About The Door

Staff & Board

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Marc N. DeBevoise, CBS Interactive [bio]

Marc N. DeBevoise is the President and Chief Operating Officer of CBS Interactive. Prior to that, he was the Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Interactive's Entertainment, Sports and News divisions. In this role, he oversaw CBS Interactive's entertainment sites, including CBS.com, TV.com and Clicker.com, as well as digital content distribution strategies, and the development of both original and show-based digital content, applications and games.

Mr. DeBevoise joined CBS Interactive from premium subscription service Starz, where he was responsible for the company’s overall digital strategy and the digital initiatives supporting its film, television and digital original content properties. At Starz, he also led the generation, evaluation and execution of business development, strategic investment, and growth opportunities for all of Starz’ business units.

Prior to joining Starz, he held various roles at NBC Universal, in both Digital Media and Business Development, and worked in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Investment Banking Group at JPMorgan.

Mr. DeBevoise has been recognized on Home Media magazine’s “Digital Drivers” list for 2011, The Hollywood Reporter’s “Digital Power 50” for 2010, and Multichannel News’ “40 Under 40” for 2009. He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the Board President of The Door, a non-profit organization providing youth development services.

He received his M.B.A. with distinction in Entertainment, Media & Technology and Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and his B.A. in Economics and Computer Science from Tufts University. He lives in New York City along with his wife and daughter.

Clayton Pope*, Credit-Suisse [bio]

Clayton Pope is a Managing Director for the Emerging Markets Debt Syndicate Group at Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, based in New York. He is responsible for overseeing the primary distribution and pricing of all international bond issuance out of Latin America. Mr. Pope joined Credit Suisse from HSBC Securities (USA) Inc, where he was a Director in the US Debt Syndicate team responsible for the execution of both Latin American external debt issuance and US corporate investment grade debt issuance. He received his BA in Economics from McGill University in Montreal and is a CFA Charterholder. Mr. Pope resides in downtown Manhattan with his wife. In addition to his involvement with The Door, he is also involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City.

Jeffrey Silver, SCap Management [bio]

Jeffrey Silver has been a professional investor for 35 years. He is currently the Managing Member for SCap Management LLC, a registered investment advisor in Connecticut, the Chief Investment Officer for Berson and Corrado, and a registered investment advisor in New York. Mr. Silver is also currently part owner of a security company. In the past, Mr. Silver founded and managed a hedge fund, co-founded a software company, and held various positions for Wall Street financial firms. Mr. Silver has advanced degrees in philosophy, political science and business. He resides in Connecticut with his wife and has four children. Mr. Silver joined the board in 2015.

David Shapiro*, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz [bio]
Vice President, Governance

David E. Shapiro is a partner in the Corporate Department of the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.  Prior to this, he held finance and business development positions at technology-based firms.  He earned a BS in finance from the Wharton School and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was the recipient of the Peter McCall prize awarded to the first in the class.

James G. Kagen*, The Chartis Group [bio]
Vice President, Programs

James G. Kagen is a health care consultant and a Consulting Director of The Chartis Group, a health care advisory services firm.  He was a founder of the country’s largest health care management consulting firm, APM, Inc. and is a former Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Health Department and Director of the State of New Jersey's Division of Youth and Family Services.  He is Vice President of University Settlement’s Board of Directors, and a director of the Fund for Public Health in New York and the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health.


Nora Abousteit, Kollabora & The Kollaborator Network [bio]

Nora Abousteit is the founder and CEO of Kollabora and the Kollaborator Network, which reaches more than 1 million skilled crafters monthly. Every day makers come to Kollabora to share, learn, collaborate, and shop, with a focus on fashion and home decoration. Members can find and share original DIY projects and source the supplies they need to make their own projects. Just as LinkedIn and Facebook are using social technology to change how people find jobs and connect with friends, Kollabora is a new way for people to start making. Kollabora is funded by Khosla Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Allen & Co, Burda/DLD Ventures, 500 Startups, and others. Nora is a member of the board of the Craft and Hobby Association, a mentor at Highway1, a hardware incubator and she is on the panel of experts to steer Cornell Tech's new Masters of Science program in Connective Media. Before starting Kollabora, Nora reinvented an old sewing magazine into the DIY fashion community BurdaStyle.com, now the largest sewing community in the world. She joined The Door's board in 2015.

Maya Browne [bio]

Maya  Browne  is an author and fundraiser.  She served as the president  of  Bratt  Entertainment, an  independent  film  finance,  development  and production  company for ten years.  She executive produced  and  produced independent  films  in  a  variety  of genres prior to retiring from the business ("Ray", starring Jamie Foxx, "Skeleton Key", starring Peter Sarsgaard, Kate Hudson and John Hurt, and "Humble Pie", starring Billy Baldwin, Bruce McGill , Kathleen Quinlan and Mary Lynn Rajskub).

Browne won the Wyeth Ayherst Excellence in Media Merit Award (EMMA) in 1993 for her article "Dying to be Thin," which was a cover-story in Essence Magazine. Additionally, she has been published in Details, Interview, Fitness, New Woman, Self and Heart &Soul. A contributing writer in Kate Taylor's anthology Going Hungry: Writers on Desire, Self-Denial and Overcoming Anorexia (AnchorBooks 2008), she shared that honor with Jennifer Egan and Francine du Plessix Gray.

In 2014, Browne was the recipient of a grant from the Institute of International Education (Ford Foundation) for her work producing a documentary that tells the stories of A Better Chance Graduates (www.abetterchancefilm.com).

A native New Yorker raised in both Manhattan and San Francisco, Browne graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Social Studies (cum laude) and NYU Stern with an MBA in finance.

Mónica de la Torre [bio]

Mónica de la Torre is an attorney who joined the Board in 2004 after having served as Director of Legal Services at The Door for over four years.  Formerly the Director of the Public Interest Law Center at New York University, Ms. de la Torre received a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Jim Friedlich, Empirical Media  [bio]

Jim Friedlich is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Empirical Media. He is also the Executive Director and CEO of Institute of Journalism in New Media. He attended Dartmouth College, graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA in English, Magna Cum Laude in 1979, and received his MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 1985.  Following a fifteen-year career at The Wall Street Journal, he joined ZelnickMedia, a New York-based private equity partnership as a founding partner in 2001.  He specializes in investments in digital media, professional information and business services.  He has focused his philanthropic activities on youth, education and media.  He serves on the Board of Directors of WFMU, a listen-supported radio station in Jersey City, and devotes time and resources to the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, pediatric cancer research, Friends Seminary, a Quaker school in New York City, and Wesleyan University.

Mr. Friedlich began his media career in 1980 as an advertising salesman for CapCities-ABC.  He joined The Wall Street Journal’s San Francisco office in 1985, eventually serving as Managing Director of the international editions of the Journal and Dow Jones magazines. From 1990–1999, he managed the global advertising sales, marketing and business development for a large and diverse group of Dow Jones & Company newspapers, magazines, Web sites, TV channels and conferences.  Mr. Friedlich served on the Boards of Directors of several media companies and publications including CNBC Europe, CNBC Asia, Nikkei International, Vedomosti (The Record), America Economia, and the Far Eastern Economic Review; he also served as Managing Director of Handelsblatt-Dow Jones. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Naylor, Inc., the leading business media company serving the trade association market.

Hih Song Kim, Stoli Group [bio]

Hih Song has served on the Board since 2004.  Hih Song is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel at the Stoli Group. Prior to that, she was Chief Litigation Counsel, Marketing and Special Global Marketing Projects at Colgate-Palmolive Company.  Before joining Colgate, Hih Song was Assistant General Counsel - Marketing/Regulatory & Litigation at Unilever United States, Inc.  Originally from North Carolina, Hih Song has served on the Board of Trustees of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.  She has also served on the Board of Directors of Urban Bush Women (modern dance company) and LIFT (Legal Information for Families Today).  Hih Song is a graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges and Harvard Law School.  She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their son and daughter.

Louis Leone, Jessica Marks Associates [bio]

Louis Leone has 20+ years experience as a serial entrepreneur and management consultant across multiple industries, including healthcare, automotive, real estate and insurance, among others. His clients range from Fortune 500 to start-ups.  Louis utilizes a results-oriented approach in the areas of strategic planning, project management and execution and has implemented systems in the areas of financials, sales and distribution and inventory management.  Louis currently works with high potential leaders and teams in achieving strategic goals to support growth and productivity.

Louis earned an M.B.A. from Rutgers University with distinction and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University.  Louis is currently a candidate for the certificate in Coaching from New York University’s executive coaching program, and is a member of the International Coaching Federation.  He lives in downtown Manhattan with his wife and two children.  In addition to his involvement with The Door, Louis is also the National Chair of the Emory University Leadership Board and a member of the UJA Technology Task Force Committee. Louis joined the Board in 2015.

Michelle Lewis [bio]

Michelle Lewis is a marketing and public relations professional with over 20 years experience developing strategic communication platforms and cobranded partnerships for consumer brands including L'Oreal Paris, Bausch & Lomb, Dove Chocolate, Swarovski, Martha Stewart Living OmniMedia, National Football League, iVillage, Susan G. Koman for the Cure, David Bach, Morgan Stanley and more. She currently has her own consultancy working primarily with emerging brands and non-profit organizations. She joined the board in 2011.

Sarah-Marie Martin [bio]

Sarah-Marie Martin is the Managing Director in the Financial and Strategic Investors Group at the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs. 

Bethany Menzies [bio]

As founder and Executive Director of The Ready Foundation LLC, Bethany is a hands-on philanthropist working with at-risk and under-served groups across New York City's five boroughs. 

Serving in board governance and strategic advisory roles with NYC nonprofit organizations - including The Door, StreetWise Partners, and Gibney Dance - Bethany's focus supports workforce development, economic development, and education programs. In addition to her board roles, Bethany serves as a mentor and coach for young adults and alumni of Year Up and The Posse Foundation.

Bethany's experience is drawn from more than 20 years of work in the for-profit sector with consulting firms, Fortune 500 corporations, and venture capital backed start-ups. She served in executive sales, marketing and business development leadership roles at Deloitte, Gartner, and two venture backed start-ups after more than a decade at The Thomson Corporation. 

Bethany earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1987, from the Pennsylvania State University, majoring in marketing and graduating with honors. 

Kelly Stevens,  Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP [bio]

Kelly Stevens is the executive director of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, a global law firm with over 3,000 personnel in 16 offices on four continents. She is responsible for the firm’s global operations, including finance, technology, business development, human resources, knowledge management, facilities and other direct legal support. Ms. Stevens is based in New York.

Ms. Stevens joined Cleary Gottlieb in 2011 from Lehman Brothers/Barclays Capital where she was the chief operating officer for the investment bank’s Global Financial Institutions Group. Prior to that, she worked as chief administrative officer for Global Finance, a group Ms. Stevens was instrumental in creating and which brought together the firm’s equity, debt, leveraged finance and derivatives origination capabilities. Ms. Stevens was a passionate advocate of talent development and a leader in the firm’s award-winning diversity programs, serving as a key member of the Investment Bank Diversity Committee and co-chair of Lehman Employees of African Descent.

Ms. Stevens is a member of the Advisory Board for Fireside Research, a non-profit that collaborates with African journalists, academics and NGOs to offer innovative and cost-effective solutions to problems of policy analysis and project evaluation.

Ms. Stevens received an A.B. in Government from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

Alan P. Winters*, Alan Winters Coaching  [bio]

Alan Winters is the founder of his own executive coaching company, Alan Winters Coaching. Prior to that, he was the Chief Operating Officer and Principal of Kingdon Capital Management, LLC until 2016.  In his 25-year association with the firm, he also worked as an Analyst, Portfolio Manager and as Chief Investment Officer. During an extended sabbatical from 1997-2002, he moved to Paris with his family and, upon his return, taught fifth grade for two years in a Bronx public school. In addition to his commitment to University Settlement and The Door, Mr. Winters is a trustee of the Winters Family Foundation.  He has three daughters: Sloane, Haley and Rose.

M. David Zurndorfer,  Proskauer Rose LLP [bio]

David Zurndorfer is a partner at the law firm of Proskauer, LLP, serving in the Labor & Employment Law Department since 1979. David is experienced in advising clients on a wide range of employment and labor law issues, including discrimination matters, administration of collective bargaining agreements, and the wage and hour laws. He has represented management in collective bargaining and in arbitrations, and in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, the Public Employment Relations Board, the New York City Office of Collective Bargaining, and various other administrative agencies. David has represented some of the largest employers in the New York City metropolitan area. They include the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the New York City Transit Authority, the City of New York, Bristol-Myers Squibb, United Parcel Service, New York University, and Columbia University. He recently represented the City in fact-findings and arbitrations that determined the collective bargaining agreements of the City's 80,000 teachers and 25,000 police officers. David has also represented the MTA and the Transit Authority in numerous important arbitrations and in proceedings to enjoin a threatened bus and subway strike. He received his undergraduate education at Penn State University (magna cum laude, B.A. in political science) and continued his education at Harvard Law School (cum laude, J.D.). He also serves as President of the Board at Broome Street Academy Charter High School.



Eric Weingartner
Chief Executive Officer

Julie Shapiro
Executive Director

David Vincent
Deputy Executive Director

Irma Gonzalez
Chief Financial Officer

Mary Adams
Managing Director of Mental Health and Wellness

Anika Campbell
Assistant Director of Career Services

Catherine Carpentieri
Director of Development

Reed Christian
Director of Housing Programs

Jadrien Ellison
Assistant Director of Arts Programming

Peter Gee
Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships

Carolyn Glaser
Assistant Director for Health Education & Outreach Services

Juan Carlos Gonzalez
Information Technology Director

Elizabeth Hoagland
Director of the Bronx Youth Center

Bailey Huguley
Director of Programming

James L. Johnson
Assistant Director of Education Services

Sheila Matlin
Director of Human Resources

Renee McConey 
Director, Adolescent Health Services

Sarah Meckler
Assistant Director of Special Populations

Jeff DeRoche
Assistant Director of Clinical Services

Reshard Riggins
Director of Career Services

Stacey Saunders
Assistant Director for Systems Involved Youth

Darrah Sipe
Assistant Director for Training and Placement Services

Eve Stotland
Director, Legal Services Center

Mike Swigert
Assistant Director of College & Academic Services

Andrea Vaghy Benyola
Managing Director, Career and Education Services

Megan Wakeley
Assistant Director of Youth Engagement

Claire Wiley
Director of Data Systems and Program Evaluation


* University Settlement Board Member