Board of Directors

The Board of Directors personifies North Star Fund's commitment to both diversity and excellence. Board members are recruited for their expertise and ability to inform our work. Our current board contributes a variety of skills, including non-profit management, finance, fundraising and community organizing. Their aggregated expertise deepens, strengthens and synergizes our work as a grantmaker.

Nisha Atre, Chair

Financial Analyst
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Andrea Batista Schlesinger

Deputy Director of U.S. Programs, Open Society Foundations

Oona Chatterjee

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Center for Popular Democracy
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Jennifer Flynn

Executive Director, VOCAL-NY
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Jason Franklin, Treasurer

Executive Director, Bolder Giving
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Andrew Goldberg

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Pierre Hauser

Philanthropic Activist, Founder of Daphne Foundation, Writer
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Hugh Hogan

Executive Director, North Star Fund
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Asa Johnson

Publishing Consultant
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Lloyd Martinez

Vice President, Major Gifts & Foundations, National Urban League
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Gonzalo Mercado

Executive Director, El Centro del Inmigrante
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Christine Parker

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Zahida Pirani, Community Funding Committee Co-Chair

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Mark Reed

Founder, Contact Fund LLC
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Alvarez Symonette

Director of Business Development, Arlon Group
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Michael Waterman

Co-Founder, Olo Acupuncture
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Maggie Williams

Lawyer, Civic Engagement Activist
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In Memoriam:

Betty Kapetanakis
1952 - 2002