CELF's Board of Directors' expertise spans environmental and social sciences, education, marketing, finance, law and publishing. We strive to work together as systems thinkers to bring to education the kind of professional development and support necessary for creating critical thinkers and leaders for a sustainable future.
Katie I. Ginsberg
CELF Founder and Executive Director; Chair Emeritus
Maureen Brady Atinsky, President
Founder and Director, Prodigy Recruiting. Member of Development and Public Relations Committee, NY Foundling/Elizabeth Seton Preschool. Sustainer Member, Junior League NYC; PTA Board, PS 6. Former: Director of Recruiting, Hudson Recruiting, and Products Liability Trial Coordinator, Skadden Arps
Jon Koch, Treasurer
Co-founder and Venture Partner, US Renewables Group. Former: CEO and co-founder, Sundial.com; COO, Visible Path; Business Development Manager, General Electric Energy; Consultant, Booz, Allen & Hamilton
Jessica Mendelowitz, Secretary
Vice President, Ketchum Corporate Practice, with focus on counseling clients on sustainability and social impact communications. Former: Communications Director, Environmental Defense Fund.
VP and NYC Sales Manager, Citizens Bank (Home Mortgage). Member of Development Committee, W.I.N. (Women’s Interactive Network). Former: Sr. Loan Officer, Chase Bank. Professional Development Co-Chair W.I.N. (Chase Bank). Community VP and Development Area Manager, Junior League NYC.
Nick Gutfreund, Chair Emeritus
Principal, Long Run Media, LLC; Advisory Board Member, Bedford 2020; freelance marketing/ strategic planning and video/sound production on sustainability topics
Board Chair Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation; Board Member, New York Theatre Workshop. Former: Board Member, Katonah Lewisboro School District; Advisory Board of Bedford 2020.
Managing Director, Korea Center for International Finance, NY; Member, International Finance/Foreign Exchange Committee of International Finance Council of Korea; Previously Chief Investment Research Consultant for Bosera Asset Management in equity research; J.P. Morgan Investment Management.
Educator and Administrator, MS Neuropsychology and Education, Advanced Certified Educational Therapist, Conference Coordinator/Presenter/Consultant on best programs and practices on topics such as Learning and the Brain and Education for Sustainability. Former: Co-Director Learning Resource Center, The Allen-Stevenson School.