Board of Trustees
Wayne R. Walker - Chairman
Wayne R. Walker is a Principal at CohnReznick, LLP, an accounting, tax and advisory firm, and Walker Nell Partners, Inc., a business consulting firm. Mr. Walker focuses on corporate restructuring and turnaround management, corporate governance and fiduciary services. Prior to his current roles, 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.
Robert Eichfeld is a retired Citigroup executive. During a 33 year tenure, Mr. Eichfeld managed a variety of Citibank's activities in a number of countries throughout the Caribbean, South America, the Middle East, SE Asia and the Sub Continent. Since 2000, he has remained active in business in the Middle East and serves on the board of the leading investment bank in the region. Over the last 15 years, Mr. Eichfeld has worked with various social development organizations. He is currently board chair for the Grameen Foundation, which uses financial services and technology to economically enable the world's poorest populations, and board vice chair of Give to Colombia, which strives to improve the lives of the underserved in Colombia. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University; Thunderbird School of Global Management, where he served as chair of its Global Advisory Council and as a member of its Board of Trustees; 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, NPR, CNN International and Bloomberg TV, 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 both 2011 and 2014, 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. She is a recipient of the 2013 American Association of Ben Gurion University of the Negev Mid-Atlantic Chapter's Women of Distinction Award. She is also the Association of Fundraising Professionals' 2014 Outstanding Fundraising Professional. Ms. Heisman is currently a member of the faculty at Leadership Philadelphia, as well as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Michigan's School of Social Work graduate program and a lecturer 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 and Chair of the Board at CultureTrust. 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 Executive 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.
Gerald Kerner, a graduate of Rutgers College and Harvard Law School, is a member of the Bar of the State of New York. He served for two years as law clerk to the United States District Court Judge John R. Bartels in New York following graduation from law school. Thereafter, he joined the law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York, as an associate and became a partner in that firm, focusing upon litigation in state and federal courts and regulatory matters, and remained at the law firm for some 20 years. In 1997 he became general counsel and managing director of Duquesne Capital Management, L.L.C. and remained in that position until the firm ceased operations at the end of 2010. Thereafter, and presently, he is general counsel and managing director of Duquesne Family Office LLC. He is married, has three children, and resides in New York City.
Joseph H. Kluger
Joseph H. Kluger, a Principal of arts consulting firm WolfBrown, has over 30 years of experience as a non-profit arts and culture executive and consultant in strategic planning, organizational collaboration, facilities, fund raising, governance, leadership development and succession planning projects for nonprofit museums, theaters, opera companies, symphony orchestras, performing arts centers, and educational institutions. Prior to his consulting career, Mr. Kluger held leadership positions in the symphony field, including 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 and previously held board leadership positions as Chair of Philadelphia Mayor Nutter’s Cultural Advisory Council and President of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. 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.
Rosalyn McPherson is the President and CEO of the Urban League of Philadelphia. For nearly 10 years prior, she was the founder and President of The ROZ Group, Inc., which provided marketing, communications, business planning and fundraising expertise. The ROZ Group was named one of the Top 50 Minority Firms by the Philadelphia Business Journal for two straight years. In addition to serving as a trustee for National Philanthropic Trust, she is also on the Board of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania, First Person Arts, and the Philadelphia Advertising Club. McPherson holds an MBA in Marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University (Teaneck, NJ) and a BS in Secondary Education from Southern University & A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA.
Cecilia Mendez Hodes
Cecilia Mendez Hodes is a lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience in nonprofit governance. She has served in numerous leadership roles with not-for-profit institutions in her community and as a fiduciary for privately held, for-profit entities and individuals. Ms. Mendez Hodes is a trustee and vice president of the board of The Episcopal School in the City of New York, an independent school that is a leader in early childhood education. She serves as a director of a number of supporting organizations of National Philanthropic Trust. Her previous experience includes practicing corporate law in New York City at the law firm 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, ACSW, is the President and Founder of Helen Miller Advisors, LLC, which advises non-profits in a range of areas, including strategic planning, marketing, branding, fundraising and governance. She was previously 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 Science 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 the Castine Historical Society and 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.
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, FL, for six years.
Paul Schreiber, a long-time partner at global law firm Shearman & Sterling and now Of Counsel with the firm, has focused his practice in the asset management area for over 30 years. He has a broad background in corporate finance, securities and futures regulations and has written and lectured extensively on the Investment Company Act of 1940, ERISA, securities and other financial issues. He has been named in Best Lawyers in America Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World and U.S. Legal 500. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the International Bar Association. He is a graduate of City College of New York (BS) and New York University School of Law (JD and LLM).
Suzanne Yoon is a Managing Director for Versa Capital Management. Prior to joining Versa, her career included positions with CIT Group, LaSalle Bank/ABNAMRO’s Corporate Restructuring Group, and Ernst and Young’s Restructuring Advisory Group. Yoon is currently a steering committee member of Private Equity’s Women Investor Network (PE WIN) and of the Women’s Association of Venture & Equity (WAVE) and maintains active involvement with Turnaround Management Association, where she was Board Trustee; and American Bankruptcy Institute, where she formerly co-chaired its Finance Committee. In addition, she is active in Chicago community activities, including her service on the Board of Directors for HFS Chicago Scholars, a not for profit that serves economically disadvantaged Chicago inner-city high school students. She holds a BA in Economics from University of Iowa.
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