- Cohen Veterans Network Board of Directors;
- 17th Chairman,
- Joint Chiefs of Staff
adm. Michael mullen, usn (ret.)
For four years, Admiral Mullen (Ret.) served as the principal military advisor to President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush. He oversaw the end of combat in Iraq and the development of a new military strategy for Afghanistan while promoting international partnerships, new technologies, and counter-terrorism tactics.
Mullen serves on the boards of General Motors, Sprint, and the Bloomberg Family Foundation and teaches at the Wilson School at Princeton University. He is known for his efforts on behalf of service members, veterans, and their families and for his role in allowing gay service members to serve openly.
A 1968 U.S. Naval Academy graduate, Mullen commanded three ships and served in various leadership positions within the Navy and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He was the 28th Chief of Naval Operations prior to assuming his duties as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
- CHAIRMAN AND CEO,
- POINT72 ASSET MANAGEMENT
STEVEN A. COHEN
Steven A. Cohen is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Point72 Asset Management, L.P. He founded S.A.C. Capital Advisors, L.P. in 1992 and converted his investment operations to the Point72 Asset Management family office in 2014.
In 2015, he established Cohen Veterans Network and Cohen Veterans Bioscience after many years as a philanthropist with a particular interest in veterans mental health issues. Cohen’s support for veterans dates to his service on the Robin Hood Foundation’s (RHF) Board. RHF announced in 2011 that it was creating a program to aid the growing number of veterans, reservists, national guardsmen and their families living in poverty in New York City.
Cohen, already a member of the RHF Board of Directors, teamed with Admiral Mike Mullen to co-chair the RHF’s Veterans Advisory Board.
Cohen is also the Co-Founder of the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, which is committed to achieving lasting and meaningful change through commitments to children’s health, education, veterans, and the arts. The Foundation established the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Military Family Clinic at NYU Langone in 2013, which is being absorbed into the Cohen Veterans Network.
Cohen serves on the Board of Trustees at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles and the Emeritus Board of the Robin Hood Foundation. He received his BS in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Former Co-Chief,
- Executive Officer,
- Spear, Leeds & Kellogg (SLK)
During Goldring’s 12 years at trading firm Spear, Leeds & Kellogg, he was responsible for overall management and was the principal developer of the firm’s REDI automated trading systems. He negotiated the sale of SLK to Goldman Sachs in 2000, became a partner, and served as a member of the Equity Division Operating Committee before retiring in 2002.
He serves on the boards of Columbia Law School, the Rays Baseball Foundation, the Great Hollow Nature Preserve, and Point72 Asset Management.
He previously served on the Securities Industry Clearing Firms Committee, was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Securities Clearing Corp (NSCC)/Depository Trust Clearing Corp (DTCC), and was one of the principal organizers of the merger of NSCC into DTCC.
Goldring earned his law degree from the Columbia University School of Law, where he was an Editor of the Law Review, his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Graduate Division, and his bachelor’s as a summa cum laude graduate of the Wharton Undergraduate Division.
DOUGLAS D. HAYNES
Doug Haynes is the former President of Point72 Asset Management, L.P., originally joining the Firm as Managing Director of Human Capital in February 2014. Prior to joining Point72, Mr. Haynes was a Director at McKinsey & Company. Before joining McKinsey in 1992, Mr. Haynes worked for the Central Intelligence Agency and then GE’s advanced materials business, which is now part of Sabic International.
Mr. Haynes earned a BS summa cum laude in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University, and received his MBA at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate Business School, where he was a Shermet Scholar. Mr. Haynes is an active community member, dedicating a significant portion of his efforts to supporting Veterans’ initiatives. In addition to serving on the Board of the Robin Hood Foundation, Mr. Haynes helped launch its Veterans Advisory Board which raised more than $12 million to support the increase in veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and also works with New York-based companies to create more job opportunities for veterans. Mr. Haynes serves on the Corporate Advisory Board of the Darden Graduate School of Business, the Board of the Canterbury School, SingTel’s Technology Advisory Board, and the Board of the Center for Global Enterprise.
- FORMER UNITED STATES SENATOR
- SENIOR COUNSEL, KASOWITZ, BENSON, TORRES, & FRIEDMAN LLP
Now Senior Counsel at the law firm of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres, and Friedman in New York, Joseph I. Lieberman was for 24 years a member of the U.S. Senate from Connecticut. At the end of his service in January 2013, he was Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and a senior member of the Armed Services Committee. Through both Committee positions, he became a leader in protecting the security of the American people and supporting American international leadership.
Senator Lieberman is known as a national leader who works across party lines to get things done and who speaks his conscience regardless of the political consequences. Before his election to the Senate in 1988, Senator Lieberman served 10 years in the Connecticut State Senate and 6 years as Connecticut’s Attorney General. In 2000 he was the Democratic candidate for Vice President of the United States.
- PRESIDENT AND CEO,
- NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
LINDA ROSENBERG, MSW
A national expert in the financing and delivery of mental health and substance services, Rosenberg is a health care architect advancing quality care for people with mental and substance use disorders and advocating for behavioral health prevention, early intervention, science-based treatment, and recovery.
Serving more than 10 million adults, children, and families through the National Council’s 2,500 member organizations, she helped secure passage of the federal parity law, expanded integrated behavioral and primary care services, introduced Mental Health First Aid in the United States, and built an array of organizational, clinical, and workforce improvement initiatives.
Rosenberg serves on several boards of directors and is a member of the Executive Committee of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.
She was Senior Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Office of Mental Health and has more than 30 years’ experience in designing and operating hospitals, community, and housing programs. In addition, she implemented New York’s first Mental Health Court.
- MANAGING DIRECTOR,
- CHIEF OF STAFF, AND
- HEAD OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS,
- POINT72 ASSET MANAGEMENT
Michael C. Sullivan is a Managing Director, Chief of Staff, and the Head of External Affairs of Point72 Asset Management, L.P. Mr. Sullivan joined the Firm in 2007 after working as a senior aide to a United States Senator, focusing on telecom, technology, and finance issues. Before serving in the U.S. Senate, Mr. Sullivan worked for a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives who sat on the Energy and Commerce Committee. Mr. Sullivan was the Director of Planning and Strategy for the United States Telecom Association before working on Capitol Hill.
Mr. Sullivan received his BA in Communications and Political Science from Vanderbilt University. Mr. Sullivan serves on a number of boards of organizations in the New York area. He is a member of the Executive Committee of StudentsFirst New York, a nonprofit organization advocating for educational reform in New York State. Mr. Sullivan sits on the Board of the NYU Cohen Veterans Center which is focused on research and treatment of veterans with Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury and ConnCan, an education reform nonprofit based in Connecticut. He is a member of the National Council of the American Enterprise Institute.
- CEO University Settlement, The Door, and Broome Street Academy
ERIC WEINGARTNER, MPA
Eric Weingartner is the Chief Executive Officer of University Settlement, The Door, and Broome Street Academy, a group of leading New York City nonprofits that together assist more than 40,000 vulnerable New Yorkers every year. Prior to joining our organizations, Eric Weingartner was a Managing Director at Robin Hood, where he led the Survival and Jobs portfolios, focusing on issues including health, housing, homelessness, hunger, domestic violence, legal services, and public benefit enrollment. Also at Robin Hood, Eric launched and managed the organization’s Veterans Fund, a collection of 25 new, veterans focused programs in New York City. Before joining Robin Hood, Eric served as a policy advisor to both Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. In both cases, Eric focused on issues including welfare reform, neighborhood economic development, public education, youth development, higher education, and work force programming. Weingartner was also a Vice President of FEGS and Executive Director of Teach for America.
- S.A.F.E. Co-Founder and Co-Chair
- MILITARY AND VETERAN ADVOCATE
MARY WINNEFELD, MA
Mary A. Winnefeld is the co-founder of the S.A.F.E. Project, a non-profit organization working through a disciplined, collaborative, multi-pronged and non-partisan approach to end our country’s catastrophic opioid epidemic. Mary and her husband, retired Navy admiral and former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff James “Sandy” Winnefeld, established the organization in November 2017 following the loss of their 19-year old son Jonathan to an accidental opioid overdose.
Through her personal experience as a military spouse and mother, Ms. Winnefeld has been actively involved in the health and welfare of military and veteran families, as well as the policies and procedures that affect their lives. She has a keen awareness of the hardships that affect military families─especially the stress involved with casualty, illness, multiple deployments and numerous moves─and has been a dedicated advocate to them for more than thirty years.
Ms. Winnefeld currently serves on the board of directors for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Cohen Veterans Network, USO Metropolitan Washington and is an Ambassador for the Tragedy Assistance for Survivors (TAPS). She previously served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) and on the grant committee for Newman’s Own Foundation.
Prior to dedicating her life to the S.A.F.E. mission and the welfare of military and veteran families, Ms. Winnefeld was employed by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for close to 20 years, serving as a program manager for NATO as well as a member of SAIC’s Ethics Board.
Ms. Winnefeld is the recipient of both the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy Meritorious Public Service Award.
Ms. Winnefeld holds a BA from the University of San Diego and a MA from San Diego State University.