Leadership Team


Susan Kovar

Co-President

Susan is a marketing partnerships strategist with a passion for the intersection of storytelling and social impact. She has been involved with Net Impact NYC since 2015, when she served as a pro-bono consultant with Service Corps. By day, Susan manages partner marketing initiatives in the book publishing world at Simon & Schuster. She previously served in digital and product marketing roles at publishers and nonprofits, including the Prospect Park Alliance, Pearson Foundation, and Oxford University Press. Susan received her bachelor’s degree from Brown University. She loves reading and spending time outdoors.

Kelly Miller

Marketing Co-Chair

Kelly is currently an MBA candidate at NYU Stern. Most recently, she worked at a fintech and tech innovation research center, where she focused designing strategic programming to maximize impact. Before that role, she spent five years working in the start-up sphere – at a startup focused on industrial scale compost, at a business accelerator that mentored cleantech startups, and at an urban management research center that operated on an academic venture capital model. Kelly’s involvement with her undergraduate chapter of Net Impact helped develop her passion for working with organizations that support unique and innovative solutions to social and environmental challenges. She is excited to support the mission of the Net Impact NYC and help inspire others to learn about the social impact sphere.

Katelyn Barone

Marketing Co-Chair

Katelyn is a strategic communications manager with experience telling compelling stories and a passion for brands that actively work to make the world a better place. She currently works in the education sector, and prior to this role helped start ups and organizations from a wide range of industries tell their stories at a small public relations agency. She first joined Net Impact NYC as a member of the events committee looking to meet like-minded people and learn how she can use her skills to make a difference. She is passionate about CSR, public health and education. She graduated from Loyola University Maryland with a BA in Communications and a minor in Marketing and is a dedicated dog-mom to her 60lb lap dog, Harley.

Caleb Chen

Service Corps Co-Chair

Caleb currently works at an early stage, 4-person, start-up that is improving the way employers hire hourly workers, by connecting people to jobs based on preference and attribute analysis using data science. His main responsibilities include managing client operations, developing marketing strategies, and creating a roadmap for product design. He was previously a consultant at Ernst & Young working in the Rapid Profit Transformation practice helping companies decrease process inefficiencies. Growing up, Caleb was fortunate enough to be a part of a few local non-profit organizations that have helped him in invaluable ways. He loves the opportunities to help local non-profits Net Impact provides and all the talented people he has met during his time as a mentor and volunteer consultant. He graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in Economics and Chinese.

Arthur Chen

Service Corps Co-Chair

Arthur is a data analyst dedicated to solving problems through elegant visualization and data science. He was most recently at WeWork, where he built reporting and dashboards to provide insights to and improve processes for stakeholders across the company and around the world. Previously he was a consultant in Ernst & Young’s financial services advisory practice.
Arthur is passionate about social impact as a vehicle for ordinary people to make a significant difference in their community. He first joined Net Impact NYC as a volunteer consultant in the Service Corps program before going on to join the Service Corps committee. Arthur graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering, an Economics major, and a minor in Environmental Sustainability.

Valentina Lanizi

Events Co-Chair

Valentina is a Research Manager at GLG where she connects clients with subject matter experts to help them solve complex strategic and operational challenges. She first joined Net Impact NYC as a Service Corps consultant back in 2018 and continued to volunteer with the chapter by helping plan the annual social impact summit in the spring. She also provides pro-bono marketing consultations for small business owners in underserved New York City communities through Start Small Think Big’s Market Access Program. Valentina is passionate about social impact and convening events that educate and empower NYC professionals to use their skills for social good. She received her B.A. from Loyola University Maryland with a major in Political Science and double minors in French and Writing.

Stephanie Cheung

Events Co-Chair

Stephanie Lynn is a strategist passionate about the intersection of culture and social impact. Her varied work experience spans from consulting at PwC to education at Teach for America. Currently, Stephanie is the Director of Strategy & Insights at a marketing agency. In her current role, she advises on brand marketing for leading tourism destinations such as Dubai and Vienna. She has a B.B.A in Finance from Villanova University and a Master's in Teaching. From trekking through sand dunes in northeast Brazil to the golden temples of Myanmar, Stephanie explores her passions by leading with curiosity. In her free time, she can be found reading anything she can get her hands on, finding zen through yoga, or wandering a new corner of the world.

Ashley Low

Finance Chair

Ashley is a Finance Manager specializing in financial planning & analysis, business strategy and process improvement. Throughout her career, Ashley has worked with organizations across a wide range of industries – from financial services and consumer goods, to tech and agriculture, before her current role in fashion. Having grown up in Malaysia and Australia before moving to New York City, Ashley witnessed the differences in social, political and economic structures in each nation and is passionate about driving change in social and economic equity.

Yuan Gao

Technology Chair

Yuan is a design technologist with a passion for leveraging technology to drive social impact and changes. She currently works at WeWork, where she builds automations and analytics tools to map physical buildings to their digital twins. She has been an active advocate for the LGBTQ community at WeWork, and has been a Service Corps pro-bono consultant for Net Impact NYC. In her spare time, she also loves to participate in and volunteer for various hackathons that strive to solve real-world problems with innovative solutions. She is excited to support Net Impact NYC in its mission to bring like-minded people together and help inspire each other in driving social impact. Yuan received a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard Graduate School of Design and a B.A in physics from Franklin & Marshall College.

Committee Members

Layla Hassoun

Service Corps

Layla is a design strategist currently leading product management, design, product development for the Tommy Bahama footwear team.

Penny Zhang

Service Corps

Penny is currently working as a research lead at IBM, where she conducts quantitative and qualitative research for strategic transformation projects across functions and product teams. Favorite hobbies: Hiking, skiing, biking, and singing

Julia Campanella

Events

Julia works as a project manager at the World Economic Forum, focusing on the intersection between private and public sectors. Julia is passionate about the potential for entrepreneurship to fuel female empowerment and economic development and is always looking for ways to learn more about the NY start-up scene.

Hallie Stebbins

Service Corps

Hallie is currently working as an acquisitions editor at Oxford University Press, where she acquires nonfiction books in linguistics.

Yifei Han

Service Corps

Yifei is a Workday Specialist at Point72. He specializes in helping companies that use Workday as the ERP system to optimize their financial operations, business processes, reporting capabilities, etc.

Oxana Ermolova

Events

Oxana is committed to fostering cross-sector partnerships in service of supporting innovative approaches to addressing systemic inequities. In her current role, she is focused on empowering low-income female entrepreneurs through microfinance.

Mark A. Bernard

Service Corps

Mark is a scientist and researcher who studies racial and socioeconomic health disparities, blending his organic chemistry background with public health principles to ultimately develop novel clinical interventions for patients.

Aminah Majeed

Service Corps

Aminah is a non-profit development specialist with 10+ years of fundraising and development leadership experience in the education sector.

Emma Campher

Events

Emma is passionate about the intersection of technology, sustainability, and social impact and the power each have to innovate an equitable and inclusive future for all. She currently works on the Global Strategy and Planning team at an integrated communications agency and spends her free time enjoying local vegan bites, taking her adventure cat for hikes, and reading science fiction books.

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