Lana Gifas joined Women’s Mentoring Network as Executive Director in January 2015. Prior to this appointment, she served on the Board of Directors as Board President for the organization.
Ms. Gifas earned her MBA in Management from Fordham’s Graduate School of Business and a B.S. degree in International Finance, International Marketing and French from Fordham University. Her career began in investment banking. Prior to becoming the Executive Director of the Women’s Mentoring Network, Lana was an accomplished loan portfolio manager and manager of a loan closing team at UBS. Lana has also worked at various other financial institutions throughout her career
Lana’s prior volunteer experience includes serving on the Steering Committee of the women’s group at UBS. Lana also led workshops for the Working Parents’ Network at UBS. Lana is also an active volunteer for The Westchester Children’s Museum, mainly focusing on the fundraising efforts for the Museum.
Tasha Green-Watson joined Women’s Mentoring Network as the Client Services and Program Director in September 2016. She has a BA from Hofstra University, where she majored in psychology and minored in community health, and she has an MA in Developmental Psychology from the City University of New York. Tasha is currently pursuing her M.S.W.
Ms. Green-Watson has worked in the non-profit sector, professionally, since 2005. She has worked with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health diagnoses, involvement with the criminal justice system, substance use disorders, chronic medical conditions, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Tasha is dedicated to service in the community. Tasha has volunteered at the Hempstead Park Nursing Home, with DOMUS for the Annual Holiday Mall, with the United Way, Bronx Jewish Community Council, Inc., and with the Met Council on Jewish Poverty.
Tasha’s mission is to empower underrepresented and marginalized groups, and to help them reach their full potential to lead productive and sustainable lives.