Leadership Council Members

Meet the champions that make up the BRC Leadership Council!

The BRC Champions Leadership Council is a select group of dynamic individuals who work closely with BRC staff and administration on special projects, fundraisers, and volunteer events.

To learn more about our Leadership Council or join, visit our Leadership Council page.

Leadership Council Members

Ricardo - BRC Leadership Council

Ricardo Arguello

Ricardo is a Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch within the Global Banking and Markets Group. He has over 14+ years working in the financial services industry in various capacities. Growing up in NYC, he knows firsthand the importance of providing safe and affordable housing and the positive impact it has on families and communities.

He has a passion for giving back to NYC and to the greater Latino community through volunteering and fundraising activities. He holds a degree in History from Cornell University and is a member of the Cornell’s Tower Club, Cornell Latino Alumni Association, Cornell University’s Class of 2004 15th Year Anniversary Reunion Committee.

Jamie - BRC Leadership Council

Jamie Buck

Jamie is a Sales Director, for Pexip, Inc. providing software workplace collaboration solutions, and is responsible for their Financial Services & Insurance vertical. He has over 15 years experience working directly with Financial Services clients and is passionate in helping them drive successful outcomes. Jamie lives in White Plains, NY with his wife Jessica and son Justin and is excited for the opportunity to work as a BRC Champions Leadership Council member to drive awareness and support for safe and affordable housing in our communities.

He holds a Marketing degree from Providence College and MBA from the Simon School of Business – University of Rochester.

Tim Casio - BRC Landing Road

Tim Casio

Tim has been volunteering at the BRC in Chelsea since 2017, and is excited to help it continue its mission to provide services that make our community stronger. Originally from Minnesota, he has lived in New York City for six years, and works for Samsung. In his free time he likes to hike and play and watch hockey.

Aki Cipriani - BRC Leadership Council

Aki Cipriani

Aki has been volunteering with BRC for several years and has participated in various special events, holiday activities, and outreach programs.

“The most rewarding aspect of working with BRC is learning about the lives of the clients and what circumstances attributed to them becoming homeless and destitute. These personal stories showcase their perseverance and resiliency when faced with insurmountable obstacles. It really helps put life’s struggles into its proper perspective. Homelessness continues to be an epidemic in society and we need to be steadfast in our approach to bring it to an end. I’m motivated by the opportunity to take steps toward that goal and improve the quality of life for the unfortunate.”

Craig Collins - Leadership Council

Craig Collins

Craig is a Senior Vice President and Head of Media and Business Development for the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).  He has 20+ years of financial services experience, and a personal passion for health and fitness with 15 years as a personal trainer and performance coach.

“I am honored to be a part of the BRC Champions Leadership Council because its mission to give a ‘hand up’ to improve lives shows us all a perfect example of true selfless service."

Shanna Gibbs - BRC Leadership Coundil

Shanna Gibbs

Shanna is dedicated to improving conditions for the homeless population across New York and other metropolitan areas. She has been volunteering with BRC and other organizations in various capacities for the last year and is beginning a Master's in Public Health program at Columbia University in the fall of 2018, in addition to her Bachelor's in Psychology. 

She is currently the Member Success Manager for the non-profit organization, Athena Alliance, where she works to ensure that women are placed on corporate boards at the same rate as men. Outside work, she guides meditation at a BRC men's shelter, engages in outreach and serves a community kitchen each week.

 

Jenny Guerrerio - BRC Leadership Coundil

Jenny Guerrerio

Jenny is a Senior HR Administrator & Executive Assistant at McKinsey & Company.  She has a personal passion for health and fitness with a degree in Kinesiology and minor in Program Management.  She has 10 years of experience collaborating with BRC in the capacity of raising awareness of homelessness, attending BRC events, and volunteering.  

She’s excited to be a part of the BRC Champions Leadership Council because she believes in the mission to give a ‘hand up not a handout’ to improve lives of others.  

Christine Hagen - BRC Leadership Council

Christine Hagen

Christine has been a volunteer with BRC since November 2009. She has offered her services at weekly bingo at one of our housing services locations
 

Jai - BRC Leadership Council

Jai Lakhanpal

Jai has been volunteering with BRC in various capacities for the last two years. He has seen first-hand the great work BRC does in raising awareness, providing care and achieving long-term success with its clients. He is excited to further the BRC mission through the Champions Leadership Council.

Jai works in Mergers & Acquisitions advisory with Centerview Partners. He holds a degree in Mathematics from Dartmouth College and lives in New York City.

Shaun McElhenny - BRC Leadership Council

Shaun McElhenny

Shaun is an attorney with the law firm of Thompson Hine LLP, and regularly provides pro bono legal services in New York City Family Court.  He has been a BRC volunteer since 2014.  Shaun was drawn to work with BRC because of its comprehensive approach to homeless services, and has been continuously impressed with its commitment to innovation and client empowerment.  

He is excited to serve on the BRC Champions Leadership Council to find new ways to build on BRC’s excellent record of success, and make a positive impact on the city he loves.

Joseph McElligott - BRC Leadership Council

Joseph McElligott

Joseph is a Director for Guggenheim Partners, is associated with Guggenheim Investor Services, a FINRA registered broker/dealer, and is responsible for client development for Guggenheim Investment Advisors, an SEC registered investment advisor. Prior to joining the Business Development team, Mr. McElligott oversaw all trading, execution and manager onboarding. Mr. McElligott joined Guggenheim in 2006 and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Wesleyan University and holds the FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 licenses.

Mr. McElligott serves as the Vice Chair of the Wesleyan University Alumni Association and Wesleyan’s Binswanger Prize Committee.

Emma Quinn - BRC Leadership Council

Emma Quinn

Emma is a lawyer and social enterprise advocate. Prior to re-locating to New York City, she practiced law internationally for a global law firm. She also holds a degree in psychology and has volunteered with, and supported, a broad range of non-profits for 20 years. Emma has assisted with homeless support projects in Europe, throughout the U.S., and South America. She currently contributes to a number of efforts in New York City including outreach, mentoring, and shelter supervision. Emma is committed to empowering homeless individuals and joined the Leadership Council to further this goal.

Dan Sills - BRC Leadership Council

Dan Sills

Dan works in Data Science and Analytics at SapientRazorfish and has lived in New York for the past five years. He loves to travel, play squash, and could not be more excited to get married next year. Dan, an avid volunteer and supporter of community building efforts, is ecstatic to be an integral part of BRC and its solution-driven mission.

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Jose Stevenson

Jose is a Senior Bank Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he has worked for 13 years supervising Systemically Important Financial Market Utilities. He holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MPP from the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Prior to his role at the FRBNY, Jose worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, the White House and the Mayor’s Office of the City of New York.

Outside of the office, Jose is an avid triathlete, having completed an Ironman in 2016. In 2009, he utilized his passion for triathlon to help found the TriLatino Triathlon Team – a non-profit organization that uses triathlon and endurance sports to promote healthy lifestyles in the Latino community. Jose served on TriLatino’s Board of Directors for eight years and ran the organization’s high school triathlon program in the South Bronx. Now he is excited to transfer this appetite for helping others to support BRC’s mission of uplifting NYC’s most vulnerable.

Jose is a native of the Bronx, where he currently lives with his wife and energetic one-year old son.

Evelysse Headshot - BRC Leadership Council

Evelysse Vargas

Evelysse is an Analyst at BlackRock’s Financial Institutions Group within the Institutional Client Business. She is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with insurance and other taxable clients. She first joined the firm as a BlackRock Founders Scholar in the summer of 2016.

At BlackRock she is a member of BlackRock’s LGBT network—The OUT Network— and serves the group as co-chair of the recruiting committee.

Evelysse earned a degree in American Studies from Wesleyan University and holds Series 7 and 66 licenses.

 

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