Mr. Cook is a Director and Finance and Administration of Broadway Care / Equity Fights AIDS, one of the nation’s leading nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has raised more than $285 million for essential services for people with HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington DC. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the major supporter of essential social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative and The Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts. We also award annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide.
Board Of Trustees
George A. Gellis
Mr. Gellis is a prominent attorney and a managing director of a New York-based law firm. He is one of the founders of No More Fear Foundation and over the past decade served on boards of several U.S.-based and international charities and associations, including Kid-in-Need Foundation and the Autism Research and Therapy Foundation.
Mr. Kucera is a successful New York-based businessman and restaurateur. He is one of the founders of No More Fear Foundation has been continuously involved with numerous causes and charities in New York and nationwide. Over the past decade has organized fundraisers for many not for profit organizations, including Broadway Cares, Broadway Stands for Women and Planned Parenthood.
Mr. Tenreiro is an attorney practicing business litigation and immigration matters at Baldassare & Mara LLC. He is one of the prominent New York and new Jersey based practitioners of LGBT asylum matters. His extensive immigration experience includes representing clients in asylum claims based on LGBT and HIV+ status. Mr. Tenreiro has successfully represented applicants in obtaining special immigration status by asylum allowing the applicant to remain in the United States with work authorization and a path to citizenship. Over the years, his LGBT clients include individuals from Jamaica, China, Brazil, Uganda, Honduras, Indonesia, and Cameroon, and he has been asked to speak on this topic on several occasions.
Mindi Wernick is a registered representative of MML Investors Services, LLC, member SIPC (www.sipc.org). She is engaged by Mass Mutual Financial Group and provides her clients with the resources to make financial decisions. Over the years, Mindi was involved with numerous LGBT organizations and projects, including those of Marriage Equality and Family Equality Counsel.