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.

2020-2021 Board of Directors


WID 2020-2021 Board of Directors

Officers/Executive Committee

President: Yolanda F. Johnson, YFJ Consulting, LLC
Secretary: Marcela Hahn, Bank Street College of Education
Treasurer: Martha Lauria, Development Operations Specialist
VP Programs: Lane Richards Peace, James Lenox House/Carnegie East House

Board of Directors
Adeshola Akintobi, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Chantal Bonitto, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)
Leah Christenson, Collegiate School
Laurie Dorf, Queens College, City University of New York
Nina Hanan, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
Lauren Handwerker, CCS Fundraising
Patricia Hill, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Joyce Lawler, Studio in a School Association
Ann Louden, Ann Louden Strategy and Consulting
Svetlana Mostovsky, CATALYST, Inc.
Sonal Pande, New York University
Linna Quigley, Hospital for Special Surgery
Laura Rose, Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement, Stevens Institute of Technology
Jill Slattery, London School of Economics
Susan Ulin, Senior Advisor
Melissa Wansin Wong, Museum of Chinese in America

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