Board of Trustees.
Our Leadership Team
Gregory David (Board Chair) – A career-changer teacher-leader, Greg is currently a Fourth Grade Head Teacher at Bank Street School for Children, where he has taught for nine years. Greg also co-founded JCC Manhattan’s Gift of Math, a free public-school after school math support program, and served as Founding Teacher for five years at two Upper West Side elementary schools. Prior to entering education, Greg spent seventeen years in business, as an entrepreneur, investment manager and financial journalist, and served on several non-for-profit Boards. Greg holds Masters Degrees from NYU in English and from Bank Street College in Childhood Special and General Education. He received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School, as well as BA in English, at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated cum laude in 1992.
Robert Green (Board Treasurer) –Bob Green has supported and worked in community organizations in Washington Heights for 20 years. He is a Board Member and Audit Committee Chair of Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union. He has developed financial systems and led teams for Brown Brothers Harriman, New York Board of Education, Bankers Trust, Andersen Consulting, and others. He has an MBA from Columbia University. His music education programs have been presented by Carnegie Hall Education/Weill Music Institute (1990-2008) and Lincoln Center Institute/Education (2002-2016). He has performed in 12 countries, 24 states, at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Symphony Space, and on PBS
Arnold Adlin –Arnold Adlin has had a 43 year career that includes investments and financings in real estate with affiliates of Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. and discretionary investment management at AllianceBernstein as a financial advisor. He was a partner at Oppenheimer & Co. and a principal at Sanford Bernstein Global Wealth management. In addition, he is skilled at completing complex financial transactions with a wide variety of businesses. He has earned and undergraduate degree from Hunter College and a masters degree in city planning also from Hunter College. At the current time Arnold is deeply involved in finding a new and permanent school building for WHIN.
Vaughn Nichols- Vaughn Nichols works for U.S. Trust Bank of America in New York, NY. Vaughn joined U.S. Trust in 2007 and was recently promoted within Bank of America’s Global Wealth & Investment Management Division. Prior to joining U.S. Trust, Vaughn worked in retail banking, in various capacities, for Fleet Bank, Bank of New York, and TD Bank, and brings over 18 years of banking experience to his role with the bank and as a WHIN Board Member. Vaughn resides in Washington Heights with his partner and second grade nephew who attends WHIN. Vaughn received a B.S. in Finance from New Jersey City University. In addition to serving on WHIN’s Board, Vaughn volunteers with other special interests NYC non-profits.
Kenneth Grover – Kenneth Grover has been involved in education for more than 45 years in many different capacities. For the past 15 years, he has been an instructor, program director, and Chair of the Educational Leadership Department at Bank Street College. Prior to that he worked for more than 30 years in the New York City Department of Education as an Instructional Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent, principal, and teacher. Currently he is working with different organizations as an independent educational consultant focusing on leadership development. Kenneth has a Professional Diploma and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership from Hofstra University.
Ivonne Norman – Ivonne Norman, Esq. is a Senior Associate at Harris/Law in New York City. As a civil litigator she is dedicated to representing clients injured due to medical malpractice and general negligence. Ivonne received her Juris Doctor Degree from New York Law School. She is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Ivonne is a Board Finance Committee Member. She is also a founding Board Member and Secretary of the Board of Directors of Orchestrating Dreams, Inc. Ivonne is a native Spanish speaker who has continuously been a supporter of the social advancement of immigrant communities, particularly Hispanics in low-income neighborhoods. She has volunteered with the CUNY Citizenship Now! Program and participated in pro-bono events sponsored by AILA and the Justice Action Center at New York Law School. Ivonne has also served as member of the New York City Bar Association and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.
Cynthia Ivanick – Cynthia Ivanick has spent her professional career in investment management and client advisory. Cynthia has served as a trusted advisor for complex, sensitive client relationships and sophisticated financial asset portfolios. She has over 27 years of experience advising individuals and families, as a Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager at Northern Trust in Chicago and, leading the advisory effort, as the Director of Investment Counseling for the Americas at MIO Partners in New York. She earned her BA in History from DePauw University, Greencastle, IN. Cynthia also has a passion for music. She began studying voice at an early age and has been part of various vocal music groups, both choirs and ensembles, throughout her life. More recently Cynthia has shifted her focus to spending time with family and having a greater impact serving in her community.