After a career of 20 years as a psychologist and family therapist, Nancy Rauch Douzinas became president of the Rauch Foundation in 1990.
In keeping with her broad range of community concerns and personal interests, Nancy serves on the boards of Teachers College, Columbia University; Greentree Foundation; the North Shore Land Alliance; the Stony Brook Foundation; and Accelerate Long Island.
Nancy graduated from Smith College and received an M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University in community psychology. She and her husband reside in Lloyd Harbor and have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
John Wenzel is a former president of Ideal Corporation in Brooklyn, New York, and a former vice president of Parker-Hannifin and President of the Parker Automotive Group. He was also chairman of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association and Automotive Presidents Council and a member of the Village of Sea Cliff Youth Board. During World War II, John was a fighter pilot in the Army Air Corps.
As the Superintendent of the Syosset School District, Dr. Rogers is responsible for leading and implementing the vision for the betterment of more than 6,500 students in the district. His responsibility also encompasses preserving and improving the arts programs at the district schools, which received recognition by the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network as well as the Award of Excellence from the National School Boards Association.
As former CEO of Nassau BOCES, Dr. Rogers led the largest educational services cooperative in New York, comprising over 20 locations and 4,300 staff members to serve the 56 school districts in the county with a combined enrollment of 225,000 students. As District Superintendent, Dr. Rogers served as the statutory representative of the Commissioner of Education and the State Education Department in the Nassau County Supervisory District.
Dr. Rogers was previously the Executive Director of the New York State Council of School Superintendents, the statewide professional association for chief school officers. During his tenure, the Council launched the 'Education is a Civil Right' campaign to improve public education equity, created the Leadership for Educational Achievement Foundation (LEAF) professional development academy, and co-founded Public Schools for Tomorrow, a national organization of education leaders advocating for education policy innovation.
Dr. Rogers received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University at Buffalo, and Master's and Doctorate degrees in Educational Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University.
John Treiber has more than 45 years of experience in the insurance industry. First with The Treiber Group and then in 2008 with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. – now the fourth largest insurance broker in the world.
Beginning in the Accounting and Data Processing part of the company and into the old Treiber Group Wholesale Division and, Claims Manager position he joined Retail Brokerage in 1980. From that point on he became President and was responsible for both the general supervision of the business; maintaining account relationships with key customers and monitoring the production of new business.
Presently, he is the Area Vice Chairman of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and serves as a resource to current management of the Long Island Jericho office, maintains customer relationships and generally provides consulting support to the staff.
A graduate of the University of South Carolina, John has the CPCU designation and has served on broker panels for numerous insurance companies. He is presently a Board Member of NYU/Winthrop University Hospital, The L.I. Caddy Scholarship Fund, The Rauch Foundation, The Energeia Partnership (current Chairman) and The YMCA of Long Island. He previously served on the Boards of The Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education as well as The Tilles Center for the Performing Arts.
Lance E. Lindblom served as president and CEO of the Nathan Cummings Foundation from 2000 until his retirement in 2011. Previously, he was a program officer at the Ford Foundation, executive vice president at the Soros Foundation’s Open Society Institute/Open Society Fund, and president and CEO of the J. Roderick MacArthur Foundation. He also held numerous government positions in both the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago and was a litigator at the Chicago law firm of Jenner and Block.
Lance graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, received an M.A. in public affairs from Princeton University, and earned a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School.
Lisa Mars led the HR Department at CA Technologies, formerly known as Computer Associates, which was one of the largest software companies, in growth from 300 employees to 17,000 professionals around the world. Attracting the best and brightest talent for the organization led to creating Montessori Children’s Centers for employee’s children from six weeks through six years of age around the world. These programs served as role models for early childhood in Australia, UK, and India. She started the Digital Schoolhouse Foundation which connected public school students to technology in both the US and UK.
She currently also serves on the New York State Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) – a statewide coalition of early childhood educators, health care providers, state agencies and other experts appointed by the Governor that is developing a coordinated statewide approach to delivering high-quality, early childhood education services to our youngest citizens. She has previously served on the Board of the Silicon Valley Employers Forum, a coalition of high-technology companies whose mission is to build collective intelligence regarding corporate employee benefits.
Lisa received her B.A. in 1981 cum laude from Queens College and her M.B.A. in industrial psychology from Baruch College of the City University of New York.
George W. Frank, Jr., is retired after a 37-year career in sales and management at leading investment firms, including Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney, where he served as head of equity capital markets and then global head of equity institutional sales. Since retirement, George has been an investor in both public and private firms and owns a private oil and gas exploration company. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina with a degree in economics.
Eva Douzinas served as the Co-President and CFO for Veson Nautical Corporation, a commercial maritime software company based in Boston that Eva co-founded in 2003 and ran until the sale of the company in 2017. In this time, the company grew to have offices in three countries, employ over 100 people worldwide and served over 200 of the world’s premier shipping organizations. In 2018, she co-founded a non-profit cultural and educational center in Greece, Katheti AMKE (katheti.gr), serving the Troizina region with locations in Poros and Galatas.
Eva earned a B.A. in economics from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from New York University's Stern School of Business.
Ruth Douzinas founded Trireme Consulting after spending three years as the director of the Program Management Office at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection. Prior to that, she was an environmental engineer and program manager with CH2M HILL. She has more than 15 years of experience related to managing large capital construction programs. She is also a ceramic artist, making sculpture inspired by nature and history.
Ruth received an A.B. from Dartmouth College in Biology and a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Stanford University. She is a registered professional engineer in the state of Massachusetts. Ruth and her husband reside in New York City and have two young daughters.