Board of Directors

Co-Presidents  Francesca Odell & Claudia Pilato
Vice President Ellie Kurrus
Treasurer Andrew Stern
Secretary  Vivienne Keegan

Board Members
Steven J. Bergerson, Jalai Duroseau, Maritza Guichay, Julie Hatfield, Anastasia Karloutsos, Ayse Manyas Kenmore, Nicole Shomer, Ana Stuckart and Daniel Van Arsdale, DO

Immediate Past Board Members
Stephen B. Latham, Georgina Rattenni

Judith* & Leonard Ackerman, Nicole Behrens, Joy Bunson, Ann Chwatsky, Richard Demato, Lynn & Stuart Epstein, Dorothy Herman, Robert Kyle*,  Gail Rothwell, Karen & Harvey Silverman, Kathleen Tait

* Deceased


Executive Director

Loretta K. Davis, Executive Director

Since taking the position of  Executive Director in early 2015,  Loretta has secured new sources of public and private funding and provided strategic and management guidance for all of The Retreat’s services.  Under Loretta’s leadership, The Retreat has launched new programs, increased pro bono attorney representation of clients, increased clients served, strengthened its services, broadened community involvement and spread awareness of our services.

Loretta, with the help of a skilled team of managers, oversees a staff of 55 individuals.  As a judge in New York State for over 19 years, Loretta has a strong understanding of the court system and a commitment to the issues of our clients.

Department Managers


Direct Service