Our Board

STRIVE’s Board of Directors are deeply committed to helping disconnected individuals transform their lives through employment. Along with fulfilling the standard duties of board members, many lead workshops for our participants, sharing their experience and expertise in the workforce with those who are trying to enter it.

H. Thompson Rodman, Jr., Chairman and Co-Founder, CEO, Fox Hill Real Estate

Judith McElnea, Vice Chairman, Partner, The Jeffrey Group

Brian Friedman, Treasurer, President, Leucadia National Corporation

Andy RahlSecretary, Retired, Reed Smith LLP

Sam Hartwell, Chairman Emeritus and Co-Founder, Former Co-Chairman, G.S. Blodgett

Richard Barthelmes, Retired, Media Executive

George W. Brooks, Area Leader, America’s People Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Bonnie L. HowardIndependent Board Director

Arthur Kokot, President, Kokot Realty Enterprises, Inc.

Tonia O’Connor, Chief Commercial Officer & President of Content Distribution, Univision Communications, Inc.

Yvan-Claude Pierre, Partner, Cooley LLP

Jay Sheehy, Senior Vice President of Product Innovaton, EmblemHealth

Laura Slutsky, President/CEO, People Finders Productions, Inc.

Philip Weinberg, Chief Executive Officer, STRIVE

Randy Zeno, CEO, Urban Therapy/Twisted Sista