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

Our professional staff work with our volunteer-run management team.

The PennPAC Core are a group of volunteer leaders that support organizational operations and programs.

Board of Directors

Founder, Executive Director, & Chair

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

Secretary

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 and oversaw all client recruitment and consulting services for PennPAC’s first 8 years. She currently chairs the Board’s Governance Committee.  Anne also consults with nonprofits on a wide range of strategic issues. 

CJ Bilangino, WG ’15

Treasurer
CJ is a seasoned financial and operations executive for start-ups and growing companies; he is currently the Chief Financial Officer for D1 Brands. Previously, he served as CFO for Nourish Snacks and PINCHme. 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.

Kelsey Brongo, EAS ’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.

Karen Finkel, EAS ’79

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, C ’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.

Elaine Harris, WG ’84

Elaine, after spending over 20 years in investment management as an equity portfolio manager and analyst, has focused her attention on charitable causes, both local and global.  Most recently, she spent 7 years as Board President for a Fairfield County nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support and services to children in the custody of the state.  Elaine has also been involved in multiple roles with PennPAC as Deputy Team Leader, Consultant, ImPACt volunteer and currently sits on the DEIA and Nonprofit Selection committees.

Craig Mills, G ’07

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, W ’17

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.

Paula-Kaye Richards, W ’06

Paula-Kaye is an experienced marketing professional with 15 years of experience in brand strategy, product development/marketing and digital marketing. She is currently the Head of Marketing and Communications for Space Capital, an early-stage space tech venture capital fund & investment platform. She has worked with PennPAC since 2013 in various ways from Consultant to Team Leader to current co-chair of the Nonprofit Selection Team.

Howard Seibel, WG ’85

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

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.

Vighnesh Subramanyan, WG ’17

Vighnesh is a Corporate Strategy Lead Consultant at IBM, part of the core strategy function for the organization. He has previously worked at Denali Therapeutics and Cornerstone Research. Vighnesh has been a Team Leader and Deputy Team Leader on PennPAC client engagements, and a member of the Volunteer Relations Team and Nonprofit Relations Team.

Advisory Board

Bleema Bershad, W ’95

Director of Marketing, Apparo – Technology Solutions for Nonprofits

Stacy Bookman, C, W ’98

Enterprise Strategic Initiatives/COO Group for CFO, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

David Bradley, WG ’82

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

Crystal Caligiuri, W ’99

Chief Customer Officer, ShopKeep

Dale Kramer Cohen, W ’76, PAR ’14

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

Atish Davda, EAS, W ’08

CEO & Founder of EquityZen

Marcia Fox, PhD, G ’65

CEO & Founder, Fox Management Consulting

Vivien Hoexter, WG ’86

Chief Development Officer, T’Shuvah Center

Sarah Jiang, EAS, W ’08

Managing Director, AQR Capital Management

Lauren Lorberbaum, C ’08

Management Consultant

Scott Millstein, C ’92

Chief Administrative Officer, Roosevelt Institute

Marc Packer, W ’81

Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Retired)

Susan Pechman, C ’79

Chief Marketing Officer, The NPD Group

Celine Seker, C ’13

Private Banking Vice President, J.P. Morgan

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.

Staff

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.

 

PennPAC Intern

SP ’22, Nonprofit Leadership

Core

Nonprofit Selection Team

Paula-Kaye Richards, W ’06, Co-Chair

Terry Pranses, W ’72, Co-Chair

Karen Finkel, EAS ’79

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

Volunteer Recruitment Team

Sabre Kaszynski, C ’96, Co-Chair

Kevin Park, W ’17, Co-Chair

Technology

Lauren Lorberbaum, C ’08, Technology Director

Communication

Mindy Ong, C ’10, VP, Communications

DEIA

Vighnesh Subramanyan, WG ‘17, Chair

ImPACt Events

Jennifer Yap, W ’04, Chair

Coaching

Susan Pechman, C ’79, Chair

Development

Lydia Kris, WG ’97, Chair