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.


ChairDeborah Martin Owens, Chief Executive Officer, DMO Strategies, LLC

Vice Chair: Margaret Caspler, Consultant, M. Caspler Consulting

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

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

Katarina Mescal-Pevzner, Senior Vice President, Global Cardholder Services, Mastercard Data & Services

Ekta Sahni, Managing Director, Accenture

Tracey Salmon-Smith, Partner, Faegre Drinker

Dayanna Torres, Director, Blackstone Charitable Foundation




WCC Counsel

Helen Diana (Heidi) Reavis, 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