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

Susan Kurz Snyder '81, Chair
Attorney/Legal Recruiter, Greene-Levin-Snyder LLC Legal Search Group

Suzanne James Penavic '87, MPS '16, Vice Chair

Seth P. Plattus '83, Immediate Past Chair
Sr. Managing Dir. & CAO, Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.

Deborah Gerard Adelman '71
Retired, Former Managing Director, Citigroup

Basil Dean Angelakos '87
Senior Vice President and Regional Development Leader, CHA Consulting

Michael Joseph Barone '89
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

Abigail R. Brueggeman '96
Project Manager, Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Corp.

Robert I. Chodock '89
Vice President, Nielsen Financial Services

Robert Adam Dicks '99
Principal, Deloitte Consulting

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

Rachel E. Foster '89
Staff Lawyer, South Brooklyn Legal Services

Lori Oscher Friedman '91
Business Development, Axis Promotions

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

Divya Gugnani '98
CEO, Behind the Burner & Send the Trend

Gogi Gupta '00
CEO & Founder, Gupta Media

Rory E. Jurman '91
Attorney-at-Law, Fowler White Burnett et al.

Erica Tuft Karsch '94

Jennifer M. Koen '93

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

Diana Yu Pae '92
Global Chief Human Capital Officer, Archegos Capital Management

Yurij O. Pawluk '01
Vice Dean, School of Professional Studies Columbia University

Dina Elise Peck '94
Managing Partner, CDMICONNECT, LLC

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

Rachel Casanova '95
Human Ecology Alumni Association Board Representative

Founder, Balansett

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

Pranav J. Mehta  SLOAN '01
Sloan Alumni Association Board Representative
Independent Consultant

Mark E. DeAngelis '91, CIPA '92
Cornell Institute for Public Affairs Advisory Council Representative
Principal, Eldridge Industries, LLC

Nate Houghton '11
Human Ecology Young Alumni Council Representative
CEO & Founder, Congo Leadership Initiative