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

Joseph Azelby
Head of REPM
UBS

Simone S. Hicks
Associate
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Ashish Prashar
Global CMO
R/GA

John Berman
Co-Anchor
CNN’s “New Day”

Charles Kushner
Chairman/Principal
Kushner Industries

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

Richard Block
Former Senior VP and President
Westvaco Corporation

Katie Keenan
Sr. Managing Director
Blackstone

Edie Weiner
President
Weiner, Edrich, Brown Inc.

Wendy Bosalavage
President
LIV unLtd

Lauren Marrus
CEO
Dempsey & Carroll

Jake Weinig
Founding Partner and Portfolio Manager
Malachite Capital Management

Rakim Brooks
Senior Campaign Strategist
ACLU

Jeremy Miller
Chief Communications Officer
McCann Worldgroup

Daniel Goldberg
President
Core Spaces

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