ROBERT SCHULMANChairman and CEO
Robert Schulman’s Wall Street career spans more than 30 years. Mr. Schulman retired in
July of 2008 and is currently CEO of Foredestine, LLC. Previously, he was responsible for
Smith Barney’s $60 billion Consulting Services Division and Retail New Product
Development. As an advisor to venture capital groups, he regularly reviews small
companies’ financials, business plans and strategies for their potential. He also takes an
active role in public charity work, including having served on the Easter Seals
New York Board.
Mr. Schulman’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry
from New York University and a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from
the Lubin School of Business.
NANCY SCHULMANPresident and COO
Dr. Schulman is both a New York State licensed psychologist and a New York State licensed
social worker who has practiced for more than 30 years. Dr. Schulman was a member of
the Disaster Response Network of the New York State Psychological Association and
received a Certificate of Appreciation from the American Red Cross for her work with
families of the victims of the NY TWA Flight 800 plane crash in July, 1996. In addition to a
private practice, she has worked in clinical environments at various facilities, including as
Director of Clinical Services at the Jennie Clarkson campus of St. Christopher’s, Inc., a
Westchester, N.Y. based residential treatment facility.
Dr. Schulman’s academic credentials include a BA degree in Sociology from Rutgers
University , a Masters degree in Social Work from Hunter College, School of Social Work,
and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Hofstra University.
BARBARA DONNChief Financial Officer
Barbara is a retired professor of accounting who taught at St. Thomas Aquinas College for
over 20 years. She earned a BS in biology from CCNY and an MBA from Fairleigh
Dickinson University. She is a licensed CPA in New York and has worked as an auditor in
the governmental and non-profit areas. Barbara has served as the president of a local
chapter of Business and Professional Woman and was the treasurer of the Dellwood
MONICA COLVINBoard Director
Ms. Colvin worked in the financial services industry and non-profit
fundraising. During her tenure with Edward Jones, she served as an Investment
Representative, a new broker liason and a Customer Retention Marketing department
manager. Her fundraising experience includes being Director of Development for Grand
KENNETH DONNBoard Director
Ken was a financial consultant with a major financial firm. He has spent over 40 years in the
investment services business in various sales and management capacities. He earned a BS
in chemistry from Queens College and worked for several years in the chemical industry. In
addition to his work on this charity’s board, Ken volunteered at Habitat for Humanity, the
Dellwood Foundation and other philanthropic charities, including City Harvest.
JERYL PARISBoard Director
Jeryl is currently a Senior Vice President in Wealth Management at Jefferies LLC in NYC. She
has 35 years of experience on Wall Street in various management positions, with the last 16
years in helping individuals and institutions both in the US and abroad. She was
introduced to OHFF though her husband who was a mentor, and has first-hand knowledge
of the difficulties and the joys of helping someone in the Educational Mentoring Program.
Jeryl has a BA from SUNY Albany and an MBA from Stern School of Business.
Christine Byrnes currently works as a business management consultant for financial service
firms. Prior to that she was the Chief Administrative Officer for Tremont Capital
Management where she was responsible for the day-to-day oversight of Tremont’s business
operations with particular focus on optimizing technology and operations across the
Ms. Byrnes served as Vice President of the Down Syndrome Association of Central New
York, Inc. and as a Board member of the A Better Chance program in Manlius, New York
and President of New Rochelle Special Education Parent Teacher Association.
Ms. Byrnes was a recipient of an educational grant which afforded her the opportunity to
receive her college degree and she is committed to helping OHFF provide the same
opportunities for others.
TANISHA BROWNEExecutive Director
Tanisha has over 15 years of strategic communications experience with both private and
public sector organizations. Prior to joining OHFF, she was the Director of Marketing for the
NYC Administration for Children’s Services, where she oversaw the strategy and execution of
public awareness campaigns, large events and materials. Tanisha also served as Brand Specialist at the Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation, where she was responsible for positioning the Foundation’s brand and
developing an audience engagement strategy to support a vision to build a Culture of
Tanisha holds an MPA from Baruch College and a BBA in Marketing from Howard
University. She also spent four years as a mentor in OHFF’s Educational Mentoring
Program, and has over 15 years of volunteer experience, working with youth in foster care.