The Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Human Ecology is an outside advisory group to the Dean of the College of Human Ecology. The Council comprises more than 30 volunteers, including alumni leaders, parents and current students who serve at the invitation of the Dean. Council members are dedicated to upholding the mission of the College and providing advice and advocacy on key operational and strategic areas.

Human Ecology Dean's Advisory Council

Suzanne James Penavić '87, MPS '16
Advisory Council Chair

Susan Kurz Snyder '81
Immediate Past Chair

Attorney/Legal Recruiter, Greene-Levin-Snyder LLC Legal Search Group

Mark E. DeAngelis '91, CIPA '92
Development Committee Chair

Senior Director, Eldridge Industries, LLC

Gogi Gupta '00
Communications Committee Co-Chair

CEO & Founder, Gupta Media

Jennifer M. Koen '93
Communications Committee Co-Chair

CMO, The Yes

Diana Yu Pae '92
Strategic Priorities Committee Chair

Co-President, Archegos Capital Management, LP

Michael Joseph Barone '89
North American President of Employee Benefits, HUB International

Jenna Goldstein Bloomgarden '91, Parent '22
Vice President, Dynasty Financial Partners

Neil A. Bloomgarden, Parent '22
Managing Partner, Conventus Capital LLC

Ann Stever Blume '78
Real Estate Developer, The Blume Company

Robert I. Chodock '89
Vice President, Phoenix Marketing International

Robert Adam Dicks '99
Principal, Deloitte Consulting

Jay Jack Dubowsky '88
Physician/Cardiologist, Manhasset Medical Associates

Kristina Eng '97
Managing Director, Wells Fargo Securities

Rachel E. Foster '89
Founding Co-Chair, World Without Exploitation

Lori Oscher Friedman '91
Swimwear and Activewear Designer, Active Apparel Group Pty Ltd.

Lauren J. Gould '92
Owner, Lauren Gould Mediation Services

Divya Gugnani '98
Co-Founder, Wander Beauty

Rory E. Jurman '91
Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Erica Tuft Karsch '94

Lincoln Lau
Founder and Managing Director, L Industries

Susan Deitz Milmoe '71
Retired, VP Merchandising and Strategic Planning, Royce Hosiery Mills, Inc.

Yurij O. Pawluk '01
Associate Commissioner, New York City Administration for Children’s Services

Dina Elise Peck '94
Executive Creative Director, Patients & Purpose

David M. Schiff '93
Founding Partner, Innovatus Capital Partners, LLC

Gwen Whiting '98
Co-Founder, The Laundress

Hayley Danielle Assael '12
Human Ecology Young Alumni Council Representative
Private Banker, JP Morgan Private Bank

Rachel Casanova '95
Human Ecology Alumni Association Board Representative

Founder, Balansett

Nahmjin Kim '98, CIPA '00
Cornell Institute for Public Affairs Advisory Council Representative

Client Account Senior Manager, Deloitte Services LP

Pranav J. Mehta  SLOAN '01
Sloan Alumni Association Board Representative
Deloitte Consulting

David Peck '91, CIPA '92
Human Ecology Alumni Association Board Representative
Managing Partner, Freiberg, Peck & Kang, LLP

Lauren Ritter '13
Human Ecology Young Alumni Council Representative

Associate Attorney, Chadwick, Washington, Moriarty, Elmore & Bunn, PC

Deborah Gerard Adelman '71

Seth P. Plattus '83
Senior Managing Director & CAO, Cerberus Capital Management, LP

Emily Chen '20
Design & Environmental Analysis

Jacob Stein '20
Human Biology, Health & Society