My Sisters’ Place Welcomes New Members to its Board of Directors

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White Plains, NY (October 6, 2015) – My Sisters’ Place (MSP) announces the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors.

Evan Cohen
Evan Cohen
looks forward to playing an instrumental role in MSP’s efforts to expand its reach and broaden exposure to the pressing issues of domestic violence and human trafficking.

Cohen is the Regional Managing Partner in the Americas for Clifford Chance US LLP. Cohen has over 25 years of experience representing clients in the areas of acquisition and leveraged finance, project finance, syndicated lending and restructuring. Cohen’s clients include commercial and investment banks, borrowers, institutional investors and project sponsors. Cohen’s extensive experience spans multiple jurisdictions including the Americas, UK, Europe and Asia.

Cohen also serves on the board of City Year New York, a national education-focused non-profit, and previously served on the board of the Carmel School in Hong Kong, where he lived for eight years. Cohen graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Cohen resides in Purchase, N.Y. with his wife, Tammy, and four daughters.

Josue Sanchez
Josue Sanchez
is an Associate Director at L+M Development Partners, a leading NYC‐based real estate developer. In this capacity, Sanchez has led the acquisition, financing, and development of multi-family properties for the past five years. Sanchez was one of the project managers of the team that led the creation of a new MSP emergency shelter. In appreciation, MSP honored L+M with its Dream Maker Award in 2013.

“Unfortunately, we live in a society that often promotes individualism above all else,” Sanchez explained of his drive to give back. “We need to look after our neighbor. MSP cements this by providing women who are in abusive and damaging relationships with a holistic support system. MSP’s passionate lifeline strengthens victims and empowers them to grow and overcome.”

Prior to L+M, Sanchez worked as a consultant at Accenture for four years. Sanchez received a Master in Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.

Sanchez grew up in the Bronx, N.Y. and currently resides in Weehawken, N.J.

Audrey Stone
Audrey Stone, Esq.
is a Managing Director at Nardello & Co., a global investigations firm where she heads the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Compliance & Investigations practice.

Stone served as the Second Deputy District Attorney and Chief of the Special Prosecutions Division in the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office. While at the District Attorney’s Office, Stone was appointed by Loretta Lynch, now U.S. Attorney General, as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney to help lead the prosecution of Westchester cookbook author Joseph Yannai, who was convicted in a notorious international human trafficking case in 2011.

Stone served as co-chair of the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Subcommittee of the District Attorneys Association of the State of New York, as well as co-chair of the Westchester County Anti-Trafficking Task Force.

Stone is also on the Board of Advisors of the Pace University Law School Criminal Justice Institute and serves as a co-chair of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association domestic violence subcommittee.

Stone received her Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and graduated magna cum laude. Stone received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University, graduating with honors in Latin American Studies and History.

Stone has two children and regards youth outreach as a very impactful tool. “We as a society can best serve future generations through education and prevention,” explained Stone.

Stone is a resident of Irvington, N.Y.

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About My Sisters’ Place: Since 1976, My Sisters’ Place (MSP) has worked to change the way our community thinks about violence in intimate relationships and combat the effects of domestic violence and human trafficking. Holistic services include:  a 24/7 crisis hotline, two emergency residential shelters, one-on-one and group counseling for adults and children, a Center for Legal Services, professional outreach and a vibrant tween/teen education and prevention program. MSP strives to engage each member of society in their work so that all relationships can embrace the principles of respect, equality, and peacefulness.