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.

2021-2022 Board of Directors


WID 2020-2021 Board of Directors

Officers/Executive Committee

President: Yolanda F. Johnson, YFJ Consulting, LLC

President-Elect: Marcela Hahn, Bank Street College of Education

Secretary: Jill Slattery, London School of Economics

Treasurer: Lane Richards Peace, James Lenox House/Carnegie East House

VP Programs: Svetlana Mostovsky, Catalyst, Inc.

Board of Directors

Chantal Bonitto, Northeast Region, CARE

Leah Christenson, Collegiate School

Laurie Dorf, Queens College, City University of New York

Nina Hanan, American Friends of Bar-Ilan University

Lauren Handwerker, CCS Fundraising

Patricia Hill, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Melissa Kerbel, Kerbel Philanthropy

Joyce Lawler, Studio in a School Association

Ann Louden, Ann Louden Strategy and Consulting

Linda Ortiz, Office of Mission Advancement

Sonal Pande, New York University

Laura Rose, Stevens Institute of Technology

Wendy Sealey, New York Affiliate of the ACLU, The New York Civil Liberties Union

Amy Sigona, YAI

Susan Ulin, Senior Advisor

Melissa Wansin Wong, LAPA Fundraising

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