BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Rev. Tracie L. Bartholomew

Bishop, New Jersey Synod, ELCA

Kay Bellor

Retired Vice President for Programs,

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), 

Baltimore, MD 

Stephen A. Bennett

Investment Associate, Brandywine Group Advisors, New York, NY

Keith J. Billotti, Esq.

Partner, Seward & Kissel, LLP, New York, NY 

Conor Patrick Brooks

Senior Director of Advancement, 

United Lutheran Seminary, 

Philadelphia, PA 

Rev. Ramon A. Collazo

Ministry Elizabeth Detention Center and Santa Isabel Lutheran Church, Elizabeth, NJ

Rev. Paul Egensteiner

Bishop, Metropolitan New York Synod, ELCA

Harry Forse

Retired Investment Banker, St. Paul, MN

 

Emiko Furuya-Cortes, Esq.

Immigration Attorney-at-Law, Long Island City, NY

Rev. Mark A. Grorud 

Executive Director, Immanuel Vision Foundation, Omaha, NE 

Rev. James E. Hazelwood

Bishop, New England Synod, ELCA

Mary B. Heller

Psychotherapist, Poughkeepsie , NY

 

Raymond Henderson
Seafarers International Union (SIU),

Jersey City, NJ

Kelly Kandler (5)

Freelance Marketing and Advertising, New York, NY

 

Capt. Paul A. Klein
NJ President, Sandy Hook Pilots Association,

Staten Island, NY

Kevin Kunkle (3)

Retired NYC Water Board Analyst, New York, NY

 

Rev. Linda Manson (6)

Pastor, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Roosevelt, NY

Dr. Daniel Molloy◊

Retired Social Work Educator, Brooklyn, NY

Leslie A. Neve  (4) ◊

Retired Social Work Educator, Brooklyn, NY

John M. Ogren

Manager, Carlton Arms Hotel, New York, NY

Rev. Joshua Rinas

Pastor, ELCA, Toledo, OH

Rev. E. Roy Riley

Retired, Bishop, New Jersey Synod, ELCA

Nico Sermoneta 

Patrolman for the Port of NY/NJ, MEBA Dist 1-PCD (AFL-CIO) 

Capt. Richard Schoenlank (1)

Retired Sandy Hooks Pilot Assoc., Ramsey, NJ

 

Jacob Shisha, Esq. (2)

Founding Partner, Tabak Mellusi & Shisha LLP, New York, NY

 

Rev. Susan E. Tjornehoj (6)

Retired Pastor, ELCA, Baltimore, MD

Blythe Miller Vogel, Esq.

Associate, Rivkin Radler, Attorneys at Law, Central Islip, NY

1.    President

2.   Vice President

3.   Treasurer

4.   Assistant Treasurer

5.   Secretary

6.   Member at Large

†   Ex Officio

◊   Advisory Member

Keith Billotti, Esq.

Partner, Seward & Kissel

Board Member, Seafarers International House

Raymond J. Burke Jr., Esq.

Of Counsel, BakerHostetlers

Outstanding Friend of Seafarers (2016)

Jason Callahan 

Atlantic Coast V.P., Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association; Former Board Member, Seafarers International House

James E. Caponiti

President, American Maritime Congress (AMC)

Outstanding Friend of Seafarers (2020)

Eric P. Ebeling

President & CEO, American Roll-on-Roll-off Carrier (ARC); Outstanding Friend of Seafarers (2020)

Enrico "Ricky" Esopa

ITF Coordinator for the US East Coast

Outstanding Friend of Seafarers (2019)

Timothy J. Ferrie 

President, The Marine Society of the City of New York

Special Recognition for Service to Seafarers (2020)

Philip W. J. Fisher

President, Chas. Kurz & Co., Inc.;

Executive Vice President, Keystone Shipping Co.

Outstanding Friend of Seafarers (2018)

Edward F. Hanley 

Vice President, Maersk Line, Limited

David W. Heindel

Secretary-Treasurer, Seafarers International Union; Chairman, Seafarers Section at International Transport Workers Federation

Outstanding Friend of Seafarers (2003)

Kathleen “Kate” Hunt

Vice President of the SIU Government Services Division; Outstanding Friend of Seafarers (2019)

Donald J. Marcus

International President, International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots

Outstanding Friend of Seafarers (2014)

Leadership Council - Keith Billotti, Jam

Robert K. Marzik, Esq.

Former Board Member, Seafarers International House

Roland “Rex” Rexha

Secretary-Treasurer, Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association

Christopher V. Roehrer

Retired Director of Communications and Development, Seafarers International House

Outstanding Friend of Seafarers (2018)

 

Lawrence Rutkowski, Esq.

Partner, Seward & Kissel

Outstanding Friend of Seafarers (2017)

Philip J. Shapiro

President & CEO, Liberty Maritime Corporation

Outstanding Friend of Seafarers (2010)

Jacqueline Smith

ITF Maritime Coordinator

Outstanding Friend of Seafarers (2021)

Bill Van Loo

Former Secretary-Treasurer, Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association

Outstanding Friend of Seafarers (2018)

Steven E. Werse

Retired International Secretary-Treasurer, International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots

Outstanding Friend of Seafarers (2020)

Bill Woodhour

President & CEO, Maersk Line, Limited

Outstanding Friend of Seafarers (2019)

Lois K. Zabrocky

President & CEO, International Seaways

Outstanding Friend of Seafarers (2019)