Meet the WonderWork Team
WonderWork is a brand new charity with hundreds of years of experience in both the for-profit and non-profit world.
Most of the members of the senior management team helped create and manage Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft charity, for more than a decade. Our plan is to leverage the lessons learned and our past success to help children suffering with other major problems that, like clefts, can be solved through quick and inexpensive surgery.
Board of Directors
Co-Founder & CEO
Mullaney is the co-founder of Smile Train where he pioneered a new approach to providing free surgery by empowering local doctors. He also built one of the most cost-effective fundraising programs in the non-profit world. Mullaney was Executive Producer of the 2008 Oscar-winning Documentary Short, Smile Pinki.
Economist, Best-selling author, Freakonomics
Levitt is a renowned professor of economics at the University of Chicago. He was named one of Time magazine’s “100 People Who Shape Our World.” Levitt co-authored Freakonomics, a New York Times best-seller. In 2009, Levitt co-founded Greatest Good, a business philanthropy consulting firm that uses big data to increase productivity, reduce costs and drive growth.
John J. Coneys
Former Vice Chair, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Lead Independent Director & Secretary, 20/20/20
Over a 37-year career with the firm, Coneys led PricewaterhouseCoopers’ international tax group and the entertainment, media and communications practice and was deputy tax leader for the U.S. firm. His core competencies include Board Governance, Legislative & Regulatory Compliance, Sarbanes Oxley Oversight, Innovation Strategy Leadership, and Business Operations.
Former Vice Chair, Tata Motors, Mumbai; Treasurer, 20/20/20
Kant has wide and varied experience in the manufacturing and marketing fields, particularly in the automobile industry. Kant started with Tata Motors in July 2000 and served as its Executive Director (Commercial Vehicle Business Unit) and as Managing Director of the Company from 2005-2009. Kant then served as Tata Motors’ non-executive Vice Chair from 2009 until June 2014.
Executive Chairman, Marchex
Kokich is a well-known advertising technology expert and digital marketing thought leader. He joined Marchex, an advertising analytics company in 2013 and serves as their Executive Chairman. Kokich was Chairman of Razorfish, one of the largest digital marketing agencies in the world, which was sold to Microsoft in 2007 for $6-billion.
Partner, RZ Capital, LLC
Rappaport is a Partner of RZ Capital, LLC, a NY firm specializing in private equity investments. He also serves as lead director and chairman of the Audit Committee of the Credit Suisse Mutual Fund Complex. He has 30+ years of legal & business experience and serves on 11 corporate boards in the finance sector.
Principal, SY Partners
Steele is an expert in corporate & nonprofit strategy focused on education, technology and global development. Prior to joining SYPartners as a Principal in 2013, he was a senior partner at The Bridgespan Group, where he advised clients such as, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Omidyar Network, and United Nations Foundation.
CEO, CBRE Global Investors’ Asia Pacific Investment
Price is based in Hong Kong where he has overall responsibility for the firm’s business activities in the region. He chairs the regional Management Board and Investment Committee and leads a team of more than 100 people in seven offices across the region. Price has more than 18 years of commercial real estate investment experience in Asia, Europe and the US.
Partner & Creative Director, Otto Design
Atkinson is an accomplished professional photographer, documentarian, and writer. He is also the partner and creative director of Otto Design + Marketing. Atkinson’s photography has appeared in many museum exhibitions and won numerous ADDY Awards, including Best in Show.
Hana Fuchs, Chief Financial Officer
Hana has more than 35 years of finance and audit experience in both the non-profit and for-profit world. Before joining our team, she was an integral member of the team that created and built Smile Train into the world’s largest cleft charity. As VP of Finance and Administration of Smile Train, Hana helped manage one of America’s most respected and popular charities which, during her tenure, raised more than $700,000,000 and helped provide more than 700,000 surgeries.” Prior to Smile Train, she worked at Avon Products for more than 20 years and then at Sesame Workshop, as Vice President and Corporate Controller.
DeLois H. Greenwood, Chief Program Officer
DeLois has been helping provide surgical care for poor children in developing countries for almost 30 years. From its inception, DeLois was an integral member of the team that created and built Smile Train into the world’s largest cleft charity. In her role as Vice President, DeLois managed a global staff and a network of over 1,000 partner hospitals in 80 countries, delivering over 100,000 surgeries a year. Working closely with the Medical Advisory Board, she oversaw the development of a global electronic medical records system and implemented safety and quality protocols that assured the delivery of safe, life-changing surgery. DeLois has dedicated her life’s work to helping the poor receive surgical care so that no child in need is ever turned away.
Karen Lazarus, Director of Strategic Projects
Karen’s position as Director of Strategic Projects of WonderWork is the perfect place for her to utilize her experience in project management and expert organizational skills to help build this exciting, new charity from the ground up. As part of the team that created and transformed Smile Train into the world’s largest cleft organization, Karen not only helped launch the charity, but over a 10-year period, she nurtured its growth. She helped build an effective infrastructure and assisted in developing worldwide marketing and fundraising activities to further the charity’s mission of helping more than 100,000 children every year. Karen is a graduate of Vassar College.
Michele Sinesky, Director of Donor Relations
Michele has a master’s degree in Special Education and has spent her professional life helping children in need. In 1999, she left public education to pursue a career in the not-for-profit world. As the Manager of Donor Relations at Smile Train, she traveled extensively throughout the US, assisting donors with special fundraisers. The proceeds from these events provided free surgery for thousands of poor children who had no other hope of receiving the surgery they so desperately needed. Now, as the Director of Donor Relations, she is thrilled to have another opportunity to help more children than she ever thought possible.
Michael Schell, Creative Director
Mike has spent more than 40 years in advertising where he worked on many award-winning accounts such as General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Colgate, Hallmark and Frito-Lay. From 1998-2011, he provided creative direction and brand development for Smile Train for its advertising and marketing efforts. Mike joins WonderWork as its Creative Director and has already designed its beautiful, new logo.
Janet Huang, Marketing Director
Janet has over 10 years of experience in marketing and product management. With a diverse industry background, Janet has worked in publishing, advertising, entertainment and small entrepreneurial ventures. She is thrilled about her current role in non-profit and helping our mission of providing life-saving surgery in the developing world. Janet is a graduate of New York University.
Ujjal Bhattacharya, Program Officer, India
Ujjal is based in Mumbai, India and has 12 years of experience in the Indian nonprofit sector. He also served as a GIS consultant at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur. He brings core competencies in program management, logistics, fundraising and general administration skills. Ujjal holds a masters degree in social science from M.S. University of Baroda and is currently working on his MBA. He is passionate about our mission and excited to contribute towards our program growth in India. Ujjal lives in Mumbai with his wife, a scientist, and their young daughter.
Vera Eastman, Marketing and Development Manager
Vera Eastman joined the WonderWork team in 2014. She is very passionate about helping others and loves that WonderWork provides life-changing surgeries for people in need. Originally from California, Vera is a graduate of Yale University with a BA in Anthropology, following the pre-medical curriculum, and an MA in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from Columbia University.
Tiffany Carson, Program Officer
Tiffany is a DePauw University and NYU graduate with a masters degree in health policy and management, specializing in international health. She has over 8 years of experience in program development, grants oversight and event management. Tiffany has dedicated her life’s work to helping those in need and is thrilled to contribute towards our mission of providing life-saving surgery in the developing world.
Angelissa Paulino, Donor Relations Associate
Angelissa Paulino has long had a passion for serving others. After graduating from Middlebury College in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Italian studies, she spent two years in the New York City theater industry as a stage manager. Now at WonderWork, she hopes to bring the same dedication and warmth to her position as Donor Relations Associate that she brought to her previous positions. Angelissa is looking forward to the impact she will make at WonderWork.