Harvard Club of NYC: Board of Trustees, Foundation Board & Committee Members

Celebrating the Class of 2024

We look forward to an evening of casual networking and mentorship!

Architecture / Design

John H. Hunter DS’93
Board of Trustees

Co-Chair, House Committee

John H. Hunter DS’93 completed his undergraduate work at Rice University prior to receiving a Masters in Architecture and a Masters in Architecture in Urban Design at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. He is currently an architect based in New York City, consulting for Studio Sofield with Bill Sofield, winner of the 2010 Cooper Hewitt’s National Design Award. Previously, he worked for Gwathmey Siegel & Associates on a number of large-scale multi-use projects in Singapore and New York, most notably the CUNY Graduate Center at the former B. Altman site, the Ross School in East Hampton, as well as The American Girl Place in Chicago, an award-winning retail project. Recent projects include planning for an addition to Hunter Health Clinic, an Urban Indian Health Clinic, providing total health care services for the general public in Wichita, Kansas. He has had work published in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The World of Interiors, and Architectural Record. A Club member since 1993, he has served on the Club’s Master Plan Committee for the 35 West 44th building, the Admissions Committee, the Welcoming Committee and the Programs Committee. He chaired the Art and Architecture Subcommittee from 2007 to 2009 and the Athletics Subcommittee from 2010 to 2015. He has been a member of the House Committee during those years and is currently serving as House Committee co-chair as well as a member of the Board of Trustees.

Architecture / Retail

Nalina Moses DS’94
Vice President, Board of Trustees
Chair, Art & Architecture Committee

Nalina Moses D’94 has completed retail, residential and institutional architectural projects in North America, Asia, the Caribbean and the Middle East, and worked for companies including Tiffany & Co., Coach and Michael Kors. She has written about design, art and aesthetics for various web and print publications. Her 2019 book Single-Handedly considers the work of contemporary architects who, in a digital age, continue to draw by hand. In 2020 she co-curated an accompanying exhibit of architectural drawings at Art Omi.

Nalina studied art history, with a focus on modern design, at Yale University and architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She is a registered architect in the state of New York.

Banking / Finance

Rich Ventura B’16
Co-Chair, Welcoming Committee

Rich Ventura B’16 is an advisor to Marel Power Solutions, Inc., which is a startup in the power electronics industry. The firm designs and manufactures power stacks to sell to converter makers. The office, lab, and most of their employees are based in the state of Michigan.

Rich is a New Yorker. He began working in lower Manhattan, for a privately held Wall Street firm. He also worked at JPM Chase & Co. and BNY Mellon. Most of Rich’s career was focused on managing and facilitating the sale of loan assets into the secondary market.

Rich was a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves, and he was honorably discharged in 2003.

Entrepreneurship / Consulting

Caitlin Begg ’16
Board of Trustees
Marketing Committee

Caitlin Begg ’16 is the founder of Authentic Social and a sociological researcher. She founded Authentic Social in 2016 after writing her undergraduate sociology honors thesis on virtual impressions and digital communication’s effect on social interaction. Authentic Social brings an education-forward approach to sociotechnical systems strategy, focused on social selling, communication, go- to-market and people operations. Caitlin presents sociological research on technology’s effect on conversation around the U.S. and Europe, most recently at the Responsible Artificial Intelligence Forum in Munich. Her professional and philanthropic efforts have been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur. Caitlin is an associate board member of Row New York, a college mentor at East Harlem Tutorial Program, and maintains a pro bono element of Authentic Social centered around providing free resources to those looking to secure employment. Caitlin is an active member of the Harvard community, and outside of her involvement with HCNY she also serves as an Activities Chair of the Class of 2016 Reunion Program Committee, member of the Harvard Varsity Club, and avid Harvard crew and football vintage collector (including one particularly notable Harvard-Yale ticket from 1912, a Harvard national championship year exactly 100 years before her first The Game attendance).

Entrepreneurship / Government

Kenneth Ebie ’01
Board of Trustees

Kenneth Ebie ’01 is the inaugural Executive Director & Chief Development Officer of Black Entrepreneurs NYC (BE NYC), a first-of-its-kind municipal initiative in a major American city to help address the racial wealth gap by empowering Black entrepreneurs.

An entrepreneur himself, Mr. Ebie is also the Founder & Principal of Ebie Strategies LLC, a boutique social impact and public affairs firm that advises corporate, non- profit and individual clients on human capital, social impact and public-private partnerships. With prior experience in law, politics, City government and public affairs, Mr. Ebie brings a track record of success in driving innovative social impact initiatives at the highest levels of government, finance, entertainment, and philanthropy.

Mr. Ebie has been recognized by Brooklyn Magazine as one of its “100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture”; by the NYC Commission on Human Rights as a 2022 “Trailblazer”; and by the New York Urban League as its 2023 Equity and Inclusion Ambassador. Passionate about social and economic justice, Mr. Ebie also previously served as the campaign manager for the late Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson’s successful 2013 campaign.

Mr. Ebie currently serves on the Board of Soho Repertory Theatre and is a founding member of Beyond #MeToo: A Working Group on Corporate Governance, Compliance and Risk.

Mr. Ebie holds a B.A. from Harvard College, where he was elected as a Class Marshal, and a J.D. from Yale Law School. He was a Fulbright Scholar to Cameroon, where he was also a semi-professional basketball player.


Yuying Qian ’22
Welcoming Committee

Yuying Qian ’22 is a Director and Senior Trader at SMBC, a Japanese mega bank. She specializes in interest rates options trading and provides competitive option solutions to institutional clients. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Yuying has been an active member of the Harvard Club of New York City’s Welcome Committee since September 2022. Previously, she served as the co-president of the USTC Alumni Association of New York City from 2018 to 2022. Yuying graduated from Harvard University with an ALM in Data Science in May 2022.

Finance / Real Estate

Ronald Kamdem ‘10
Treasurer, Board of Trustees
Chair, Finance Committee

Ronald Kamdem ‘10, CFA is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and the Head of US REITs and Commercial Real Estate Research. Ron joined the Firm in 2010 and has covered public companies in the Real Estate sector for the past 10 years, including lead coverage of retail, industrial, office, healthcare, storage, triple net and gaming REITs. His experience spans all sub-sectors and he has contributed to important thematic and collaborative research including sizing the distributed solar opportunity for the real estate and trucking industries and analyzing the impact of hybrid work from home on various commercial real estate sectors. Prior to working in Equity Research, Ron worked in Equity Sales at Morgan Stanley in the Wealth Management business assisting financial advisors and their clients identify investment opportunities. Ron graduated from Harvard College in 2010 with a Major in Economics and a Minor in Statistics and he has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Ron is fluent in French and is the former co-chair of the Junior Board of an Education and Squash non-profit in Harlem.


Anand Joshi ’96
Director, Foundation Board

Anand Joshi ‘96 is Senior Vice President, Procurement & Strategic Sourcing at New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP). In this role, he is responsible for strategic sourcing, supply chain, and procure-to-pay operations for the $10B healthcare system. His team is responsible for the overall management of the $3+ Billion of non-labor expense across the NYP System.  Dr. Joshi joined NYP in 2004 as the Director of Clinical Sourcing.  Prior to joining NYP he was an Engagement Manager with McKinsey and Co., serving pharmaceutical, medical device, and hospital clients.

Dr. Joshi received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Biochemistry.  He earned his MBA at Columbia Business School, and was elected to the Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society, and earned his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society.


Daniel Kramer ’15
Secretary, Foundation Board

Daniel Kramer ’15 is a Research Scientist at Tally Health, a longevity-focused biotechnology company. Previously, he was a Senior Manager at Calibrate, a telehealth and GLP-1 medication management company. Before joining Calibrate, Danny was a clinical researcher at Weill Cornell using technology and data science tools to improve cancer clinical trial design. His research and writing at Cornell were published in Nature Medicine and The New York Times. While an undergraduate, Danny held early-stage roles at two technology startups spun out of Harvard: TetraScience (Series B, 2021) and edX (acq. by 2U in 2021). Danny received his A.B., magna cum laude, in Chemical Biology & Mathematics from Harvard University, and he lived in Leverett House. Danny has been a member of the Harvard Club of New York since 2015. Since 2020, he’s served as a Board Director of the Harvard Club of New York Foundation, and he became Board Secretary in 2023.


Sebastian Alsheimer ’06
Secretary, Board of Trustees
Co-Chair, House Committee

Sebastian Alsheimer ’06 is a Partner at the law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Co-Chair of its Shareholder Engagement & Activism practice. After receiving his AB from Harvard College, Sebastian earned an MA from the University of Oxford, an LLM from Columbia Law School and an MBA from Yale School of Management. In addition to the Board of Trustees, he serves as Co- Chair of the House Committee. Sebastian is also an Executive Trustee of the American-Scandinavian Foundation. He lives on the Upper East Side with his wife, Jillian, and their children Axel (6), Elsa (5) and Filippa (1).


Angela Dorn ’87, L’90
Board of Trustees

Angela Dorn ’87, L’90 works as a consultant and senior executive in the nonprofit sector. She is also a writer and commentator. Previously, Ms. Dorn served as COO and General Counsel at Teach for All, an international nonprofit, and Youth INC, a New York nonprofit, where she now sits on the board of directors, among others. Ms. Dorn was a Founding Member, Chief Legal Officer, and Chief Operating Officer of Single Stop USA, a national nonprofit that helped over one million low-income households avoid or escape poverty. Angela was identified by Essence magazine as a “Woman to Watch,” and by Time as an “American Voice.” Ms. Dorn has contributed to national publications and serves on several boards, including the board of directors of CSS (the Community Service Society of New York), Youth INC, the national board of directors of Public Allies, and the Board of the NAACP Foundation. Ms. Dorn served on the Harvard Alumni Association as a Regional Director. Ms. Dorn has belonged to the HCNY for over 30 years and has served on the club’s Schools and Scholarship committee, the Admissions/Welcoming committee, the Club’s DEIB task force, and has served as Trustee and secretary of the Board of Trustees.


Deborah Paul ’86, L’89
Treasurer, Foundation Board

Deborah Paul ’89 is a partner in the Tax Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz where she focuses on the tax aspects of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, spinoffs and financial instruments.  Ms. Paul has been the principal tax lawyer on numerous domestic and cross-border transactions, including strategic acquisitions and private equity buyouts, in a wide array of industries. Ms. Paul is a frequent speaker at Practising Law Institute, American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and New York City Bar Association conferences on tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions and related topics.  She is rated a leading tax lawyer by Chambers USA, the Legal 500 and Super Lawyers and was recently named a Who’s Who Legal Global Elite Thought Leader in Corporate Tax.  She was elected partner in 2000.

Ms. Paul is a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School teaching International Tax and was the 2019 Chair of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association. Prior to joining Wachtell Lipton in 1997, Ms. Paul was an Assistant Professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (1995-1997) and an Acting Assistant Professor at New York University School of Law (1994-1995).

Ms. Paul received an A.B. from Harvard University in 1986, a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1989 and an LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law in 1994.


Caroline Shinkle L’20
Assistant Secretary, Board of Trustees

Caroline Shinkle L’20 is an Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in its Corporate Department, where her practice spans mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and financial institutions regulatory matters. She is a member of the New York, Washington, D.C., Massachusetts, and Ohio bars. Caroline earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.S. from MIT in Economics with minors in Management and French, and also studied at Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). Prior to attending law school, Caroline worked at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. in the Stress Testing Section within the Division of Supervision & Regulation.

Caroline is an active member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and frequent speaker at ABA meetings. She also serves on the Board of the Harvard Law School Association of New York City, on the Advisory Council for the University of Dayton School of Law, on the Board of the British Transportation Museum, and on the Turnquist Leadership Council for America’s Packard Museum. She is a long-term member of the Screen Actors Guild–American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and a member of the Economic Club of New York.

Caroline has also completed stints at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland, the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, and the Bank of Israel in Jerusalem, Israel. At the BIS, Caroline worked with the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Secretariat to investigate judicial review of central bank and supervisory authority decisions as well as with the BIS Innovation Hub to explore legal questions surrounding tokenization of assets and distributed ledger technology-based securities settlement. While a student at MIT, Caroline served as MIT’s first-ever Student Ambassador for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Caroline is an avid golfer and served as President of the Harvard Law School Golf Association while in law school. She is also an avid tennis player and kayaker as well as proud car enthusiast, with a particular affinity for British racing cars.


Stephen P. Younger ‘77
President, Board of Trustees

Stephen P. Younger ‘77, past president of the New York State Bar Association, is a seasoned litigator and trial lawyer in Nixon Peabody’s Complex Disputes practice. He focuses his practice on commercial, securities, and real estate disputes. He has over 35 years of litigation experience and has tried numerous cases in federal and state court and before arbitration panels. His clients include financial institutions, mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, pension funds, venture capital firms, real estate developers, and multi-national companies. He also frequently argues appeals, particularly in the appellate courts of New York, and is well known for his alternative dispute resolution (ADR) work.

Due to his experience in the ADR field, he is often called on to serve as an arbitrator or mediator in high-stakes matters. In addition, he serves as editor of the New York Commercial Division Practice Guide, which is part of Bloomberg Law’s Litigation Practice Portfolio Series, and teaches commercial litigation as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University. He has been a member of the Club since 1990, and previously served on the Club’s Audit Committee. He is currently First Vice President of the Club and serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Management Consulting

Jalen Daniels ‘21
Board of Trustees

Jalen Daniels ‘21 was born and raised in Manhattan. Before coming to Harvard, she trained as a classical ballerina for 14+ years, allowing her to perform at notable venues such as the Apollo Theatre, the Supreme Court, and the White House. At Harvard, Ms. Daniels fine-tuned her passion for philosophy and history with a dual honors concentration in Social Studies and African American Studies. During her time as an undergraduate, she continued her rigorous ballet studies, served on the boards of Harvard’s Black Student Association and the Harvard College Social Innovation Collaborative, created an international women-led agribusiness, wrote as an art critic at the Harvard Advocate, and co-founded an education start-up called Nile Prep. Ms. Daniels culminated her college career with her senior thesis entitled, “Enemies of The New: Transhumanism, Blackness, and Fleshless Imaginaries.” The work, which contributes fresh scholarship to race and technology studies, is in the process of being published. Currently, she strategizes high-impact, creative solutions for organizations and businesses, writes as a cultural critic, and hosts speaking engagements about philosophy, social science and theology.

Performing Arts / Non-Profit

Allison Charney Epstein ‘89
President, Foundation Board
Board of Trustees

Allison Charney Epstein ‘89 made her debut with the NYC Opera after the National Finals of the Metropolitan Opera Competition, and has since sung dozens of leading operatic roles throughout the country. Concert highlights have included performances at Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and as a featured soloist with both the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Boston Pops: the latter under the baton of her Harvard classmate, former NY Philharmonic music director, Alan Gilbert. Allison performs the featured single on AVIE Records FORGOTTEN VOICES, and can be heard on the Pulitzer Prize- nominated oratorio Choose Life, Allison and Ben: For the Record, and on Navona Records’ ARK RESOUNDING that reached #1 on the Amazon charts in 2023. An active recitalist and master teacher, Allison is a founding member of The ARK Trio, co-creator of the WQXR mini-series, Her/Music;Her/Story, and Artistic Director of PREFORMANCES™. NYC’s historic Town Hall presented Allison on their virtual stage with her concert and conversation series – SEASON OF HOPE – and OPERA AT HOME – her reimagined, abridged version of classic operas.

After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree (magna cum laude with highest honors) with a Special Concentration in Music and European Cultural Studies at Harvard, she went on to earn two graduate degrees in music from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University (MM ’91; AD ’94). At the Harvard Club of New York where she is a member of the Board of Trustees, Allison also serves as Citywide Co-Chair of the Schools Committee and as President of the Foundation Board. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Parents Association Board at the Trinity School, and as secretary of the Ansonia Condominium Board of Managers. Allison lives in New York City with her husband, Adam Epstein (H’88) and their two sons.


Alexa Caban ’19
Welcoming Committee

Alexa Caban ’19 is a Strategy & Operations Senior Associate at DoorDash. She previously worked in omnichannel merchandising at Walmart and strategy & opperations at Yext, an AI SaaS company.

Alexa held leadership positions in the Walmart Latinx Employee Resource Group (ERG) and Yext Multicultural ERG. She has served as a Harvard Club of New York Welcoming Committee Member and a Harvard College alumni interviewer since 2022.

At Harvard, Alexa concentrated in Social Studies with secondary in Classics. She was a member of the Harvard College Stand up Comic Society, and performed in sketches with On Harvard Time and several student films. She also served as Co-Executive Director for the 10th Annual Harvard College Latina Empowerment and Development Conference.

Alexa is an alumna of The Chapin School. In her free time, she enjoys runs in her local park, and spending time with her family.