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National Advisory Board

 

SUSAN HRABCHAK

Susan Hrabchak has been a long-time supporter and advocate for Answer. Her involvement began by hosting fundraisers and organizing educational lectures in numerous New Jersey schools. She is the mother of four children and recently moved to Omaha, Nebraska where she looks forward to supporting Answer’s ability to improve sex education in the Midwest. Susan studied psychology and sociology at Villanova University. She received her Professional Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. She is currently a professional genealogist as well as a middle school track and field coach. When taking a break from her other passions, she is also an avid athlete and has completed numerous IRONMAN triathlons and more than 50 marathon running races.

 

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JONATHAN B. KIM

Jonathan Kim is a Chief Legal Officer and Director with over 25 years of broad-based experience in the U.S. and internationally. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd. Earlier in his career, Jonathan gained extensive experience in investment management with AXA Advisors L.L.C., in internet strategy with Modem Media Inc. and in corporate law and litigation with a Wall Street law firm and the United States Department of Justice. In addition to his legal and management background, Jonathan has counseled and served on boards of directors in both the private and not-for-profit sectors. Currently he is serving as an advisor to the Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School. Jonathan obtained his bachelor’s degree from Brown University, his M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of the state and federal bars in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New York and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

 

LORETTA LURIE

Loretta Lurie is an accomplished advertising executive with proven experience in media and account service. She is experienced at developing and managing communications plans, while driving brand differentiation and growth for leading companies. She brings extensive management experience leading multi-faceted business and cross-functional teams. She worked in health care for some time where she was dedicated to helping people get the health information they need and facilitating stronger conversations with their doctors to lead them to living healthier lives. She has now moved on to Mediavest where she is running the Divisional business for Comcast.

 

 

KRYSTIE MAK

Krystie Mak is a branding and marketing professional with more than five years of experience helping mission-driven organizations activate positive change. Her interest in sexual health advocacy began when she was a course facilitator for a professor who wore condom print ties to class. She also provided peer counseling, workshops and campus outreach through UC Berkeley's Sexual Health Education Program. Krystie is currently the Senior Director of Branding at Essense Partners, a strategic marketing firm that specializes in the energy sector. In her 5 to 9, she provides pro-bono consulting services to female empowerment organizations, volunteers at the Museum of Food and Drink in New York, and is the co-founder of Slant’d, a new print magazine that fosters a safe space to explore and celebrate what it means to be Asian American today. She holds a B.A. in public health and a B.S. in business administration from UC Berkeley.

 

 

 

MAI RATAKONDA

Mai Ratakonda is a staff attorney at Planned Parenthood Federation of America's Public Policy Litigation and Law Department. While at PPFA, Ms. Ratakonda has been involved in numerous cases that have an impact women’s access to reproductive health services across the country, including challenging an admitting privileges requirement for abortion providers in Alabama, Texas’s attempt to terminate Planned Parenthood from Medicaid, and a contracted physician requirement for medication abortion providers in Arkansas. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, dog and cat.

 

 

 

SHARON STAPEL

Sharon Stapel is an attorney and the President of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of NY (NPCC). NPCC provides capacity building education, resources and advocacy to help New York’s nonprofits achieve their missions. Prior to joining NPCC, Sharon was the Executive Director of the New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, the country’s largest organization dedicated to ending violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and HIV-affected communities. In addition to her work at NPCC and AVP, Sharon directed domestic violence legal programs at South Brooklyn Legal Services and the Legal Aid Society and created Legal Aid’s first dedicated domestic violence project. Sharon sits on the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary, the Mayor’s Nonprofit Resiliency Committee and the Ahead of the Curve coalition of capacity builders. Sharon holds a juris doctor from CUNY School of Law and a B.A. (women’s studies) and B.S. (psychology) from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Sharon is married to Sarah Mathison with whom she has a child, Finch.

 

 

KEHINDE A. TOGUN

Kehinde A. Togun is a senior director at The Arkin Group, a New York-based business intelligence firm. He was previously the Deputy Director of PartnersGlobal’s Sub-Saharan Africa team where he led the portfolio of governance and security programs on the continent. Prior to joining Partners, he worked at the National Democratic Institute (NDI) with stints on the Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, and Southern and East Africa teams. Kehinde also served as the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for NDI in Iraq; and during Nigeria’s 2011 elections, he trained and advised civil society in the Niger Delta as they monitored the electoral process. In 2007, Kehinde worked with the Rwanda-based Imbuto Foundation, writing a guide for parents on how to talk to children about sex and conducting a national evaluation of the First Lady’s public health campaign, “Treat Every Child as Your Own.” In high school, Kehinde was a member of Sex Etc.'s teen editorial board.

 

 

 

SEBASTIÁN VILLAVECES

Since 2011, Sebastián Villaveces has been an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York. Sebastián’s practice focuses on corporate and financial transactions, particularly in Latin America. Prior to joining Cleary Gottlieb, Sebastián was an associate at Posse, Herrera & Ruiz in Bogotá, Colombia and worked for the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of the Republic of Colombia. Sebastián has a law degree from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, an L.L.M. from the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and a Certificate in Business Administration from the Northwestern Kellogg School of Management. Sebastián is admitted to the bar in the State of New York and in Colombia.