In Memoriam: Dr. Warner V. Slack ’55

Dear AlumniCorps Community,

We were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Dr. Warner V. Slack ’55, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and co-founder of the Division of Clinical Informatics, on June 23, 2018. Warner and his wife Carolyn Paxton Slack were great supporters of AlumniCorps; Warner served on AlumniCorps’ board for four terms spanning 1993 to 1999, and 2007 to 2013, and as recently as 2017 donated his time to mentor Fellows in the Boston area. Warner passed away at the age of 85 in Carolyn’s arms on the morning of their 62nd wedding anniversary after battling pulmonary fibrosis.

Warner was among the first physicians to envision the essential role that computers would play in medicine and healthcare delivery. His landmark work involving computer-patient interviews, begun during the 1960s, anticipating by decades the now-prevalent field of electronic medical records. He was a strong advocate for patient rights in what became HIPAA.  As his son, the author Charlie Slack wrote:

[Warner Slack’s] article “The Patient’s Right to Decide,” published in the British journal The Lancet, put forth a then-radical idea of “patient power”—encouraging patients and physicians alike to overturn the traditionally paternalistic nature of healthcare. Patients, Dr. Slack believed, should play a crucial part in determining their own care. Their insight, he often said, was “the least utilized resource in healthcare.’

A New Jersey native, Warner went on after Princeton to graduate from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1959. He served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force in the Philippines during the Vietnam War.  He later returned to the University of Wisconsin at Madison in the Departments of Medicine and Computer Science, where he had done his residency, and where he subsequently developed the first computer-based medical history system.  In 1970 he was recruited to Harvard. From 1989 to 1998 Dr. Slack was editor in chief of the journal MD Computing. Active in civil and humanitarian causes, Warner participated in the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Freedom March, was co-founder of Faculty and Students for Equality at University of Wisconsin, and even into his 70’s traveled to Honduras to provide humanitarian medical assistance.

 Warner V. Slack dry-erase board mural
A dry-erase board mural shared on the reflections site of the Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians Informatics Department, http://hmfpinformatics.org/slack/?show_all=true

Loved ones recall his warmth, optimism, gentleness, and generosity. He was happiest spending time with Carolyn and family at their cabin on Meddybemps Lake in Maine. A long-time Newton, MA resident, he was a trustee of Lasell College.

Warner’s classmates remember him as a warm-hearted and deeply effective leader of Princeton AlumniCorps, from its inception as Project 55 to his last days. His engagement and support ran the gamut – from assembling Fellowship mentors every year to organizing events in Boston to mentoring many Project 55 Fellows himself over the years. He also supported AlumniCorps’ mission with his time and thoughtful advice as a board member, and with his generous financial giving. As classmate George Hackl reflects, “In his self-effacing way Warner was the epitome of everything we strive to be at AlumniCorps.” On his website Ralph Nader ’55 recalls, “I called Dr. Slack to express my deepest admiration and said: ‘For all your adult life, Warner, you have been a physician’s physician, a patient’s physician, a student’s physician, a citizen’s physician, and a champion of peace and justice.’ “

In addition to his wife of 62 years, Dr. Slack is survived by daughters Alison and Jennifer, son Charlie, and seven grandchildren.

Thank you to our 2017-18 donors!

Thanks to YOUR generosity, we closed our fiscal year on June 30 with a total of
379 donors who increased our annual giving by over 10%!

This year AlumniCorps also hit a milestone by surpassing $400,000 in donations from corporations, foundations, and individuals like YOU!

Your giving increases our capacity to mobilize our program participants, 100 nonprofit partner organizations around the country, and our network of supporters for the public good.

Bob Adelstein ’55
Caroline M. Adkins s’55
Blessing Agunwamba ’10
Jessica Aisenbrey ’05
Moriah Akers ’14
Bridget A. Akinc ’98
Karen Ali ’78 in memory of Ruth Ali, my mother
Thomas D. Allison, Jr. ’66
Helen H. Amick ’87
Robert M. Amick ’55 & Carol R. J. Amick
Vincent P. Anderson ’65
Nicholas Apostolakis ’55
Holly Bamford ’93 in memory of John Fish ’55
Sarah Barbrow ’05
Lew Barker ’55
Jayne W. Barnard s’55 in memory of John Tucker ’55
Bishop George Bashore ’55 & Carolyn Bashore
John T. Beaty Jr. ’66 in honor of Bill Leahy ’66
Ry Beck
Elizabeth Bennett-Parker
Lisa Bennett ’05
Estelle Berger ’78
Paul Berger
Ann D. Berkowitz k’55
Rainah A. Berlowitz ’97 in memory of Chet Safian ’55
Marjorie M. Bhavnani s’55 in memory of Ashok M. Bhavnani ’55
David W. Bianchi ’55
Melissa & John Bissell p’17
Kirsten J. Hund Blair ’84 & William M. Blair *84
Linda Boachie-Ansah ’02
Michael J. Bocian ’95
Justin S. Borntraeger ’02 in memory of John Fish ’55
Thomas D. Boyatt ’55
Christopher Boyd ’87 k’55
Elizabeth Boyd ’89, k’55
Stephen M. Boyd ’55
Markley H. Boyer ’55 & Barbara Millen Boyer
Jennifer L. Carpenter ’96
John D. Bredehoeft ’55
John Buchanan
Haoqian Chen ’08 & Aaron Buchman ’08
Judith & William Burks ’55
Lizzie Cain Clark
Dale Caldwell ’82
Katherine S. Canning ’97
Stacy McAuliffe Carey ’98 in honor of John Fish ’55
Adrianna Carlesimo
Sharon Carver ’82, k’55
John W. Castle ’55
Steb Chandor ’55
Christine D. Chang ’04 & Sid Gupta
J. William Charrier ’69 & Anne Charrier h’69
Cynthia M. Chin ’93
Douglas Chin ’83, p’21
Suzanne Chipkin
Edwin M. Clayton ’55
Jasmine Clerisme ’02
Charles W. Coker Jr. ’55
Laura Collins ’99
Harold Colton-Max ’91
Frank T. Crews Jr. ’55
Rory Riggs & Margaret M. Crotty ’94
Jennifer Daniels ’93
D. K. Davidson ’55
Noemi de la Puente *86, s*89
Donna J. Dean h’55
Jade Dean
Rebecca Deaton ’91
Lindley DeGarmo ’77, p’17 in honor of Ellie DeGarmo ’17
Samantha DeKoven ’94
Andres D. Diamond-Ortiz ’05
Elan DiMaio ’07
Arturo R. Dominguez ’00
Julie Doupe ’09 & Andrew Doupe ’09
Shannon Donnelly Simmons ’03
Cynthia Drakeman
John A. Gutman ’83 & Elizabeth A. Duffy ’88
William Dutton ’76
Laura Elbogen ’07
Kristin Epstein ’97 & John Epstein ’96
Robert N. Falk ’85
James S. Farrin ’58
Kelli K. Garcia ’96 & Matthew S. Ferguson ’96
Lindsay L. Warner Ferrer ’01
Trevor E. Forde ’74
David Fort ’10 & Michelle Fort’10
Claire Fowler & Michael Lapp p’15
Jerome F. Page & Katherine L. Frank p’10
Stephanie Blackburn Freeth ’97 & Tim Freeth ’95
Richard A. Frye ’55 in memory of George Kovatch ’55
David H. Fulmer ’55
Paul Gazzerro III ’92 in memory of John Fish ’55
Austin H. George ’55
Lisa Swedensborg Getson ’93 & Jeremy M. Getson ’94
Leslie S. Gewin ’97
Wilmot G. Gilland ’55
Anne Goldstein ’79
Lorraine Goodman ’83
A. R. Gordon ’55
Andrew Garland ’01 & Anne Gordon ’01
Richard Gorelick
Celine Gounder ’97
Amb. (r.) Thomas Graham, Jr. ’55
Sarah Tani Green ’00
James A. Gregoire ’69 & Jane K. Gregoire
Michael Grudzinski
Vajira Gunawardana & Ruwini de Silva p’14 in honor of Amali Gunawardana ’14
George C. S. Hackl ’55 & Ann W. Hackl
Jung Hahm
John D. Hamilton Jr. ’55
C. R. “Bud” Harper ’55
Timothy Harr ’72
John R. Hastings ’55
Lucy Haynes in honor of R. Furman Haynes ’17
Denise B. Aronzon ’99 & Michael K. Hehir, II ’99
Donald C. Hellmann ’55
Carol H. Henn s’55
Darlington P. Hicks ’94
Herbert B. Hilty ’55 in memory of Ina Hilty s’55
Albert P. Hinckley Jr. ’55
Judith Hole Suratt s’55 in memory of Samuel T. Suratt ’55
Reverend Rhoads Hollowell ’83 in honor of Lorraine Goodman ’83
Holly Holzer Bass ’92
Peter D. Horne ’55
Stephen A. Houser ’91
Benson Hsu
Felix Huang ’07 & Joshua Lau
Amb. (r) David Huebner ’82 & Dr. Duane McWaine ’80
Kirsten O. Hull ’99
Ugwunna K. Ikpeowo ’96
Leonard H. Inker ’55
Peter Jefferys ’55
Hilary W. Joel ’85 in honor of all the alumni of Emerging Leaders
Allen S. Johnson ’55
Jessica D. Johnson ’98
John G. Johnson ’72
Timothy B. Johnson ’73, p’12
Landon Y. Jones, Jr. ’66 & Sarah B. Jones
Thomas S. Jordan ’55 in memory of Charles Bray ’55
William A. Jordan Jr. ’95 in memory of Chet Safian ’55
Brandon Joseph ’12
Genesia P. Kamen ’83, p’15, p’17
Emile Karafiol ’55 & Virginia Robinson
C. J. Karalakulasingam ’98
Kef Kasdin ’85 & Jeremy Kasdin ’85
Stanley N. Katz h’21, h’80
Herbert J. Kaufmann ’55 and Nancy E. Kaufmann
Benet J. Kearney ’05
Sharon Keld ’80 in honor of the Great Class of ’55 & in memory of Bob Amick ’55
Abigail Kelly ’15
Richard Kitto ’69 & Christine Kitto
H. Felix Kloman ’55
Katie E. Ko ’09
George Kovatch ’55
Marty Krasney ’67
Debra Kushma ’80, s’79, p’13, k’55 & Michael Kushma ’79, s’80, p’13
Jeremiah D. Lambert ’55, p’08, p’10, p*92
Shoshana M. Landow ’91 & Ethan Stein ’90
William F. Landrigan ’76 in honor of Tom Magnus ’77
Rose Lapp ’15
Carla Laroche ’06
Evan K. Larson ’13
William J. Lawlor ’56 & Blair S. Lawlor
William R. Leahy Jr. ’66 & Christine M. Leahy
Elliott D. Lee ’74
Myron S. Lee ’55 in memory of Bob Amick ’55
Tiffany R. Lee ’11
Seth Lesser ’83
Brian Leung ’12
Mikaela Levons ’04 & Jaquan Levons ’03
Aiala Levy ’07
Connie Lewin ’05
Stuart & Gwen Lichtman ’76, p’07
Edward W. Lincoln, Jr. ’55
Elizabeth Lindsey *07
Charity Lisko ’01
Robert B. Loveman ’69 & Gail J. Loveman
Elizabeth Hackl Lurie ’85, s’85, k’55
John H. Lurz, III ’03
James D. Lynn ’55 in memory of Warner Slack ’55
Thomas B. Magnus ’77, k’55
Dana Malman Warren ’03
Charles F. Mapes ’55 & Doris K. Mapes
Ed Mason ’55
Richard H. May ’55
Melissa F. Mazin ’91 & Craig Mazin ’92
Robert C. McClanahan Jr. ’55
Kate McCleery ’75 & Robert Martinez ’75, p’11
Peggy McGinnis Colucci
Ann E. McGowan ’92
Arthur McKee ’90 & Nancy E. McKee
Trigg McLeod ’88
Kay & Steve McNamara ’55
Edward R. McNicholas ’91
Cheryl McQueen ’77
J. W. McRoberts ’55
Hella & Scott McVay Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation
Ellison S. Ward ’04
Ricardo A. Mestres Jr. ’55
Caroline Coburn in honor of Dominic Michel & Yael Sivi
Dominic F. Michel ’70
Robert & Susan Michelotti
Lori Mihalich-Levin ’01
Peter T. Milano ’55 & Christine M. Milano
Harold Miles and Tonya C. Miles ’82, p’14
Kathryn A. Miller ’77, k’49
Lewis Miller ’49, p’77 in honor of Kathy Miller ’77
Oral O. Miller ’55
William W. Mills, Jr. ’55
Courtney Monk ’01
Helen J. Moran ’94
Paula J. Morency ’77 & Paul Dengel ’76
Kevin H. Moriarty ’99
Roland Morris ’55
Roger V. Moseley ’55
Frank F. Mountcastle Jr. ’55
Olympia Moy ’05
Amy Muehlbauer ’05 in memory of Chet Safian ’55
Barbara & Walter Muelken ’55
Mary P. Murley ’76, s’72 and Robert Murley ’72, s’76, p’07, p’10
Antoinette Seaberry ’05
Sonal Nadiadhara
Gary B. Nash ’55
Christopher Nenno ’08
Richard Nenno ’72 & Mary Ella Nenno p’08
Samuel P. Newbold ’02
Michael Noveck ’08
Andrew C. Nurkin
Richard F. Ober, Jr. ’65 & Carol M. Ober h’65
Kate Reid ’04
Amy Olivero ’13 in honor of Sam Suratt ’55
Robin D. Olsen ’00
Charlene Huang Olson ’88
Anna Maria Ortiz ’95
J. Rollin Otto Jr. ’55
Dan-el Padilla Peralta ’06
Samuel Page ’10
Anupama Pattabiraman ’10
Arlene S. Pedovitch ’80, p’11
John T. Perkins ’55 in honor of Leon D. Prockop ’55
Amy Perlin
Brian Perlmutter ’15
Tom Perlmutter ’85 & Trish Perlmutter ’85, p’15, p’17
Elizabeth Perriello Rice ’90, s’89 & Kenneth Rice ’89, s’90
Dani Petrie ’90 in memory of John Fish ’55
Helena Phillibert ’03
Howard Piggee, III ’96
Charles Plohn, Jr. ’66, h’16
Lea A. Weems ’99 & Benjamin J. Porter ’98
Andrew Protain ’08
Kathy Qu ’13
Anthony C. E. Quainton ’55
Jospeh V. Quarles III ’55
Stephanie L. Ramos ’00
Clinton Stuart Raynor ’55
Julie M. Raynor-Gross ’75
Scott E. Regenbogen ’97
Kevin Reich ’00
Kathleen Reilly Streicher
Kathryn Reimann ’79
Jonathan F. Remley ’95
Lois O. Robbins s’55, p’83, p’85, p’91, gp’10, k’28
Juli Robbins ’83, k’55, p’10 & Daniel Greenwald ’81, p’10 in memory of Michael Robbins ’55
Alysa Rollock ’81
Margarita Rosa ’74
Jeffrey H. Rosalsky ’85 & Gail Shuttleworth ’86
Elizabeth C. Rosen ’10
Jessica Rosenbaum ’92
Bruce D. Rosenberg ’69
Carol Rosenfeld ’05 in memory of Chet Safian ’55
Marsha Rosenthal ’76 & Michael Buchman ’73
Gregory Ruffa & Lisa Gallagher p’16
Margaret Russell ’79 in memory of Marianne Eismann
Nili Safavi ’01
Jennifer P. Safian s’55
L. Robert Safian & Mary Safian
Kimberly Sagor
William J. Salman ’55 in memory of Michael D. Robbins ’55 & Harry W. Berkowitz ’55
Michael Salmanson ’82
Nora C. Samuelson ’05 in memory of Bob Amick ’55
Brittany Sanders ’13
Troy Savage ’05
Barry Savits ’55
Edward L. Sawyer, Jr. ’55
Walter W. Schanbacher ’73
James M. Seabrook ’55
Robert Sellery ’60
William C. Shafer ’55
Jeff Sharp ’80 & Liz Sharp
Anne D. Sherwood ’92
Arti Sheth Thorne ’08 & Jack Thorne
Caroline Shifke ’12
Robert M. Shoemaker ’55
Jim Sidford ’55
Robert B. Silverman ’55
Yael Sivi
Warner V. Slack ’55 & Carolyn P. Slack
Kristofer L. Smith ’98
R. Justin Smith ’90
Schuyler L. Softy ’11
Ann & Otto Spaeth ’55
Whitney Spalding ’07
Anne W. Stahel s’55
Sarah Stein ’97 & Michael Cohn
Richard P. Strickler ’55
David J. Strozzi ’99
Patrick A. Sullivan ’02
Rachel Sverdlove ’11
Elizabeth Lees Taggart ’78
Scott F. Taylor ’75 & Courtney F. Taylor
Katie M. Thaeder ’09
Richard E. Thompson ’55
Alan Thong ’04
Rebecca Thorsness
Ajay Tungare ’12
Francis Urbany
Kristin L. Vassallo ’97
Marcos Vigil ’97 & Ana Vazquez
Jennifer Vettel ’86, k’55 in memory of Paul M. Wythes, ’55
Carrie & John Vomacka ’02
Maya Wahrman ’16
Mia Walker ’87 K55
Richard O. Walker III ’73 & Deborah Walker
Susan Walker
Lindsay M. Wall ’02 & Jeremy Wall ’02 in honor of Dolores Michelotti
Jack Wallace ’55
Christopher P. Watts ’99
R. Kenly Webster ’55
Camille Logan Weekes ’95
Dana L. Weinstein ’12
John R. West ’55
Deborah K. Weyl ’06
Rebecca Garr Whitaker ’06
David G. White ’55
James R. Wiant ’55 in memory of John Brightman ’55
Robert H. Wier ’55
Nelson H. Wild ’55
Farayi C. Wiley ’99
Alan M. Willemsen ’55
David Williams ’71
John S. Wilson ’55 in memory of Michael D. Robbins ’55
Julie R. Wingerter ’92 & Seth Lieberman
Robert Wolk ’91
Richard C. Woodbridge ’65
William Woodrow
Rogers Woolston ’55
Shelia Ann Wright p’06
Melissa H. Wu ’99
Julie Yeh
Sean Zielenbach, Jr. ’90

Anonymous (8 donors)
Anonymous in honor of Judy, Sam, and Chet
Anonymous in memory of Chet Safian ’55
Anonymous in memory of John Fish ’55

1772 Foundation in cooperation with the New Jersey Historic Trust
American Express Foundation
Blackrock, Inc.
The Blackstone Group
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
The James E. and Diane W. Burke Foundation
Collaborative Coaching
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Expedia Inc.
Harris Finch Foundation
The GE Foundation
Google
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Investors Bank Foundation
Jockers Family Foundation
MCJ Amelior Foundation
Edward S. Moore Family Foundation
Roma Bank Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation
Irving and Sara Selis Foundation, Inc.
Tiger Baron Foundation
Tungare Manohar Family Foundation

Reunions 2018 Events to be held at Princeton’s Neuroscience Institute Building

The Princeton Neuroscience Institute is located near Poe Field– the end of the P-Rade route– a familiar site to us all! As seen on the map below, the building is right beside Scully Hall. You can use the embedded Google Map to navigate to the building from your location and see an image of the building below.

If arriving by car, we recommend parking in the University’s lot 20 or 21. For details and maps on parking at Reunions 2018, see the University’s page here.

Neuroscience Building
The Neuroscience Building. In the fall of 2006, Rafael Moneo was chosen to design a two-building complex to house the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and the Department of Psychology. Work began in the spring of 2010, and the building was occupied in December 2013. The building covers 248,000 square feet and meets LEED Silver standards.

 

 

Join AlumniCorps at Princeton University Reunions 2018!

Join us for a slate of activities on June 1, 2018— the Friday of Princeton Reunions. All of our Reunions activities will take place at Princeton’s Neuroscience Institute Building off Poe Field (see tips on how to get there here). Note specific room numbers below— also found in the Reunions 2018 Schedule of Open Events booklet.
We are also hosting our quarterly Board of Directors Meeting on June 3, 2018— the Sunday of Reunions weekend. Our meetings are open to the public, but RSVP to kcarlos@alumnicorps.org is required by 5/18/18.

June 1, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

In the Nation's Service: Mapping Your Network for the Public Good. Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Faculty Conference 101

 

Left to right: Charlie Lucas ’71, Kristen Smith ’03, Brandon White ’09, and Ayana Woods ’98
When it comes to effecting social change, where do you fit in? Come and discover how your connections, skills, and resources can be used for the public good. You’ll hear how four Princeton alumni (pictured above)— Charlie Lucas ’71, Kristen Smith ’03, Brandon White ’09, and Ayana Woods ’98— leveraged AlumniCorps’ programs, as well as their own networks. Then you’ll participate in an interactive workshop to understand how to use your connections and create new connections—great and small— for systemic social change.

June 1, 12:00pm – 1:30pm In the Nation’s Service Together: A Networking Lunch
Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Study Hall & Patio A

Continue the conversation around mobilizing networks for the public good over lunch with like-minded Princetonians. Lunch is free of charge, but RSVP is requested by 5/25/18 at tinyurl.com/AlumniCorpsLunch.


June 1, 2:00pm – 3:30pm In the Service of Humanity: Empowering Immigrant Communities (Panel)
Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Room A32.
Left to right: Phillip Connor *10, Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center; Maribel Hernández Rivera, Esq. *10, Executive Director of Legal Initiatives, NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs; José Quiñonez *98, Founder and CEO, Mission Asset Fund; Maya Wahrman ’16, Former Project 55 Fellow and Program Assistant (Forced Migration), Princeton University Office of Religious Life.

As a part of Princeton AlumniCorps’ Bold Idea initiative, we are hosting a panel discussion and Q & A session featuring speakers who have experience working to build capacities and develop skills among immigrants and refugees.
Featuring (pictured above) Phillip Connor *10, Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center; Maribel Hernández  Rivera, Esq. *10, Executive Director of Legal Initiatives, NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs; José Quiñonez *98, Founder and CEO, Mission Asset Fund; Maya Wahrman ’16, Former Project 55 Fellow and Program Assistant (Forced Migration), Princeton University Office of Religious Life. Learn more about our panelists by reading their bios, here.

Sunday, June 3, 2018, 9:30am – 3:00pm Board of Directors Meeting
Location: International School Services, 15 Roszel Road, Princeton NJ.
AlumniCorps board meetings are open to the public.
Please RSVP to Kimme Carlos at kcarlos@alumnicorps.org or (609) 921-8808 ext. 1 by Friday, May 18, 2018.

We hope you will be able to join us!


Reunions 2018 Immigration Panel Speakers

June 1, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
In the Service of Humanity: Empowering Immigrant Communities (Panel)
Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Room A32.

Phillip Connor *10 is a senior researcher at Pew Research Center. He is an expert on international migration, immigrant integration and immigrant religion in the United States, Canada and Europe. Connor prepares reports on immigration and religion, consults with demographic and public opinion researchers at the Center on migration aspects of their work, and analyses data. Before joining Pew Research Center, Connor received his doctorate in sociology at Princeton University. He was the lead author of the Center’s reports Faith on the Move and Still in Limbo: About a Million Asylum Seekers Await Word on Whether They Can Call Europe Home. He is also the author of the book Immigrant Faith and has published several academic articles in leading migration and religion journals. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Time and the Economist.

 


Maribel Hernández Rivera, Esq. *10 is a long time immigrant rights advocate and an accomplished public interest lawyer. She has experience in direct services, project management, and policymaking. As head of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs’ Legal Initiatives, Maribel is responsible for managing and promoting innovative access to justice programs for immigrants including ActionNYC and NYCitizenship.  Maribel previously served as Supervising Attorney at Immigrant Justice Corps where she directly supervised Department of Justice Accredited Representatives as they helped low-income New Yorkers apply for immigration benefits. Maribel is also a former Fried Frank/ MALDEF fellow.  As a fellow, she represented individuals in immigration detention, submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in support of the U.S. government in the Arizona v. United States case, and participated in a group advocating for the representation of people in immigration detention.  Maribel received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, her Masters in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and her A.B. from Harvard University.  Upon law school graduation, Maribel served as law clerk to the Honorable Mary M. Schroeder in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


José Quiñonez *98 is Mission Asset Fund’s (MAF) founding CEO.
Under his leadership, he quickly built MAF into an award-winning nonprofit with innovative nationwide models for integrating financially excluded, low-income communities into the financial mainstream. For his work, he was awarded the MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellowship, the Ashoka Fellowship, and the Aspen Institute Fellowship. He also received the James Irvine Leadership Award and Princeton University’s WWS Distinguished Alumni Award, among others.
José is a visionary leader, highly regarded in the consumer finance field. Currently, he serves in Consumer Advisory Boards for the Federal Reserve Bank of SF, US Bank, Experian, and Capital One. In 2012, he was appointed by the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as the inaugural Chair of the Consumer Advisory Board. Governor Brown enacted legislation recognizing MAF’s Lending Circles program, making California the first state to lift up credit building as a force for good.
José is a passionate advocate for social justice. He is a former Congressional legislative assistant, and a nonprofit lobbyist in Washington, D.C. where he advocated for federal policy change regarding immigration, hunger and welfare reform.
José graduated from the University of California at Davis, and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School.


Maya Wahrman ’16 is the Program Assistant in Forced Migration at the Office of Religious Life (ORL) at Princeton University, where she co-designs and administrates the ORL’s Interfaith Program in Refugees and Forced Migration. Last year she served as the Communications Coordinator at ORL through a Princeton Project 55 Fellowship.

Through her fellowship, Maya co-curated the international interdisciplinary conference of over 300 participants, Seeking Refuge: Faith-Based Approaches to Forced Migration. She has now assisted the office in acquiring two grants to sustain their innovative interfaith refugee program. This year she organized a high-profile policy forum about the role of religion in domestic refugee integration, internships for Princeton undergraduates with refugee service and policy organizations, and a service-learning project with local Central American unaccompanied minors and Princeton history students. Maya has invested in local and national expertise in refugees and forced migration through her work, her Arabic and Spanish skills, and her personal commitments, serving as a volunteer to detained asylum-seekers in the Elizabeth Detention Center, a member of Interfaith-RISE (a resettlement network in Highland Park), and a volunteer with the Neighborhood Sanctuary Alliance. Maya also served this past year as a peer tutor to Syrian refugees participating in a Princeton online history course from a refugee camp in Northern Jordan, tutoring online with two on-site visits to the camp and undergoing intensive training around Higher Education in Emergencies.

Maya graduated in 2016 from the History Department at Princeton University, with certificates in Near Eastern Studies and Creative Writing. She has published several opinion pieces using history to advocate for just solutions to the refugee crisis and for asylum seekers in the US.