- William P. Lauder Chairman of the Board
- John N. Irwin III Vice Chairman
- Wendy R. Flanagan President
- LizabethAnn Rogovoy Eisen Vice President
- Winthrop Rutherfurd, Jr. Secretary
- Derrick D. Cephas Treasurer
Board of Directors
- June Ambrose
- Tiki Barber
- Mariah Carey
- Mats G. Carlston
- Ahmed Deria
- Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel
- Hugh Grant
- Donald L. Hawks III
- Craig S. Ivey
- Howard B. Johnson
- Isabelle B. Krusen
- Gregory D. Lee
- Alexis F. Maged
- Joseph J. Magliocco
- David S. Perpich
- Caroline Cummings Rafferty
- Nancy Rooney
- Greg Rosica
- Kimberly E. Steward
- Richard D. Thomas
- Bradley A. Whitman
- Steven M. Wolf
I am energized by the inspiring stories that our children, alumni and their families share with us. They highlight the magic in our work of introducing children to new environments, new people, and new experiences. What we do is simple, yet transformative.
Fatima Shama, Executive Director
Prior to joining the Fund, Ms. Shama served in Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s administration as the commissioner of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs from 2009 through 2013. From 2007 through 2009, she served as Mayor’s senior education policy advisor, and in 2006 when Ms. Shama joined Mayor Bloomberg’s office she worked on a special initiative on the intersection between health care, language access and literacy. Immediately after the administration and prior to joining The Fund, Ms. Shama served on the senior team at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York overseeing their External Affairs department and special projects.
Ms. Shama serves as a Trustee on the New York Foundation board, on the Board of Coro Leadership New York, Pinkerton Foundation and the New York Immigration Coalition.
Ms. Shama earned a BA from Binghamton University and a Masters in Public Administration from Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs Executive Program.
My favorite memory of summer was finishing the school year and looking forward to just having a break and having some fun! I continue to enjoy summer for the same feeling — taking a deep exhale and smiling, sunshine and fun. Now, I’m able to experience summer while serving thousands of children who can have that same feeling of joy!
Fresh Air Staff
Steven GilmanMaintenance Technician, Sharpe Reservation
Len HartFacilities Manager, Sharpe Reservation
Eric HolmgrenMaintenance Technician, Sharpe Reservation
Igor KharchenkoMaintenance Technician, Sharpe Reservation
Ran MeagherProject Manager, Sharpe Reservation
David MorrisonMaintenance Technician, Sharpe Reservation
Patrick NormanMaintenance Technician, Sharpe Reservation
Jennifer O’LearyOffice Manager, Sharpe Reservation
The Fresh Air Fund Council is a dynamic group of young professionals who are passionate about our mission and are an integral part of The Fund’s volunteer and internal leadership network.