Welcome our newest Board & Advisory Members!
Stonewall CDC’s dynamic growth continues as we prepare to make the leap from one to three employees and begin working directly with the public.
Our unique, long-term approach to solving the LGBTQ Senior housing crisis continues to attract top talent to our organization.
At the March 12th meeting of the board, Amy Breedlove and Matthias Hollwich were elected to the Board of Directors and Jo Schneier and Gretchen George Ty were elected to the Advisory Board. Each new member brings a specific skill set to the project.
Amy Breedlove has a strong background in business planning and strategic problem solving, with expertise in development, implementation, and tracking of practices and strategies in Finance, Business Development, Marketing, Public Relations, and Human Resources. At Coors Brewing Company she was the Project Leader for a Supply Chain Redesign, a cross-functional team designing a 1.2 billion dollar supply chain for customer focus, flexibility, and operating efficiencies. She currently does business consulting for interior designers, architects and design businesses.
Amy has also established herself as an effective community leader in Brooklyn, currently serving as the President of the Cobble Hill Association, building it to its largest dues paying membership in 60 years and overseeing 13 active committees. The CHA has been involved in representing the community during a long ULURP bid by the developer and the City on the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) campus in Cobble Hill.
Matthias Hollwich has established himself at the forefront of a new generation of groundbreaking international architects. Matthias believes the key to successful architecture lies in finding new and exciting ways to create dialogue and relationships between people and buildings. He was recently honored in Fast Company’s ranking of the world’s top 10 most innovative architects and in Business Insider’s list of top business visionaries. Matthias has spoken regularly at events such as TED and PICNIC and has taught architecture as a visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. His work is regularly published in leading media outlets such as the New York Times, Wallpaper* and the Wall Street Journal and his second book on ‘New Aging’ was published by Penguin Books in 2016.
A native of Israel, Jo Schneier has been developing cutting-edge educational technology products since 1999. With his Cognotion colleagues, he built the two leading digital language products delivered via the Inter
net in the US foreign language K-12 market. He has also developed learning applications for governmental and corporate environments that were validated by third party efficacy trials as highly impactful.
Prior to Cognotion, Mx. Schneier built an internationally recognized consultancy, Third Space Creative, which has served large corporations, governments, the world’s largest publishers and leading universities. He has also served as a consultant for distinguished nonprofits in the field of human trafficking, including USAID. Mx. Schneier serves as a mentor and visiting speaker at New York University, Village Capital, and Cornell University. In addition, Mx. Schneier oversees current pedagogical and technology related Research & Development with the National Institute of Health, New York University, CUNY, the Department of State, and several Fortune 500 companies. Under Mx. Schneier, Cognotion has won the 1776 Education Challenge Cup, is a Techstars alum, won the Association of American Publishers REVERE award, and is in the Red Herring Top 100 companies.
Mx. Schneier is a mentor at New York University Leslie eLab, Columbia University, Cornell University, New York University Medical School and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Gretchen George Ty heads Harm Reduction for Housing Works, where she has been employed for years. Her previous jobs with Housing Works include Health Home Care Navigator and Health Home Care Manager. In the latter role Gretchen maintained a client caseload of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, chronic medical conditions, mental health, and substance abuse users who were homeless or at risk for homelessness by assessing their needs for services and developing integrated care plans. She identified and assisted in resolving barriers to achieving bio-psycho-social goals by conducting fieldwork with agencies appropriate to clients’ care, making home visits to ensure stability, and coordinating services with providers. She advocated for clients, securing appropriate entitlement/benefits, medical/psychiatric, substance use, vocational, and other services. She is excited to bring this home care coordination experience and skill set to figuring out the challenges of delivering services to LGBTQ senior housing models.