Meet our Board of Directors and Management Team
Board of Directors
Jerry has more than 22 years of experience in the technology and corporate finance industry building corporate banking and trading systems. He has worked as a Chief Technology Officer, Chief Architect, consultant and technology manager for major financial firms. Since 2000, he has also been in leadership at the Brooklyn Tabernacle overseeing the church’s world-wide ministries. It is from this experience of working in the impoverished and under-privileged third world, trying to combat the poverty, sickness and hopelessness that led him to create WCF.
Timothy Adams (Chief Private Brand Officer, Macy’s)
Tim has served as Chief Private Brand Officer of Macy’s, Inc. since February 2009. He is responsible for the organization that conceives, designs, sources and markets Macy’s portfolio of highly successful private brands of apparel, accessories and home goods. Since 2010, Adams also is responsible for research and strategy development related to international retail store development. From July 2005 to February 2009, Adams served as chairman and CEO of Macy’s Home Store. Prior to joining Macy’s Home Store, Adams was chairman and CEO of Macy’s Florida in Miami since April 2001. Adams began his retailing career at Macy’s South in Atlanta in 1976. He joined Macy’s West in San Francisco in 1989 as a merchandise administrator, and held positions of increasing responsibilities. He was named president of The Bon Marche in Seattle in March 1997. A native of Atlanta, Adams is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in finance.
Daniel is a principal at CMF Partners, which is a boutique executive search firm, specializing in recruiting for a select group of investment banks, hedge funds and asset managers. He started his career in engineering and moved into finance where he worked at JP Morgan 12 years predominantly in the Fixed Income Swaps businesses inclusive of trading and sales positions. He also held roles in Economics, Research and Technology while at JP Morgan. Additionally, Daniel helped found Blackbird which is the first electronic trading system for interest rate derivatives. He has worked and lived in New York, London and Tokyo. Daniel has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Pratt Institute and a MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Steven’s Institute. Daniel has been active volunteering for over 10 years at Long Island College Hospital in various capacities including being a community board member as well as focusing on Women’s Health initiatives through education and fund-raising.
Pierre Arty, MD (Psychiatry)
Pierre is a board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. With his broad knowledge base, he is able to provide expertise in the field of psychopharmacology to address issues such as Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, along with Psychosis. He currently holds the position as the Clinical Medical Director at St. Vincent’s Services where he oversees and provide psychopharmacological treatment for adults, children and those with Chemical Dependency. He attended Columbia College of Columbia University where he graduated in 1984 after completing a Pre-Medical concentration in Political Science. He graduated from S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical School in Brooklyn in 1990. After completing an Internal Medicine Residency at Kings County Hospital, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he pursued a Fellowship in Addictive Medicine, followed by a residency in Psychiatry at the same institution. He held the position of Director of the Kings County Addictive Disease Services from 2003-2004 and subsequently took on the position of Deputy Executive Director of Kings County Hospital’s Behavioral Health Department from 2004-2008. He received the Executive Director’s Award for services to the Kings County Hospital in 2004 and held the position as Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at S.U.N.Y.
Jackie brings extensive leadership experience to WCF from the private sector, having had increasing roles of responsibility for Fortune 100 organizations in the Consumer Package Goods and Financial Services industries. Before joining WCF, Jackie worked for American Express, leading Business and Partner Development teams - successfully driving significant growth and deepening strategic relationships with leading enterprise clients. Jackie holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Howard University and an M.B.A. in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School.
Roberts has more than twenty years of financial management in the humanitarian sector. A Certified Public Accountant and member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Kenya, Roberts is also a holder of Bachelor’s degree in Commerce. He has worked with several major humanitarian agencies including World Vision International, Food for the Hungry International, International Medical Corps, United Methodist Committee on Relief and International Rescue Committee in five developing countries spread across Africa and Eastern Europe. Currently he is the Regional Finance Controller in International Rescue Committee in New York, an agency with an annual revenue base of more than one-half billion United States dollars. He is also on the board on Dream Sponsors Incorporated, a US non-profit agency with a goal of making dreams come true for African Orphans.
Dr. Jeanette Adams
Jeanette has 40 years experience in nursing. She is a board certified clinical nurse specialist and also holds a national certification in infusion nursing. She has served as past President of the Board of Directors for the Infusion Nursing Society, an international professional nursing organization. She received her nursing education from Georgia Baptist Hospital of Nursing (Mercer University), Medical College of Georgia (Regents University) and Georgia State University where she earned a Masters of Science (Nursing) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Development with a cognate in organizational culture and nursing. She also earned a post-doctorate in emerging infections from the University of Miami School of Nursing. She has a breadth of experience in acute care, home care, transport nurse (international and domestic), management and supervision, and higher education. She has been a nurse educator for over 30 years and has participated in several scholarly activities with presentations internationally, active research and has several publications in peer reviewed journals and contributed chapters in textbooks.
Holly Dunlap (Head of the Private Client Group, Sotheby's Auction House)
Holly is Head of the Private Client Group at Sotheby's Auction House in London. She is an experienced fashion & social entrepreneur, and is the primary investor in tech startup, DibsAfrica. Before moving to London, Holly lived in Malawi where she set up Makono, a fashion business which employs people with physical disabilities. She also co-founded the Sarah Adams Foundation (also known as Sarah's Kids), which provides academic scholarships for street children in Malawi. Prior to living in Malawi, Holly built and ran her fashion business HOLLYWOULD before selling the brand to a large American fashion group. She has been featured in magazines ranging from Vogue to Newsweek, and has spoken on entrepreneurship, viral marketing, and luxury goods at Harvard Business School. She is a graduate of Parsons School of Design in Paris, France.
James (Jim) Ellerbee (President of Ellerbee Consulting GmbH)
Jim is the founder and president of Ellerbee Consulting, GmbH, a small boutique consulting business providing tailored services for large and small businesses in the financial industry. He has 35 + years of business and technical experience by holding positions as CEO, COO, CIO and consulting multi-billion dollar corporations around the world. Jim has served on several medical/hospital and ministry board of directors. He was responsible for hedge funds, fund-of-hedge funds (FoHF) and index funds platform management and development at a major multinational bank. Elected to the Harlem Y BAI (Black Achievers in Industry) and is a graduate with a BFA at Cooper Union College in New York.