International Advisory Board

The International Advisory Board for the Global Mental Health Program assists with networking and introductions to individuals, foundations and organizations in order to expand opportunities for partnerships and financial support. Comprised of a cross-section of international advocates for mental health, members provide personal philanthropic support of the program objectives while also becoming ambassadors through learning and exposure to thought leaders in the field.

International Advisory Board

Catherine Wolstencroft

Catherine’s non-profit work and advocacy within the US and abroad have focused on education, the environment, and global humanitarian efforts within low resource communities. She is currently collaborating with the Global Mental Health Lab at Teacher’s College, Columbia University on capacity building projects for Interpersonal Psychotherapy.

Catherine earned her MA at Columbia University in Clinical Psychology, with a concentration in Global Mental Health and Trauma. Her BA at Dartmouth College, with a double major in Economics and French, led to a ten-year career in international finance at JP Morgan. She has lived in Asia, Latin America, and Europe as well as the US.

Catherine and her husband Tracy have three children and currently live in Washington DC.

Shizuka Asakawa

Shizuka Asakawa has been actively involved with non-profit organizations in Japan for 15 years, and subsequently in the US where she resides.   She served on the Boards of TELL, an NPO providing mental health services to the international community in Japan, and as a Trustee on the Board of the American School in Japan (ASIJ). She was also actively involved on the PTA Board and as PTA President of ASIJ, and was one of the founding members of the ASIJ Tokyo Alumni Council in 2000.  Currently residing in DC, she is actively involved as an Advisory Committee member for APIA Scholars providing scholarship funds to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans for college education.  She is also a member of the US Japan Council an NPO working to promote US-Japan connections.

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After graduating from the International Christian University in Tokyo with a BA in Communications, she worked as a sales trader for Nomura Securities and Merrill Lynch before having two children and leaving her professional career to being a full time mom and being involved with their school.  While contributing her time to non-profit organizations and charitable events, she decided to dedicate her life to philanthropy.

Both children having graduated from universities and now independent, when she is not involved with NPO activities, she enjoys traveling, baking, playing golf, and spending the day at art museums.

Shizuka plays Yamada-ryu Koto (Japanese string instrument) and holds a teaching certificate in Sogetsu-ryu Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging).

Anne DeLaney, MSW

Anne is a licensed clinical social worker and ‘retired’ partner of DeLaney Psychotherapy. For the past twenty six years she has provided grief-counseling services to individuals and families in northern New Jersey.

Anne is the co-founder of OneGift, the nation’s first wish fulfillment program for adults with cancer. Since its formation in 1988, over 3500 wishes have been granted ranging from once in a lifetime vacations to family reunions. Anne and her organization try to bring hope, solace, and joy to cancer patients and their families during a most anxious and difficult time.

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For the last eight years, Anne has been active with the Global Literacy Project (GLP), an organization that fosters community-based literacy initiatives throughout Africa, South Asia, and the Caribbean. Anne and her family have organized seven annual trips with the founders of GLP and other volunteers to promote literacy in rural communities outside Johannesburg, South Africa. She and the GLP volunteers have built libraries, remodeled classrooms, conducted teacher training programs, distributed books, and organized partnerships between New Jersey schools and South African schools. She continues to organize book drives and fundraising efforts for GLP and plans to return to South Africa.

Anne has served as a trustee of The Pingry School, Morristown Medical Health Foundation, and Homeless Solutions. She received her BA from Connecticut College and her MSW from NYU School of Social Work.

Anne resides in London, England and Mendham, New Jersey with her husband, Chip Carver. Together they have two daughters, Emma and Chloe, and twin sons, Sean and Reeve.

Virginia Feldman, MD

After receiving her MD degree from New York Medical College in 1991, Dr. Feldman completed residency training at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center and The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Since finishing her residency in 1997, she has been in clinical practice in Middletown, NY at Hudson Valley ENT, PC where she was Managing Partner from 2002 and President since 2006. She grew the practice to the premier Otolaryngology practice in the region. Strategically, Hudson Valley ENT, PC merged with ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP in October 2013.

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Virginia cofounded Hudson Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center, LLC, which opened its doors in spring of 2007. She built Hudson Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center to a thriving, state of the art surgical center providing over 3000 surgical cases per year.

Born from the paradigm shift in health care delivery, Virginia recently founded Nexus Health Resources, Inc. Nexus Health Resources addresses the newly developing standards of coordinating health care during the transition from hospital to home. Nexus Health Resources implements its innovative tools and systems into health care communities to prevent avoidable readmissions.

As a practicing surgeon and accomplished leader, Virginia has experience in creating and expanding companies, managing physician practices, and in hospital and community leadership. She lives with her husband, Dr. Robert Feldman, a general surgeon, and her three children in Orange County, NY.

Donna M. Friedman, MS

Donna M. Friedman, M.S., is the founder of the MUSC Friedman Center for Eating Disorders at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is an internationally recognized advocate for the needs of victims of eating disorders and she speaks on the subject in many different forums. She is a member of the Board of the International Academy for Eating Disorders where she is the first person in its history to serve as the Patient/Career representative, nominated and elected for this position in 2013. In that capacity, she has served as the Board liaison for the Patient/Career Committee and the Advisory Board.

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Having received her BA in Political Science from the College of Charleston, Donna went on to receive her MS in Clinical Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. In 2016, she was invited to serve on the International Advisory Board for the Global Mental Health Program at Columbia University.

For many years, Donna has assisted patients to find proper treatment, and in 2016 she helped to establish the first Evidence-Based Eating Disorder Treatment program in the State of South Carolina at MUSC which bears her name.

Donna is a mother of four, wife, and philanthropist. She resides in Mount Pleasant, SC.

Laurie Goldstein

For the first twenty years of her career, Laurie Goldstein worked as a semiconductor process engineer for Motorola. The next two decades advanced into managerial roles and as senior business analyst as a usability engineer, most recently at NXP Semiconductor.

Goldstein divides her philanthropy into three buckets: mental health, education and the arts, inspired to intervene for those struggling with mental health issues by the needs of her adopted son who lives with behavioral and mental disorders.  She is a strong advocate, working with Mental Health America of Arizona, and recently created the Association for the Chronically Mentally Ill (ACMI) whose mission is to work with other stakeholders to improve care of people with chronic mental illness through cost-effective network enhancements.

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As a Trustee of Arizona State University, Laurie helps advocate for access to quality education for all capable students and sees it as a basic building block of our society. She is a Milestone donor with ASU Gammage, a key component of the cultural landscape of the Valley, focused on performing arts, artist residencies and artist education programs that change lives for the better. Beginning in 2019, Laurie and her husband will serve as co-chairs of the ADU national council, which aims to use art to solve cultural issues.

Originally from Long Island, NY, Laurie has made her home in Arizona since she was six years old, and lives there with her husband, Chuck, where they raised four children.

Tracy Grathwohl

Tracy Grathwohl was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was raised in upstate New York and Massachusetts. Tracy attended Carnegie Mellon University graduating with a degree in Professional Writing and then went on to the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Tracy worked as an intellectual property litigator in New York City.

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Tracy has had many passions over the years. She has volunteered in many aspects in her children’s schools, including fundraising and administration of the parent-teacher organizations. Tracy also believes in global education for women and has done some fundraising for the American University for Women.

Tracy has lived with her family in New York City, Tokyo and London. She currently splits her time between Long Island and New York City where she works as a writer and is a personal assistant, stylist and logistics manager for her four children, husband, Bill, and father. She often wonders why these people can’t do more for themselves.

Stephanie Guyett

Stephanie Guyett has made her home with her husband, Greg, in Taiwan, Japan, the United Kingdom, Shanghai, Hong Kong and the United States. Wherever the landing pad, a substantial contribution to the betterment of the community is not far behind. Bringing an analytical mind, an ability to hear multiple viewpoints and a dedicated thoroughness plus organizational skills to the table, Stephanie has tackled a myriad of professional positions and substantial volunteer roles.

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Spanning the last two decades, Stephanie has contributed considerable energy to these initiatives: PTO President and co-chair of a successful campaign to pass school tax referendum, Kenilworth, IL; High school representative to PTA and Head of auction donations, American School in Japan; High school grade representative to administration, American School in London; Advancement Chair, Troop 51, Tokyo, Japan.
Stephanie is a Princeton University graduate with a degree in Geological and Geophysical Sciences, and an NYU, School of Law graduate where she was a Fellow in International Law.

In her spare time, she has raised three children: Charlotte, 23, Douglas, 21 and Lucy 18.

Mary Beth Harvey

Mary Beth Harvey has worked professionally in the areas of early childhood learning, work/family research and mental health for children and young adults. She has worked with and on behalf of thousands of children in public and private settings. During her 30-year professional, volunteer and philanthropic career she has advocated for the rights of women and children to receive education, mental health support and an equitable work place.

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A native Ohioan, Mary Beth began her career as a first grade teacher at The Brearley School in NYC. Her passion for researching and designing policies that support parents and children led her to the Families and Work Institute (FWI), where she contributed research that led to the Family and Medical Act. Her most recent work with FWI included Mind in the Making, a national initiative that brings the science of early learning to parents, educators and the public.

Her passion for early learning and literacy led Mary Beth to work most recently with a team of literacy experts and artists to create “Learn With Homer”, an iPad app gaining wide use nationally and internationally to teach young children how to read.

Mary Beth’s commitment to the emotional support of women and children finds her presently serving on the Board of The JED Foundation, a leader in mental health and suicide prevention and education for teens and young adults; on the Advisory Board of NYC-Parents in Action, a leader in educating parents on how to best support children in the prevention of substance abuse; and Hearts of Gold, which serves homeless women and children in NYC.

Mary Beth Harvey graduated cum laude from Wheaton College, and holds a Master of Science in Education from Bank Street College of Education. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and four children.

Kim Haudenschield

Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Kim grew up in Westchester, New York, graduating with a B.S. from the University of Delaware. Over the next two decades she pursued a career in retailing that included several senior positions at Macy’s, J. Crew and Judith Leiber, all in New York.

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In 2004, Kim moved to Tokyo with her family for her husband’s job. There, for five years, she became an active member of PTA at the American School in Japan. Her family moved to Hong Kong in 2009 where Kim became involved in a number of volunteering commitments including International Care Ministry in the Philippines and Hong Kong. She is also a Cotillion Patron and Girl Scout leader in addition to working as a consultant on international projects for Limited Brands. Kim is an avid runner and hiker.

Katharina Koenig, MS

Katharina is head of Sales Management and head of Corporate Access at Goldman Sachs in Asia Pacific. She joined the firm in 2000 in Equity Sales in London and relocated to Hong Kong in 2005. From 1995 to 2000, Katharina worked at Brown Brothers Harriman in New York and London.

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Katharina is actively involved in Goldman Sachs’ diversity efforts. She chairs the Asia Pacific Women’s Network Council and is an MD Ally for the LGBT Network.

From 2008 to 2011, Katharina was on the board of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation. She joined the Advisory Board of the Global Mental Health Program at Columbia University in 2014.

Katharina earned a BS in Business Administration (Honors) and an MS in Public Relations from Boston University in 1994 and 1995, respectively. She is a CFA charterholder.

Katharina and her husband, Jancu, live in Hong Kong with their four children.

Reina Marin, PhD

Dr. Reina Marin is a clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City. Her work involves consultation, evaluation, and psychotherapy with children, adolescents, families, and adults. She has been in full-time private practice for over 30 years.

Reina has also been a visiting faculty member in the Applied Psychology and Human Development Program of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. There she taught classes in psychodynamic psychotherapy and supervised graduate students in their clinical internships.

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Reina has served on several boards including the Board of the Graduate School of Education and the Board of the Kelly Writers House, where she is the current co-chair, at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a member of the Trustees Council of Penn Women of the University of Pennsylvania where she was the co-chair of the Faculty Gender Equity Committee. She also served on the Board of Trustees of the Dalton School and chaired the Trustees Committee on Admissions and Scholarships.

Reina has a BA in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research. She is married to Emilio Bassini who is from Guatemala and together they have lived in Mexico City where Reina worked in a residential psychiatric treatment center. They have three children and two grandchildren.

Kathy Matsui

Kathy is co-head of Asia Macro Research and chief Japan equity strategist for Goldman Sachs. She joined Goldman Sachs in 1994 and was named partner in 2000. She serves as a member of the firm’s Asia Pacific Management Committee. Kathy was ranked No. 1 in Japan Equity Strategy by Institutional Investor magazine multiple times and was chosen in 2007 by the Wall Street Journal as one of the “10 Women to Watch in Asia” for her work on the “Womenomics” theme. She was also named to Bloomberg Markets “50 Most Influential” list in 2014.

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Prior to joining the firm, Kathy worked as the chief Japan strategist for Barclays de Zoete Wedd Securities for four years, and she has served as a member of the Finance Agency’s Tax Research Committee as well as the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s Industrial Structure Committee. She has also served on numerous government committees aimed at promoting gender diversity in Japan.

She is a board member of the Asian University for Women (AUW) Support Foundation, a trustee of The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, a member of the Board of Councilors of the US-Japan Council, and a member of Keizai Doyukai. She also serves on the advisory council for the Japan Society Fund Against Breast Cancer. Kathy earned an AB, magna cum laude, in Social Studies from Harvard University and an MA from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies.

Jere Miller

Jere Miller is an educator by profession with a specialty in reading therapies for students with literacy difficulties including dyslexia and autism. She has worked in many educational capacities including Center Director for Lindamood-Bell, Reading Specialist at International Seconday School and at The American School in Japan. As an Independent Reading Consultant in the US and Japan, she has worked with students of many nationalities and ages—as young as 4 and as old as 68! She has presented numerous lectures, workshops and professional development about the cognitive functions associated with reading and language processing.

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While in Japan, Jere served two years as PTA President for The American School in Japan, six years on the Board of Directors at ASIJ with three years as Fundraising Chair. She was also a Board Advisor for International Secondary School. She chaired Learning Support Network, an organization of educators, psychologists, and professionals collaborating to build and fortify special educational resources in Tokyo.

As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jere has served in various leadership capacities and on several committees. Her most cherished project included organizing a youth-service trip to Tohoku, Japan, which aided in relief after the Tsunami of 2011.

Living internationally in Japan and Singapore for 16 years was a gateway to amazing travel; but more importantly, it instilled an acute awareness of global health and mental health issues. Family projects have included working in orphanages in Cambodia and Thailand; medical service in Myanmar and earthquake relief in Japan.

Currently, Jere is on the Steering Committee for 100 Women Who Care, a charitable organization in Salt Lake City, Utah devoted to philanthropy for local charities. She and her husband Bruce Miller live in Orange County, California and have four grown children.

Janet Montag

Janet Montag is a community leader and a philanthropist, serving on boards of impact both domestic and international. She is a founding member of the Advisory Board of the Global Mental Health Program at Columbia University, where the mission is to promote mental health and reduce the burden of mental illness around the globe, and sits on an Advisory Board of ARZU Studio Hope, whose mission is to empower women in Afghanistan and break the cycle of poverty by sourcing and selling rugs. Janet is also a Lotus Circle Advisor with the Asia Foundation, a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. She is a former Trustee of Asian University for Women, a higher education institution for women across Asia based in Bangladesh.

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Janet serves on the Board of the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx, New York. She is also a member of the International Advisory Board of the Portland Japanese Garden.

In California, Janet serves on a task force for the undergraduate program as well as a Parent Advisory Board at Stanford University. She is a former Trustee of the Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad, a college preparatory school.

Janet holds a BBA degree in Finance from Emory University and she is a former corporate finance banker with JP Morgan. While living abroad for twelve years, first in London, England and most recently in Tokyo, Japan, Janet created an Advisory Board for her daughter’s preschool and was an active member of her children’s international school. Janet currently lives in New York with her husband, Tom, and their youngest daughter.

Muriel Moscardini

Muriel Moscardini is a pioneering industrial engineer and a respected leader in the tech world. Prior to entering multimedia 7 years ago, Moscardini occupied a number of different managerial positions across a range of industries, giving her a broad scope of experiences in corporate management and business development.

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Moscardini began her career in France working for the leading smartcard manufacturer in 1997. She was in charge of optimizing customer support across 40 countries and 10 manufacturing sites. She was promoted to supply chain manager where she remotely supervised international teams and achieved a 98% customer satisfaction rate.

Moscardini then assumed the role of Business Manager for a major consulting group situated in the south of France, responsible for overseeing engineering projects for aeronautics, defense, and electronics companies. Moscardini directed a team of technical experts and developed new businesses within various industries and government entities.

After three successful years in this role, her work with the consulting group took her to Spain in order to develop a new area of business in supply chain management and where she also spent time as Operations Manager, organizing the mergers of companies and optimizing corporate assets through internal M&A. She then became CEO of a leading multimedia company in Spain in 2008, then founded their NYC office branch in 2013 and managed the business from there. She developed an international business in IT providing software A/V solutions to major OEMs on the market, and launched new products in the video analysis environment, creating new business opportunities in sports as well as defined markets.

Today, Moscardini continues to develop crucial networks in the realm of multimedia, partnering with blue chip companies in the U.S. and around the world bringing her experience and analysis in management and business at different levels.

Kim Reichig

After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Art History and subsequently an MBA in Finance, Kim joined Drexel Burnham Lambert’s finance training program in New York. She held several positions at Drexel, including managing areas in the finance and treasury departments, and as a senior trader for the firm’s government funding desk. Currently, Kim is completing a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy to expand her knowledge and work in the mental health field.

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Kim has also spent many years advocating for progressive education. She held leadership positions at the Windward School for learning disabled children in White Plains, NY, Fox Meadow Elementary School in Scarsdale, NY and King Low Haywood Thomas in Stamford, CT.

Kim currently resides in Scarsdale, New York with her husband and three daughters.

Ann Sacher, MD

Ann Sacher retired as a general surgeon and became a community volunteer. She has held numerous leadership positions and currently serves as a board member of Family Services of Westchester, a social service and mental health care provider in Westchester County, NY. She sits on the executive committee and is the incoming chair of the Scarsdale Adult School, a continuing education program that offers an enriching and varied curriculum to lifelong learners. She teaches a class in Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology at Lehman College.

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Ann holds a BA in Economics from Barnard College and an MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

She lives in Scarsdale, NY with her husband and two daughters. In her spare time she enjoys running, playing bridge, traveling and reading.

Jody Silver

Jody Silver has worked as a leading mental health advocate for over 30 years, speaking up for change, integration and the overall better health of people with mental health challenges. Formerly the Director of the Office of Consumer Affairs for The New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene [DOHMH], she became Executive Director of Collaborative Support Programs NJ [CSP] in September 2013. This statewide agency is unique in that it is directed, managed and staffed through the collaborative efforts of mental health consumers and non-consumers. CSP serves approximately 700 people through housing and housing supports, 7,000 through their peer operated self-help centers and hosts a nationally recognized Wellness Institute.

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Jody believes strongly that the voices of mental health peers need to be heard loud and clear. In NYC, she took part in major initiatives having to do with crisis diversion, cultural competency, health integration and economic self-sufficiency.

Prior to her work at DOHMH, Jody served as the Director of Advocacy and Public Policy for Community Access.

Jody has served on numerous boards and committees and has received important awards, including NAMI Metro Seeds of Hope 2012 Award and, in 2013, NYAPRS’ Brendan Nugent Leadership Award. She lives in New York City with her partner and her miniature wirehair dachshund, Sophia.

Mona Sinha

S. Mona Sinha is a founding member of the Asian Women’s Leadership project, focused on empowering women as future leaders of Asia. She is a Trustee of Smith College, her alma mater. Mona is also a trustee of Apne Aap International, an anti-trafficking organization based in India. She serves on the Advisory Boards of the Social Enterprise Program at Columbia Business School and the Global Mental Health Program at the Columbia School of Public Health. She is on the Advisory Council of the American Museum of Natural History where she is a patron of the Science and Nature Program serving underprivileged girls. She also serves on the board of Women Moving Millions, an organization dedicated to mobilizing unprecedented resources for the empowerment of women and girls.

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Mona began her professional career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, followed by a marketing career at P&G and Unilever, during which she helped restructure the Asia Pacific operations of Elizabeth Arden. In 2010, she conducted a study for Goldman, Sachs Asia on Leadership.

She is passionate about women’s leadership education and the empowerment of women entrepreneurs. She serves as a mentor to many young adults as they embark upon college and careers. Her early inspiration was her volunteer work with the girls of Mother Teresa’s orphanage, during her formative years growing up in Calcutta, India.

She holds a BA (economics, art history) magna cum laude from Smith College where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa; and an MBA in finance and marketing (Beta Gamma Sigma) from Columbia University. She was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor 2015 for her contributions to women’s leadership and education.

She lives in New York City with her husband, three children and two dogs.

Mona Watson

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Mona Watson studied at the American University of Beirut (AUB) graduating with a BA in Business Administration. In Dubai, she worked in the Accounting Division of American Life Insurance Co. and in Credit Control and Accounting for 3M Gulf Ltd. While living in London, Mona worked in the Economic Division of the Saudi Arabian Embassy.

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Mona’s passion is to provide education to girls in parts of the world where it is not easily accessible. She is currently working with others to build a classroom for girls whose lives have been forever changed by the devastation of the long and tragic civil war in Sri Lanka. This classroom will be located on the grounds of a hostel in the northern area of Jaffna, where 31 girls have been living, next to their school. The hostel allows these girls to begin to look towards a better future and the new classroom, for another 25 girls, will help divert the daily confrontation with treacherous treks while commuting, unreliable bus transport and home situations filled with unimaginable hardship and tragedy.

Mona has also lived in the U.S. (New Jersey), in Japan (Tokyo), and in Korea (Seoul) and she currently resides in Hong Kong with her husband and three children, ages 20, 18 and 15.

Stacey Weinstein

Stacey graduated from the George Washington University in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and French. She graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 1991 where she was a member of the law journal and a published author. After practicing law for several years Stacey returned to Hunter College of the City University of New York where she completed her coursework towards a masters degree in elementary education while working at the Hewitt School.

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Stacey currently serves as a trustee on the board of trustees at the Riverdale Country School, is a member of the Wellness Committee there, and prior to that was active in the parents association and volunteered in the lower school library. Stacey volunteered for several years in a creative writing program at the 92nd Street Y Nursery School and is currently a member of their Alumni Committee. Stacey also sits on the board of trustees of 120 East End Avenue.

Stacey and her husband Gregg founded a perinatal bereavement counseling program at Mt. Sinai Hospital which provides counseling to women who suffer from all stages of pregnancy loss and newborn fatalities. In her free time Stacey enjoys taking parenting classes, ceramics classes, and being active outdoors. Stacey lives in New York and East Hampton with her husband and four children.