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Meet the Visionaries and Experts Guiding Stars of HOPE

Explore Our Team, Board, and Council of Advisors 


Joshua Garcia

Executive Director

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Carolyn Deters

Director of Finance & Administration

Julia Abbiss

Development & Grants Manager
Washington, DC

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Fran Sheff-Mauer

Corporate Social Responsibility Manager

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Elsie Cintron-Rosado

Hope Bank Coordinator

Board of Directors

Honorary Co-Chairs

Robert F. Arning
Vice-Chair Emeritus of KPMG, LLP.

William C. Rudin
Chairman of Rudin Mgt. and Association for A Better New York

Jonathan M. Tisch
Co-Chairman of Loews Corporation

Board of Directors

John Curti
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Shoshana Dweck

Paige T. Ellison, LPC-A, LMFT-A, MEd
Co-Founder & Director of Project KID, Mental Health Therapist

Ash Greyson, Chair
Founder –Ribbow Media. Group

Robert O. Gurman
Gurman Capital Group LLC.

C. Ed Massey
Partner, Blakenship, Massey & Associates

April Naturale, MSW, Ph.D.
AVP National Programs, Vibrant Emotional Health

Jeff Parness
Founder, New York Says Thank You

Council of Advisors

Renee Branson
Charlottesville, VA

Rose Anna Lucero
El Paso, TX

Joél Junior Morales (he/him/his/el) 
Orlando, FL

Erica Wisner
Sonoma County, CA

Hope Banks


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stars of hope® box of hope

Please Ship completed stars to:

2678 Arctic Thyme Vw. #201
Colorado Springs, CO 80910

Thank you for creating hope during these challenging times.