Zoe Sharp, Presidente de la Junta Directiva

Deputy General Counsel, Optoro, Inc.
Elected Winter 2016

Zoe Sharp se unió a la Junta Directiva en 2016 y está encantada de contribuir al esfuerzo para proveer servicios a víctimas de violencia doméstica y sobrevivientes. “Previamente mi contribución ha sido proporcionar servicios legales a las víctimas de violencia doméstica caso por caso, pero me siento tan inspirada por My Sister’s Place y sus esfuerzos estructurales y culturales para efectivamente terminar el ciclo de abuso a través de una variedad de enfoques. Quería ayudar de manera más sostenida en la Junta y apoyar estos esfuerzos “.

Zoe Sharp es miembro de la Junta Directiva de My Sister’s Place y es miembro del Comité de Gobernabilidad. Zoe trabaja en Optoro, Inc. como consejera general adjunta y enseña como instructora adjunta para la Escuela de Negocios Kogod de la Universidad Americana. Se graduó de la Universidad de Yale y de la Facultad de Derecho de Stanford, y tiene una Maestría. en Contabilidad de la American University.

Partner, Blank Rome LLP Elected Spring 2018 Shawn M. Wright concentrates her practice in the area of white collar criminal litigation, with a specific focus on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and international anti-corruption laws; criminal antitrust; public corruption; and government contracts matters. She represents corporations, boards of directors, and corporate executives in a wide range of internal and government investigations, audits and risk assessments, parallel proceedings, and before enforcement agencies and bodies such as the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and other authorities. Shawn’s practice includes internal compliance program development for the FCPA, including establishing workplace compliance policies and procedures, due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, third-party relationships, and other transactions. She also conducts internal investigations and provides counsel on violations of the Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”). Additionally, she represents companies and nonprofit organizations and their boards of directors regarding corporate governance, compliance, and internal controls issues. Shawn is a member of the Women President’s Organization – Greenbelt Chapter, which supports and promotes women-owned companies. She is also a tutor and mentor to diverse women law students. She is an enthusiastic football and basketball fan, both professional and collegiate.

Elected Winter 2018

Elected Winter 2018

Chief Integrity Officer, MedStar Washington Hospital Center Elected: Spring 2013 Beverly R. Allen is an attorney with more than 20 years of legal, business and consulting experience across multiple industries. Beverly joined the My Sister’s Place Board of Directors in 2013, and was initially drawn by the core mission of the organization as well as the opportunity to support and make a difference in the local community. “I believe that being a part of this Board enables me to give of myself in a meaningful way while working toward the shared goal of breaking the cycle of domestic violence.” Currently, Beverly is the Associate General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer at Inovalon, a leading healthcare technology company. Beverly has also worked with corporate, government and not-for-profit entities on a variety of strategic, operational and transformative initiatives across multiple sectors, including health care, academia and financial services.

Elected: Fall 2019 Amy Berger is currently teaching English to adult immigrants at the Washington English Center (WEC), where she has been teaching for the past fifteen years. She also served as a WEC board member for seven years. During that time, she was Vice Chair of the Board and Development Chair. As head of the Development Committee, she chaired four major fundraisers which raised over $100,000 per event. She is now an Emeritus Board Member.

In Amy’s other volunteer work, she served as a Board member of the Jewish Council for the Aging, tutored DC elementary school children through Reading Partners, mentored at-risk students at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, and was the found and co-editor of a bi-weekly publication for parents at Georgetown Day High School.

Prior to “retiring” from the paid work force to pursue volunteer work and family matters, Amy was a lawyer/ lobbyist at two DC law firms, Legislative Counsel at the National Science Foundation, Legislative Counsel to Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, Deputy Director of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, and a lobbyist for the American Association of University Women.

Partner, Brody Kling pllc Elected: Fall 2019, Jenny Brody has practiced family law in Washington, DC for more than ten years. As the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project, from 2008 to 2016, Ms. Brody provided legal assistance to hundreds of domestic violence survivors in Civil Protection Order cases, as well as in divorce, custody and child support matters. As a member of the DC Superior Court Counsel for Child Abuse and Neglect Panel, Ms. Brody represented children as a court-appointed Guardian ad litem and also represented adoptive parents in adoption petitions. Ms. Brody has devoted substantial time to improving the court system, as a participant in the DC Superior Court Domestic Relations and Domestic Violence Implementation Committees. She also played a role in promulgating Guardian ad litem Practice Standards, through the Council for Court Excellence and in DC Superior Court. Ms. Brody is a recognized expert in domestic violence and family law issues, presenting numerous training programs in these areas for lawyers, judges, social workers, medical professionals and domestic violence advocates. Prior to practicing family law, Ms. Brody worked in private practice, at Rogovin, Huge & Schiller and at Powers, Pyles & Sutter. She also served as an attorney at the United States Department of Justice, Civil Appellate Staff. She clerked for the Hon. Irving L. Goldberg, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Noelle Dubiansky

Associate, Goodwin
Electa: Invierno 2017

Noelle Dubiansky se unió a la Junta Directiva en diciembre de 2017. Noelle es asociada del Goodwin’s Technology & Life Sciences Group. La Sra. Dubiansky representa a empresas de biotecnología, farmacéutica, dispositivos médicos y otras ciencias de la vida en una amplia gama de transacciones comerciales y de propiedad intelectual. Ella regularmente asesora a empresas privadas y públicas en transacciones comerciales complejas, incluidas asociaciones estratégicas, licencias, adquisición de tecnología, colaboraciones de investigación y desarrollo, pruebas clínicas, servicios por contrato, acuerdos de distribución y fabricación. La Sra. Dubiansky también asesora regularmente a clientes en relación con financiamientos privados, ofertas públicas, spin-outs y transacciones de fusiones y adquisiciones con respecto a los derechos de propiedad intelectual y riesgos operacionales.
Antes de unirse a Goodwin, la Sra. Dubiansky fue asociada en el grupo de práctica de ciencias biológicas en Cooley LLP y anteriormente, en el grupo de FDA en Hyman, Phelps & McNamara. Mientras asistía a la escuela de leyes, la Sra. Dubiansky fue nombrada Becaria Edward F. Hennessey.
Senior Counsel, Williams & Connolly LLP Elected: July 2018 Eva Petko Esber is now Senior Counsel at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Williams & Connolly LLP. She retired from the Williams & Connolly partnership at the end of 2015 after thirty years as an active litigator focusing on employment disputes, fiduciary and trust and estates litigation, banking fraud, and medical malpractice defense. While a partner, Ms. Esber also served as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, and as Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee, Associate Management Committee, Associate Evaluation Committee, and Anti-Harassment Committee. She was twice recognized by Washingtonian magazine as one of “Washington’s Top Lawyers.” Born and raised in Philadelphia, Ms. Esber obtained her undergraduate degree in 1981 from Saint Joseph’s University. She obtained her law degree in 1984 from Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Esber joined the Board of My Sister’s Place in July 2018, and is a member of the Personnel Committee

Hind Advisory Services, LLC, Elected: December 2019 Melanie Hind joined the Board and Finance Committee in December 2019. Melanie is a UK qualified chartered accountant who has been based in the Washington DC metro area since Summer 2018. Melanie brings a wealth of experience in financial and risk management, having previously held roles on the board of the UK’s financial reporting regulator, of UK financial institutions, and as an assurance partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Melanie is currently an advisor to international accounting firms. Melanie has UK non-profit experience and is motivated by making a positive impact on individuals and families in the communities where she lives and works.

Michelle A. Kisloff, Esq. 

Partner, Hogan Lovells
Electa: Otoño 2007

Michelle ha servido en nuestra Junta Directiva por casi una década, y ha estado trabajando en temas de violencia doméstica y promoviendo formas de evitarla por más de 20 años. “En la escuela de derecho, ayudé a las mujeres a ir a los tribunales para obtener órdenes de protección civil. Prontamente vi que las órdenes judiciales son un paso importante, pero que las mujeres necesitan más que ayuda legal para ponerse de pie y alejarse de sus agresores. Estuve encantada de conectarme con My Sister’s Place, porque proporciona a las sobrevivientes de violencia domestica y a sus hijos un lugar seguro para vivir y las conecta con los servicios sociales y de asesoramiento que necesitan. MSP tiene un gran impacto en nuestra comunidad y estoy orgullosa de ser parte de ella “. En su trabajo diario, Michelle es socia de la firma de abogados Hogan Lovells, como miembro de la práctica de pleitos en defensa de la privacidad y ciberseguridad.

Pastry Director, SRG Restaurants Elected Fall 2018 Alex Levin was hired by Michael Schlow to assume the position of Pastry Director in February 2017. In this role, Alex leads, manages and executes pastry programs, in conjunction with Schlow, at all SRG restaurants around the country including Alta Strada, Casolare, The Riggsby and TICO in Washington, DC; Alta Strada Wellesley and Foxwoods, TICO Boston in the New England area, Adachi Restaurant in Birmingham, Michigan and Cavatina in Los Angeles. Levin brings with him experience and expertise in diverse cuisines all applied to American, Greek, Italian, Latin American, Japanese and Spanish-inspired restaurants. Alex was named best Pastry Chef by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington in 2016 and an Eater “Young Gun” in 2015. He moved to Washington, DC in 2013 and created a reputation for fabulous desserts as Pastry Chef of Osteria Morini. A graduate of Yale and the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, Levin has trained under industry-leading pastry chefs, including Johnny Iuzzini, Francisco Migoya and Noah Carroll at restaurants Jean Georges, Cafe Boulud and the Apple Pie Bakery Café in New York City.

Lisa E. Rosenthal

Chief Executive Officer, The Mayvin Consulting Group, Inc.
Electa: Invierno 2015

Lisa se unió a la Junta en 2015 como resultado de su pasión por trabajar en promover mejorías para las mujeres y las mujeres en los negocios. “My Sister’s Places sirve en un lugar esencial en la comunidad proporcionando un lugar seguro para las mujeres. Toda la gente merece un lugar seguro”.

Lisa Rosenthal es Directora Ejecutiva y cofundadora de Mayvin, Inc. Lisa es una experimentada administradora de proyectos, con gran experiencia en áreas gubernamental y comercial, manejando un amplio espectro de tareas, funciones, procesos y sistemas desde el concepto hasta la implementación. Es reconocida por sus habilidades de liderazgo, facilitando el cambio organizacional y la planificación estratégica para las organizaciones gubernamentales. Recibió su Maestría en Administración de Empresas en Finanzas Internacionales y Administración de Tecnología de la Información Global de la Universidad Americana en Washington, DC.

Vice President, Program & Evaluation at LIFT Elected Spring 2018 Sophie has over a decade of program management and evaluation in the domestic and international anti-poverty space. She is passionate about finding ways to improve program quality by drawing on best practices and continuously assessing where program design and implementation can improve. At LIFT – an antipoverty nonprofit that supports low income parents in urban areas – she helped create the organization’s first learning and evaluation unit before assuming a broader program oversight role that combines program strategy and evaluation. She currently manages the national program team which is responsible for ensuring high quality program design and implementation in LIFT’s Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. offices. Prior to LIFT, Sophie spent seven years at the Millennium Challenge Corporation where she supported design and evaluation of large-scale investments in wide ranging areas including the power sector, vocational education, and government anti-corruption efforts. At MCC, Sophie worked with bilateral partners in Indonesia, Mongolia and Sierra Leone to ensure that investments fostered economic growth and embedded rigorous impact evaluations and performance management systems. Prior to MCC, she worked on refugee issues in Nepal and advocated whistleblower rights in international organizations. Sophie earned a Bachelors degree from Tufts University and a Masters from the Fletcher School.

Associate Director, Savills Studley Elected July 2018 Bailey Williams joined the Board in 2018 to help create and support safe environments for women who are seeking an escape from dangerous situations. “As the father of two girls, I want to be an example for them, and support healthy homes and relationships that are free of violence.” Bailey is a native Washingtonian, and an Associate Director at Savills Studley, a commercial real estate advisory firm that exclusively represents tenants. He serves the real estate needs of law firms, non-profits, associations and technology companies nationwide. Bailey received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Amherst College, and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.

Kristen Maddux

Manager, Corporate Affairs Research, Altria Group, Inc.
Electa: Verano 2015

Kristen se unió a la Junta Directiva en 2015 después de servir como voluntaria activa a través de la Junior League de Washington. Además de tener una pasión por la misión de MSP de erradicar la violencia doméstica, Kristen quedó impresionada con el enfoque holístico de la organización para capacitar a los sobrevivientes para que tomen el control de sus vidas:

“MSP no es sólo un refugio, es una comunidad que ofrece una variedad completa de atención. Desde el asesoramiento de una víctima durante su primera valiente llamada a la línea directa hasta ayudarla a conseguir empleo seguro y vivienda independiente permanente, MSP entiende lo que se necesita para romper el círculo vicioso de violencia doméstica “.

Los antecedentes profesionales de Kristen son en investigación y estrategia. Desde que se graduó con un título en ciencias políticas de Kenyon College, Kristen ha trabajado para generar ideas y estrategias para compañías Fortune 500, organizaciones de políticas públicas y equipos de campañas políticas. Fuera del trabajo, Kristen disfruta investigando la historia americana en el capítulo local de DAR y viendo sin parar los programas de PBS Masterpiece.

David Collins, Rebecca Carr Rizzo, Mazen Yacoub, and Aspasia Xypolia