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Founders

Rob Horwitz and Cathy Redlich 
Founding Trustees

​Rob Horwitz graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. His first business venture was a custom bicycle frame-building business. Rob subsequently worked on Wall Street, founding the high-yield bond department at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. Rob was a founder or co-founder of several medical device companies. Following the sale of one of these companies, he started RH Capital Associates, an investment management firm that operated a hedge fund for 23 years. In addition to co-founding the Redlich Horwitz Foundation in 1986, he has served on numerous other corporate and non-profit Boards. ​

Catherine Redlich earned bachelor's and master's degrees in English literature from the University of Michigan, and a law degree from the Harvard Law School. Her first career was in the publishing field as an editor and writer. Following a federal judicial clerkship, she joined a law firm in New York and eventually became its first woman partner. She co-founded Driscoll & Redlich, a law firm specializing in complex criminal litigation and regulatory and enforcement matters. She serves on the Dean's Advisory Council of the University of Michigan, the English Department Advisory Board, the Board of the Ancram Opera House, and has served on boards of directors, as well as various committees, related to the practice of criminal law. Catherine is a certified foster parent in New York State.

Their family includes two daughters, Jane and Grace Horwitz, who stay current on the Foundation’s work.

Board of Trustees

Nancy Fortunato

Nancy Fortunato

Trustee

Nancy Fortunato is an impacted parent and advocate with a firsthand understanding of how systemic racism impacts communities of color.

Hasan A. Stephens

Hasan A. Stephens

Trustee

Hasan A. Stephens the founder of the Good Life Youth Foundation that helps prevent youth recidivism, violence, poverty and incarceration.

Cecilia Zalkind

Cecilia Zalkind

Trustee

Cecilia Zalkind brings to the Redlich Horwitz Foundation an extensive background in public policy advocacy for children.

Angelique Salizan

Angelique Salizan

Trustee

Since 2013, Angelique Salizan has been advocating for child welfare and policy reform, beginning with New York State's campaign to support foster youth.

Shanta Trivedi

Shanta Trivedi

Trustee

Shanta Trivedi, JD, is a legal scholar and advocate who promotes policies and primary prevention approaches to protect children from system interventions.

Roseanne Scotti

Roseanne Scotti

Trustee

Roseanne Scotti brings a wealth of expertise to the Foundation in policy formulation, political strategy, and managing legislative initiatives.

Kristen Weber

Kristen Weber

Trustee

Kristen Weber, J.D., has extensive experience identifying and addressing racial and social inequities through advocacy, litigation, and movement-building.

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