BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Robin Sokoloff | Town Stages

CHAIRWOMAN & CEO

Robin Sokoloff

Founder & Executive Director of Town Stages. Passionate about building platforms for women, minority, and immigrant voices for restorative equity. Builder, choreographer, producer, and entrepreneur. Read More>>

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FOUNDING & EXECUTIVE BOARD

Dr. Lenny Rosenblum, DC

Leader at the Soka Gakkai International, and long-time supporter of local artists, Lenny is chiropractor providing therapeutic relief for his patients whose symptoms often go unsolved.
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FOUNDING & EXECUTIVE BOARD

Scott Sokoloff

Transforms mountains of data on consumer’s behavior to actionable data driven insights. Track record of generating billions of dollars in value for companies by transitioning to an analytics-driven enterprise. Read More>>

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YOUNG PROFESSIONAL BOARD

Humberto Grueiro

Humberto Grueiro brings 28 years of experience to his work in banking, primarily focusing on the Westchester and New York City regions.
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YOUNG PROFESSIONAL BOARD

Destinee Rae

Destinee Rea is the visionary and co-founder of BOLD, an organization that seeks to build up black women in the performing arts, and empower them to transform culture by telling their stories.
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YOUNG PROFESSIONAL BOARD

Kiera Doyle

Director of Digital Education at L’oreal. Hairdresser, facilitator and Matrix’s digital strategist, who works to inspire beauty professionals to find and grow their personal brand through social media. Read More>>

Robin Sokoloff | Town Stages

Robin Sokoloff

Chairwoman & CEO

Robin Sokoloff is the Founder & CEO of Town Stages: A new women-led cultural arts space, event venue, and cocktail bar in Tribeca providing mentorship, sponsorship, and fellowship to pioneering industry leaders. As a lifelong dance and theatre professional committed to transforming leadership and representation on our stages and screens, Robin advances equity for women, poc, queer, and immigrant voices in New York City by building accessible spaces for public assembly, creativity, and conversation. As owner and executive director of Loft227, Robin pioneered a self-sustaining home for New York City’s enterprising local artists; seeing nearly 70,000 in her doors in under 5 years while supporting close to 900 innovative works and small business owners.

In Town Stages’ inaugural year, Sokoloff and her team built the landmark venue 6X its previous footprint supporting 300+ events, creating 1,000+ local jobs, and subsidizing over 2,500 hours of arts programming to the public while fostering a Creative Fellowship Program for 50+ recipients through her non-profit Sokoloff Arts Foundation (501c3). This landmark program has grown to one of the largest of it’s kind on the eastern seaboard - supporting those working at the intersection of arts, media, civics, social justice, and small business. As part of a growing movement to dismantle discriminatory real estate and labor practices, Sokoloff has woven Town Stages into the tapestry of New York's cultural landscape as one of the largest independently operated and women-led facilities to succeed in Manhattan in over 30 years.

Dr. Leonard Rosenblum | Sokoloff Arts Board of Directors

Dr. Leonard Rosenblum

Founding & Executive Board

A long-time New Yorker, leader at the Soka Gakkai International Men's Division,  and supporter of local artists, Lenny is a chiropractor and alternative allergist. Dr. Leonard Rosenblum provides therapeutic relief for his patients whose symptoms often go unsolved using conventional medical approaches. Dr. Lenny provides assessment, therapy and supplemental support to dramatically improve patient wellness.

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Samantha Slater

Founding & Executive Board

Samantha Slater lives in the world of film, while summering with music. Her areas of expertise lie in producing, fundraising, on set management, editing, screenwriting, script development, and music composition. In 2012, she founded Made with Sass, an independent production company focused on getting women behind the camera. Samantha's latest film “Pete's Valve” teamed her up with director, and founder of the Brooklyn Women's Film Festival, Katy-May Hudson, of which Samantha has been a jury member since its inception. Their ultra kooky short premieres April 2019. Samantha's band, White Coat Motel debuts their first full length album “Hand Me Down Bibles” this summer.

A native Canadian, Samantha collects classic cars and currently resides in Queens.

Scott Sokoloff | Sokoloff Arts Board President

Scott Sokoloff

Founding & Executive Board

Scott Sokoloff transforms mountains of data on consumer’s behavior to actionable data-driven insights. Offering a track record of generating billions of dollars in value for diverse companies by encouraging a transition to an analytics-driven enterprise, Scott provides over a decade of leadership experience in the field of data science, analytics, and business intelligence. Scott Sokoloff holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Florida and a BA in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Kiera Doyle

Young Professional Board

As the Director of Digital Education at L’oreal, Kiera Doyle is a hairdresser, facilitator and Matrix’s digital strategist, who works to inspire beauty professionals to find and grow their personal brand through social media. With a background in PR and yoga, her mixed bag of skills led her to L’Oreal where she saw an opportunity to empower hairdressers to align with their purpose and tap into their business potential via the digital age. Kiera was recognized by Vidal Sassoon’s Beauty Changes Lives Foundation as likely "to change the world through beauty." The world of social media can be intimidating, but Doyle sees it as an opportunity to tell a story— the more authentic the better. From branding, best practices, photo and video workshops, she wants to help you share yours. Doyle is Tedx speaker who resides in New York City. You can find her on Instagram @hairofthegirl

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Michael Kushner

Young Professional Board

Michael Kushner is leading the multi-hyphenate charge as an artist with multiple proficiencies cross-pollinating to help flourish professional capabilities. Current projects include Indoor Boys, a web series created by Wes Taylor and Alex Wise, which won Best Comedy (among others after being nominated 13 times) at The Indie Series Awards in LA and XaveMePlease (a separate project also directed by Mr. Taylor and starring Isaac Cole Powell) which is about to hit festivals across the US. Michael is the creator of the photographic series The Dressing Room Project (IG: @thedressingroomproject) and is also a founding member of Musical Theatre Factory.  As an actor, Michael has worked at Barrington Stage Company (On The Town, Much Ado About Nothing), ArsNova (Toxic if Swallowed), GableStage (Sons of the Prophet), Caldwell Theatre Company (The Lomas Family Picnic), and more. Active participant with Covenant House and the Advisory Board of Wingspan Arts. BFA Musical Theatre from Ithaca College. Proud member of AEA. For more on the multi-hyphenate journey, follow @themichaelkushner on IG.

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Destinee Rae

Young Professional Board

Destinee Rea is the visionary and co-founder of BOLD, an organization that seeks to build up black women in the performing arts. Her work as an actress (Broadway: Book of Mormon and Amelie) has informed her passion to build up the future leaders of the world and empower them to transform culture by telling their stories. When she’s not changing the world you will find her somewhere, with her favorite girls, dancing to Beyoncé.

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Humberto Gruiero

Young Professional Board

Humberto Grueiro brings 21 years of experience to his work in banking, primarily focusing on the Westchester and New York City regions. He is currently the Senior Business Banker Relationship Manager at SB One Bank in Astoria, Queens. During his career, he has served in various areas of financial services, business banking and communications outside of Long Island, and helped to expand Astoria Bank’s presence throughout its service area before joining Sussex Bank (now SB One Bank). Prior to joining Astoria, Grueiro worked for TD Bank in Ramsey, N.J., where he received several awards for his work in small business lending, including being named one of the bank's top small business loan producers in 2012. Grueiro used his extensive experience to create several sales and training modules, which guided new relationship managers and business bankers on how to best work with clients.

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