Executive Board


Sara Harari

Sara got involved with the NYC YPs in 2017, just in time to get dressed up for the Foxy Fall Gala. She holds degrees in Art History and Arts Administration from Queen’s University in Canada and NYU, which she put to good use having worked in various galleries and museums since moving to New York almost ten years ago. Lately, however, she is working on launching Squar’d Away, an accessories line with a portion of proceeds going to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation.  In her spare time, Sara can be found doing Pilates, looking at art, or off on a random trip somewhere. 


Anne Watts

Hailing from Toronto, Anne got involved with the NYC YPs in 2016, shortly after moving to New York. She works in Reinsurance and holds degrees in Economics from Canadian schools you’ve probably never heard of. Anne currently lives in Gramercy and can often be found running in her spare time. She loves pizza, the Toronto Maple Leafs and any excuse to throw on her cowboy boots.


Alexa Elias
Communications Chair

Alexa joined the Team Fox Young Professionals in 2017 and is currently serving on the Executive Board as the Communications Chair.  Alexa graduated from Lehigh University with majors in Business Information Systems and Small Business Management and minors in Entrepreneurship and Product Design. Alexa currently works in Technology Program Management at Alphadyne Asset Management. She enjoys hiking, playing golf, cheering on the Eagles, and interrupting conversations to point at passing dogs.


Marisa Silber
Sunday funday chair

Marisa joined the Team Fox Young Professionals in 2016 in memory of her grandfather Shelly. Marisa is currently Sunday Funday chair and hoping to make next year the best one yet. She graduated from FIT with a degree in Fashion Merchandising Management and currently works for Bergdorf Goodman as a buyer for women's footwear. Marisa loves to travel, explore new places, and try new restaurants. 



Vikas joined Team Fox Young Professionals in 2016 and is currently the Co-Chair for the Foxy Gala. He is passionate about the charity as his father was diagnosed in 2012 with Parkinson’s Disease. Vikas is a Senior Financial advisor of The Boccaccio Mohindra Group at Merrill Lynch. He graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of Maryland. Vikas was born in Queens and then grew up in Syosset, NY. He is a diehard Mets fan even though he knows they will most likely never win the World Series. Vikas currently lives in NoMad in NYC. In his spare times he enjoys cooking, traveling and spend time with his family in Long Island.


nicole kingston
Foxy Gala Co-Chair

Nicole joined the Team Fox Young Professionals in 2016 after her husband was diagnosed with Early Onset Parkinson's Disease. Since then, she has participated in numerous Team Fox events, with this is as her second year serving as the co-chair of the Foxy Gala. She graduated with a degree in English from The George Washington University in 2009 and recently with a Masters in Media Management from The New School. Nicole is currently an Associate Director for Digital Media at KWG Advertising and lives on Long Island. While unfortunately a diehard Islanders fan, Nicole also enjoys dancing, pilates, and spending time with her family. 


Joanna ciavarella
member engagement co-chair

Joanna joined the Team Fox Young Professionals of New York City in 2017 and currently serves on the Executive Board as Member Engagement Co-Chair.  Joanna graduated from Brown University with a Master’s degree in Chemistry and is currently completing her doctoral dissertation for her PhD.  She teaches organic chemistry laboratory courses at Hunter College and currently serves at the Head Tennis Coach at Berkeley College.  She enjoys oil painting, spinning, playing tennis, and pumpkin spice lattes. 


Margot dale
member engagement co-chair

Margot has been a NYC YP since 2014, and has recently gotten more involved as the Member Engagement Co-Chair. Originally hailing from Cincinnati, OH, Margot's been an East-Coaster since attending Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. then moving to New York to work as a management consultant. Margot now works at a tech start-up called Slack, and spends as much time as possible in the great outdoors - preferably when traveling the world seeking ridiculous adrenaline boosters like skydiving in South Africa or swimming with wild orcas in Norway. She has a special place in her heart for the MJFF and the YPs, as her mother is currently living with Parkinson's and her father passed away from Parkinson's in 2010.


Tammy Schmidt
Finance Chair

Tammy joined the Team Fox Young Professionals Group in 2015 after her stepfather was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. She works in institutional wealth management on the Endowments and Foundations Group at JP Morgan. Tammy graduated with a degree in Finance from Loyola University in Maryland and is currently a Level III Candidate in the CFA Program. Originally from Iowa, Tammy tries to make the most of living in the city and all the NYC has to offer. In her free time, she  enjoys working out, reading, and spending time with friends and family.