Team

We are a 100% volunteer-run organization of individuals of various backgrounds, but we share one common thread: our passion for helping abuse survivors.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jennifer Tan, Founding Chair

Jennifer is a lifelong anti-abuse advocate.  She brings an innate curiosity and entrepreneurial spirit that have led her to work in management consulting, publishing and not-for-profit companies, as well as to live in several countries.  Through her work with Shine Foundation, Jennifer aspires to fill a severe gap in financial and vocational services for abuse survivors; and in doing so, stimulate a movement towards integrating action, across different disciplines, against abuse.  She is a native New Yorker and proud alumnus of NYU, University of Oxford and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Tianna Rounds, Vice Chair and Secretary

Tianna is a production and project director with experience across non profit, agency and publishing. She is passionate about women’s rights and equal access to opportunities. She is excited to be contributing her skills and experience to the valuable work of Shine Foundation to serve the needs of and empower domestic abuse survivors through financial literacy. Originally from the UK, she and her partner and two young daughters live in Brooklyn, NY.

Amal Mgaresh, Treasurer

Having a strong background in Finance and Accounting, Amal brings many years of experience to Shine as Treasurer.  She is a graduate of Metropolitan College of New York, with a B. A. in Business and an MBA in financial Financial Services.  Coming from a large family, Amal has away understood the importance of community.  She has a personal connection to Shine’s mission as her mother is a survivor of homelessness and domestic abuse.  Amal is excited to be a part of a foundation that focuses on giving individuals and families access to tools that help them gain the confidence needed to get their lives back on track.

Marshall Corey

Marshall Corey is an accomplished marketing executive with over 25 years of experience at major media companies including Time Inc., Hearst, Bertelsmann and most recently American Express Publishing.  Over the last 18 years at American Express, most recently as V.P., Consumer Marketing, Marshall led a team of 30+ where he built and managed many successful loyalty, continuity and retail programs for such brands at Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Departures and American Express. His expertise is in brand development, – launching new products, growing brands and revitalizing brands as well as customer acquisition and retention, both traditional and digital.  Marshall earned a certificate in digital marketing from New York University, and MBA from Penn State University and a BA from SUNY Oneonta.  He lives on Long Island, NY, with his family.

Janice Davis 

Janice is a nurse who has led surgical departments and was instrumental in the design and construction of two children’s hospitals. In the past years, she has served hospitals as a clinical consultant, working together with staff to find opportunities for improvement and cost reduction, conducting financial and operational analysis to arrive at the best answer. At home she has supported many non-profits through volunteer work at community activities. Janice realizes that the financial survival skills taught at Shine Foundation are foundational for post-abuse survivors to realize long-term life success and was pleased to be accepted as a board member. She is happy to contribute her creativity, optimism, business savvy, and experience to the foundation. Janice lives in Florida with her family.

Rachel Abramovitz

Rachel is an attorney with over 18 years of experience counseling public and private companies in the U.S. and in Israel on matters of corporate compliance, commercial transactions, FDA regulatory compliance, HIPAA and Privacy.  In addition to her law practice, Rachel sits on the Advisory Board of the Orenova Group, a pharmaceutical drug development company, and is a voting member of the NYU Langone Medical Center IRB (ethics committee responsible for overseeing clinical research in human subjects).  Rachel is a graduate of the Haim Striks School of Law in Israel (LL.B., 1995) and the University of San Diego School of Law (LL.M.C., 2000). She is admitted to practice law in New York, California and Israel. She lives in Hawthorne, NY with her two sons.

Monica Lohr

Monica has always been passionate about women’s rights, education, and health initiatives. Her background in recruitment, talent development and management in a variety of non-profit and corporate environments made Shine Foundation a great fit.  She believes in Shine Foundation’s mission of empowering survivors through financial literacy and is looking forward to creating talent initiatives that will help the organization grow and expand.  She loves exercise — pilates, core training, GRIT cardio, CX work — and is currently pursuing an MS in Nonprofit Leadership.

Lisa Nann

Lisa has always been enthusiastic about volunteering and has a strong desire to contribute to the community around her in a meaningful way. That, combined with her financial acumen and management experience amassed over the years of running television production projects, made Shine Foundation a perfect match.  She is looking forward to leading Shine Foundation’s NYC Team this year in their growing efforts to bring financial literacy and empowerment to survivors of domestic violence.

Liz Park

Liz has been interested in issues related to domestic violence and abuse since she was a young teenager, when she learned the astounding statistics concerning the number of women who have experienced sexual assault and/or domestic violence at some point in their lives. She was excited to learn about Shine Foundation’s dedication to helping survivors of domestic violence find financial literacy and looks forward to helping the Baltimore chapter grow during her tenure as Chapter Lead. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Oklahoma and is currently a PhD student at Johns Hopkins studying molecular biology and genomics.

NYC CHAPTER BOARD

Lisa Nann, President

Lisa has always been enthusiastic about volunteering and has a strong desire to contribute to the community around her in a meaningful way. That, combined with her financial acumen and management experience amassed over the years of running television production projects, made Shine Foundation a perfect match.  She is looking forward to leading Shine Foundation’s NYC Team this year in their growing efforts to bring financial literacy and empowerment to survivors of domestic violence.  She can be reached at lisa@shine-foundation.org.

Aoyu Bai, Treasurer

Aoyu is excited about getting more involved in his community and connecting with others from different backgrounds.  Growing up in Canada, he has in the past volunteered with the Royal Canadian Legion, the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, and a retirement home.  Now in New York, he is drawn to the challenge of helping Shine expand its capabilities to help people reestablish themselves.  Aoyu graduated from Queen’s University’s Smith School of Business in Canada and subsequently worked at an investment bank and now a hedge fund.  He is looking forward to using his finance background to help Shine grow, and can be reached at aoyu@shine-foundation.org.

My An Le, Volunteer Recruitment Director

My An has been involved with different organizations engaged with education and youth because a quote that always rung true for her is: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”   When she saw that Shine was looking for a Volunteer Recruitment Director, it was the perfect opportunity for her to use her experience in recruitment to connect people to a wonderful cause.  She can be reached at myan@shine-foundation.org.

Robyn Grant McCardel, Volunteer Development Director

Robyn found Shine Foundation while looking for ways to combine her commitment to New York City with her interest and dedication to serving women, especially survivors of domestic violence.  After volunteering with a shelter in Los Angeles, a YWCA in her college town, and a women’s health organization in Chicago, she’s excited to support Shine Foundation as Volunteer Development Director.  It’s her mission to convert the passionate concern in today’s political climate to focused energy serving the men and women denied financial freedom.  Robyn holds a bachelor’s degree in history and gender studies from the University of Notre Dame, and works at a software company.  She can be reached at robyn@shine-foundation.org.

Chris Rawles, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Director

Chris is a data scientist in New York, who helps his clients solve their biggest business challenges using data.  He believes that that you can’t improve what you can’t measure, and he is passionate about helping Shine bring meaningful change that is measurable, sustainable, and linked to the efforts of our hard-working clients and volunteers.  Chris holds an MS and BA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and UC Berkeley, respectively.  He can be reached at chris@shine-foundation.org.

Reginald Johnson, Public Relations Director

As a communications professional that has dedicated much of his work to cause-oriented initiatives, Reginald is excited join Shine’s mission to help domestic abuse survivors achieve financial independence. His work has included helping to shape the direction of some of the country’s largest and most recognizable consumer brands, non-profits and political leaders, including Procter & Gamble, Chase Manhattan, Obama for America. As Shine’s Public Relations Director, he’s charged with developing marketing and engagement programs that enable the organization to stay connected with stakeholders and supporters as well as bringing attention to the needs of domestic abuse survivors. Reginald holds a BA from the University of Alabama.  He can be reached at reginald@shine-foundation.org.

Holly Hanks, Blog Editor and Digital Marketing Director

After many years spent managing fundraising and developing campaigns for nonprofits, Holly is honored to help build Shine’s digital efforts in NYC. Her prior work has involved building volunteer communities for Greenpeace in Washington, DC and Raleigh, NC, developing her own nonprofit to prevent veteran homelessness in San Diego, and coordinating the U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments transcripts team. As Digital Marketing Director and Blog Editor, Holly is excited to help coordinate and grow Shine’s digital presences throughout 2017, including developing amazing content that inspires supporters and survivors alike. Holly holds a BA in Philosophy: Pre-Law from the University of Mary Washington and is a recent graduate from Startup Institute’s Digital Marketing Program here in NYC. She can be reached at holly@shine-foundation.org.

With special thanks to our inaugural team members, Sabrina Liu, former Human Capital Director, Laura Batey, former Site Director and Marketing and PR Director, and Debleena Mitra, former Partnership Director, for getting Shine’s NYC Chapter started last year!