Leadership 2018-01-22T16:25:05+00:00

PennPAC is led by an expert team of professionals, who serve on our Executive Board, Board of Directors and Social Impact Council.

Recently we added professional staff to our volunteer-run management team.

Executive Board

Founder & Executive Director

Jackie has over 20 years of strategic planning and new program development experience in the nonprofit and healthcare fields. In addition to running PennPAC, she serves on the Trustees Council of Penn Women, Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Overseers of Penn Hillel, Community Service Chair for her Penn class, and as Chair of Social Impact for PennNYC. Jackie also holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.

Chief Operating Officer; Vice Chair, Nonprofit Relations

Anne is a strategic management consultant and nonprofit manager with over 15 years of public and private sector experience, including stints at American Express and Price Waterhouse’s Strategic Consulting Group.  Anne is a founding member of PennPAC, oversees all client recruitment and consulting services, and chairs the Nonprofit Relations Team.  She also consults with nonprofits on a wide range of strategic issues. 

Vice Chair, Volunteer Relations
Jeannette is a Vice President of Neuberger Berman in Private Equity.  A founding member of PennPAC, she  chairs the PennPAC Volunteer Relations Team where she leads all volunteer vetting and matching efforts. Jeannette has also served as the liaison between the Wharton Club of New York (WCNY) and PennPAC.  
Secretary & Director of Communications
Bleema is PennPAC’s Director of Communications, helping spread the word to potential volunteers, nonprofit clients and donors. She has served as a Consultant, Team Leader, Liaison and frequent ImPACt volunteer. After Penn, Bleema earned an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Raman is an investment professional at CIP Capital where he focuses on investments in the business services sector. In his current role, he is responsible for all aspects of investment due diligence and deal execution as well as strategic and operational portfolio management.  He is fluent in English, Hindi and Punjabi.

Board of Directors

CJ is presently the Chief Financial Officer for Nourish Snacks, a post he has held since 2015. In addition to his PennPAC activities, CJ is an active volunteer, having served as a mentor for Pace University, Pleasantville Cottage School and Good Shepherd Services.

Among her many roles in PennPAC, Stacy Bookman has served as a volunteer consultant, Team Leader, Liaison, and chaired PennPAC’s successful Spring Celebration in 2015.

Atish is CEO and Founder of EquityZen, an online platform for investing in private companies. He is responsible for raising capital, recruiting and building the team and public relations. An active member of the Penn alumni community in addition to PennPAC, Atish is an alumni interviewer for incoming applicants, serves as a judge for the Wharton Business Plan Competition, and actively mentors SEAS students beginning their freshman year. He is also a volunteer with Upwardly Global, which helps highly educated immigrants learn American traditions and obtain gainful employment.
Co-Chair of ImPACt Programs
Lauren is a licensed attorney and social worker currently working in Professional Development at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She has volunteer experience with many nonprofits in the New York City area, particularly those focused on the rights of women and children. Lauren has focused on ImPACt events since becoming involved in PennPAC in 2016.
Sarah is Vice President on the Research and Portfolio Management Team at AQR, focusing on quantitative equity research and hedge fund risk premium product development. Sarah has worn many hats within PennPAC from volunteer consultant and Team Leader to Liaison and active participant in developing PennPAC’s technology solutions. Sarah also volunteers with the New York Asian Women's Center, a nonprofit that empowers women and their families who are victims of domestic abuse.
Chief Technology Officer
Lauren is a management consultant focusing on business and operational strategy.  She has put her technology and project management skills to work in supporting many PennPAC initiatives, including implementing PennPAC’s first contact management solution and simplifying the volunteer recruitment process.
Co-Chair of ImPACt Programs
Craig is a nonprofit professional and an adjunct professor at New York University. He has served as a committee member for the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, which promotes management excellence in New York City nonprofits. Craig has volunteered in many PennPAC capacities, including serving several times as a project Team Leader, Liaison, and as an ImPACt facilitator and interviewer.
Howard is a marketing strategy and digital marketing consultant, helping clients in financial services, fintech, technology and business services with their customer acquisition, retention, lead generation, and sales enablement issues. He previously served on several PennPAC projects as a Team Leader and Liaison.
Board Counsel
David is an attorney and the founder of Slarskey LLC, which provides dispute risk advisory services, and represents clients in litigation and at trial. For several years, David has been recognized by his peers and by Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" among New York business litigators, and by The Legal Aid Society for his pro bono efforts on behalf of low income tenants. David graduated from Stanford Law School in 2005.

Chapter Leadership

Briana is a former corporate attorney and higher education administrator currently pursuing entrepreneurial interests.  While in New York, she was so impressed by her PennPAC experience that she launched PennPAC Silicon Valley after relocating to California.

In her role as the co-launcher of PennPAC Silicon Valley, Briana recruits and trains team members, develops marketing materials and applications, co-leads new business engagements and project scoping, and sets long-term vision and strategy.  She also continues to consult on team projects and serve as a member of the Volunteer Relations Team.

Arny is a Team Leader at Deloitte, where she provides cost management and operational improvement services to domestic and international companies focused on healthcare, energy, and financial services.  She serves as the Philadelphia PennPAC Board Chair and provides pro bono services to the Greater Philadelphia community.  Arny was the Team Leader for the PennPAC Centro Nuevo project, in which she provided guidance and tools for Centro to move forward and become sustainable. Arny volunteers at South Jersey Food Bank, the Food Trust of Philadelphia, and also at Dress for Success, where she empowers women in their job search.


Operations Manager

Tracy is a former PennPAC volunteer, having served as a consultant on the Say Yes to Education team. A higher education professional with 15+ years of experience, she brings a combination of fundraising, event planning, volunteer management and communications experience to the position. As Operations Manager, Tracy works closely with the Executive Board in support of the organization’s activities from volunteer recruitment and nonprofit selection to implementing development strategy.

Program Coordinator

As Program Coordinator, Angela provides operational support to the Board of Directors to drive PennPAC’s mission. She plans and coordinates client project events, alumni social events, and fundraising events that strengthen PennPAC’s mission and provide tangible benefits to alumni and nonprofit clients. She also coordinates PennPAC’s social media presence and develops external media relationships that highlight PennPAC’s leading role in strategic volunteering and cross-generational volunteer management. Additionally, she manages PennPAC’s Salesforce database.