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Board of Directors

Members of our Board of Directors represent a diversity of experience and expertise. Their broad skills and resources help guide the Andrew Goodman Foundation into the 21st Century.


ROBERT MASTERS, ESQ.

ROBERT MASTERS, ESQ.

Chairman

Robert Masters Esq. is a life-long New Yorker who attended Queens College during the same period as Andrew Goodman. Robert and Andrew drove together from NYC to Oxford, Ohio in June 1964 to participate in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Freedom Summer training to prepare for their volunteer work in Mississippi registering African Americans to vote.

Currently retired, Robert was the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Acadia Realty Trust, a fully-integrated equity real estate investment trust focused on the acquisition, ownership, management and redevelopment of high-quality retail properties located in key street and urban retail corridors as well as suburban locations within high-barrier- to-entry, densely-populated metropolitan areas along the East Coast and in Chicago.

Previously Mr. Masters worked in the banking sector, a private law firm, and the Department of Justice. He also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo and Ghana, West Africa. Robert received his Bachelor of Arts from the City University of New York and his Juris Doctorate from New York University Law School. He currently lives with his wife Carla in White Plains, NY. They have three children and five grandchildren.

JONIAN RAFTI, ESQ.

JONIAN RAFTI, ESQ.

Vice Chair

Jonian Rafti is an Associate at Frier Levitt, LLC, where he focuses on regulatory and transactional law. He advises healthcare clients on regulatory matters related to fraud, waste and abuse compliance.

In 2014, Jonian joined the Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere program’s inaugural class at Bard College. For his work, he received the Robert Koblitz Human Rights Award in 2015 from Bard. Upon graduating, Jonian joined The Andrew Goodman Foundation as a staff member and worked to expand and refine the Vote Everywhere program. He has since remained involved with AGF in numerous ways, including currently serving on the Foundation's Board of Directors.

As a law student, Jonian refined his election law expertise while working at the Brennan Center for Justice and the NYC Campaign Finance Board. He also worked at the Charities Bureau of the NYS Office of the Attorney General, the state agency that regulates New York not-for-profit corporations.

He holds a B.A. in Economics and History from Bard College, and a J.D. from Fordham Law School, where he was a Stein Scholar for Public Interest and the Business & Articles Editor of the Fordham International Law Journal. Jonian was born in Greece and is fluent in Albanian.

DALE G. BERGER

DALE G. BERGER

Dale Berger is a member of Women for Women International’s Global Board of Directors. She currently serves as a member of the Global Revenue & Advancement Committee and the Global Program Committee.

Ms. Berger has a long career as a businesswoman specializing in retail, owning several successful stores in New York City. She most recently worked as a commercial real estate broker, specializing in the leasing of office space and sales of commercial buildings.

Ms. Berger has held numerous leadership roles with various not-for-profit organizations including Her Justice, of which she is a former Board Member, where she founded and organized their successful annual photography auction. She is also a former Board Member of New Alternatives for Children and a Founding Member of the Young Leadership of Israel Bonds. Ms. Berger has counseled City Year New York in their early development.

Ms. Berger holds degrees from Skidmore College and Tufts University. She and her husband, Max W. Berger, have four children and ten grandchildren.

AUSTIN BORAL

AUSTIN BORAL

Austin Boral is joining AGF's Board of Directors after three years as co-chair of the Associate Board. He is passionate about civic engagement, economic inclusion, and democratic reform. Austin brings perspective from federal and state government as a policy analyst, from local government as an economic development strategist, and from the private sector as a management consultant.

Most recently, Austin worked on the Strategy team at New York City Economic Development Corporation - a quasi-governmental agency that serves as the city's primary vehicle for promoting economic growth. Prior to joining NYCEDC, Austin spent three years in the public and social sector practice at McKinsey & Company where he served federal government agencies in capability building and organizational transformation, while also leading pro bono projects with the office's Social Impact Group. Previously, he interned for the Office of Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand on Capitol Hill, the Office of President William J. Clinton in Harlem, and the White House Office of Public Engagement & Intergovernmental Affairs.

Originally from Long Island, Austin graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Geography and Public Policy. He is currently pursuing an MBA at Harvard Business School and MPP at Harvard Kennedy School.

FRED FARKOUH, CPA

FRED FARKOUH, CPA

Fred Farkouh is a tax executive with over 40 years of experience in areas of business, financial, and tax consulting. Presently, Mr. Farkouh is a senior partner of Farkouh, Furman & Faccio LLP, a company founded in 1974 that provides tax advisory and compliance services to over 400 companies across multiple industry sectors both domestically and internationally ranging in size from start-up to multi-billion-dollar revenues and market cap.

Mr. Farkouh has also appeared as an expert witness in arbitration hearings as well as in Federal Courts, New York State Courts, Alaska State Court, and New Jersey Courts.

He holds a BBA degree in accounting from the City College of New York as well as a J.D. degree from Brooklyn Law School.

CHARLES IMOHIOSEN, ESQ.

CHARLES IMOHIOSEN, ESQ.

Secretary

Charles Imohiosen is a first cousin of Andrew Goodman. He is currently the Of Counsel at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. Charles was formerly the Senior Director of Value Engineering and Global Head of Customer References at Infor. Previously, Mr. Imohiosen was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of the Empire State Development Corporation by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. He also worked for the Obama Administration in Washington D.C. as Counselor to the Deputy Administrator for the United States Environmental Protection Administration, where he provided policy advice to Lisa Jackson, Administrator and the Deputy Administrator on a wide range of issues, including environmental technology and finance and community engagement. Charles has a long history of working on local civic engagement issues, having served as a local Democratic District Leader for the Upper West Side of Manhattan, an advisor to Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, a representative to the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District, a director for the Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center.

Previously, Charles served as an associate at the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. He graduated from Williams College with Honors in 1997, Harvard Law School in 2002, and served as a law clerk to Judge Colleen McMahon in the Southern District of New York from 2003-2004.

AMY SOLAS

AMY SOLAS

Amy Solas has over 30 years of experience in financial communications, marketing and strategy consulting, and journalism. She is the Founder and Managing Member of Solas Communications, which helps alternative investment managers and growing companies create clear, concise, and persuasive messages and materials that further their strategic objectives.

Prior to launching Solas Communications, Ms. Solas was a vice president in both Latin America Investment Banking and Corporate Communication at J.P. Morgan. She was a news assistant at The New York Times early in her career.

Amy began working on political campaigns before she was old enough to vote. She co-founded and co-leads her block organization and has served on several nonprofit boards. She has been a judge for double-bottom-line business plan competitions and is a contributor to the book Generating and Sustaining Nonprofit Earned Income (Jossey-Bass).

A native New Yorker, Ms. Solas graduated from Hunter College High School. She holds a BA cum laude from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

COREY WEISS

COREY WEISS

Corey Weiss has a background in engineering, physics, business management and philanthropy. He spent the early part of his career in the semiconductor industry in both technical and management positions for a subsidiary of Sony Corporation. In 1998, Mr. Weiss founded Applied Technologies Consulting, a business consultancy that serves clients of technology driven enterprises. Mr. Weiss is also an active investor evaluating, making and monitoring investments across asset classes. He is currently a Board member, advisor and fiduciary to a variety of organizations including the Karan-Weiss Foundation (founded by Donna Karan and Stephan Weiss, founders of the NY based fashion house Donna Karan International) and the Green Meadow Waldorf School, of Chestnut Ridge, NY. Mr. Weiss holds a Masters degree in Applied & Engineering Physics from Cornell University, NY and a BA in Physics and a BS in Electrical Engineering both from Rutgers University, NJ.

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