Elizabeth has an array of public relations and marketing expertise through her extensive experiences in Chicago, Los Angeles, Colorado and New York. Upon settling in Greenwich, CT, she led a real estate development business of building and selling single family homes.
Elizabeth now devotes her time and talents to philanthropic causes and raising her family. She is an active volunteer. Her service includes involvement with World Vision, Fairfield County Chapter Co-Chair and Greens Farms Academy Advisory Council where she is now on the Board of Directors. Elizabeth served on the Parent Association Board of Stanwich School with the role of President in her last year and was an Elder of Stanwich Congregational Church in Greenwich.
In 2015 she became a founding board member of Project Blessing, a long-term initiative of Stanwich School that has built a water system and community school in Rwanda. Elizabeth’s passion for global justice compelled her to launch PEHT in 2015. Elizabeth graduated from Dartmouth College and holds an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Business, Northwestern University. She lives in Greenwich, CT, with her husband Robert nd their four children, six dogs, two cats and ferret (RIP RIKKI).
Scott Abry is currently a Founding Partner and President of Imprint Holdings, a National RIA with the objective of creating a platform that is radically transparent and disruptively priced. Scott brings 32 years of experience in business as a Managing Director and Partner at Oppenheimer and Co., Director of Business Practices, Director of Business Development at Smith Barney and Director of Product and Field Strategic Initiatives at Morgan Stanley. He founded and served as President of Abry Advisors, a national executive recruiting and consulting firm. Prior to Imprint, Scott was the CEO and Founding Partner of Steward Partners Consulting Solutions and a Member of the Board of Directors of Steward Partners Holdings. Scott is leading the effort to launch investment advisory and wealth management firms nationwide based on a “Culture of Caring”, putting clients first and inclusive of all employee ownership. He has helped launch and grow three Christian Advisory firms that focus on Values Based Investing solutions for their clients.
Scott is an active community volunteer, serving Westhill High School, American University and as a Facilitator at the Den for Grieving Kids. Scott is an Elder at Tower Hill Presbyterian Church in Red Bank NJ serving on the Missions Committee, the Outreach Committee and the Nominating Committee.
Scott holds a BS in Finance and International Business from American University. He lives in Rumson NJ, with his wife of 33 years, Christine, they have four daughters and a grandchild.
Susan has worked in a variety of sales and marketing positions, including a leadership position as Program Director of the American Heart Association.
Susan is an active member in her community. She has volunteered at the Americares Free Clinic for the past 25 years. She also serves on the Board of Women of Vision/World Vision of Fairfield County. She is currently the Co-Chair of their Domestic Projects and previously served as Chapter Chair for 2 years. Susan is also involved at her church (Congregational Church of New Canaan). She is committed to serving those whose voices have been silenced — in particular, vulnerable women and children.
Susan holds a BS from the School of Public Health, University of South Carolina. She is a 28-year Darien, CT, resident, where she lives with her husband, Joe and three children.
Nina actively volunteers in a variety of organizations, sharing her skills and vocation through her service to others. For the past 15 years, she has been a Women of Vision Board Member (volunteer arm of World Vision), serving as Child Sponsorship, Education and International Trips Chairs. Nina also served as Senior Deacon and a Hiring and Personnel Committee member at Stanwich Congregational Church, as well as serving on the Executive PTA Board at Parkway School.
While at Fordham, Nina worked as an intern at New York Hospital in White Plains and the Paine Whitney Clinic in New York City. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a human resources professional at Bankers Trust Company.
Nina has a BA in Psychology from Princeton University and holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University. She is raising her family in Greenwich, CT.
Shereen is a civil rights attorney at Children’s Rights, a national nonprofit committed to holding governments accountable for the health and safety of system-involved youth, including youth impacted by child welfare, juvenile justice, education and health care systems. Prior to joining Children’s Rights in 2019, Shereen spent the duration of her legal career in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she served as an Assistant General Counsel for The School District of Philadelphia, primarily representing the District in special education matters and as a Child Advocate Attorney in the Child Advocacy Unit of the Defender Association of Philadelphia, where she provided direct representation to children involved in the child welfare system. As a Child Advocate, Shereen also represented victims of human trafficking in Philadelphia's Juvenile Human Trafficking Court. Before her work in the nonprofit sphere, she was a Commercial Litigation and Family Law Associate at a Philadelphia law firm.
During and after law school, Shereen devoted a significant amount of her time to community service and pro bono work. She earned a J.D. from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law in 2009 and received her B.A. in political science with a minor in history from Duke University. Shereen devoted a number of years to the Duke Alumni and Duke Black Alumni Associations, in various Board positions.
Shereen lives in Greenwich, CT with her husband and two sons and volunteers with the children's ministry of their church.
Beth brings her accounting and finance expertise, interests and skills into her work and service to others. She began her career as a Certified Public Accountant for Coopers and Lybrand with positions in Boston and Chicago. She then became an Accounting Manager and Assistant Corporate Controller for two large corporations in Los Angeles.
Beth has served over ten years on the Parent Association Boards of her children’s schools while dedicating her service to numerous school committees. She has also volunteered as treasurer or administrator with multiple nonprofit organizations within Greenwich.
Beth graduated from University of Vermont with a BS in Business Administration. She lives in Greenwich, CT, with her husband David and three children.
Julia is a Consultant in the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice at the World Bank, Washington, D.C., working to analyze the cost-effectiveness and optimal allocation of nutrition interventions at the country and global level. Past research topics include the inter-generation impact of HIV/AIDS, health program evaluation and cost-effectiveness analysis. She also served as a research associate at the Population Council and was a post-doctoral fellow at Yale University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS.
Julia holds a BA from Emory University, a PhD in Health Economics from Yale University and an MPA from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She lives in Old Greenwich, CT, with her husband and five children.
Cliff has been active in the financial services industry since 1992. Cliff is a Registered Representative with Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 7, 66, 63, 3 and 30 registrations (CRD#: 3111857).
Shamere McKenzie is a consultant, activist, subject matter expert on human trafficking and a sought-after award winning internationally recognized speaker and trainer. Turning her past adversities into an opportunity to liberate and protect others, Shamere has brought about social and political change in America and around the world.
Shamere has a strong passion for education and policy and is the Chief Executive Officer for Sun Gate Foundation, an anti-trafficking organization that provides educational opportunities for survivors of human trafficking. Additionally, she serves as the Training Manager for the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Shamere is also the co-chair for the victim’s services committee of the Maryland State Human Trafficking Task Force. As a former Program Director, she authored an anti-trafficking program from the ground up and oversaw an emergency residential program for adult survivors of human trafficking.
In 2018, Shamere responded to a call from the Ministry of Justice in her birthplace, Jamaica, and currently serves as the first appointed Anti-Human Trafficking Ambassador for Jamaica. She has trained a variety of professionals on how to identify and respond to victims of human trafficking, including the FBI, Homeland Security, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, churches, hotels and airline staff to name a few.
Her lived experiences with sex trafficking has been featured in several books including a college textbook focused on social justice. In addition, her story has been featured widely, on television, radio, documentaries, and in blogs.
Her strong determination, passion for success and her faith in Jesus Christ helps her to keep her eyes on the prize. Shamere does not consider herself a victim because she is no longer enslaved; she is not a survivor because she is more than surviving; but, she considers herself a liberator - one who has broken free from the chains of her past, determined to pave the way for others who have been enslaved.
Elise is a devoted whole person coach and experiential marketing consultant. As an innovative and collaborative project director, focused on empowering individuals and building connected teams, she has extensive experience with an array of organizations, programs and brands.
Elise is particularly engaged in matters impacting the elderly, women and children. She was a 2018 speaker on aging at ACI’s National Women Health Conference. Current volunteer involvement includes Marketing Committee for New York City Parks Foundation; Committee Member of St. Jude Hope and Heritage Gala, Parish Council President at the Church of the Virgin Mary.
Elise is an Executive and Organizational Coach through Columbia University’s Coaching Certification Program. She is currently studying integrated nutrition and somatic, mindful practices. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, and looks forward to bringing a dog into her home.
Samuel Rotter - Board Member
Mr. Rotter has a storied career in the real estate industry. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant and as most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of a New York based real estate owner, investor and property manager with 40,000 apartment units in over 200 properties in 22 states. Other highlights of his career include Rouse and Associated (now Prologis) and the Philadelphia Housing Authority. Mr. Rotter began his career with the predecessor CPA firm to Grant Thorton in Philadelphia.
Dan is currently the Director of Government Investigations and Merck & Co. (Merck), based in Upper Gwynedd, Pennsylvania. In this position, Dan is responsible for all U.S.-based internal Merck investigations as well as handling all U.S. Government inquiries, including subpoenas, requests for information, civil investigatory demands, litigation, and congressional inquiries. Prior to joining Merck in March 2021, Dan had a 20-year career as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. As an AUSA and Senior Litigation Counsel, he handled a broad variety of matters, including complex grand jury investigations into bank, wire, and mail fraud, complex Ponzi schemes, RICO violations, and healthcare marketing schemes involving kickbacks and money laundering. From 2011 through 2018, Dan served as the Deputy Chief of the fraud unit where he supervised approximately 25 attorneys assigned to the unit as well as other AUSAs handling fraud matters in all phases of litigation, from grand jury investigation through trial and sentencing. In addition, he oversaw litigation and developed litigation strategies and tactics with prosecuting attorneys and federal agents. From 2007 to 2011, Dan served as the Senior Litigation Counsel of the Strike Force/Organized Crime unit, where his cases involved international money laundering enterprises, organized crime, international human trafficking organizations, large-scale drug distribution networks involving Title III call interceptions, and long-term grand jury investigations. From 1996-2002, prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Dan served as a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section, in Washington, D.C. There, Dan’s cases focused on investigations and prosecutions of criminal civil rights violations, including hate crimes, cross-burnings, human trafficking, and excessive use of force under color of law. Prior to joining the federal government, Dan served as an Assistant District Attorney in Kings County, New York (Brooklyn) and as an Examining Attorney in the New York City Department of Investigation.
Significantly, as part of the DOJ Civil Rights Division in the late 1990s, Dan’s prosecutorial duties included the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases before there were federal human trafficking criminal statutes and before the term “human trafficking” was coined to describe this criminal conduct. His dedication to these cases continued throughout his tenure at the United States Attorney’s Office, where from 2007-2011 he handled organized crime and international labor trafficking cases. From 2011 through 2018, Dan served as the anti-human trafficking coordinator for the district, conducting training for attorneys, judges and social workers on human trafficking investigations and prosecutions, and he was a presenter at the National Advocacy Center, Columbia, S.C., the federal training facility for federal prosecutors.
Dan obtained his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1990, and his B.A., from Cornell University in 1986.