Ty Bhojwani is the President and CEO of Brilliant Global Limited, a Hong Kong-based design direct knitwear manufacturer.
Emily Blavatnik is a former film executive and philanthropist who serves on the Board of Directors of charitable organizations in both the United States and London.
Yoon Chang has been in the fashion industry for over 20 years, designing for Cynthia Steffe and her own label Whistle&Flute. Her work has appeared in WWD, Harper’s Bazaar Korea, T mag, and Elle. She teaches at Parsons the New School for Design and is co-founder of Fashion123, a program that educates young children in the art of fashion illustration.
Onyedika Chuke, a native of Nigeria, was a Foster pride mentee. Today, Onyedika, a graduate of Cooper Union and a recent Fulbright finalist, is a working artist and Foster Pride teacher.
Donna Harkavy, formerly the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Worcester Art Museum, is now an independent curator. She is on the board of trustees of Dorsky Curatorial Projects and on the advisory boards of RxArt and The Jewish Museum.
Rosanne Kang is the Founder and Creative Director of Enki, a branding, design and illustration firm based in Toronto, New York and Paris. She has been a teacher and mentor with Foster Pride for over 20 years.
Nedra Koplin was a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House for twelve years. In addition to her work on the Board, Nedra creates art projects and assists at I Made It Myself!, classes at the Foster Pride JCCA program in the Bronx.
Richard Koplin, MD, the Director of the Cataract Department of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, is also a researcher and inventor. He works with various worldwide foundations to improve medical eye care delivery in third world conditions.
Stefan Mailvaganam is the owner of Bar Carrera, Custom Wine Bar and Vanguard Wine Bar. Previously, Stefan opened Colors, New York’s first employee-owned restaurant on behalf of former workers from Windows on the World.
Sally Mandel, a best-selling novelist and Emmy Award-winning writer for day-time television drama and a long- time advocate of children’s rights, is a founding board member of Foster Pride.
Subash Mani, the Portfolio Manager of a large multi-strategy hedge fund, works with organizations both in the United States and abroad aimed at improving the lives of children through education.
Barbara Nessim, an internationally known artist, illustrator and educator served as Chairperson of Illustration at Parsons School of Design in New York from 1992-2004.
Nell O’Hara, an Emmy Award winning producer at ABC’s Good Morning America, Food Network and Martha Stewart Living, is currently a consultant to socially-conscious businesses and non-profits, helping with media, communication and event production.
Marcia Patmos, is a designer who launched her NYC-based Ready-to-Wear label M.PATMOS in 2011. This year, M.PATMOS won the prestigious International Woolmark Prize for Womenswear.
Susan Seliger, a writer and former Deputy Editor of Magazine Development at Hearst, has been on the board since its inception. She is the producer/co-founder/host of Out by 10, a monthly performance series featuring NYC’s best storytellers and musicians.
Michele Snyder, the Senior Major Gift Officer at the Whitney Museum of American Art, has spearheaded campaigns and initiatives for the SculptureCenter, the Museum of Modern Art, The Brooklyn Museum, and College Art Association.
Rob Younkers, is a fashion designer, media personality and a Part Time Assistant Professor at Parsons School of Design in the School of Fashion. He has designed and consulted for Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Patricia Field and Vogue Magazine among others and is a co-host of Secret Guide to Fabulous on LOGO and an on-air Style Correspondent for Yahoo Style. Rob is also the co-creator of the STITCHED Fashion Camp, where he mentors a generation of young designers.