former CPA with a master's degree in taxation. After retiring from a career in financial management at Intel Corporation, Ms. Mueller founded a tax and financial consulting practice that specializes in supporting start-up organizations. She has served many charities as a volunteer and board member. Ms. Mueller served as the NPT Board Chair from 2001 to 2005, was named Chairperson Emeritus in 2005, and rejoined the board in 2008. Ms. Mueller has also served on the board of the Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Foundation, an NPT supporting organization, since its inception in 2003. Ms. Mueller resides in Portland, Oregon.
June Noronha is Strategic Officer at Bush Foundation, Minnesota, and serves as a member of the Native Nations Team, which supports self-determination and nation building for 23 nations that share the same geography as MN, ND and SD. In this position she works to support sovereignty and indigenous rights for native nations. Previously, she was responsible for strategic direction and policies, and she designed and led the new strategic direction for the Foundation. Before coming to Bush Foundation, she was Associate Dean for Multicultural Education at the University of St. Catherine, Minnesota, responsible for policy planning and program development on diversity and international issues on campus. She served on that faculty and on the faculty at the University of Minnesota and Macalester College in Minnesota. She has also held executive positions in the St. Paul Public Schools, the Minneapolis City Coordinator’s Office and the Newman Center at the University of Minnesota. Ms. Noronha has held several regional and national leadership positions in the United States in the field of international, indigenous and multicultural education including that of President of NAFSA – Association of International Education, the leading association for international exchange based in the United States with 9000 members from 85 countries. Her academic background is in French and Intercultural Communication. Her undergraduate work was at Macalester College, USA, and Universite d’Aix in Avignon, France; her graduate work was at the University of Minnesota, and the McGregor School at Antioch University, USA. She has also attended the Carlson School at the University of Minnesota and Graduate School of Business at Stanford University for executive education.
Clark D. Pitcairn
Clark D. Pitcairn is a founder and the first President of National Philanthropic Trust. He is currently a senior vice president at Pitcairn Trust Company. Mr. Pitcairn also serves on the board of directors for Pitcairn Financial Group. Mr. Pitcairn served as President of the Glencairn Foundation for nine years. He is on the board of directors for the Academy of the New Church and serves as chair of its development committee. He also owned and operated Aquifer Dive Center in Jacksonville, Fla., for six years.
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