Board of Directors & Executive Staff

Board of Directors

Matt Del Percio, President

Principal, Altman Solon

José Martin Jara, Vice President

Counsel, Fox Rothschild LLP

Allen Waxman, Vice President

Counsel, DLA Piper

Carol Chen, Treasurer

Former Managing Director, Genworth Financial

Brigette R. McLeod-Williams, Secretary

Retired Senior Marketing Counsel, Colgate-Palmolive Company

Margery E. Ames, Esq. 

Retired Executive Director, the Interagency Council of Developmental Disabilities, Inc.

Susan S. Benedict

Director, Maria Bowen Chapin Scholarship Fund, The New York Community Trust

Judith Benitez

Retired Office Manager, Child Study Center

Joyce R. Coppin-Mondesire

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Mercy College

Sharon Hardy

Vestryman, Trinity Church Wall Street & Interim University Executive Director of Admissions & Recruitment, The City University of New York

Adani Illo

Managing Director, Evercore

Jason Kyrwood

Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell

Dorothy Mehta

Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, & Jacobson LLP

Karen Myrie, M.D.

Medical Director, The Floating Hospital

Ellen Polansky

Principal, Ernst & Young

Matthew Porter

Managing Director, Assistant General Counsel, Warburg Pincus LLC

Robert Schanz

Independent Real Estate and Construction Consultant

David Theobald

Senior Telepsychiatry Partnerships Manager, Genoa Healthcare

Graham Thomas

Principal, KKR

Duncan James Turnbull

CEO, Pomeroon Trading

Board Members Emeriti

Carol Oughton Biondi
J. Dennis Delafield

Frances R. Olivieri, Esq.
Elizabeth Renyi

G. Crossan Seybolt, Jr.
Phoebe R. Stanton

Alan and Girls

Everyone at Rising Ground, led by Chief Executive Officer Alan Mucatel, is committed to all those we support.

Executive Staff

Alan Mucatel

Chief Executive Officer

Laura Grossfield Birger

Executive Vice President / General Counsel

Elliot Hagler

Executive Vice President / Chief Financial Officer

Lissa Southerland

Executive Vice President / Chief Operating Officer

Susan Sampogna

Executive Vice President / Chief Program Officer

Diana Amado

Senior Vice President for Immigration Services

Leo Campbell

Senior Vice President for Human Resources

Ryan Garofalo

Senior Vice President for Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services

Elizabeth Kirkham, M.D.

Senior Vice President for Health Services

Carlton Mitchell

Senior Vice President for Children & Family Services

Bradley Pierre

Senior Vice President for Community Programs

Jose Reyes

Senior Vice President for Quality Management

Travis Rodgers

Senior Vice President for Diversity, Fairness & Belonging