Board of Directors

Board of

Beyond their enlightened strategic vision, our board members often take a hands-on approach, leveraging their professional networks, skills, and knowledge to fundraise, advocate, and increase the visibility of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) within our communities and beyond.


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A Powerful Presence

Our volunteer board members play a pivotal role in the sustenance and growth of LSHV, dedicating their time and energy without financial reward. 


The LSHV Board members come from diverse backgrounds, often including legal professionals, community leaders, and advocates for social justice, who are united by a common goal of ensuring accessible legal representation and support for underserved communities. Their commitment is not just a testament to their personal values but also a crucial lifeline for our organization, enabling LSHV to navigate the complexities of the legal system and offer our top tier legal services to those in need.


Vicki Walcott-Edim

Global Head of Employment Law

Sean Brady, CFP

Managing Director
Evercore Wealth Managment, LLC

Alejandro Cruz, ESQ.

Vice President
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Lorraine Lopez



Sima Ahuja, ESQ.

General Counsel, Marist College

Charles S. Biener, ESQ.

Senior Counsel, Litigation, PepsiCo

Greg Blankinship, ESQ.

Partner, Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber, LLP

Corinna M. Carrillo

Kerri Foley

Waleska Suero Garcia, ESQ.

Counsel, Yankwitt, LLP.

Richard Gluckselig, ESQ.

Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Nicholas Groombridge, ESQ.

Partner, Groombridge, Wu, Baughman & Stone LLP

Amber Jeunegens

Diana Kolev, ESQ.

Partner, DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP

David Owens

Alison J. Plenge, ESQ.

Senior Attorney, International Business Machines Corporation

Jane Rembert-Wigfall

Nathalie Riobe-Taylor

Luis Rivera, ESQ.

Managing Director, Business Banking, Sterling National Bank

Evelicia Rodriguez

John T. Rose, ESQ.

Dean For Diversity and Compliance, Hunter College

Sarah Ryan, ESQ.

Legal Senior Director, PepsiCo Beverages North America

Tanya Southerland, ESQ.

Senior Managing Counsel, Strategic Growth, Mastercard

Jane Sovern, ESQ.

Member, Higher Education Practice Group Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC

David Tarr, ESQ.

Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Kiara Taylor

Clifford S. Weber, ESQ.

General Counsel, Chief Risk Officer, PCSB Bank & PCSB Financial Corporation

Andrew Williams