After a career of 20 years as a psychologist and family therapist, Nancy Rauch Douzinas became president of the Rauch Foundation in 1990.
In keeping with her broad range of community concerns and personal interests, Nancy serves on the boards of Teachers College, Columbia University; the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities; the Energeia Partnership; the North Shore Land Alliance; the Stony Brook Foundation; and the newly created Accelerate Long Island.
Nancy graduated from Smith College and received an M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University in community psychology. She and her husband reside in Lloyd Harbor and have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
John Wenzel is a former president of Ideal Corporation in Brooklyn, New York, and a former vice president of Parker-Hannifin and President of the Parker Automotive Group. He was also chairman of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association and Automotive Presidents Council and a member of the Village of Sea Cliff Youth Board. During World War II John was a fighter pilot in the Army Air Corps.
The Nassau BOCES Board of Education appointed Dr. Thomas Rogers as its District Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer effective January 19, 2010.
- As CEO of Nassau BOCES, Dr. Rogers leads the largest Educational Services Cooperative in New York, comprising 20 locations and 4,315 staff members to serve the 56 school districts in the county with a combined enrollment of 225,000 students.
- As District Superintendent, Dr. Rogers serves as the statutory representative of the Commissioner of Education and the State Education Department in the Nassau County Supervisory District.
In addition to its nationally-recognized programs in special education and career and technical education, Nassau BOCES also provides a variety of technical support programs for local school districts, including electronic and assistive technology, in-service training for staff, public communications, data warehousing and analysis, distance education, and cooperative purchasing as well as a variety of literacy, career and technical programs for adult learners.
Dr. Rogers was previously the Executive Director of the New York State Council of School Superintendents, the statewide professional association for chief school officers. During his tenure, The Council launched the “Education is a Civil Right” campaign to improve public education equity, created the Leadership for Educational Achievement Foundation (LEAF) professional development academy, and co-founded Public Schools for Tomorrow, a national organization of education leaders advocating for education policy innovation.
In addition to education policy writing, Dr. Rogers is the author, co-author or editor of scholarly research publications on the superintendency and on the adult learning needs of educational leaders.
Dr. Rogers received doctoral and master’s degrees in Educational Leadership at Columbia University Teachers College and a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University at Buffalo. He serves as a Commissioner on the Middle States Commission on Elementary Education.
John Treiber, CPCU, has more than 30 years of experience with The Treiber Group, rising through the ranks to president of retail commercial lines. He has been a member of various broker panels for Utica Mutual, Hartford, Chubb, CIGNA, One Beacon, and Kemper and is a vice chairman and board member of Winthrop University Hospital, as well as chairman of the board of Winthrop South Nassau Hospital System.
John also serves on the boards of LIA Healthcare Alliance, The Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, the Energeia Partnership, the LI Caddy Scholarship Fund, and the YMCA of Long Island, where he is a past chairman and a past board member of The Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.
Lance E. Lindblom served as president and CEO of the Nathan Cummings Foundation from 2000 until his retirement in 2011. Previously, he was a program officer at the Ford Foundation, executive vice president at the Soros Foundation’s Open Society Institute/Open Society Fund, and president and CEO of the J. Roderick MacArthur Foundation. He also held numerous government positions in both the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago and was a litigator at the Chicago law firm of Jenner and Block.
Lance graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, received an M.A. in public affairs from Princeton University, and earned a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School.
Lisa Mars is vice president of global benefits for CA Technologies, a Fortune 500 corporation employing 13,000 professionals around the world. Lisa is responsible for all facets of employee relations and benefits, including a fully accredited onsite Montessori program that she founded.
She also serves on the board of the Silicon Valley Employers Forum, a coalition of high-technology companies whose mission is to build collective intelligence regarding corporate employee benefits.
Lisa received her B.A. in 1981 cum laude from Queens College and her M.B.A. in industrial psychology from Baruch College of the City University of New York.
Philip Rauch is a partner at Brown Advisory, an independent investment firm with assets of over $30 billion. He is both a chartered financial analyst and a certified public accountant, and he has also worked at Alex. Brown & Sons, T. Rowe Price, and Morgan Stanley.
In addition to serving on the Rauch Foundation board, Philip is active in CenterStage, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers, Wesleyan University, and the Healthy Harbor Campaign.
A graduate of Wesleyan University and Harvard Business School, he has two children and four grandchildren.
George W. Frank, Jr., is retired after a 37-year career in sales and management at leading investment firms, including Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney, where he served as head of equity capital markets and then global head of equity institutional sales. Since retirement, George has been an investor in both public and private firms and owns a private oil and gas exploration company. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina with a degree in economics.
Eva Douzinas serves as the Co-President and CFO for Veson Nautical Corporation, a commercial maritime software company based in Boston that Eva co-founded in 2003. Eva oversees strategy and all aspects of finance for the company. With offices in three countries, the company employs 100 people worldwide and services over 200 of the world’s premier shipping organizations.
Eva earned a B.A. in economics from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from New York University's Stern School of Business.
Ruth Douzinas is the director of the Program Management Office at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection. Prior to that she was an environmental engineer and project manager with CH2M HILL, a global leader in full-service engineering, construction, and operations, working in the New York Water Business Group. Prior to her work in the Water Business group, Ruth was deputy program manager of CH2M’s Utility Privatization program. She has more than a decade of experience related to the operations, maintenance, design, and construction of water and wastewater utilities.
Ruth received an A.B. from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Stanford University, and she has competed in two NCAA rowing championships. Ruth and her husband reside in New York City and have two young daughters.