Our Team

 

KEEN New York is a volunteer-run, nonprofit, 501(c)(3), organization, led by an executive director and governed by a Board of Directors comprised of parents, volunteers, business people and community leaders. The board directs KEEN’s operations, charts its direction, spearheads fundraising events, and ensures that KEEN stays focused on its core mission. KEEN New York is an LLC, and, together with its sister affiliates, falls under the umbrella of KEEN USA.

 

STAFF

Amanda Frantz
Executive Director

Amanda joins us after several years working with youth and families affected by a disability; first as a Program Director and Advocate with Children’s Bible Fellowship of New York, Inc. and then as an After-School Group Leader with The YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood.  As Program Director and Advocate with Children’s Bible...

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John Lankenau
Program Coordinator

John had been a volunteer, then Coach with KEEN for years before joining the KEEN team as Program Coordinator. Originally invited to one session by a coach back in 2011, his passion for the Athletes and families grew, and he has been coming back ever since; becoming a member of the Coaches Committee the next year.

He is a painter who has...

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

William Johnson
President
Vice President, Morgan Stanley Institutional Equity Division

A student of Finance and Accounting, William (Billy) Johnson received his BS from Providence College and his MBA from Fordham Gabelli School of Business. Billy came to KEEN New York as a volunteer, and assumed the co-presidency of KEEN New York in 2013. A year-long posting to London with Morgan Stanley delayed his full assumption of the role,...

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Justin Kattan
Vice President
Litigation Partner, Dentons US LLP

Justin is experienced in many areas of litigation, including insurance coverage disputes, intellectual property, real estate, tax and complex contractual disputes. He has represented numerous prominent artists, songwriters, creative individuals, as well as media, recording and music publishing companies in a variety of intellectual property...

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Linda Wimberly
Treasurer
Legal Support Specialist, Dentons US LLP

Linda has been a part of KEEN New York since its inception in 2007.  Over the past 8 years, she's had the role of Board Secretary and most recently took on the role of Treasurer.  One of the driving forces behind Linda's active participation is her passion for the programs.  Linda serves as a member of the Program Committee.  She looks forward...

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Errol Eisner
Secretary
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, TSG Reporting, Inc

Errol Eisner joined KEEN New York’s Board of Directors in 2014 following four years of volunteer service with its flagship program in Manhattan. Errol continues to volunteer, while currently serving as Secretary of the Board and Chair of KEENFest - KEEN New York’s biggest annual gala and fundraiser. Errol is a Vice President of Strategic...

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Bryan Butvick
Founder, ZubiaLive

Bryan created the Zubia Community provide open access to current health and wellness information in an interactive live-streaming video, mobile-friendly format. Members who use our platform come are from all areas of health and wellness, including (and primarily) patients and their families, support groups, hospitals, charities and foundations...

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Denise Tormey
Shareholder, Vedder Price P.C.

Denise is a Shareholder in Vedder Price P.C., a law firm of over 300 attorneys with offices in New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London and Singapore.   She is a member of the Finance & Transactions group in the firm's New York office and has more than 25 years of experience in financing and strategic...

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Jake Provost
Senior Analyst, Pacific Life

Jake began volunteering with KEEN New York in 2008 and joined the board the following year after becoming more involved in the programs.  While pursuing a management degree in the business school at University of North Carolina Charlotte, Jake worked in the afterschool program of an elementary school and gained experience working with children...

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Jane Stevens
Partner, Mitchell Silberg & Knupp, Retired

Jane G. Stevens is the Past President of KEEN New York, having served as President since its launch in January 2008.  Jane is a retired lawyer, who for 35 years specialized in intellectual property and entertainment litigation.  She was recognized as one of the “Leading Media & Entertainment Copyright and Contract Disputes Lawyer in New...

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Joseph Chapman
Crude Oil Futures Broker, ICAP Corporates LLC

Joseph joined Keen New York’s board in 2016.  He is a Crude Oil Futures broker for ICAP Corporates LLC, a leading markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services, in Jersey City, NJ.  He has brokered oil for 20+ years.  Prior to that, he brokered various commodities, including Silver and NYFE Composite Index...

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Lauren Gould
Founder, 80/20 Wellness
Lauren Gould is the Founder of 80/20 Wellness, a holistic health coaching practice that serves a wide range of fitness and nutrition clients. In addition to working one-on-one with individuals, she also offers corporate packages to businesses of all sizes. She is also very involved with the Tower Garden in the Schools project, which allows...
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Matthew Sexton
Director - Client Advisor, Clear Harbor Asset Management

Matthew joined Clear Harbor in 2016. At Clear Harbor, Matthew is responsible for working collaboratively with high net worth individuals and corporate clients of the firm. With individual clients, Matthew provides comprehensive estate, asset allocation, and wealth management strategies. Matthew brings over 17 years of financial services...

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Oliver Petrovick
Manging Director, Savills Studley

Oliver joined Studley (now Savills Studley) in September 2012 as an assistant director of the New York office.  Prior to Savills Studley, Oliver worked as a tenant representative broker at UGL.  Oliver has developed his craft through establishing long-term relationships and providing first class attention and service to each assignment.  ...

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Steven Rothbloom
Founder & CEO, Computershare U.S.

Steve is President and CEO of Computershare's U.S. business and is a member of Computershare's global Senior Executive Management group.

He has spearheaded more than 25 acquisitions as part of Computershare's growth strategy in the US, including EquiServe, Georgeson Shareholder Services, Bank of New York Mellon Investor Services Business...

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