Board of Directors

Peter Keller


Berkeley Research Group, Managing Director

St. Matthew’s, Bedford, Member

St. Matthew’s, Bedford, Former Vestry Member, Treasurer, and Search Committee Chair

St. Mary the Virgin, Chappaqua, Former Vestry Member and Clerk of the Vestry

Hebron Academy, Trustee Emeritus and Former Treasurer

Douglas E. Schimmel


Sandler Capital Management, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager

The Autumn Ridge Foundation, Founder

Trinity Church, Wall Street, Member

Matthew Ailey

Board Member

GenRock Capital Management, Founder

Corvex Management, Former Analyst

Saint Thomas Church, Manhattan, Member

Lauren Jenkins Chung

Board Member

New York Junior League, President

PS 234 PTA, Executive Committee Member

Community Education Council Manhattan District 2, Former Elected Member

Calvary-St. George's Church, Former Vestry Member

KIPP NYC Charter School's Associate Council, Former Co-Chair

The Rev. Dr. Pierre-Andre Duvert

Board Member

St. Luke’s Church, Bronx, Rector

Mercer School of Theology, Former Board Vice President

Episcopal Community Services, Former Board Member

Felicia Eve

Board Member

String Thing Studio, Owner

Trinity Wall Street Stewardship Committee, Chair

Trinity Wall Street Congregational Council, President

Former Podiatric Surgeon

Robert Goodfellow

Board Member

Colgate-Palmolive Company, CSR & Sustainability Communications, Associate Director

Episcopal Relief & Development, Advancement & Communications

The Frick Collection, Young Fellow

Matthew Hurd

Board Member

Sullivan and Cromwell Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice, Partner

Metropolitan Opera, Board Member

International Women’s Health Coalition, Board Member

Keith Klein

Board Member

Trinity Wall Street, Stewardship Committee Chair, Executive Committee & Congregational Council Member

Trinity Wall Street, Congregational Council, Former President

Taste of Tribeca, Former Co-Chair

Lower Manhattan Community School, Executive Board

Downtown Little League, Former Board of Directors

Ann Natale

Board Member

Episcopal Charities, Former Advisory Committee Member

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

Scott Sykes

Board Member

Capital Group, Partner

St. Barnabas Church, Irvington, Finance Committee

Tapua D. Tunduwani

Board Member

Church of the Heavenly Rest, Director of Operations

Trinity Church Wall Street, Former Congregational Council President

Cosmopolitan Lions Club, Treasurer, Founder & CEO

Campbell Wharton

Board Member

Penguin Random House, Associate Publisher

St. James’ Church, Manhattan, Former Vestry Member

Caroline Williamson

Vice President and Secretary

B. Robert Williamson, Jr. Foundation, President, Treasurer and Trustee

The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, Manhattan, Warden

Cecil Wray

Past President

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Partner (retired)

Search and Care, Inc., Board Member

Church Pension Fund, Trustee

Church Insurance Company, Director

Adirondack Park Agency, Commissioner

East Side Community Center, Board Member

St. James Church, Manhattan, Member

Sarah Beshar

Board Member

Davis Polk, Former Legal Advisor

Whitney Museum, Conservation Fellow

Lincoln Center, Corporate Board

Invesco Ltd., Board of Directors

Episcopal Charities Advisory Committee Member

Christ Church Rye, Member

The Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche

Ex-Officio Member

XVI Bishop of New York

General Theological Seminary, Board Member

House of the Redeemer, Board Member

Seaman’s Church Institute, Board Chair

Cathedral Trust, Board Chair

Bard College, Board Member

Curran B. Estreich

Ex-Officio Member

Episcopal Charities Advisory Committee, Chair

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

The Rev. Susan B. Fortunato

Board Member

Christ Church, Poughkeepsie, Rector

Hudson River Housing, President of the Board

Diocesan Leadership Development Commission, Chair

Andrew Horrocks

Board Member

UBS Investment Bank, Managing Director

Credit Suisse, Former Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Transportation & Autos Group

Cornell University School of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, Former Acting Professor

The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, Former Warden, Outreach Committee Co-Chair

The Rev. Phillip A. Jackson

Board Member

Trinity Wall Street, Vicar

Christ Church of the Ascension, Paradise Valley, AZ, Former Rector

Former Attorney

Andrew Mason

Board Member

ATM Capital Partners, Family Office, Chairman

Troop 4 Larchmont, Scoutmaster and Member, National Eagle Scout Association

St. John's Church, Larchmont, Parishioner

Institute for Family Governance, Chairman of Advisory Board

UBS Technology Investment Banking Group, Founder for Asia-Pacific

Richard Pell

Board Member

Nile Capital Group, Partner

R Squared Capital Management LLP, Chairman

Christ’s Church Rye, Member

Owen Thomas

Board Member

Parishioner and Senior Warden, Christ Church Bronxville

Chief Executive Officer, Boston Properties

Urban Land Institute, Global Chairman

Hepsen Uzcan

Board Member

DWS, Managing Director, President and Head of Mutual Funds Business Americas

Deutsche US Mutual Funds, Managing Director and President

Life Medical Technologies, Inc., Advisory Board Member

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, Director

The Hon. Gordon Whiting

Board Member

Angelo Gordon, Managing Director

Corporate Property Associates 14, President and Portfolio Manager

St. James’ Church, Manhattan, Member

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
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.
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, Director of Giving

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

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

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. 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

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

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

Melina Luna Smith

Calvary-St. George’s Church, Manhattan, Creative Arts Camp Coordinator

Former Social Worker and Behavioral Specialist, Arizona, Pittsburgh, and New York

Northern Arizona University, Masters of Education in Counseling and Human Behavior

Polly VanderKruik

Christ Church, Warwick Vestry Member

Retired School Library Media Specialist

After School Homework Club for the Children of Farm Workers, Tutor

Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Volunteer



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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



Patrick Bergquist

Director of Programs

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 and Volunteers

Sarah Katherine (SK) Doyle 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 fellow with the New York Service and Justice Collaborative and then as a Program Assistant for Outreach.

Phone: 212-932-7354



Elizabeth Starling

Director of Development

Elizabeth joined Episcopal Charities’ staff as Director of Development in February 2019.  Previously she spent 22 years working at the healthcare non-profit MTF Biologics, where she served as Vice President of Sales and Operations.  She holds a Master of Science in fundraising and non-profit administration from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University. Elizabeth is a member of Grace Church, Nyack, where she currently serves as a vestry member.

Phone: 212-932-7376



Amalia Vavala

Associate Director of Development and Operations

Amalia first joined Episcopal Charities in 2016 as the Administrative Assistant. In 2019, she became the Development and Administrative Associate, and in 2020, she was named the Associate Director of Development and Operations. She graduated with a degree in art history from Fordham University, where she was awarded the Vasari Prize for Excellence in art history. Previously, she served as Office Assistant at the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington’s Office for Catholic Youth Ministry and Editorial Intern at Oxford University Press.

Phone: 212-316-7575