Our Board

Forestdale’s Board is a diverse and skilled group responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the organization. The board oversees Forestdale’s work and helps to ensure we are making progress against our mission.


Board of Trustees


Robert “Bob” Whiteford, Chair (2015) Robert Whiteford, PLC, Founder and Principal

Sheryl Kurtis, Vice Chair (2017) Head of Remediation, Barclays Wealth and Investment Management Americas

Jessy Heim, Treasurer (2015) Ernst & Young, LLP Senior Manager

Maria Rodriguez, Secretary (2017)


Jared Averbuch – Lazard Fréres & Co.

Greg Babeendran – Managing Director, Deloitte LLP

Brandon Day – American International Group

Ola El-Shawarby – Director and Investment Analyst, Caravel Management, LLC

Hilary Feshbach – Algin Management Co., LLC

David Frank – Barclays

Brian Jaffe – Senior Vice President, McCann-Erickson

Alexandria Jean-Pierre – NYC MTA

Puja Khare – Assistant General Counsel, The Greater New York Hospital Association

Heather Murray – Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Monique Renta – Managing Director, Debt Capital Markets,
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.

David Rock – Principal, Grant Thornton

W. Gerow “Jerry” Schick – Retired

Pablo Simmonds – KPMG

Chip Smith – President/Owner, Restoration Medical Supply

Tamica Thomas – Vice President, Citigroup

William Weisberg – Executive Director, Forestdale, Inc.



Lou Caltavuturo – Dowling Hales, Partner

Bradford “Brad” Cushman – Senior Vice President, The Cushman Group at Morgan Stanley

Meisan Lim – Cambridge Associates

Dr. Dolores Malaspina, MD, MS, MSPH – Professor of Psychiatry, New York University-School of Medicine

Alex Panlilio – Vice President Mergers & Acquisitions, HelioCap Solutions, Inc.

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