Board of Directors

Mohit Assomull is the Co-Chief Operating Officer of the Institutional Securities Group at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Assomull joined Morgan Stanley in 1996 and has held various capital markets and investment banking positions in Asia, Europe and the U.S. Prior to assuming his current post in 2013, he was the Global Head of Equity Syndicate in Global Capital Markets.

Mr. Assomull graduated from Tufts University in 1995 with a BA in Economics.

Carter Brey was appointed Principal Cello, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Chair, of the New York Philharmonic in 1996. From the time of Mr. Brey’s New York and Kennedy Center debuts in 1982, he has been regularly hailed by audiences and critics for his virtuosity, flawless technique, and complete musicianship. He rose to international attention in 1981 as a prizewinner in the Rostropovich International Cello Competition.

Mr. Brey has appeared as soloist with virtually all the major orchestras in the United States, and performed under the batons of prominent conductors. His chamber music career is equally distinguished; he has made regular appearances with the Tokyo and Emerson string quartets as well as The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and at festivals such as Spoleto (both in the United States and Italy), and the Santa Fe and La Jolla Chamber Music festivals.

Mr. Brey was educated at the Peabody Institute, where he studied with Laurence Lesser and Stephen Kates, and at Yale University, where he studied with Aldo Parisot and was a Wardwell Fellow and a Houpt Scholar. His violoncello is a rare J. B. Guadagnini made in Milan in 1754.

Madhu Powar Garg is the Founder and President of The New York City Children’s Holiday Party, Inc. (NYCCHP). The idea for the NYCCHP began in early 2003 after Madhu’s children, Arjun and Surya, wanted to give Christmas presents to homeless children and realized that not enough was being done in New York City to share the spirit of the holidays with these children. The organization has remained a grassroots effort, fueled by the ideas and hard work of over 100 volunteers, who range from high school students to professionals to parents. Each year we have celebrated the holidays with 500 to 1400 homeless children.

Dr. Garg did her undergraudate and law studies in India and came to Yale law School where she completed her Doctorate. Thereafter she practiced corporate law with NYC and California law firms as well as with the Corporation Counsel of NYC. Ms. Garg is also an artist and paints portraits and modern abstract works.

Rajesh Garg is a principal of BlackMesa Healthcare Consulting. He was previously President and CEO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Before that he was a director at the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he was a consultant to various segments of the healthcare industry. Prior to joining McKinsey in 1992, he practiced law and medicine in California.

Dr. Garg’s educational background includes an MD from Stanford Medical School, a JD from Yale Law School, and a BA in Genetics and Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. He is an advisor to the Board of Harvard University’s Defeating Malaria.

Suzanne Sideris is the Director of Finance for The New York City Children’s Holiday Party, Inc. and has been involved with the organization since its inception. Currently the Business Manager and CFO of an Engineering firm, Ms. Sideris spent twenty years in non- profit organizations as Director of Finance including positions with the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, Inc., a private foundation dedicated to medical research, and prior to that the United Nations Association of the USA, Inc., a non-governmental organization dedicated to engaging the public in the global policy debate.

Ms. Sideris began her career with the public accounting firm of Arthur Anderson & Company after receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstra University.

Adele Ursone is a Board Member of the Russell Grinnell Memorial Trust. The Trust has been in existence for fifteen years and has a policy of granting to organizations conducting educational studies or programs from early childhood intervention up through secondary school. In her capacity as Board Member, she has initiated many of the grants the trust has approved during this time, working closely with the various institutions to help assess areas of need, develop proposals, and guide them through the application process.

Ms. Ursone is also a Board Member of Bronxworks, a settlement house in the Bronx and is Chairman of the Program Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. She has been a Board member since 2008.

Along with her Board work, she is an artist represented by DFN Gallery in New York City and the Turtle Gallery in Deer Isle, Maine. Her website is Ms. Ursone was Editorial Director of Universe Books/Rizzoli International from 1985 through 1992. She holds a BFA degree from Pratt Institute.