Our Elected Leaders

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD (ELECTED BY THE CONGREGATION)

Julie Brannan

JULIE BRANNAN
President

Julie Brannan has been a member of All Souls since 1989, and was previously on the Board of Trustees from 1998-2001, serving as President from 2000-2001. She has served on the board again since 2016, and as President since 2018. A Deacon since 2001, Julie is particularly involved in the music program, but has served in the past in budgetary, fund raising, and adult education arenas as well. She was a member of the Capital Campaign Steering Committee.

Julie holds a Ph.D. in Biopsychology and is a former faculty member at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She was the Executive Director of Musica Viva from 2005-2014. She is currently a residential associate real estate broker with Compass. Julie enjoys travel, the New York theater scene, the arts, her three daughters and walking through Central Park whenever possible.

Heidi DuBois

HEIDI DUBOIS 
First Vice President

Heidi DuBois is an environmental, social and governance (ESG) expert with two decades of experience in corporate, nonprofit and client advisory settings. As the ESG Director for the Society for Corporate Governance, Heidi develops new programs and manages thought leadership and engagement on emerging ESG trends for boards of directors, business leaders and corporate governance professionals. Previously, Heidi oversaw the corporate social responsibility and philanthropy functions at BNY

Mellon, where she redesigned the firm’s approach to sustainability reporting and executed partnerships with external stakeholders. Earlier in her career, Heidi practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton for nearly a decade before serving in positions of increasing responsibility at Assurant and PepsiCo. She also helped establish the Berkeley Sustainable Business and Investment Forum, focusing on evolving concepts of risk management, capital allocation, and sustainable business practices as contributors to long-term value creation.

Heidi holds an A.B. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. She is a member of the Advisory Boards of the GreenBiz GreenFin Summit and the Business in Society Institute at Berkeley Law School, a member of the Aspen Institute Business and Society Leaders Forum, and a past president of the New York Chapter of the Society for Corporate Governance.

Heidi lives in New York with her husband, Nicholas, and daughter, Willa.  

Cory Labanow

CORY LABANOW
Second Vice President

Cory Labanow has been a member of All Souls since 2006 and been involved in a variety of activities, most notably with helping to lead the young adult groups for six and a half years and serving as Co-Chair of the Search Committee for the All Souls Associate Minister. Cory earned a PhD in Theology from the University of Aberdeen and his thesis, Evangelicalism and the Emerging Church was published in 2009. He also earned an MBA degree from Columbia Business School, currently works in Enterprise Strategy at Mastercard, and is an adjunct professor at Baruch College and Columbia University. 

ED HARSH
Board Member

As an arts executive, composer, and writer, Ed Harsh has dedicated his career to serving music—and especially new music—in the United States. In his eleven years as President and CEO of New Music USA, he oversaw a transformational merger that brought together two venerable service organizations, Meet The Composer and the American Music Center, giving new life to their shared mission. His current efforts center on composer Kurt Weill, whose work figures both as the lens for Ed’s book project on new music theater and as the focus of his advocacy in his role as Director of Strategic Initiatives of the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music.

As an arts executive, composer, and writer, Ed Harsh has dedicated his career to serving music—and especially new music—in the United States. In his eleven years as President and CEO of New Music USA, he oversaw a transformational merger that brought together two venerable service organizations, Meet The Composer and the American Music Center, giving new life to their shared mission. His current efforts center on composer Kurt Weill, whose work figures both as the lens for Ed’s book project on new music theater and as the focus of his advocacy in his role as Director of Strategic Initiatives of the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music.

Ed has attended All Souls since 1997 and been a member since 2009. Ed served as Co-Chair of the Music Director Search Committee that brought Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez to All Souls. His service to the church has also included membership on the Capital Campaign Steering Committee, facilitation of the Vision 2020 Strategic Planning process, and Co-Chairing of the Religious Education Committee and Parents Association. He is married to Margaret Kampmeier and their son, Andrew, completed the Coming of Age program at All Souls in 2016.

JUDITH MOLDOVER
Board Member

Judith Moldover has been a member of All Souls since 2009.  A Senior Staff Attorney at Lawyers Alliance for New York, she leads Lawyers Alliance’s Community Arts program area to provide legal assistance to nonprofit arts organizations serving low-income New Yorkers. Ms. Moldover is an experienced employment lawyer and regularly helps nonprofits in the areas of Nonprofit Accountability, including sound board governance, fiscal transparency, and proper personnel management. Prior to joining Lawyers Alliance in 2008, Ms. Moldover was Of Counsel at Ford & Harrison LLP; Vice President and Group Counsel at American Express Company; and Labor Counsel at CBS Corporation. She received her B.A. cum laude from Bryn Mawr College and her J.D. from Boston University School of Law. Professional and community activities have included serving as Co-Vice President, New York Public Radio Community Advisory Board and Board Member and Program Chair of the Greater New York Association of Corporate Counsel. She serves the All Souls community as an usher, member of the Community Choir, Monday Night Hospitality Soupmaker, and is a past board member of the Heart & Soul Charitable Fund.

David Poppe

DAVID POPPE
Board Member

David Poppe is the president of the investment advisory firm Giverny Capital Asset Management, LLC. He formerly was CEO of the investment management firm Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb, LLC. From 2006 until the end of 2018, he was a co-manager and director of the firm’s flagship, the Sequoia Fund. He is a director of Central Securities Corp. David is a 1986 BA graduate of Columbia University and also spent a year studying English Literature at Girton College, Cambridge University. He was a financial journalist for 12 years, mostly in Florida, before transitioning to a career as a securities analyst. He is married to Cherie Henderson and they have a son, Douglas, who completed All Souls’ Coming of Age program in 2014.

A member of All Souls since 2008, David is a former co-chair of the Religious Education Parents’ Association. He was a co-chair of the All Souls’ Capital Campaign and serves on the church’s Finance and Investment Committees. He serves on the New York Advisory Board for the Trust for Public Land.

LYNNE RANDALL Board Member

Lynne Randall is Director of Development at Manhattan Theatre Club, one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit theatres, where she is responsible for all aspects of both annual and capital fundraising. Prior to MTC, she spent six years at the New York Philharmonic as Director of Corporate Sponsorship and Institutional Giving.   Before joining the non-profit world, she spent 19 years in media and telecommunications banking and leveraged finance at Bank of America and BNP Paribas. 

Lynne has been a member of All Souls since 1995, and joined the Board of Trustees in February 2020. Previously, she has served on the Investment, Development and Annual Giving committees. She is also on the board of directors of Young Audiences New York, a non-profit arts education organization, and was formerly a trustee of Second Stage Theatre.  She earned her B.A. in Theatre and Communications from the University of New Hampshire and an M.B.A. in Finance and M.S. in Communications from Boston University.  Lynne and her husband live in New York City.

David Rockefeller, Jr.

DAVID ROCKEFELLER, JR.
Board Member

David Rockefeller, Jr. is a Trustee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and previously served as Chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation.  He was twice Chairman of Rockefeller & Company, which became Rockefeller Capital Management in 2018 and where he now serves as a Director.  

David is a Life Trustee of the Museum of Modern Art, having served there as Trustee for nearly four decades.  He is a board member of the Asian Cultural Council, a fellow of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

David has been actively using his voice as a performing instrument since he was ten years old, singing as a semi-professional chorister for more than forty years with Boston’s Cantata Singers and – more briefly – the Boston Camerata. More recently, David has focused on narration, having performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra (as John F. Kennedy), the Lexington Symphony and the Handel & Haydn Society – all in his former city of Boston.  He has appeared in New York City twice as a narrator for Musica Viva NY performances, at the Century Association, and frequently as a reader at Stories with Soul.

He has narrated three films directed by his wife, Susan Cohn Rockefeller, and he was the voice of Albert Einstein for an audiobook on Audible.com.

Ramsey Shehadeh

RAMSEY SHEHADEH
Board Member

Ramsey Shehadeh was elected as a Trustee in 2017. He serves on the Audit Committee and the Finance Committee. He also has participated as a co-chair of the Capital Campaign and as visitor for the Capital Campaign. Ramsey is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist and began attending All Souls with his family in 2007. He has been a member of All Souls since 2009.

Ramsey is managing director and partner of NERA Economic Consulting, where he has worked for 25 years. He received a B.S. in mathematical economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University.

CLERK OF THE SOCIETY (ELECTED BY THE CONGREGATION)

Jeff Friedlander

JEFF FRIEDLANDER
Clerk of the Society

Jeff Friedlander was the longest serving First Assistant Corporation Counsel in the history of the City of New York, second-in-command of the New York City Law Department, an office of over 700 attorneys representing the City. During his tenure at the Law Department, Mr. Friedlander played a significant role in many cases and laws including the handling of South Africa anti-apartheid legislation and divestment; establishment of the Campaign Finance law and the Civilian Complaint Review Board, and the drafting of the City’s pioneering Gay Rights Law. Following the events of September 11, Mr. Friedlander supervised the drafting of the executive orders and legislation necessary to keep the City functioning, and now serves as an appointee of the Mayor on the World Trade Center Captive Insurance Company. In 2017, he was appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council as a member of the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board, which is empowered to administer, interpret and enforce the City’s public ethics and financial disclosure laws.

Mr. Friedlander authored a column on “Municipal Law” that appeared regularly in he New York Law Journal for a decade. He is active in the City Bar and has been the recipient of a number of awards for his legal service to the City.

BOARD OFFICERS (APPOINTED BY THE BOARD)

CAROL KIRKMAN
Secretary

Carol Kirkman has been a member of All Souls since 2004. She served six years on the Board of Trustees, as President in 2016 and four years as First Vice President, where she focused on church governance and finance. Carol is a member of the Women’s Alliance, participates as a Deacon, serves on the Audit Committee, and participates in the church’s climate justice work.

Carol worked for JP Morgan for 25 years in the areas of sales, marketing, and consulting for foreign exchange and derivative products. She also worked in the not-for-profit sector as a fundraiser and for the U.S. government as an economist. Carol has a BA (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in mathematics from Kalamazoo College and an MA in economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she completed the requirements for a Ph.D. except dissertation.

Winnifred Olsen

WINIFRED OLSEN
Assistant Secretary

Winifred Olsen worked for more than twenty years at the Japanese Mission to the United Nations as speech editor, writer, translator, and now does occasional free-lance editing of scholarly works relating to Japanese history and literature. She graduated with a BA from Beaver College (now Arcadia University) and an M.A. from Columbia University in modern Japanese studies. She also earned a Certificate in multi-disciplinary East Asian Studies from Columbia’s East Asian Institute.

At All Souls, she co-founded and was a leader for four years of its Brownie Girl Scout troop; is on the boards of Musica Viva and the Annie Eaton Society; is a member of the Deacons; and has served as Secretary of the Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2005 and from 2011 to present.

Winnie spends the summer and early fall months in Rowland, PA, where she volunteers with The Lackawaxen River Conservancy and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, reflecting her passion for the protection of the earth and its resources, and the “interdependent web of all existence, of which we are a part.”

Elizabeth Wahab

ELIZABETH WAHAB
Treasurer

Elizabeth Wahab is the Chief Operating Officer at Cornell Capital. She previously worked at Viking Global Investors from 2012-2017 as Head of Investor Relations, Human Resources and the Viking Global Foundation. Prior to that she spent 14 years at Goldman Sachs in the firm’s private equity and investment banking groups. Elizabeth holds an MBA from The Wharton Business School and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. She is married and lives in New York City with two teenage boys. Elizabeth is the chair of the Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way of New York City.

Erika Halford

ERIKA MILLELSEN HALFORD
Assistant Secretary

Erika Mikkelsen Halford is the Associate General Counsel of Consumer Reports, the non-profit product testing and consumer advocacy organization and publisher of Consumer Reports magazine. Before joining Consumer Reports in 2006, Erika was an associate from 2000-2006 at the law firm of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler in New York City. Erika graduated from Stanford University with a BA in History and holds a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

Erika is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist. She has been a member of All Souls since 2001 and has volunteered as the All Souls Board of Trustees Assistant Secretary since 2008. Erika and her husband, Michael Halford, whom she married at All Souls in 2007, live in New York City with their daughter and son. Their daughter participates in the All Souls RE Program.

NADIRA SHIWARM-SINGH
Assistant Treasurer