Our Teams – Staff & Board

Music Team

Trent Johnson, Organist & Assistant Music Director

Trent Johnson is an organist, pianist, composer and conductor. He is the Music Director and conductor of the Oratorio Singers of Westfield, New Jersey and is an organist at Radio City Music Hall in New York City where he plays the “Mighty Wurlitzer” organ for the Christmas Spectacular Show. He is a graduate of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and The Juilliard School.  

Bryan McNamara, Music Administrator

Bryan McNamara began making music at age 6 in an upstate New York church handbell choir. The saxophone came next at age 10. 19 years later, he is a versatile and joyful musician, educator, and administrator (though he does miss the handbells).

Administration Team

Cecily Millen, Director of Growth

Cecily oversees fundraising, membership and external communications at All Souls. Prior to her crossover to the non-profit sector as Membership and Development Manager at Grace Church in New York, Cecily worked in advertising, marketing and communications, beginning her career in the Mayor of the City of New York’s office, and working in sales and account management at advertising agencies and a cable network. 

Nadira Shiwram-Singh, Director of Finance and Administration

Hello, I am the Director of Finance and Administration.  My name is Nadira Shiwram-Singh. I am a mother of three beautiful children who have taught me many skills for this position.  Academically however, I have a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration. 

Maurice Spivey, Facilities Manager

Maurice joined All Souls full time in 2013. Previously he had worked for a dozen years as a Maintenance Supervisor and porter. Prior to that he served in the U.S. Army for three years.

Cynthia Brown, Finance and HR Manager

Cynthia has been at All Souls since August 2016.  She was born and bred in the Mississippi Delta.  She has her Master’s degree in Non-Profit Management from Northeastern University in Boston. In her spare time, Cynthia enjoys reading and travelling.

Robert Wohner, Membership and Administrative Assistant

Robert was raised in Queens and lives in Bedstuy, Brooklyn. He cherishes each chance to share the warmth and community of All Souls with his fellow New Yorkers and spiritual seekers. He joined All Souls in 2019.

Cristian Martinez, Accounts Receivable

Cristian comes to us with over 14 years experience as a Tax Accountant. He specializes in the preparation of individual, small business corporations and partnership returns. Cristian also has over 17 years in not-for-profit organizations. He worked at Auburn Theological Seminary as Registrar for Educational Programs and Database Administration.

Reception

Nancy Blair, Receptionist

After being a stay-at-home parent,   Nancy joined All Souls part time in 2019 and became full time in 2020. She previously edited and created computer-industry publications. She watches Jeopardy nightly.

Elboney Brown, Receptionist

Elboney is an Upper-East Side mom of three who has worked part time at All Souls since 2013. She has an Associate’s degree in Applied Sciences. She loves to read nonfiction and binge on fun  internet research.

Colin Wulff, Receptionist

Colin is an actor who has appeared in film and TV productions such as Madam Secretary and FBI: Most Wanted. In addition he performs in NYC and Regional Theater productions. He has worked part time at All Souls for several years.

Facilities Team

Robert Reyes, Maintenance Staff

Robert  joined All Souls full time in 2014. He enjoys his job.

Hing Yuen Kwan, Maintenance Staff

Yuen was born in Macau and moved to Hong Kong at age three. In 2001 he came to the US. He joined All Souls part time in 2003 and became full time in 2004. He likes British Soccer, camping, basketball and BBQ. His favorite trip was to Phuket Island in Thailand.

Robert Gooden, Maintenance Staff

Robert joined All Souls full time in 2015. He has an Associate’s Degree in Information Technology.  He enjoys working at All Souls.

Maverick Mackey, Maintenance Staff

In February 2020, Maverick  joined All Souls part time. He is a huge sports fan who loves playing pool and spending time with his family.

Our Elected Leaders - the All Souls Board

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.

Heidi DuBois, First Vice President

Heidi DuBois is an environmental, social and governance (ESG) expert with two decades of experience in the legal, corporate governance and sustainability areas. Heidi has advised numerous companies on ESG strategy, execution and reporting; engagement with investors and other stakeholders; and partnerships with NGOs and civil society organizations to advance ESG objectives.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Erika Mikkelsen 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.