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Anita Durst
Artistic Director

Anita Durst has been a star, a muse, and a patron of the avant-garde performing arts and emerging arts scene in New York City, since she was 18. She founded chashama in 1995 following the... More

Cindy Scholz
Chair

Cindy Scholz is a true real estate specialist. As the founder of the Scholz Team at Compass, she is skilled at synthesizing clients’ financial interests with the inherent emotions to foster a... More

Jennifer Busch

Jennifer Busch is CEO and lead designer of I.Buss & Allan Uniform Company, a leading supplier of uniforms to the real-estate and hospitality industries. She is the fourth generation of the Busch family to run... More

Grace Cho
Founder & CEO of Orangenius.

Grace Cho has 20+ years experience in global development of startups to mature businesses, consumer and commercial finance across multiple industries including media, digital, aviation, industrials, retail, and consumer credit.  Most recently, Grace was Operating... More

Robert Clemens

Robert has been managing the New York office of STUDIOS Architecture since March 2017. In this role, he sets and guides the office’s strategic goals while integrating complex organizational requirements to help... More

Carole Feuerman

Carole A. Feuerman is recognized as a pioneering figure in the world of hyperrealist sculpture. Together with Hanson and De Andrea, Feuerman is one of the three artists that started the Hyperrealism... More

Adrian Gruin
Luke Hayman

Luke Hayman was born in Hertfordshire, England and studied graphic design at Central St. Martin’s School of Art, London, graduating with honors in 1988. He has lived and worked in New York City since 1992.... More

Leah Lane

Leah Lane, a multi-media artist, is currently studying Drama at NYU Tisch School of Arts. Leah has been honored to perform as part of the Children’s Chorus at The Metropolitan Opera, the Dicapo Opera Theatre... More

Lydia Mak

Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Lydia is almost Canadian. While she stopped saying “pop” after living in the greater NYC area since 2004, you might still catch her saying “Eh” and pining for Buffalo... More

Paola Rizzuto

Paola Rizzuto is currently the General Manager of a luxury building in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood. Prior to pursuing a career in the real estate industry where she has managed a diverse range of properties, she obtained... More

Darcy Stacom

Crowned the “Queen of the Skyscrapers” by the Wall Street Journal in 1997, Darcy Stacom has sold both the largest residential and office transaction in history. Ms. Stacom’s prolific resume is diverse... More

Gavin Steinberg

Gavin Steinberg is the founding principal of GDS Holdings LLC, a real estate investment and development company. GDS Holdings focuses on New York City multifamily investments. In addition, GDS Holdings is developing single-family homes in... More

Philip Wharton

Phil Wharton serves as Executive Vice President for Residential Development at RXR Realty. Phil joined RXR in December 2014 and oversees the residential development activities at RXR. Prior to joining RXR, Phil had worked at... More

Richard P. Rubinstein
Board of Directors Emeritus

Richard P. Rubinstein is currently chief cook and bottle washer at New Amsterdam Entertainment. He has been profitably blending art and commerce as a NYC based producer of Feature Films, Miniseries and Syndicated TV Series... More

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