Who is WiD?

Women in Development (WiD), New York is a membership organization dedicated to the advancement of women in their fundraising careers. Through its programs and services, as well as its supportive and collegial network, WiD affords women at all levels of the field the opportunity to augment professional training and expand career opportunities.


Officers* and Executive Committee

President: Yolanda F. Johnson*, YFJ Consulting, LLC
Secretary: Jocelyn Bowman*, St. Luke’s School
Treasurer: Martha Lauria*, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
VP Programs: Lane Richards Peace*, James Lenox House/Carnegie East House

Adeshola Akintobi, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Lauren Anderson, CCS Fundraising
Chantal Bonitto, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)
Melissa Cohen, JDC
Laurie Dorf, Queens College, City University of New York
Marcela Hahn, Bank Street College of Education
Nina Hanan, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
Patricia Hill, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Jane Karlin, The Jewish Agency for Israel
Svetlana Mostovsky, CATALYST, Inc.
Eve Nachman, Jewish Agency for Israel
Sonal Pande, New York University
Linna Quigley, Hospital for Special Surgery
Laura Rose, American Museum of Natural History
Jill Slattery, London School of Economics
Susan Ulin, Senior Advisor

Click Here for a List of Past Board Members

Past Presidents of Women in Development, New York

Betty Becker
Barbara Bonner
Brooke Bryant
Maggie Buchwald

Patricia M. Foster
Susan Fulwiler
Marguerite Gilpatric
Linda C. Hartley
Margaret Holman
Harriet Inselbuch
Jane Karlin
Barbara I. Leshinsky
Poonam Prasad
Brenna Sheenan Mayer
Shelia Stanford 
Virginia Strull
Nicole Thigpen Felix
Susan Ulin
Kerry Walsh
Sally Yarmolinsky