Board of Directors

Northeast Women in Public Finance is governed by a Board of Directors composed of women who work in various sectors of the public finance industry, including issuers, banks, financial advisory firms, bond insurers, municipal attorneys, and rating agencies.
We encourage women who are interested in being considered for a Board position to become involved in NEWPF’s activities and to express an interest in being considered. Presently we would particularly encourage women who are new to the industry to consider becoming active.

The current Board and their affiliations are as follows:

NEWPF Title 


 * = Founding Members

Firm  Position
Co-President Vivian Altman Janney Montgomery Scott  Managing Director 
Co-President Kimberly Lyons Dexia Credit Local  Senior Vice President
Secretary  Linda D'Onofrio Greenberg Traurig, LLP Shareholder
Treasurer Kim Vaccari NYC Economic Development Corp Executive Vice President and CFO
Of-Counsel Alison Radecki Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Partner 
Board Member Bettina Bronisz State of Connecticut Debt Management Specialist
Board Member Diane Brosen Retired  
Board Member Alice Cheng Kroll Bond Rating Agency Associate Director
Board Member Lisa Cole Prudential Principal 
Board Member Ann Flynn Fitch Ratings Managing Director
Board Member Eileen Foley  Ramirez & Co Vice President
Board Member Mary Francoeur* PFM Director
Board Member Neene Jenkins AllianceBernstein Vice President
Board Member Leigh Nader Assured Guaranty Director
Board Member Catherine Singer KPMG LLP, Infrastructure Advisory Vice President
Board Member Juliet Stiehl Build America Mutual Vice President
Board Member Gail Sussman* Moody's Investors Service Managing Director
Board Member Amy Tanaka Wells Fargo Vice President
Board Member Jessica Tevebaugh County of Nassau Manager of Fiscal Projects
Board Member Jill Toporek Goldman Sachs Managing Director 
Board Member Jeanette Weldon Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority Executive Director
Diana Hoadley* Goldman Sachs Managing Director
Vice President
Freda Johnson* Retired  
EMERITUS Sarah Sanders* Rhode Island Housing  
EMERITUS Beth Smayda* ACA Financial Guaranty Director
Vice President
Frances Walton* Plum Alley Investments Senior Managing Director
 Administrator Bonnie Tessler  TesslerDesigns