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: Brooke Bryant*, Kaufman Music Center
President-Elect: Yolanda Johnson*, YFJ Consulting, LLC
Secretary & Nominating/Governance Co-Chair: Erin Dodd*, Cornell University
Treasurer: Melissa Cohen*, JDC
VP Programs: Lane Richards Peace*, James Lenox House/Carnegie East House                                                                                                                              Sponsorship Chair: Heather Siemienas, The University of Texas at Austin
Membership Co-chair: Laura Rose, American Museum of Natural History
Nom/Governance Co-chair: Francesca Ryan, Prep for Prep

Lauren Anderson, CCS Fundraising
Jocelyn Bowman, St. Luke’s School
Robyn Cimbol, Congregation Emanu El
Laurie Dorf, Queens College, City University of New York
Marcela Hahn, Bank Street College of Education
Nina Hanan, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
Hattie Jutagir, Lincoln Center Theater
Jane Karlin, The Jewish Agency for Israel
Martha Lauria, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Melanie Lupo, Mayor’s Office of Special Projects & Community Events and Office of Advance at City of New York
Eve Nachman, Jewish Federation of North America
Sonal Pande, New York University
Linna Quigley, Hospital for Special Surgery
Catherine Reed, AFMDA
Mary Ann Routledge,  Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York
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
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