Amy Larovere, President
Amy Larovere is the President of Amy Larovere Consulting. She has assisted her clients to develop and operate more than 8,400 units of housing in New York City and throughout New York State, for mixed income levels as well as for individuals and families with special needs and/or histories of homelessness. Amy is an expert in the field of tax credits and works closely with her clients to finance and develop much needed supportive, low-income housing projects. She holds a degree from Temple University.
Rafal Markwat, Secretary
Rafal Markwat has served in a development, construction and operations capacity over the last decade as the Lantern Organization’s Development Project Manager. His work with Lantern Organization includes serving as a governmental liaison and monitoring the financial plans and progress of each new supportive housing project.
Craig Harwood, Treasurer
Craig Harwood was a successful parking and real estate developer for 20 years when he began producing and writing award winning documentaries, plays and screenplays. In addition to serving on the board of Lantern, Craig serves on the Advisory Council of the New York Zen Center.
Jane Eddy, Director
Jane Eddy has extensive experience in management and the analysis of corporations and governments worldwide. Her longstanding career with Standard and Poor’s began in 1982. During her time at the Corporation, she led the Latin American Region, overseeing the ratings of thousands of banks, corporations, and local, regional, and sovereign governments. Ms. Eddy is currently the chairperson of the Microfinance Information Exchange and serves on the board of Read Ahead – an organization that promotes children’s literacy in New York City public schools. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California Los Angeles and a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Malachy Fallon, Director
Mal Fallon is the Executive Director for the Xavier Society for the Blind. Prior to joining XSB, Mal spent 31 years at Standard and Poor’s Rating Services where he most recently served as Managing Director, U.S. Public Finance, Analytical Outreach and Investor Relations. In 2015, Mal completed an MS degree in Nonprofit Leadership at Fordham University. He also holds a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.B.A. from Fordham, and currently serves on the Government Relations Advisory Committee for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Southern New York State.
Melinda Mlinac, Director
Throughout her career as an attorney, Melinda Mlinac has dedicated herself to advocating for the rights of people with special needs. She is currently an attorney with the Mental Hygiene Legal Service which provides legal services, advice and assistance to persons receiving care or alleged to be in need of care at inpatient and community based facilities for individuals with mental disabilities.
Giyoung Song, Director
Giyoung Song, discovery counsel at Skadden, represents financial institutions, corporations and individuals in complex litigation involving corporate, commercial and securities-related matters in federal and state courts. Ms. Song’s practice is dedicated primarily to discovery-focused litigation, advice and counsel in federal and state court-based class actions, multidistrict litigation and other disputes. She also acts as discovery and coordinating counsel for financial institutions, and advises in-house counsel and outside counsel firms on a broad range of subjects relating to discovery practices, procedures and litigation strategy.