Board of Directors

Amy Kyle AMY KYLE, ESQ.
President
Amy Kyle is a partner in Morgan, Lewis & Bockius’ Transactional Finance practice group (formerly Bingham McCutchen). She represents leading financial institutions in connection with a broad range of finance-related matters, with particular experience in the transportation industry and in debtor in possession lending and distressed situations. Ms. Kyle received her B.A. from Princeton University and her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

Amy first worked closely with Tina when Tina joined Bingham McCutchen as co-chair of its financial restructuring practice group, on several challenging bankruptcy matters where each could bring her different experiences to bear.  What began as a working relationship developed into a close friendship which survives now in fond memories, and a desire to carry on Tina’s legacy as a mentor, teacher and leader.

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Director
Bill Brandt is President and CEO of Development Specialists, Inc., a firm that provides workout, turnaround and insolvency consulting as well as a wide range of financial advisory services. For almost 40 years, Mr. Brandt has been a fixture on the national stage in the fields of business, civic and political endeavors. Throughout his career, he has served by appointment on political councils and public authorities, including tenure as the longest serving Chair of the Illinois Finance Authority, one of that state’s more prominent bond-issuing entities. He has influenced and amended national bankruptcy policy and law, and has written for and appeared on many high profile media outlets. Mr. Brandt received his B.A. from St. Louis University and his M.A. from the University of Chicago.
Andrew Brozman

ANDREW BROZMAN, ESQ.
Director
Andrew Brozman was married to Tina for almost 25 years. They lived in northern Westchester County, New York where Andrew still resides. Together they raised three children – Nick, Alix and Wallis – and a large number of Labrador Retrievers. They met as first year lawyers in the same firm. Andrew was introduced to financial restructuring law by Tina after she requested “a little help” on a matter over a weekend. He now leads the Financial Restructuring Group in the Americas at Clifford Chance, an international law firm. Mr. Brozman graduated from Colgate University and New York University School of Law. He is one of the founders of Tina’s Wish and remains devoted to ensuring that Tina’s wish is brought to fruition.

Jennifer DeMarco JENNIFER C. DEMARCO, ESQ.
Director
Jennifer DeMarco is a partner in the banking and finance practice of Clifford Chance specializing in financial restructuring and bankruptcy.  Ms DeMarco is a member of the firm’s Partnership Selection Group and a co-chair of the firm’s Women’s Committee. Ms. DeMarco is recognized in Who’s Who of American Women. Ms. DeMarco received a JD from Fordham University and a BA from Lafayette College.
Julia Frost Davies
JULIA FROST-DAVIES, ESQ.
Treasurer
Julia Frost-Davies is a partner in the Financial Restructuring Group at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius (formerly Bingham McCutchen). Ms. Frost-Davies is past chair of the board of trustees of the Women’s Bar Foundation, and has served on the board of editors of the Boston Bar Journal. She also serves as lead outside counsel for the New England Law Boston and is the first woman to hold this position. Ms. Frost-Davies received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and her J.D. from New England Law Boston.Ms. Frost-Davies was privileged to work with Tina at Bingham as she was launching her legal career.
marcus-chris-final-headshot CHRISTOPHER MARCUS, ESQ.
Director
Christopher Marcus is a partner in the Restructuring Group at Kirkland & Ellis. He represents debtors, creditors, equity sponsors, and investors in distressed companies in a wide array of industries, including retail, telecommunications, media, real estate, and manufacturing. Mr. Marcus was named an “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer” in 2007 by Turnarounds & Workouts. Mr. Marcus received his B.A. from Pennsylvania State University and his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law. Mr. Marcus’ mother-in-law, Nadine Fladell, lost her battle with ovarian cancer in 2013 after an 8-year battle with the disease.
Judge Morris THE HONORABLE CECELIA G. MORRIS
Director / Women’s Committee Chair
Since 2000, Cecelia G. Morris has served first as Judge and now as the Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Chief Judge Morris was an Assistant District Attorney in Georgia and also maintained a private legal practice. Chief Judge Morris received her B.S. from West Texas State University and her J.D. from John Marshall School of Law.Tina was one of Cecelia’s mentors when she joined the bench showing her ‘around’ the court. Most important to Cecelia, Tina was a dear and trusted friend.
Michael Reilly

MICHAEL J REILLY, ESQ.
Director
Michael Reilly is a partner in Morgan, Lewis & Bockius’ Global Financial Restructuring Group (formerly Bingham McCutchen). He has more than 30 years of experience representing public and private bondholders and lenders in financial restructurings. Mr. Reilly received both his B.A. and his J.D. from the University of Connecticut. Mr. Reilly had the privilege of being Tina’s law partner from 2000 to 2007 and they served together as co-heads of Bingham’s Global Financial Restructuring Group. They developed a strong personal and professional bond.He credits Tina with adding a judge’s perspective to his legal advice, and more awareness to promoting and mentoring women and supporting diversity within Bingham and the profession.

BRAD ERIC SCHELER, ESQ.
Director
Brad Eric Scheler is a senior partner and chairman of the Restructuring and Insolvency Practice at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. Mr. Scheler received his B.A. from Lehigh University and his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law. Mr. Scheler is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Lehigh University and also served as strategic adviser to the Dean of his law school alma mater, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, and is Chair Emeritus of the Dean’s Advisory Board. Mr. Scheler considered Judge Brozman a dear friend and professional colleague and was privileged to appear before her numerous times in the SDNY Bankruptcy Court.

Dr. Doug Levine DOUGLAS A. LEVINE, MD
Advisor/ Scientific Advisory Board Chair
Dr. Levine is the Director of Gynecologic Oncology, Head of the Gynecology Research Laboratory and a Professor at NYU Langone Perlmutter Cancer Center. Prior to joining the NYU Langone Medical Center team, Dr. Levine was an Associate Attending Surgeon at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He received his M.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Levine studies cancer prevention, precision medicine, and rare tumors with unmet needs. Dr. Levine brings to Tina’s Wish an outstanding level of expertise and leadership in ovarian cancer research and a deep commitment to women’s health.
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BEVERLY M. WOLFER
Executive Director
Beverly Wolfer’s professional career spans the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. Ms. Wolfer worked in banking at Riggs National Bank and management consulting with Booz Allen & Hamilton. Ms. Wolfer sits on the Board of The Jewish Welfare Board, JCCA and is the President of a family foundation dedicated to supporting our Troops. Ms. Wolfer received her B.B.A. from The George Washington University and her M.B.A. from The Darden School, University of Virginia.