Meet Our Team
Malik Garvin is an Ice Hockey In Harlem alumnus. He began skating with Ice Hockey In Harlem in 1996 at the age of four. Malik is a graduate of Western New England University with a BS in Accounting & Finance. While at Western New England University Malik was a member of the NCAA Division III Men’s Ice Hockey team. Malik spent several years working in finance as a Financial Representative for Strategies For Wealth and a Client Service Coordinator for Altium Wealth Management. Malik also worked at Bronx Lacrosse. As their first Program Director, he implemented a year-round Lacrosse program with academic standards at a public school. Malik’s older brother Roger is also an alumnus of the program.
Philippe is a current graduate student and Sport-Based Youth Development Fellow at Adelphi University. Prior to graduate school, Philippe worked at HBO in their Wellness Department followed by a brief stint in their Human Resources Department. Philippe obtained his B.S. in Sport Studies from St. Bonaventure University. While at St. Bonaventure, he worked and interned with the Center of Activities, Recreation and Leadership assisting with Club Sports and Intramural competition. Philippe's work with Ice Hockey in Harlem focuses on program evaluation, monitoring, and development.
Jake is a current undergraduate student at New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Class of 2022, studying Finance and Sustainable Business. Jake is also a forward on the NYU Ice Hockey Team (ACHA DI). Jake started out with Ice Hockey In Harlem as an outside consultant in the NYU Stern COVID-19 Response Fellowship Program. Jake is currently preparing for an internship with BNY Mellon in the Depositary Receipts unit. Jake’s work with Ice Hockey in Harlem focuses on corporate sponsorships, fundraisers, marketing, public relations, and production of Get Off The Bench.
Todd Levy is the co-founder and chairman of the board of Ice Hockey in Harlem. In 1987, he joined Dave Wilk, who had the idea to bring ice hockey to the Harlem community. Todd became a coach and a mentor and was also the first Executive Director of the program in 1993. Over the past 33 years, Todd has witnessed the impact that IHIH and mentoring has on the lives of its participants. Today, seeing past participants come back to assist the program as adults has been some of his proudest moments.
Todd Levy, is a Managing Director at Altium Wealth Management. He brings over 20 years of planning experience to high net-worth individuals, their families and their businesses. Todd grew up in New York City, graduated from New York University and now lives in Westchester with his wife and two children and you can find him in his free time either on the tennis court or at the hockey rink.
Tara is an executive leader with hands-on expertise in all facets of nonprofit management, operations, programming, and fundraising. Since her very first summer job teaching children to read, Tara’s work has consistently focused on leveling the playing field for children and families living in under-resourced communities. She has impacted the lives of thousands of NYC children and families through her previous work at the New York City Mission Society and the Abyssinian Development Corporation, and in her current role as Director of Community Outreach, Partnerships & Support Services at The Fresh Air Fund. Her dedication extends beyond the workplace. In addition to serving as the current Board President of Ice Hockey In Harlem, she serves as a Board member of Friends of St. Charles Borromeo School.
Tara is a Harlem resident and an ice hockey parent. Her son, Travis Bobb, began his ice hockey career with Ice Hockey In Harlem in 2005 and played at the prep school, junior, and collegiate levels.
Kristin Blundo Douglass began volunteering with Ice Hockey in Harlem in 2009, serving as a coach for the Mites for several years, and more recently, as a coach for Lady Harlem, the organization’s first all-female team. Kristin serves as a member of both the Executive Board and the Young Professionals Board for Ice Hockey in Harlem. Professionally, Kristin is Vice President of Investor Relations and Marketing at Indus Capital Partners, LLC, an international investment firm focused on Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets equity investments. Before joining Indus Capital in 2012, Kristin was an Investment Consultant at UBS Global Asset Management in New York for four years. Prior to that, she was with UBS Wealth Management in Wellesley, Massachusetts, from 2006 to 2008. Kristin is a CAIA charterholder and a member of 100 Women in Finance. Kristin is a graduate of the Carroll School of Management at Boston College with a BS in Finance and Marketing. While at Boston College, Kristin was a member of the NCAA Division I Women’s Ice Hockey team and was recognized as a Boston College Scholar-Athlete.
JJ Velez/ ROCKET COMMUNITY FUND
Jason “JJ” Vélez joined the Rocket Community Fund (formerly Quicken Loans Community Fund) as Director of Public Space, after running the Parks & Recreation Department at the City of Detroit, where he was appointed by Mayor Duggan. Just prior to joining the City of Detroit, Vélez served as the Assistant Director of Special and Summer Programs at Cranbrook Educational Community. Before moving to Detroit, Vélez ran what is widely considered the premiere after school program in “the DMV” as Director of After School & Auxiliary Programs at The Maret School for nearly ten years in Washington, D.C.
Vélez comes to his work with unbridled enthusiasm and positive energy, knowing full-well the critical importance of robust community engagement and responsible partnerships to drive inclusive and equitable access to public spaces. As head of the Public Space team, he will focus on increasing the economic and social resiliency of Detroit by providing universal access to safe and inclusive public spaces.
Mr. Nick Boulukos served as the Managing Director of BMO Capital Markets Corp. and Bank of Montreal since February 2011. Mr. Boulukos focuses on hedge funds and real money accounts for Debt Products. He has 26 years of banking experience. He was at BNP Paribas Securities in New York, where he managed Short Term Interest Rate Sales. Prior to BNP, he held various management positions at Morgan Stanley and Barclays.
Mark Herr is a Managing Director, Head of Corporate Communications of Point72 Asset Management, L.P. He is responsible for creating and overseeing the Firm’s enterprise-wide internal and external communications strategy and operations. Mr. Herr joined the Firm in 2012 from AIG, where he was the Vice President of Media Relations, overseeing all aspects of AIG’s corporate media relations, including developing and implementing AIG’s media relations strategy, counseling senior management on media affairs, and coordinating media activities with AIG’s communications professionals around the world. He joined AIG from Merrill Lynch, where he served as a First Vice President and chief media spokesperson and strategist for legal, regulatory, and public policy issues. Before Merrill Lynch, Mr. Herr was a member of the administration of New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, serving as the Director and Assistant Attorney General in charge of New Jersey’s Division of Consumer Affairs and Bureau of Securities. Earlier in his career, Mr. Herr was in private practice as a litigator, Executive Director of the New Jersey State Republican Party, served as a speechwriter for New Jersey Governor Tom Kean, and worked as a reporter for United Press International, the Atlanta Journal, and the Bergen Record. Mr. Herr earned his BA with honors from Colgate University, his Master’s degree from Columbia University, and his JD from Seton Hall University’s School of Law.
Mr. Ottenbreit is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (former member, Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Control Contests Committee) and former member of the Board of Directors of the American Foreign Law Association. He has lectured, spoken and written extensively on Canadian corporate and securities laws, particularly on cross-border (Canada-U.S.) matters and co-chaired a Toronto Conference on "Canada's Role in the International Securities Marketplace." He is the former Co-Chair of the International Mergers and Acquisitions and Joint Ventures Committee of the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association. Mr. Ottenbreit is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Mr. Ottenbreit graduated from the University of Toronto (LL.B. 1983), University of Regina (Bachelor of Business Administration with Great Distinction 1980). Mr. Ottenbreit is a former President and Board member of the Canadian Association of New York. He is the Founder and Chairman of the annual Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research (New York City).
For over 15 years, Andrew has been at the core of several strategic and creative communications campaigns. Those efforts have yielded awards and cultivated a solid global reputation with colleagues and peers.Andrew’s public relations career began at Young & Rubicam sister company Cohn & Wolfe in 1997. While at Cohn & Wolfe, Andrew had the unique opportunity to work with such clients as Cushman & Wakefield, Deloitte & Touche and the United States Army Recruiting Command. In 2000, he developed the public aspects of the Army’s 225th birthday celebration. The program, “Birth of an Army, Birth of Freedom,” earned a Silver Anvil award from the Public Relations Society of America. Andrew also conducted media relations on behalf of US Army athletes competing in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Outside of the office, Andrew is a member of The Burns Society of the City of New York, 4A’s Agency Communications Committee, St. Andrew’s Society of the State of New York.
Since 1990, Craig K. Stanton has served as an Ice Hockey in Harlem (IHIH) volunteer, mentor, class-room teacher, and on-ice coach. In 2002 Craig added Member of the Board of Directors to his distinguished IHIH history. Mr. Stanton, a native New Yorker and Syracuse University graduate, heads Stanton Worldwide, LLC, specializing in strategic communications planning and execution. Prior to that he served as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Global Communications for the Bader Media Group - planning and supervising PR/communication campaigns for landmark global product launches, initiatives and media campaigns. Mr. Stanton has worked closely with several Fortune 500 companies, major sports and entertainment personalities and corporate executives. In addition to his official IHIH activities, Craig has garnered television and print coverage for many IHIH events which have augmented the visibility of the organization over the years.
Tatiana is an Associate Consultant at Community Resource Exchange (CRE), a nonprofit consulting firm, where she supports a full range of client work but has a particular focus on Strategic Planning, Risk Management, Board Development, Leadership and Professional Development, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Prior to joining CRE, Tatiana served as an AmeriCorps Member with City Year at a middle school in East Harlem teaching sixth grade Language Arts. Tatiana has gone on to sit on the City Year Alumni Board as the co-chair of the Corps Support Committee. Additionally, Tatiana was a Political Affairs Intern on the Hillary for America Campaign in 2016, where she assisted the National Political Director in connecting local grassroots political organizations with local representatives, and with the campaign. Tatiana has also held internships with Credit Suisse, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and with Teach for America. Tatiana grew up in Nassau, Bahamas, and has a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Sociology and International Relations from Barnard College of Columbia University. She speaks fluent French, holds a USA Hockey Level 3 Coaching Certification, loves running marathons, and spending time with friends and family. In addition to sitting on the City Year and Ice Hockey in Harlem Boards, Tatiana also sits on the Associate Board of the Urban Resource Institute.