Board of Directors

The WCC Board of Directors is responsible for fulfilling fiduciary governance responsibilities such as Duty of Care, Duty of Loyalty and Duty of Obedience and financial and legal oversight. In addition, the Board is responsible for contributing to the success of the organization by supporting programmatic and strategic planning efforts, supporting the organization’s fundraising efforts, sharing expertise, and providing important connections.


Chair: Deborah Martin Owens, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Vinson & Elkins LLP

Interim Vice Chair: Ekta Sahni, Managing Director, Accenture

Treasurer: Sabrina Stratton, Senior Vice President, Northeast Regional Director, Amalgamated Bank

Secretary: Sruthi Lanka, Chief Financial Officer,


Theresa Bertrand, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Planning, Zeno Group

Tracey-Lee Brown, Director, Governance Insights Center, PwC

Betty C. Jones

Leslie Kawano, Director of Customer Success, S&P Global Market Intelligence

Katarina Mescal-Pevzner, Vice President, Loyalty & Engagement Strategy, Mastercard

Tracey Salmon-Smith, Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Dayanna Torres, Director, Blackstone Charitable Foundation

Anna Ward, Director, Digital Experience Transformation, American Express


WCC Counsel

Helen Diana (Heidi) Reavis, Esq., Managing Partner, Reavis Page Jump LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Past Chairs/Presidents

Ruth Acker

Susan Alt

Margaret B. Howard

Marjorie Ives

Nora Lavori

Blanche E. Lawton

Elizabeth Lubetkin Lipton

Phyllis Lusskin

Helen Diana (Heidi) Reavis, Esq.

Honorary Directors

Frances Levenson