Board of Directors
José Martin Jara, President
Partner, Archer & Greiner P.C.
Margery E. Ames, Esq., Vice President
Retired Executive Director, the Interagency Council of Developmental Disabilities, Inc.
Matthew del Percio, Vice President
Principal, Altman Vilandrie & Co.
Carol Chen, Treasurer
Managing Director, Genworth Financial
G. Crossan Seybolt, Jr., Secretary
Senior Vice-President, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Christopher M. Ackerman
Senior Researcher, Google
Susan S. Benedict
Director, The Scholarships Foundation, Inc.
Retired Office Manager, Child Study Center
Partner, Latham & Watkins, LLP
Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Joyce R. Coppin-Mondesire
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Mercy College
Jo Ann Davaris
Global Chief Privacy Officer, Mercer
Managing Director, BNY Mellon
Advisory Director, Investcorp International (retired)
Brigette R. McLeod-Williams
Senior Marketing Counsel, The Colgate-Palmolive Company
Principal, Ernst & Young
Elizabeth M. Renyi
Independent Real Estate and Construction Consultant
Lawrence B. Thompson, Esq.
Attorney, Emmet, Marvin & Martin, LLP
Intellectual Property Counsel, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
General Counsel, Roivant Sciences, Inc.
Rising Ground is also supported by an Associate Board, a network of young professionals who contribute their time, talents, and resources to advance the work of our programs. For a full list of Associate Board members, click here.
Everyone at Rising Ground, led by Executive Director Alan Mucatel, is committed to all those we support.
Chief Executive Officer
Executive Vice President / Chief Operating Officer
Executive Vice President / Chief Program Officer
Executive Vice President / General Counsel
Executive Vice President / Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice President for Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services
Senior Vice President for Early Childhood Services
Senior Vice President for Children & Family Services
Senior Vice President for STEPS to End Family Violence
Senior Vice President for Residential & Youth Development
Senior Vice President for Mental Health & Health Services
Dr. Angela White
Senior Vice President for Education Services