Who we are

Board of Directors

Officers

Ian V. Rowe, Chairman
Resident Fellow
Vertex Partnership Academies

Spencer Acker, Treasurer
Partner
Imagine Holdings LLC

Katharine H. Welling, Vice Chair
Fundraiser, Nonprofit Recruiter

MEMBERS

David A. Barrett
Partner, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP

David Beach
Actor

Zach Boisi
Vice President, Customer Success
LeagueApps

Samantha Chadwick
Producer

Catherine Rocco Goodwin
Founder & CEO, Exceed Physical Culture

Krista Gutierrez
Executive Assistant, NYDIG

Michael Mellody
Wealth Management Advisor
Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Kevin P. Nelson
Chief Executive Officer
Aetna Better Health of New York

Mitchell R. Semel
President, Semel Media

Christopher Stoeckle
Partner, Inyarek

Britt Wallach
Founder, Daphne Wilde

Jonathan B. Witmer
Former President & CEO, WestPoint Home

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Kate Trambitskaya

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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Kate Trambitskaya

As Chief Executive Officer, Kate Trambitskaya oversees the administration, programs, and strategic plan of Spence-Chapin. Kate began working at Spence-Chapin in 2012, most recently serving as Executive Vice President, General Counsel for the organization. Before coming to Spence-Chapin, Kate was a Senior Team Leader/Attorney for the Family Court Legal Services, Administration for Children’s Services in Brooklyn for six years, representing the Commissioner…

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Milton Yuen

Chief Finance and Operations Officer

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Milton Yuen

Milton Yuen, CPA, JD, brings over 20 years of executive-level financial leadership to his role as Chief Finance and Operations Officer at Spence-Chapin. With a proven track record of enhancing financial capabilities and performance across major nonprofit institutions, Milton excels in strategic planning, risk management, and team development. His previous experience includes pivotal roles at The American Museum of Natural History and…

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Linda Alexandre

Chief Program Officer, Domestic Adoption Programs

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Linda Alexandre

Linda Alexandre serves as the Chief Program Officer, Domestic Adoption Programs at Spence-Chapin. Linda oversees day to day operations and manages senior program staff for Spence-Chapin’s Domestic, International, and Special Needs Adoption Programs. In her over twenty-year career at Spence-Chapin, Linda’s leadership skills and management style have consistently strengthened Spence-Chapin’s programs and ensured that they meet the needs of the multitude of…

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Christine Pohl

Chief Development & Communications Officer

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Christine Pohl

Christine Goffredo Pohl brings more than 12 years’ experience in the private and nonprofit sector to her role as Chief Development & Communications Officer where she oversees the organization’s fundraising and communications efforts. Christine has worked in development and marketing both in the US and abroad. Christine joined the Spence-Chapin team in 2018 and is delighted to be able to apply her…

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Monica Baker

Senior Director, Domestic Adoption Programs

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Monica Baker

Since 2008, Monica Baker has been dedicated to working with birth and adoptive families before, during and after their adoption process at Spence-Chapin. Now the Senior Director of Domestic Adoption Programs, Monica oversees a professional team who places children in the United States who are in need of permanent homes with loving adoptive parents, providing them with comprehensive guidance and support as…

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Christine Tangel

Director, Pre & Post Adoption Services

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Christine Tangel

Christine Tangel is a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience working with children and families in New York City. She has provided direct service and supervision in various aspects of child welfare, including preventive services and foster care. Christine is the Director of the Pre & Post Adoption department at Spence-Chapin, where she supervises clinical services, home study assessments…

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Spence-Chapin promotes equal opportunity for all clients by complying with local, state and federal laws and regulations. We do not exclude, deny applicants, or otherwise discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, military device obligation, veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, sate or local laws. Our policies and practices are intended to ensure that all clients are treated equally.

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