Officers

  • 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

Executive Director

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

  • Len Hart

    Facilities Manager, Sharpe Reservation
    Len Hart Facilities Manager, Sharpe Reservation
  • Eric Holmgren

    Maintenance Technician, Sharpe Reservation
    Eric Holmgren Maintenance Technician, Sharpe Reservation
  • Ruth Horry

    Project Coordinator, Community Outreach, Partnerships & Support Services
    Ruth Horry Project Coordinator, Community Outreach, Partnerships & Support Services rhorry@freshair.org
  • Amy Jiang

    Field Manager, Friendly Towns
    Amy Jiang Field Manager, Friendly Towns ajiang@freshair.org
  • Nicole Johnston

    Director of Friendly Towns
    Nicole Johnston Director of Friendly Towns njohnston@freshair.org
  • Igor Kharchenko

    Maintenance Technician, Sharpe Reservation
    Igor Kharchenko Maintenance Technician, Sharpe Reservation
  • Priscilla Lam

    Salesforce Administrator
    Priscilla Lam Salesforce Administrator plam@freshair.org
  • Brandan Lucas

    Systems Administrator, IT
    Brandan Lucas Systems Administrator, IT blucas@freshair.org
  • Kathleen Mallari

    Development Database Associate
    Kathleen Mallari Development Database Associate kmallari@freshair.org
  • Alexandra Margevich

    Research & Evaluation Manager
    Alexandra Margevich Research & Evaluation Manager amargevich@freshair.org
  • Ran Meagher

    Project Manager, Sharpe Reservation
    Ran Meagher Project Manager, Sharpe Reservation
  • Maria Mejia

    Community Outreach Manager
    Maria Mejia Community Outreach Manager mmejia@freshair.org
  • Leslie Montalvo

    Development Associate
    Leslie Montalvo Development Associate lmontalvo@freshair.org
  • David Morrison

    Maintenance Technician, Sharpe Reservation
    David Morrison Maintenance Technician, Sharpe Reservation
  • Patrick Norman

    Maintenance Technician, Sharpe Reservation
    Patrick Norman Maintenance Technician, Sharpe Reservation
  • Jennifer O’Leary

    Office Manager, Sharpe Reservation
    Jennifer O’Leary Office Manager, Sharpe Reservation
  • Helen P. O'Reilly

    General Counsel
    Helen P. O'Reilly General Counsel
  • Gaja Papa

    Digital Communications Coordinator
    Gaja Papa Digital Communications Coordinator gpapa@freshair.org
  • Anthony Parker

    Community Outreach Manager
    Anthony Parker Community Outreach Manager aparker@freshair.org

Council

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.