Board of Directors

(Pictured left to right: Lanita A. Ward-Jones, Vice Chair, Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R, Chair, Matthew Cohen, Treasurer and James T. Evans, PhD, Secretary)

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R, Chair
Private Practice Psychotherapist

Lanita A. Ward-Jones, Vice Chair
Manager Administration
The Beacon Theater

Matthew Cohen, Treasurer
Vice President
Signature Bank

James T. Evans, JD, PhD, Secretary
Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

Justus Eisfeld
Independent Consultant
Former Co-director
GATE – Global Action for Trans* Equality

Daniel McGee
Managing Director
National Lawyers Guild Foundation

Lisa Ayn Padilla, JD, LL.M.
We Cann Heal, LLC

William Pagano, MD, MPH
Retired Internal and Preventive Medicine Physician

Allison Palmer
Communications & Marketing
New York Public Library

Karen Sauvigné
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Director for Education, Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine

Jama Shelton, MSW, PhD
Assistant Professor
Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College

Shane S. Spicer, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Columbia University