Battle of the Boards

Thank you for checking out our very first Battle of the Boards!

From November 1st to December 31st our two Boards will battle it out trying to pull in the greatest number of individual donors they can!
Whose side will you chose?

Who will win??
Time to Give!


  1. Each individual that donates any amount counts for one point toward that Board.
  2. No individual will be counted twice, no matter how many times they donate. Recurring donations, however, are our favorite!
  3. While the amount you give does not change the point your Board receives, the larger the donation, the greater an impact you will have on our clients and expanding the services we can provide. Give generously if you can!
  4. The winning Board will be announced and celebrated at the start of the new year!

Young Professional Board Donation

Your donation determines which Board will win!!

Urban Justice Center Board Donation

Every new donor that gives any amount adds an additional point!

Thank you to all of our 2022

Board Members!


Cara Hall, Co-Chair
Senior Privacy Program Manager, Etsy

Jack Lancaster, Co-Chair
Consultant, Bain & Company

Lina Dagnew, Co-Chair of Engagement Committee
Senior Associate, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Manuel Pereira-Arias, Co-Chair of Engagement Committee
Investment Analyst, World Bank Group

Matthew Thornburg, Chair of Fundraising & Partnerships Committee 
Associate, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLC

Princess Sutherland, Chair of Events Committee
Account Executive, LifeSci Communications

Anushka Kumar
CEO, The Promise We Share

Claire Sayers
Social Security Disability Attorney, Ugalde & Rzonca LLP

Elsa Ramesh (she/her)
Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft

Kevin O’Brien 
Vice President, Alliance Bernstein

Krystine Santos
Assistant Manager, Global Consumer Engagement, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.

LaShelle Lane MSW
Law Student, CUNY School of Law

Lia Newman
Office Manager & Paralegal, Brafman & Associates, P.C.

Morgan Rubin
Director of DEI Communications, NFL

Nati Yemane
Senior Solutions Architect, MongoDB

Tyler Charles
Program Director, Bowery Residents Committee

Yasmin Teymourian
Senior Account Executive, GCI Health

Urban Justice Center board

Joe Hamid, Chairman
Debevoise & Plimpton

Arnold B. Peinado III, Secretary

Joel M. Frank, Treasurer

Michael A. Barasch
Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson

Pat Budziak
Newark Academy

Joan Chan

Kenyatta Cheese
Everybody at Once

Michael Coyne
Union Bank

Richard A. Edlin
Greenberg Traurig

Marc Falcone

Helen Hershkoff
New York University School of Law

Charlene Jones
Citi Institutional Client Group

Stephen Loffredo
CUNY School of Law

Mitchell A. Lowenthal
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Michal Miernowski
Ardea Partners

Fred Mwangaguhunga

Johnny Perez
National Religious Campaign Against Torture

Brooke Richie-Babbage
Brooke Richie-Babbage Consulting

David A. Singleton
Ohio Justice & Policy Center

Joshua W. Thompson
Sidley Austin LLP

Edward Turan