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Board of Directors and Trustees

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Dwight Hall Board of Directors 2014

The Board of Directors is ultimately responsible for the fiscal and long-term operation of Dwight Hall. The Board’s membership consists of Dwight Hall alumni, Yale professors, members of the New Haven community and current Dwight Hall student representatives.

Executive Committee:

Ms. Constance Royster ’72, Chair

Ms. Nancy Alexander, Vice Chair

Mr. David Dodson ’77, Vice Chair

Mr. Bradford Williams '10, Treasurer

Mr. Williams graduated from Yale College in 2010 with a degree in Political Science.  As an undergraduate, Mr. Williams worked extensively with the Dwight Hall Student Executive Committee and the Dwight Hall Academic Mentoring Program at Yale as a co-coordinator of both.  He is passionate about public school education and programs focused on expanding opportunities for public school students in urban environments, both through mentoring and advocacy.  After graduation, Mr. Williams spent two years working at Barclays in their Mergers & Acquisitions group and now works with the private equity firm Crestview Partners as an Associate.  He is based in New York. 

Ms. Sandra Lee ’97, Secretary

Ms. Teresa Logue ’15, Student Co-Coordinator Ex Officio

Mr. Carl Eifler ‘70, Ex Officio, Chair, Trustees

Mr. Eifler is a Managing Director at BlackRock, responsible for retail distribution in BlackRock Alternative Investors. BlackRock is the world’s largest asset management company with about $3.7 trillion of assets under management.

Prior to joining BlackRock in 2011, Mr. Eifler was Chief Operating Officer of Lyxor Asset Management Inc, Societe Generale’s New York based fund of hedge funds subsidiary. Previously he was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley for ten years responsible for building that firm’s industry leading global Prime Brokerage and Securities Lending business. Mr. Eifler began his career at First Boston, where he was a member of the Corporate Finance Department, started and led the firm’s Mortgage Finance Department and headed the Public Finance Department.

Mr. Eifler earned his BA degree from Yale College and an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar and a Loeb Rhodes Fellow. 

Directors:

Ms. Ellen Andrews ‘89 PhD

Ms. Andrews has been Executive Director of the CT Health Policy Project (www.cthealthpolicy.org) from its inception in 1999. The Project is a non-partisan, non-profit organization working to improve affordable, quality health care for every Connecticut resident. The Project publishes regular policymaker issue briefs, conducts research on Connecticut health policy needs, hosts issue briefings at the Capitol and webinars with health care experts, and the CT Health Notes Blog with updates on state health policy (www.cthealthblog.org). Ms. Andrews serves on over a dozen regional, state and local health policy committees, councils and boards. Ms. Andrews’ prior experience includes positions as Connecticut state legislative staff on health policy, non-profit health care advocacy, prenatal educator at a New Haven community health center, and academic teaching and research. She holds a PhD in Human Genetics from Yale University where she is on the faculty in the School of Nursing. She lives in Hamden with her husband, John Clark, Director of Budget and Financial Analysis at the CT Office of State Comptroller. They have one son, Christopher Clark, who is in his third year of law school and planning to pursue public interest law. 

Mr. Ime Archibong ‘03

Mr. Justin Ash ’07

Ms. Priscilla Bala ’06, ’14 SOM

Ms. Anna Blazejowskyj ’15

Ms. Jill Campbell ‘88 PhD

Ms. Kate Cooney

Mr. Mark Dollhopf ‘77

Mr. Anthony Fumagalli ’15

Ms. Nina M. Glickson ‘73

Mr. Ricardo Henriquez

Ms. Cathy Huang ’15

Ms. Laura Huizar '06

Ms. Huizar is an Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP at LatinoJustice PRLDEF. Her fellowship project aims to provide representation to low-wage immigrant workers whose rights have been violated by unscrupulous employment agencies in the metropolitan New York City area. The project also seeks to expose the problem of employment agency abuse, support litigation, and reduce abuse through community-based advocacy.

Ms. Huizar obtained her J.D. from Yale Law School in 2012 and graduated from Yale College in 2006 with a B.A. in history. She was Co-Coordinator of Dwight Hall’s Student Executive Committee in 2005 and an advisor to the Dwight Hall Urban Fellows Program from 2007-2012. For her work in the New Haven community as an undergraduate, she received the 2006 Seton–Elm Ivy Award and the 2006 Trumbull College Pro-Bono Publico award.  Prior to law school, Ms. Huizar worked at Junta for Progressive Action in New Haven, CT, where she focused on local economic development and low-wage immigrant worker advocacy.  

Mr. Sterling Johnson ’15, Student Co-Coordinator Ex Officio

Ms. Ariella Kristal ’14

Ms. Sharon Kugler

Mr. Kevin Li '14

 Mr. Li ‘14 is a junior in Branford College, and is majoring in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry.  He is originally from colorful Colorado, but has grown to love New Haven after two years and a summer in the Elm City.  When he is not spending time in a pathology lab researching biomarkers predicting response to breast cancer therapies, he can often be found coordinating projects for the Yale Hunger and Homelessness Project (with fellow board member, Leah Sarna ’14) and brainstorming ways to extend access to social resources within the primary care clinic setting.  He is always happy to pause life for a quick game of Scrabble, and enjoys playing the guitar and piano.

Mr. John Meeske ‘74

  Mr. Meeske graduated from Yale College in 1974 with a BA in Art History.  As an undergraduate he was chiefly involved with singing groups ranging from the Bach Society and the Colleguim Musicum to the Alley Cats and the Whiffenpoofs.  After graduation he worked in the Yale College Registrar’s office and in 1985 he became Registrar.  In 1995 he was appointed Associate Dean in the Yale College Dean’s Office.  He has performed a variety of functions in that role, including oversight of Yale College finances and administrative affairs, and currently he is responsible for Yale College student organizations (450 registered undergraduate organizations in 2011-12) and physical resources (including undergraduate housing).  Outside of Yale he has been active in the United Way of Greater New Haven and Trinity Church on the Green. 

Ms. Zoe Mercer-Golden ‘13

Mr. Millard (Mitty) Owens ‘86

  Mr. Owens has more than twenty years of experience addressing economic security and the empowerment of marginalized communities locally, nationally, and internationally. Following early years in youth and student organizing, he worked on affordable housing and community revitalization, micro-enterprise development, support for credit unions, and national policies stimulating financial asset formation for the majority. In his various roles – with the pioneering Center for Community Self-Help in North Carolina, the Ford Foundation, NYC’s Office of Financial Empowerment, and as an instructor at NYU’s Wagner school of public policy – he has played leadership roles in program development and strategic planning, training and evaluation, fundraising, and organizational and board development.  Mitty, who currently serves as Deputy Director/Development with Families United for Racial and Economic Equality, has served on a number of local and national economic development and social justice boards (including the Association for Enterprise Opportunity, Global Exchange, and Grassroots Leadership). He is a graduate of Yale University, holds an M.S. in Community Economic Development, and was a Kellogg Fellow. Mitty is a devoted dad and resides back in his native, beloved Brooklyn.

Ms. Michelle Rosenthal ‘05

Rev. Samuel Slie ‘52MDIV (emeritus)

Mr. Tim Tompkins '86

Tim-Tompkins-picture Mr. Tompkins has been the President of the Times Square Alliance since 2002.  Prior to the Alliance, he was the Founder and Director of Partnerships for Parks, which works to support New York City’s neighborhood parks and which won an Innovations in Government Award from the JFK School of Government at Harvard for its work to restore the Bronx River.  He has also worked at New York City’s Economic Development Corporation, The New York City Charter Revision Commission, and was briefly the Nationals Editor at the Mexico City News, an English language newspaper in Mexico.  He has an undergraduate degree from Yale andan M.B.A. from Wharton, and currently teaches “Transforming the Urban Economy” and “The Arts and Artist in Urban Revitalization” at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Policy.

When not in the most urban and unnatural place on the planet, he enjoys being in New York’s natural areas, ideally sailing or practicing yoga.

Ms. Marlena Vasquez ’13

Rev. J. Philip Zaeder ’58 (emeritus)

 Mr. Zaeder came to Dwight Hall in 1954 as a work study student.  Esther Davidson was his supervisor and Burton MacLean was the General Secretary.  In Mr. Zaeder’s senior year (1957-58) he served as student President and worked at the Divinity School, especially during 1960-61 when a cadre of devoted Dwight Hall students, graduate students, and board members hosted an exhibit of religious art.  Mr. Zaeder returned to Yale in 1969 as Associate Chaplain of the University (1969-1977).  He became the chair of the advisory board and kept that position until 1989 through a fundraising venture that was organized, and chaired by Reverend Luther Tucker and Ted Swenson. 

Dwight Hall Board of Trustees 2012-2013

The Board of Trustees is responsible for managing the assets of the Dwight Hall at Yale endowment.

Mr. Carl Eifler ‘70, Chair

Mr. Eifler is a Managing Director at BlackRock, responsible for retail distribution in BlackRock Alternative Investors. BlackRock is the world’s largest asset management company with about $3.7 trillion of assets under management.

Prior to joining BlackRock in 2011, Mr. Eifler was Chief Operating Officer of Lyxor Asset Management Inc, Societe Generale’s New York based fund of hedge funds subsidiary. Previously he was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley for ten years responsible for building that firm’s industry leading global Prime Brokerage and Securities Lending business. Mr. Eifler began his career at First Boston, where he was a member of the Corporate Finance Department, started and led the firm’s Mortgage Finance Department and headed the Public Finance Department.

Mr. Eifler earned his BA degree from Yale College and an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar and a Loeb Rhodes Fellow.

Mr. William E. Curran ’49

Ms. Sheilah Rostow

Mr. Edward Swenson ‘67, ‘80 SOM

Mr. Daniel Viederman ’85