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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 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.

DALE G. BERGER

DALE G. BERGER

Vice Chair

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.

AMY SOLAS

AMY SOLAS

Secretary

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.

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.

ELBERT GARCIA

ELBERT GARCIA

Born and raised in Washington Heights, New York, Elbert Garcia has spent the last two decades working to lift up the voices and experiences of people of color and immigrants. He currently serves as the Director of Strategic Communications at the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), a 45-year old Washington DC-based advocacy group that works with leaders to ensure that grantmakers are transparent with, and accountable to, those with the least wealth, power, and opportunity in American society.

His past work has included everything from digital journalism at The New York Times to serving as senior press staffer for Democratic politicians at the national and state level to consulting on social media and communications strategy with movement groups such as New Florida Majority, the Miami Workers Center and Florida Immigrant Coalition.

The proud father and husband is a first generation Dominican-American alumnus of the Prep for Prep and National Urban Fellows programs and holds a B.A. in Urban Studies from Columbia University and a Master’s in Public Administration from CUNY’s Baruch College. When he is not doing the above, he is also helping with community media efforts like Law@theMargins and the Que Lo Que Podcast.

CHARLES IMOHIOSEN, ESQ.

CHARLES IMOHIOSEN, ESQ.

Charles Imohiosen is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Andrew Goodman Foundation. A long-time AGF Board Member, Charles is an entrepreneurial executive with an extensive multidisciplinary strategy and operations background that bridges the private and public sectors. Charles’ public sector career has spanned federal, state and local, government, including serving as Chief Operating Officer for New York’s leading economic development agency, Empire State Development, and serving in policy-making roles for the White House and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. In the private sector, Charles co-founded a social impact-focused real estate development company, was the Chief Operating Officer for a technology-driven practice group at a large AmLaw 100 global law firm, practiced litigation as an attorney at another AmLaw 100 law firm, and led global customer engagement for a large privately-held enterprise software company, where he and his team helped businesses, hospitals, and government agencies navigate digital transformation projects.

EVAN MALBROUGH (HE/HIM)

EVAN MALBROUGH (HE/HIM)

Evan Malbrough is a native of Smyrna, Georgia. He is a 2020 graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in Public Policy and a minor in Cello Performance. At GSU, Evan was a founding member of Vote Everywhere GSU and served as an Ambassador for Amazon Prime Student, Kaplan Test Prep, & GoPuff. Evan also served as a Summer Research Fellow at the United States Department of Defense at the Pentagon. Upon graduating, he became a 2020 Puffin Democracy Fellow with The Andrew Goodman Foundation as well as a brand ambassador for Mars-Wriggly and Instagram. Evan is the founder of the Georgia Youth Poll Worker Project, where he recruited 1,000 poll workers to work the 2020 General Election and 2021 Georgia Senate Runoff. Evan now works as a Voting Access Project Fellow at the ACLU of Georgia. Finally, Evan is a writer who has been published in Forbes, Teen Vogue, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and more.

JONIAN RAFTI, ESQ.

JONIAN RAFTI, ESQ.

Jonian Rafti is an Associate in the Health Care Group at Proskauer Rose LLP.

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.

ANDREW TOMBACK, ESQ.

ANDREW TOMBACK, ESQ.

Andrew Tomback is a partner in the Global Commercial Litigation Group and is based in the New York office. He focuses his practice on litigations and investigations involving federal securities laws, complex litigation and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Andrew has over 25 years of experience drawn from business, private practice and government service. He handles a full range of civil and criminal litigation before the courts, US Securities and Exchange Commission and various other regulators.

Before entering private practice, Andrew was deputy general counsel of the Resolution Trust Corporation, where he managed several hundred attorneys handling federal savings and loan resolutions. He also served as senior advisor to the Under Secretary for Enforcement at the US Department of the Treasury. Earlier in his career, he served as an Assistant US Attorney in the criminal division of the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where he conducted grand jury investigations and prosecuted criminal cases, concentrating on complex securities frauds, including stock manipulations, insider trading, international tax evasion enterprises and penny stock schemes. He tried 12 cases, all to conviction, and successfully argued over a dozen appeals. Andrew also clerked for the Honorable Stanley Sporkin of the US District Court for the District of Columbia.

Prior to joining McLaughlin & Stern, Andrew was senior vice president and general counsel at Scientific Games Corporation. Andrew also practiced litigation at another global law firm.

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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