Board of Directors

Directors Emeriti

James L. Abernathy
Jesse Adelaar
Dale Akinla II
Thomas E. Angers
John P. Banning, Jr.
N. Kurt Barnes
Margot Bogert
The Rev. James L. Burns
David J. Callard
Helen V. Cantwell
Susannah Carrier
The Rev. Roy A. Cole
Ellen Rouse Conrad
Donald R. Crawshaw
Evan A. Davis
Joyce Burrows Dinkins
Gordon DuGan
Wolcott B. Dunham, Jr.
Robert L. Durkee
Robert R. Dyson
The Rev. Terence L. Elsberry
June Yee Felix
Scott D. Ferguson
James A. Florack
Charles Garland
Peter Gevalt
Gary Giglio
Gary Glynn
The Rt. Rev. Richard F. Grein
Robert H. Gutheil
The Rev. Canon Susan C. Harris
John C. Harvey
William H. Herrman
Christopher J. Hojlo
Karen T. Hughes
The Rev. Brenda G. Husson
The Rev. Deacon Robert A. Jacobs
Susan Jansen
Sandra T. Johnson
Hamilton F. Kean
Henry L. King
The Very Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski
Lorraine A. LaHuta
The Rev. L. Kathleen Liles
Kevin Lockhart
Howard H. Mackey
Michael J. McPherson
Betty McWhorter
S. Christopher Meigher III
C. Douglas Mercer II
Newton P. S. Merrill
The Rev. Charles J. Minifie
Nancy E. S. Murray
Arthur J. Nagle
Richard Pell
The Rev. Yejide Peters
The Rev. Deacon Frank L. Peterson, Jr.
Lawrence E. Phillips
Hope B. Preminger
The Rev. Alison Quin
Keith Reinhard
Deborah Roberts
John Sargent
Michael J. Shepherd
Philip D. Sherman
The Rt. Rev. Mark S. Sisk
Susan E. Skerritt
William C. Steere III
Sabin C. Streeter
Martin J. Sullivan
Laura Taylor Swain
John Talty, Immediate Past President
Robert Taylor
W. James Tozer, Jr.
The Rev. William McD. Tully
Gwendolen L. Wade
Nicholas Walsh
Anthony J. Walton
The Rev. J. Donald Waring
E. Waide Warner, Jr.
Gordon Whiting
Caroline Williamson
D. Scott Wise
William H. A. Wright II
Paul H. Zumbro

Advisory Committee

Curan B. Estreich, Chair

Episcopal Charities, Board of Directors, Ex-Officio

Grace Church, Manhattan, Outreach Committee Member, Former Vestry Member

Grace Church School, Former Trustee

McCann Erickson, Former Art Buyer

The General Seminary, MA in Spiritual Direction

Sarah Beshar

Episcopal Charities, Board of Directors

Davis Polk, Former Legal Advisor

Whitney Museum, Conservation Fellow

Lincoln Center, Corporate Board

Invesco Ltd., Board of Directors

Christ’s Church, Rye, Member

Meighan Corbett

Christ’s Church, Rye, Member and Former Vestry Member

St. Bartholomew’s Church, Manhattan, Former Director of Giving

The Riverside Church, Manhattan, Director of Stewardship & Development

Nancy Farrell

St. James Church, Manhattan, member and former Vestry member, chair of Property and Rockwell Committees

Fountain House, Vice Chair, Public Health

Retired healthcare executive, Weill Cornell Medicine

Evelyn Garzetta

Grace Immigrant Outreach, Director

Grace Church, Millbrook

Abby Laryea

St. James Church, Fordham - Director of Lay Ministries, Stephen Ministry Leader, Former Vestry Member & Retired Warden

Lehman College - Admissions Advisor

MA in History, and M.S. ED in Higher Education Administration, Baruch College

Kevin Lockhart

Perella Weinberg Partners, Partner

Lockhart Creative Capital Solutions, Founding Member

Managing Director, BMO Capital Markets

St. Barnabas Church, Irvington, Member and Former Vestry Member

Former Board Member, Episcopal Charities

Davíd Patiño

St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Manhattanville, Member

Bellevue Hospital, Chaplain

Bexley-Seabury Seminary, Seminarian

Trans Seminarians Leadership Cohort, Alumni

Union Theological Seminary, '20 M.A. Alumni

The Rev. Dr. Gawain F. de Leeuw, OA

St. Bartholomew’s Church, White Plains, Rector

Order of the Ascension, Member

Meals on Wheels, Board Member

Westchester United, Board Member

Planned Parenthood, Clergy Advocacy Board

Housing Action Council, Board Member

The Rev. Deacon Chisara Alimole

Deacon, Christ Church, Pelham

Carla Burns

Church of the Holy Innocents, Highland Falls, Warden

Province II Antiracism Network, Leader

Executive Council of the Episcopal Church, Committee for Antiracism, Member

Diocesan Anti-Racism Committee, Chair

Diocesan Social Concerns Commission, Member

P.S. 154 (Central Harlem), Retired Faculty

Clarissa Davis-Igle

NYC-DOHMH Nurse-Family Partnership Program, Administrative Clinical Supervisor, Advisory and Quality Improvement Boards

Nurse-Family Partnership National Service Office, Innovation and Advisory Committee

3100 Block Homeowners Association, Recording Secretary

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Bronx, Vestry Member

Daughters of the King, Vice President for the Episcopal Diocese of New York

The Rev. Deacon Gail Ganter-Toback

Deacon, St. James Hyde Park

Episcopal Relief and Development, Mid-Hudson Region, Diocesan Coordinator

Diocesan Council, Former Mid-Hudson Executive Committee Member

Diocesan Strategic Advisory Committee, Former Member

Rural and Migrant Ministries, Volunteer

Phyllis Guardino

Guild of St. Margaret's Soup Kitchen & Emergency Pantry, Director

Grace Church, Middletown

The Rev. Deacon Shiane Lee

Deacon, The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Chappaqua

Ann Natale

Episcopal Charities, Board of Directors

The Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry, Board Member and past President

St. Mark's Church, Mount Kisco, Vestry Member -Chair, Finance Committee and Co-Chair, Outreach Committee

The Rev. Deacon Geraldine A. Swanson

Richmond Episcopal Ministry, Deacon

Retired School Teacher and Administrator

Fund for the Diaconate, Board Member

Staten Island Hunger Task Force and Coalition for Housing Equality, Member



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Rev. Kevin VanHook, II

Executive Director

Kevin brings pastoral leadership with action-oriented, grassroots ministries to Episcopal Charities. Previously, he served as the Minister of Justice, Advocacy and Change at the Riverside Church in the City of New York. 

Phone: 212-316-7403


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Lauren Jenkins Chung

Interim Director of Operations and Institutional Advancement

Lauren brings a background in New York City-based nonprofit management and policy to Episcopal Charities. Lauren is immediate past president of the New York Junior League and was a Coro New York Leadership fellow 2021-2022. She currently serves on the board of Citizens Committee for Children of New York. She is a parishioner, former stewardship chair and vestry member at Calvary-St. George’s Episcopal Church Manhattan. She holds an MPA in Nonprofit Management and Policy from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service. 

Phone: 202-288-5622


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Oluwatobi “Tobi” Mojeed-Balogun

Associate Director of
Programs for Program Support

Oluwatobi (Tobi) joined the staff at Episcopal Charities fresh out of college in February 2022 as the Associate Director of Programs for Program Support.  He went to Howard University for Economics and was a Chapel Assistant at the Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel where he assisted with various chapel initiatives. At Howard, he served as a team leader and site coordinator for Howard’s Alternative Spring Break program and acted as a co-Student Director for Howard’s Day of Service which was held virtually for the first time. He has been involved with student and community organizing in both New York and the DC-Maryland-Virginia area. 

Phone: 212-932-7354



Patrick Bergquist

Chief Program Officer

Patrick brings with him varied experiences, including living with university students as a resident director to living with monks as a novice with the Society of St. John the Evangelist. He has written student leadership curriculum for high school and middle school students and run a large summer day camp program. Most recently Patrick has served at St. Bart’s, Manhattan as Minister for Children, Youth and Family Formation and Director of Special Projects for the Rector. He received a Master of Arts in Ministry and Theology from Northern Seminary in Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts with studies in Communication and Family Science from Anderson University.

Phone: 212-316-7426



SK Doyle

Associate Director of
Programs for Special Projects

Sarah Katherine (SK) serves as the Associate Director of Programs for Special Projects. She first joined Episcopal Charities’ staff as Associate Director of Programs and Volunteers in March 2020. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia where she earned degrees in English and Religious Studies. Previously, SK served as a youth minister at St. Paul’s Memorial Church in Charlottesville, VA, director of High School Girls’ Programming at Charlottesville Abundant Life Ministries, and as an intern with the Project on Lived Theology and Thistle Farms Magdalene in Nashville, TN. Most recently, she served at Trinity Church Wall Street, first as a Program Assistant for Outreach and currently as a Youth Advisor for Trinity Commons.

Phone: 212-932-7354