PennPAC is led by an expert team of professionals, who serve on our Executive Committee, Operating Board and Advisory Board.

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

Executive Committee

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.

Anne Turner, WG ’94

PennPAC Vice Chair

Anne is a strategic management consultant and nonprofit manager with over 25 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, oversaw all client recruitment and consulting services for PennPAC’s first 8 years, and chairs the Nonprofit Relations function.  She also consults with nonprofits on a wide range of strategic issues. 

Bleema Bershad, WH ’95

Secretary & Chair, Marketing & Communications
Bleema is currently the Director of Marketing at Apparo, a Charlotte, NC-based nonprofit. She has served on PennPAC’s Board since 2016, focusing her efforts to ensure strong marketing strategies for recruiting volunteers, attracting nonprofits and fundraising. 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.

CJ Bilangino, WG ’15

CJ is a seasoned financial and operations executive for start-ups and growing companies; he is currently the Chief Financial Officer for PINCHme. Previously, he served as CFO for Nourish Snacks. 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.

Operating Board

Stacy Bookman, CAS/WH ’98

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.

Kelsey Brongo, ENG ’14

Kelsey is a Senior Strategist at Indeed with strengths in strategy and data analysis. She has served as a Consultant, Deputy Team Leader, Team Leader, as well as Liaison for various PennPAC projects.

Ian Cohen, SAS ’14

Ian is a Senior Associate in Corporate Finance at Knotel. He has served many roles at PennPAC, assisting internal projects as well as serving as Team Leader, Deputy Team Leader, and Consultant for multiple projects.

Atish Davda, SEAS ’08/WH ’08

Co-Chair of Business Development
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.

Karen Finkel, EAS ‘79

Co-Chair of Nonprofit Relations

Karen has over 20 years of business experience. She has been recognized for her performance as an equity portfolio manager and her expertise encompasses investment/business analysis, non-profit consulting, and board governance. As a volunteer, Karen has worked in community health and emergency room settings, as well as at the Harlem Educational Activities Fund, where she currently tutors high school students. Her involvement with PennPAC began at an ImPACt event and on the Nonprofit Relations Team, which inspired her to become a Team Leader on multiple projects.

Nicole Goldberg, SAS ’98

Nicole is a nonprofit arts management professional with over twenty years of experience. In her career, she has raised critical support for New York City art museums including The Jewish Museum, Museum of Modern Art, and The Drawing Center. She specializes in grant writing, Board development, and event planning. Nicole is a member of Art Table and a Board Member of Experiments in Opera. Her involvement with PennPAC began in Spring 2019 as a volunteer consultant for the Sunnyside Community Center project.

Sarah Jiang, SEAS ’08/WH ’08

Co-Chair of Volunteer Relations
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.

Lauren Lorberbaum, CAS ’08

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.

Craig Mills, GSAS ’07

Chair of Mini Projects
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.

Kevin Park, WH ’17

Co-Chair of Volunteer Relations
Kevin is the Director of Product Strategy and Data at Octane Lending, where he leads the company’s data modernization journey and oversees product growth via third-party partnerships. Kevin has taken on multiple roles in PennPAC, starting as a volunteer consultant before serving as deputy team lead and team lead on subsequent projects. He now co-leads the Volunteer Relations team and assists with the Nonprofit Relations effort. Outside of PennPAC, Kevin has volunteered as a mentor to NYC high school students.

Howard Seibel, WG ’85

Co-Chair of Business Development
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.

Harriet Wachs Shaiman, C ‘84, GED ‘84, WG ’89

Co-Chair of Nonprofit Relations
Harriet has worked as a Health Care Consultant, focusing on marketing and strategy in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.  She also has extensive nonprofit lay-leadership experience.  In her involvement with PennPAC, Harriet has worked as a Team Leader, Volunteer Consultant, and Liaison on various projects, and served on the Nonprofit Relations Team and participated in ImPACt events.

David Slarskey, CAS ’98

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.

Ethan Soodak, WH ’13

Ethan is a Private Equity Operating Professional and former Management Consultant; he is currently an Assistant Vice President at BBH Capital Partners. Ethan’s involvement in PennPAC has included serving as a Consultant, Team Leader, and Client Liaison, participating on the Nonprofit Relations Team, and contributing to the development of PennPAC’s volunteer training materials. Prior to PennPAC, Ethan’s experience with pro bono consulting included serving as a Consultant, Project Leader, Executive Board Member, and President of the Wharton Social Impact Consulting Group.

Advisory Board

Tobi Bosede, SAS ’11

Founder, Ilekun Health

David Bradley, WG ’82

Head of Worldwide Automotive Equity Research, JP Morgan (Retired)

Crystal Caligiuri, WH ’99

Chief Customer Officer, ShopKeep

Dale Kramer Cohen, WH ‘76, PAR’14

President of DKC Resources & Managing Director of Sequel, Private Equity Solutions

Marcia Fox, PhD, GSAS ’65

CEO & Founder, Fox Management Consulting

Vivien Hoexter, WG ’86

President, Aviva Strategic Advising

Scott Millstein, SAS ’92

Executive Director, Coro New York Leadership Center

Marc Packer, WH ’81

Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Susan Pechman, SAS ’79

Chief Marketing Officer, The NPD Group

Susan Peters, SAS ’89

President, Greybridge PR

Chapter Leadership

Ellen has had a 20 year career in Investment Finance, working in NY and London before moving to San Francisco 22 years ago.  Her last private sector role was as SEVP, Director of Corporate Investments at Wells Fargo, where she managed a securities portfolio of over $250 Billion.   After leaving finance, Ellen began doing pro-bono non-profit work with a focus on youth development and career coaching.  She is on the board of Year Up Bay Area where she is also an Academic Coach, Mentor and Strategic Advisor.   In addition, Ellen provides career coaching to veterans and their spouses through American Corporate Partners, and she was a Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster youth (CASA) for four years.  She has worked with Girls Inc., and tutored within SFUSD through The San Francisco Education Fund.


Deputy Director

Karen Schub Epstein spent 12 years in the private sector, starting her career in public accounting at Ernst and Young.  She then joined Interpublic where she focused on mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, financial analysis, human resources, systems implementations, business development and strategy.

In 2005, Karen transitioned to the nonprofit world.  She spent the next 10 years at the Growth Philanthropy Network, an organization focused on building a capital marketplace for high performing organizations that serve at-risk populations.  Her work there focused on evaluation, program design, strategy and operations.  Since 2015, she has been consulting with a broad range of clients and was the Interim Executive Director at Change for Kids in 2018.  Currently, she serves on the Boards of Change for Kids and Youth Action YouthBuild.

Karen graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in accounting and psychology, and graduated from the Executive MBA program at Columbia University with honors.

Program Coordinator

Cynthia has almost a decade of experience working in New York City’s nonprofit sector. Most recently she worked at Candid (previously Foundation Center), and before that was the Director of Administrative Services at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center.

Cynthia is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Guatemala from 2007-2009. She has a Master’s of Public Administration (MPA) from Binghamton University.