Leadership

Leah Komar Harris Co-Founder and Chair of the Board

Leah Komar Harris

Co-Founder and Chair of the Board
Leah Komar Harris is a principal owner of the Komar Company, a privately-held, family-run company founded in 1908 that has consistently been a leader in the industry for the design, marketing, sourcing, and distribution of Sleepwear, Intimates, Kids, Layering and Lifestyle brands with a network of factories in 14 different countries and distribution centers in the US, Europe and China. Komar is a global organization that maintains an efficient, transparent, and approachable style to business.
Leah has put her passions into numerous philanthropic endeavors by coordinating fundraising efforts for the USA America’s Cup campaign as well as previously serving as the Director of Development for the Eagle Hill School, a school designed for bright, capable students experiencing academic difficulties because of learning disabilities.
Scott Butera Board Member, Treasurer

Scott Butera

Board Member, Treasurer

Scott Butera is the President and CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods. Scott has been instrumental in restructuring the gaming industry as he previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Tropicana Entertainment Inc. and on the Tropicana’s Board of Directors as well as served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino in Las Vegas and President of Metroflag Management LLC.

Scott has achieved financial and operational accomplishments for the companies he has worked for, which has created healthy and competitive companies as well as improved client relations and outreach. With a focus on corporate culture, Scott strives to engage employees while being both visible and accessible, as well as establishing programs for appreciation and recognition. His attention to detail has received positive reception from his employees and has subsequently contributed to more positive and productive work place environments. Scott was recently appointed to the Board of Fellows for his Alma Mata, Trinity College.

Stew Leonard Jr. Board Member

Stew Leonard Jr.

Board Member

Stew Leonard Jr. is the President and CEO of Stew Leonard’s food and wine stores.  Stew Leonard’s has been called “The Disneyland of Dairy Stores” and featured for 10 years in a row as one of America’s Top 100 Best Companies to Work for by Fortune Magazine.  Recently, they won Retailer of Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine.   Stew and his wife Kim, founded the Stew Leonard III children charities and written several children’s books.

Dr. Diane Mickley, MD, FAED Co-Founder, Board Member

Dr. Diane Mickley, MD, FAED

Co-Founder, Board Member

Diane Mickley is a physician who saves lives.  As Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale University School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and the Founder and Director of the Wilkins Center, which has provided highly effective, highly personalized care to over 8,000 individuals – she has helped many to overcome the devastating effects of eating disorders and lead healthier lives.

An internationally- recognized expert in treating individuals with eating disorders and weight control issues, Diane has received numerous awards for her outstanding leadership and contributions to both her profession and community. Most recently, she was the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Clinician of the Year award from the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) and the National Eating Disorders Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. As a Founding Fellow for AED and the Past President of both the American Anorexia and Bulimia Association and the National Eating Disorder Association, Diane has been influential in advancing the treatment of eating disorders through clinical research, hands-on treatment, and organizational leadership.

Laura Palma Board Member

Laura Palma

Board Member
Lisa Rosenstein Board Member

Lisa Rosenstein

Board Member

Lisa Rosenstein lives in Rye, NY with her husband, Jonathan, and  their four children. Lisa is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School. She currently serves as Board Member and Treasurer
of Hackley’s Parent Association. From 1987-2002, Lisa served as Vice  President at Sequins International. In 2010, Lisa and her husband  founded The Jonathan and Lisa Charitable Trust Foundation in order to
further their philanthropic activities. In addition to GFED, Lisa supports the following charitable organizations: University of Pennsylvania,  McDonogh School, Hackley School, John Hopkins Cystic Fibrosis Center,
RFK Foundation, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, PALS, The Boys Club of  New York and the Walkabout Foundation.

Judy Scolnick Board Member

Judy Scolnick

Board Member
John Walsh Board Member

John Walsh

Board Member
Barry Wolf Board Member

Barry Wolf

Board Member

Barry Wolf is Weil, Gotshal & Manges’ Executive Partner and Chair of the 17-member Management Committee. Barry represents numerous private investment funds and their corresponding sponsor organizations.  He has extensive experience representing institutional investors in investing in private equity funds, providing both commercial advice as well as tax advice.

Recognized as a leader in private equity law, Barry has consistently received #1 ranking from Chambers Global, The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers USA, as well as being named one of America’s “Top 25 Pre-Eminent Private Equity Lawyers” by The Best of the Best USA 2010.