Board of Directors
Neill Coleman, President
Neill McG. Coleman has served on the board of Stonewall Community Foundation since 2014 and as President since 2016. As President he chairs the Board and supports Stonewall’s dynamic staff and grantees to accelerate change.
Neill is Principal of Mission Magnified, consulting with social purpose organization and companies to achieve their goals through philanthropy, partnerships and communications. Neill served as Vice President, Global Communications for The Rockefeller Foundation for five years where he led a multi-million dollar grant-making portfolio focused on leveraging the Foundation’s influence to build greater resilience and more inclusive economies.
Prior to joining the Rockefeller Foundation, Neill served as Chief External Affairs Officer at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he helped communicate the Obama Administration’s response to the housing crisis. Before assuming the leadership of HUD’s Office of Public Affairs in 2009, Neill served as Assistant Commissioner for Communications at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development and as director of communications for the New York League of Conservation Voters. He also managed North American communications for the global architecture firm RMJM.
Neill is a native of Glasgow, Scotland and has a M.A. in Modern History from the University of Oxford. He and his husband live in Long Island City.
Christian Nwachukwu, Jr., Vice President
Christian Nwachukwu, Jr. works at Bloomberg Philanthropies to advance the foundation's Government Innovation program, a unique effort of sustained, diverse investments to strengthen city halls and improve how local governments work around the world.
Prior to joining Bloomberg Philanthropies, Christian served as Director of Speechwriting at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he was the chief speechwriter for Secretary Julián Castro and Deputy Secretary Nani Coloretti. It was the capstone of a seven-year speechwriting career, during which he served as director of speechwriting at the Corporation for National and Community Service, speechwriter for New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, and senior speechwriter at the New York City Housing Authority.
Christian is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of Morehouse College, where he studied biology and edited The Maroon Tiger newspaper. His greatest regret is that he did not take the opportunity to also study ballet at Morehouse's sister, Spelman College.
Rosemary E. Coluccio, Treasurer
Rosemary E. Coluccio joined the board of Stonewall Community Foundation in May 2018 and has taken on the role of Treasurer. As Treasurer, she works with Stonewall’s staff to ensure the highest levels of accountability, fiscal responsibility, and stewardship.
Between 2011 and 2018, Rosemary led an in-house financial consulting team at Planned Parenthood Federation of America protecting the brand and footprint by strengthening affiliate operations and financial sustainability in the face of a changing healthcare environment and constant external attacks on women’s health and rights.
Prior to joining Planned Parenthood, Rosemary was the Chief Financial Officer for the other nonprofit organizations: International Women’s Health Coalition, Latino Commission on AIDS, and the Empire State Pride Agenda, where she was proud to have had a role in securing the Sexual Orientation Non Discrimination Act (SONDA), codifying protections for gay, lesbian, bi, and queer New Yorkers. She also worked for 11 years in the private sector for a healthcare management company executing back office services for healthcare providers.
Rosemary is a native New Yorker with a BS in Accounting from New York University and an MS in Taxation from Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business. She lives in Manhattan and the Fire Island Pines, where she also serves on the Board of Fire Commissioners.
Isaac Jean-François, Secretary
Isaac Jean-François is a current undergraduate student at Columbia University studying Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. He was the Business Manager of WKCR, Columbia University’s radio station. Interested in the intersection of academia and activism, Isaac joined Stonewall in the hopes of engaging the work of leading Queer and Post-Colonial scholars in relation to New York City’s ever-developing LGBTQ community.
Isaac’s mother, Dr. Julia Jean-François, is the Co-Director of the Center for Family Life in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and has shared with Isaac a deep love for nonprofit community engagement. Isaac’s father, Dr. Joseph Carl Jean-François is a psychiatrist in private practice. During the 1990s, Dr. Jean-François worked with Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in the Special Needs Clinic to address the needs of families affected by HIV/AIDs.
Isaac frequents the Museum Mile and enjoys endless hours at the Metropolitan Opera.
Mary Bognanno currently works at American Express as a Director in the Global Consumer Services Group. In this role, she is responsible for managing a broad range of activities including strategic planning, executive office communications, and employee engagement initiatives, to help drive the achievement of key business objectives. Mary is a member of the New York chapters for American Express’ PRIDE and WIN (Women’s Interest Network) employee networks.
Mary joined American Express in 2011 as a Senior Client Manager in the Global Merchant Services organization. Prior to Amex, Mary spent 7 years at Johnson & Johnson in various sales roles across the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device sectors. Mary holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA, and a Master of Business Administration from Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ.
Mary is passionate about giving back to the community and has served on the board of directors for Stonewall Community Foundation since 2013. In addition to her role as Secretary, she is a member of the Outreach and Engagement Committee.
Mary lives in the Financial District with her husband Joe and cat Izzy, and enjoys live music, CrossFit, SoulCycle, and Netflix.
Trish Chobrda recently joined the team at New Era Cap, the leading headwear brand around the world. She took on the role of Key Account Manager for Lifestyle collections focusing on major national retailers. This is a big change after nearly 10 years at Haddad Brands, the largest Childrenswear Company in the world with the licenses for Nike, Jordan, Converse, Hurley and Levis kids apparel, accessories and hosiery globally. There she held several positions, beginning as a sales assistant, moving into Brand Management and Merchandising and, most recently, the Global VP of Baby and Hosiery.
As an ally of the LGBTQ community, Trish has served on the Board of Directors for Stonewall Community Foundation since 2013 and works with the Recruitment and Governance Committee to help cultivate new board and committee members. Trish is from the great state of New Jersey where she and her sister were adopted by amazing parents who always instilled service and kindness to others. She is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia with a BA in English and a minor in Creative Writing. She moved to NYC to pursue her dream of writing and instead found the world of fashion. She lives on the Upper West Side, is an avid animal lover and self-proclaimed foodie.
Jayson Jarushewsky first became involved with Stonewall in 1999, joining the Board of Directors shortly thereafter. He served on the Board until 2006 before beginning another tenure in 2012.
With over 20 years' experience as a restructuring and lending lawyer, Jayson currently works as Associate General Counsel and Director at ACA Financial Guaranty Corporation. Prior to joining ACA, he was the Head of the Wholesale Bank Legal Department at Standard Chartered Bank, where he managed a legal team focused on identifying and managing SCB's legal risks in the Americas.
Jayson began his legal career working as an associate with Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy's Financial Restructuring Group, focusing on cross border, partnership and products liability-related bankruptcy proceedings and restructurings. He graduated from Cornell University in 1986 with a B.S. in Industrial & Labor Relations and received his J.D. from Boston College Law School in 1991.
Jimmy Johnson is a residential real estate broker who has worked in the New York City real estate industry since 2008. As the head of the Jimmy Johnson Team at Compass, he works across a wide range of Manhattan and Brooklyn properties, helping buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants find their place in NYC. Jimmy began his connection to SCF in 2007 as a charter member of Stonewall Quarter Share, where he served on the Leadership Council for five years. During that time, Jimmy organized educational and volunteer events for SQS and helped the program to expand its membership. In 2016, Jimmy joined the Recruitment & Governance Committee for the foundation, working to bring new talent to the Stonewall Board.
Jimmy holds a bachelor of arts degree in Theater Studies from Yale University, where he was a member of the Duke’s Men of Yale and the Whiffenpoofs. In his free time, Jimmy enjoys singing with the Empire City Men’s Chorus, exploring his neighborhood in Brooklyn, and traveling with his closest friends.
Rachel Korberg is an Associate Director at The Rockefeller Foundation where her work aims to expand economic opportunity in the United States. Prior to joining the Foundation, Rachel was Vice President at the venture capital and investment advisory firm Serengeti Capital. Earlier, she worked for Innovations for Poverty Action, USAID, National Democratic Institute, and ACTED.
Rachel holds an MA in Global Affairs from Yale University, executive training from the Stanford Graduate School of Business School, and a BA from Tufts University. She has expertise in participatory facilitation and human-centered design and has facilitated over 50 events, ranging from convenings with CEOs to workshops with frontline social service providers.
Rachel’s partner and wife is Alexia Korberg, who was part of Edie Windsor’s legal team, successfully litigating her case through the Supreme Court and leading to federal recognition of same-sex marriage. They live with their dog Whisky in New York City.
Dante Mastri is a strategist and digital marketer in Global Advertising & Brand Management at American Express focused on evolving brand strategy and transforming go-to-market approaches to more effectively build awareness, increase loyalty and drive revenue growth. Among his brand-building initiatives, he developed and expanded a consumer engagement program to better connect with multicultural consumers – work which earned the American Express Chairman’s Award for Innovation and a Multicultural Excellence Award from the Association of National Advertisers. Dante currently serves as Board Vice President for Stonewall Community Foundation in New York City and holds two degrees from the University of Michigan, including an MBA from the Ross School of Business. Dante has been with American Express since 2010, and his career has included roles with BMG Entertainment, Time Warner Inc., NYCEDC and Johnson & Johnson.
Yvette M. Miley, a veteran journalist, is a Senior Vice President for MSNBC & NBC News. She is responsible for talent management and development of people both on and off camera. YVette is the executive in charge of weekend, overnights, and early morning programming. She also works closely with MSNBC President, Phil Griffin, and the editorial teams responsible for dayside programming, breaking news, and coverage of special events. In 2015, Yvette's role and responsibilities were expanded when she was named head of diversity and inclusion for both MSNBC and NBC News. In this role, Miley focuses on retention and recruiting of the best and brightest for the News Group. Yvette also served as executive-in-charge of the digital platform NBCOUT and Executive Editor of thegrio.com.
Yvette has worked at NBC Universal for 26 years. Before joining MSNBC and NBC News, she served as assistant news director for NBC 6/WTVJ. She also served as Vice President and News Director of the then-owned NBC station, WVTM-NBC 13 in Birmingham, Alabama. She was also Vice President and News Director of the Miami/Fort Lauderdale-based NBC-owned and operated television station NBC 6/WTVJ.
In addition to multiple Emmy Awards, including an Emmy for NBC News and MSNBC’s coverage of the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, Yvette has received several Edward R. Murrow, Society of Professional Journalists, Dupont, Peabody, and Associated Press awards. She has also been recognized by the National Press Club, the Urban League of Palm Beach County, and the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce for her community service and commitment to mentoring others in the industry.
Daniel Padnos is a businessman and an advocate for social causes. Growing up in Michigan during the 1960's, he was active in youth protests against the Vietnam War. Moving to Israel shortly before Jimmy Carter's Camp David Accords, he became a leader in the peace movement there, serving as the executive director of an organization called "Partnership". Returning to the United States in the 1990's he began a second career in business, importing and distributing audio and video technology products. Later, he and his husband Dex Phillip founded a cosmetics company, DEX New York, now a global brand. He is also part owner of his family's four-generation metal, paper and plastics recycling firm in Michigan and Indiana.
Daniel's board service includes several decades on the Boards of Padnos Iron and Metal, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holland (Michigan), and the Satellite Collective, a multi-disciplinary arts organization based in both Michigan and New York City. Following 10 years of involvement with the Stonewall Foundation, he now serves on its Board and is a member of the Development Committee, where he dreams and schemes of strengthening Stonewall's human and financial resources.
Daniel is a graduate of Haifa University and did post-graduate work in City and Regional Planning at the Technion Institute in Israel. He has two children and six grandchildren. He speaks five languages, and is now learning Chinese.
Michael Hamill Remaley
Michael Hamill Remaley is the Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Communications at Philanthropy New York, where he directs all communications and research work; develops and executes public policy strategies and activities; monitors legislative and regulatory activity to inform members and other external audiences of pending issues that may impact philanthropy and nonprofits; and serves as a key organizational and sector voice in informing and educating public policymakers about the scope and impact of foundation and corporate giving in New York. In this role, Michael is also creator and Executive Editor of the New York PhilanthroPost.
Prior to joining PNY, Michael had his own consulting practice, HRbc. In addition to the firm’s work with nonprofit and foundation clients, he was the Co-Founder and Director of Public Policy Communicators NYC and was a regular contributor to The Communications Network blog, Philanthropy News Digest, Transparency Talk, and other media focused on philanthropy and communications.
Before founding HRbc in 2009, Michael was the Communications Director for the Russell Sage Foundation and before that was Vice President and Director of Communications for Public Agenda. Prior to Public Agenda, he managed the national initiative The New Patriotism Project of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation. Earlier, Michael was an associate in the Planning and Evaluation Department of The Pew Charitable Trusts. He also played a leading role in evaluation projects for TCC Group.
Michael has a Master of Social Work degree from Temple University, with the primary focus of his graduate work on planning and evaluation. He has a B.A. in Journalism, concentrating in Public Relations. Michael also serves on the Government Relations Committee of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers.
Chris Villarreal is the Vice President of Integrated Marketing Communications for Marcus by Goldman Sachs, an online platform offering unsecured personal loans to consumers. He is responsible for brand strategy, advertising, public relations and social media.
Previously he held various roles at American Express, most recently as the Director of Branding and Marketing for Plenti, the first national coalition rewards program. In that capacity he was part of the core team that built and launched the brand, resulting in over 28MM members in just four months. He was also part of a cross-country disruptive innovation team reporting to the President of International Consumer & Small Business.
Prior to American Express he cut his teeth at Equinox leading member marketing and on the agency side working for Ogilvy & Mather and the Ad Council.
Chris received his BBA from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.