Board of Directors

NYCLU Officers

  • Jonathan Horn - President
    New York, NY
    Attorney
  • Jonathan Horn is an attorney in private practice. For more than 20 years, the primary focus of his practice has been entertainment law, with a particular concentration in the music industry. He represents musicians, composers, producers, managers, journalists, novelists, record companies, production companies, entrepreneurs and others involved in the arts and in the media in a broad array of matters.

    In recent years, an increasing portion of Horn’s professional time has been devoted to general practice issues and he has represented a variety of small and medium sized businesses outside the entertainment industry. He also has a background in civil litigation, having spent the first years of his career as a corporate and commercial litigator. During that period, he handled cases, pro bono, for the ACLU Children’s Rights Project. He also represented a Florida death row inmate in his applications for post-conviction relief.

    Horn is married to Michele Singer. They have two daughters, ages five and 10. Horn is also a singer and a guitar player. His primary passion – after family, work and the NYCLU – is playing music.

  • Ronald J. Tabak - Secretary
    New York, NY
    Attorney
  • Genevieve Wachtell - Treasurer
    New York, NY
    General Counsel, AltSchool
  • Robin Willner - Vice President
    New York, NY
    Nonprofit Executive, Growth Philanthropy Network

NYCLU Board of Directors

  • Claudia Angelos (Co-General Counsel to the NYCLU)
    New York, NY
    Clinical Professor of Law, New York University
  • Deborah Archer
    New York, NY
    Professor of Law, New York Law School
  • Elliot H. Auerbach
    East Patchogue & New York, NY
    Physicist (retired), Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Barbara Bernstein
    New York, NY
    Director (retired), Nassau Chapter NYCLU
  • John D. Cirrin
    Albany, NY
    Public Information Officer, Albany Public Library
  • Rebekah Cook-Mack
    Brooklyn, NY
    Skadden Fellow, South Brooklyn Legal Services
  • Nahshon Craig
    New York, NY
    Vice President Business and Legal Affairs, Rush Communications
  • Douglas Cuthbertson
    Brooklyn, NY
    Attorney
  • Tanya Douglas
    Bronx, NY
    Public Interest Attorney
  • Thomas R. Frey
    Rochester, NY
    Attorney (retired)
  • Tracy Givens-Hunter
    Fishkill, NY
    Community Organizer, Citizen Action of New York
  • Salvatore Gogliormella
    New York, NY
    Attorney
  • Peter J. Gollon
    Huntington, NY
    Physicist and business executive (retired)
  • Kelly Haley
    Brooklyn, NY
    Interim Deputy Executive Director at East Harlem Block Schools, Inc.
  • Michael J. Hall
    Milton, NY
    Psychology Instructor, Dutchess Community College
  • Samantha Howell
    Albany, NY
    Attorney
  • George Kannar
    Williamsville, NY
    Professor, University at Buffalo Law School
  • Amin Kassam
    New York, NY
    Senior Counsel at Bloomberg LP
  • Julie Kowitz Margolies
    New York, NY
    Attorney
  • Melissa Lee
    New York, NY
    Brooklyn Law School
  • Jennifer McAllister-Nevins
    New York, NY
    Attorney
  • Amanda Oren
    Fairport, NY
    Attorney, Monroe County Public Defender’s Office
  • Arjun Patel
    New York, NY
    Director, Pricewaterhousecoopers Consulting
  • Bruce Popper
    Rochester, NY
    Vice-president At-large, 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
  • Piro Rexhepi
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Donna Schaper
    New York, NY
    Senior Minister, Judson Memorial Church
  • Naved Sheikh
    New York, NY
  • Wendy Stryker
    New York, NY
    Attorney
  • Jordan Thomas
    New York, NY
    Advocacy Consultant, Producer/Writer/Director
  • Ralph Valente
    Syracuse, NY
    Client Relationship Delivery Manager, FIS Global
  • Maria Valentin
    White Plains, NY
    Attorney and Educator
  • Ellen Yaroshefsky
    New York, NY
    Executive Director, Jacob Burns Ethics Center in the Practice of Law / Clinical Professor of Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Board of Directors Emeriti

  • Daniel L. Alterman
    New York, NY
    Attorney
  • William J. Butler
    New York, NY
    Attorney
  • May Del Rio
    New York, NY
    Public Affairs Executive (retired), Planned Parenthood
  • Tony Feldmesser
    Brooklyn, NY
    Attorney
  • Margaret Fung
    New York, NY
    Executive Director, Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund
  • Janice Goodman
    New York, NY
    Attorney
  • Joel Gora
    New York, NY
    Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
  • John Dewitt Gregory
    New York, NY
    Professor, Hofstra University School of Law
  • Ragna Henrichs
    Houston, TX
    Attorney
  • Susan N. Herman
    Brooklyn, NY
    Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
    President, ACLU
  • Nancy Hollander
    New York, NY
    Financial Consultant
  • Maria Hymen
    New York, NY
    Attorney
  • Steven Hymen
    New York, NY
    Attorney
  • Deborah H. Karpatkin (Co-General Counsel to the NYCLU)
    New York, NY
    Attorney
  • Lesly I. Lempert
    Ithaca, NY
    Consultant, Lecturer on Israeli and Palestinian Issues
  • Alan Levine
    New York, NY
    Attorney
  • Edwin J. Lopez-Soto
    Rochester, NY
    Attorney, Faculty at Cornell University ILR School
  • Kathleen Peratis
    New York, NY
    Attorney
  • Arlene R. Popkin
    Elmsford, NY
    Senior Trial Counsel, Legal Aid Society of Westchester
  • Shirley Rausher
    New York, NY
    Adjunct Professor, Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • Ruth Rosenberg
    Washington, D.C.
    Attorney
  • Faith Seidenberg
    Syracuse, NY
    Attorney
  • Barbara Shack
    New York, NY
    Legislative Director (retired), NYCLU
  • Donald Shack
    New York, NY
    Attorney
  • Gemma Solimene
    South Orange, NJ & New York, NY
    Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University
  • M.D. (Lita) Taracido
    New York, NY
    Attorney
  • Daan Zwick
    Rochester, NY
    Research Associate (retired), Eastman Kodak