Board of Directors

Board of Directors Leadership

Vizhier Mooney, President and Chair of Development:
A longtime spokesperson and public relations manager for Nike, Inc., working closely with executives and professional athletes and crafting the company message in areas that ranged from brand promotion to corporate social responsibility. A graduate of HCHS as well as P.S. 152 in New York City’s District 6.

Andy McCord, Chair of Programming & Recruitment:
Freelance journalist, editor and translator. Former Fulbright Scholar and National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow. Parent of an HCHS student and a Bronx Science graduate.

Alex Manzo, Chair of the Board:
Partner at AustralisPartners, a Private Equity group, former investment banker (JP Morgan and Citicorp) and current parent of Hunter College Elementary School student.

Jon Tarnow, Treasurer (Non-Board Officer):
Data Engineering Manager in Media Technology, former Citibank Audit Manager and former Chair of the US Senate Credit Union Supervisory Committee, current Hunter College Elementary School parent and Treasurer of the HCES PTA.


Other Board Members

Elba Montalvo:
Founder/Former CEO of the Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, leading national and local advocate for Latino children and their families, and former educator.

Amanda Moszkowski:
Co-Founder and Director of the Hamptons Marathon Inc., a not-for-profit that hosts 2 marathons/half marathons on the eastern end of Long Island. Formerly ran the Princeton Review’s graduate programs, and worked in fundraising for Lawyers for Children. An alum of Hunter College Elementary School and Hunter College High School.

Pamela Roach:
CEO and Founder of Breakthrough Marketing Technology, and Board of Directors Member of the Hunter College High School Alumni Association and Head of the HCHS Alumni Diversity Committee.

Akil Bello:
Director of Strategic Initiatives at The Princeton Review, Founder and former CEO of Bell Curves, LLC, a leading tutoring company that has worked regularly with Breakthrough New York, a non-for-profit academic enrichment and mentoring program for lower income students.

Jonathan Arak:
Leading tutor on the Exam Schools entrance tests and admissions consultant, author of Cracking the Specialized High School Admissions Test(Random House), Former National Content Director for the Pre-High School programs at Princeton Review, where he developed content for the ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT. He is a Hunter College High School Alumnus.

Roberta Smith:
Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham Law School. Formerly a staff attorney and law clerk in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, a commercial litigator in New York and Boston, and a graduate of Hunter College Elementary School and Hunter College High School.

Fred McIntosh:
Former Director of Admissions for Prep for Prep, and former Director of Recruitment and Professional Development Support at NYC Outward Bound. Holds a JD from New York University School of Law, and formlery practiced law at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. He is a Hunter College High School Alumnus.


Advisory Board Members

Dr. Robert E. Mason IV:
Dr. Mason is a retired mathematics educator. He was the former Chairman of Middle School at the Dalton School, where he taught for 25 years. He also taught mathematics, science, and Logo computer language for seventeen years at Hunter College Elementary School. He has published several books on math pedagogy in including The Euclid Project and Geometer’s Sketchpad. In addition to his advisory role with ESPI City Smart Scholars, he also teaches 6th and 7th grade math in the program.