GOSO’s Board Members share our deep commitment to partnering with justice-involved young men through education, employment, and emotional well-being. With their support and guidance, we are able to continue our important mission and grow to reach even more young people in the NYC community.

Board Officers

Réginald André
Chairman of the Board
Vice President, Investment Banking
Goldman Sachs

Norman Merritt
Vice Chairman of the Board
President & CEO
Qualitest Group

Ira Wachtel
Secretary
Former Construction Industry VP

Matthew Bloom
Treasurer
CFO
West Side Montessori School

Full Board of Directors

Joe Azelby
Former CEO
JP Morgan Global Real Assets Group

Simone Hicks
Associate
Debevoise & Plimpton

Fred Pfaff
President
Fred Pfaff Inc.

John Berman
Co-Anchor
CNN’s “New Day”

Charles Kushner
Chairman/Principal
Kushner Industries

Ashish Prashar
Senior Director of Global External Communications
Publicis Sapient

Richard Block
Former Senior VP and President
Westvaco Corporation

Erich Linker
Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer
Smart Wine Company

Kimberly Till
Former Senior Leadership
Disney, Sony, AOL Time Warner, and Microsoft

Wendy Bosalavage
President
LIV unLtd

Lauren Marrus
CEO
Dempsey & Carroll

Edie Weiner
President
Weiner, Edrich, Brown Inc.

Rakim Brooks
Litigator
Susman Godfrey

Jeremy Miller
Chief Communications Officer
McCann Worldgroup

Jake Weinig
Founding Partner and Portfolio Manager
Malachite Capital Management

Daniel Goldberg
Principal, Real Estate
Blackstone

Brian Murrell
Partner
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Robert Harwood-Matthews
Executive VP
Starcom

Paul Netter
Global Credit Portfolio Manager
Millennium Partners

Advisory Directors

John Atchison
Community Leader and Owner
John Atchison Salon

Andrew Konigsberg
Deputy Managing Partner
Deloitte Consulting LLP

Gloria Ortiz
GOSO Co-Founder and Principal
Horizon Academy

Judge Michael Corriero
New York State Judge

John Leguizamo
Actor, Stage and Screen