MEET THE ADVISORY
Kim Brizzolara is a documentarian
and feature film producer as well
as an adviser to several non-profit
organizations. Kim is the executive
vice chair of the Hamptons
International Film Festival, and also
serves on the boards of Creative
Visions, A Blade of Grass, We Are
Family Foundation and La Scuola
d’Italia. She has produced a film with Martin Scorsese, served as a grantsmaker for the Threshold Foundation, and worked on the campaigns of Mario Cuomo and Michael Dukakis.
She is a member of the Women’s Leadership Board at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She started her career as a journalist with the Philadelphia Inquirer and later worked with Kerry Kennedy at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights. Kim has a world of philanthropic experience and is dedicated to using her talents to shed light on important political and societal issues.
Attorney Marilyn Chinitz is a formidable advocate for her clients, guiding them through some of the most challenging transitions in their lives. Concentrating her practice in matrimonial law, particularly high-net worth divorce actions, Marilyn is a skillful negotiator with more than 35 years experience whose numerous high-profile and celebrity cases have received national and international attention.
Outside of the courtroom, she is an active philanthropist and serves on the boards of K-9 4 Cops, The Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America, and The Foundation for Gender Equality. An avid cyclist, Marilyn frequently participates in numerous fundraising rides.
Rory Kennedy is one of America’s most prolific documentary filmmakers. Her work frequently touches on pressing issues such as poverty, political corruption, domestic abuse, drug addiction, human rights and mental illness. She has made over 30 films, including the 2014 Academy Award nominated Last Days of Vietnam as well as Ethel, a documentary chronicling the life of her mother, wife to Robert F. Kennedy.
Rory has committed to a lifetime of philanthropy and has been a member of the board of directors for a number of non-profit organizations, including the Legal Action Center and the Project Return Foundation. She has also been a member of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Human Rights delegations in South Africa, South Korea, Japan, El Salvador and Poland. A passionate and eloquent public speaker, Kennedy is dedicated to providing first-hand insight into the people and stories that are often overlooked in our society, but which desperately need to be addressed.
Upon her election in 2014, Rebecca Seawright became the first female Assembly Member to serve the 76th Assembly District representing Upper East Side, Yorkville and Roosevelt Island. Seawright is a longtime advocate for women’s rights and a strong supporter of Women and Minority Owned Business. She has experience with many of the educational issues that confront New York families and is a fervent supporter of public schools. As an Assembly Member, Rebecca is committed to advancing consumer protection, senior citizen rights, environmental protection, and ethics reform as well as increasing government transparency. She is a fighter against discrimination and intolerance at all levels of our society
To date, Rebecca introduced and passed 10 bills in the Assembly including legislation that implemented an automatic adjustment of child support – saving divorced parents time and money, which was signed into law and featured in the New York Law Journal. She is currently a member of the Banking Committee; Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee; Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee; Judiciary Committee; and the Education Committee. Assembly Member Seawright has also been named by the Speaker as Chair of the Subcommittee on Consumer Fraud Protection and is a member of the Assembly’s Workgroup on Operations. She is also a member of the Legislative Women’s Caucus and the Bipartisan Pro-Choice Legislative Caucus.