Michael McCasland is a Criminalist for the City of New York, where he is also union chapter president. He performs DNA testing on crime scene evidence and testifies in the New York Supreme court as an expert witness to the scientific work performed. He received a B.S. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a Masters in Forensic Science from George Washington University. Michael played tennis competitively growing up, at times ranking in the top 30 in the state of North Carolina. He taught youth tennis for over five years between living in North Carolina and Brooklyn. He is an Advocacy Consultant for USTA Eastern, has attended CTDW and advocacy training.
Jonas Kumpitch, Treasurer
Jonas Kumpitch is a Senior Manager with Deloitte Consulting, where he serves corporate clients to improve their performance management programs. Specifically, Jonas focusses on financial close, consolidation and reporting, and planning, budgeting and forecasting functions within the office of the CFO. Jonas has also assisted non-profit organizations with their annual giving, leadership giving and grant programs. Jonas’s interest in youth tennis stems from his own experience playing youth tennis in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Jonas holds a B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a M.B.A. from the University of Rochester’s William E. Simon Graduate School of Business.
Brian Rosenau, Secretary
Brian Rosenau is a Partner at the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney, where he helps companies raise capital in a broad range of securities offerings and also makes it possible for his clients to achieve their strategic goals through a wide variety of merger and acquisition transactions. Brian is a lifelong tennis enthusiast, and hopes to share his love of the sport with the communities that KCTL serves. Brian holds a BS in Business from Miami University and a JD from the College of William & Mary.
Adam Stolz, Board Chair
Adam Stolz is Vice President & Chief of Staff at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. Adam’s professional experience includes management and consulting roles in the public and private sectors, with an emphasis on healthcare, human services, and public safety. He is an NYC native and graduate of Hunter College High School. His interest in youth sports is rooted in his own childhood experience as a competitive baseball and chess player (with a little tennis on the side). Adam holds a B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy.
Drew Clary, Board Member
Drew Clary is an attorney in the New York office of Ropes & Gray LLP, where he assists clients in the healthcare industry, including hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and physician groups, with a range of regulatory, government enforcement and transactional matters. Prior to commencing his legal career, Drew taught high school in the Dominican Republic and English as a Second Language in Costa Rica and at a community college in Wilmington, North Carolina. Drew holds a B.A. from Duke University and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School.
Adam Gantt, Board Member
Adam Gantt is an executive search consultant in the Risk and Finance group at JWMichaels LLC. Adam works with hedge fund, asset management and banking clients to identify executive level talent for critical leadership roles. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Adam has been a resident of Bedford-Stuyvesant since 2008. His involvement with KCTL flows from a desire to give back to the community by sharing his life long love of the game of tennis. Adam earned a BA in Political Science from UNC-Chapel Hill and an MBA from Georgetown University.
Ameesh Shah, Board Member
Ameesh Shah is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Tjori Capital, a healthcare-focused investment firm. Prior to launching his own fund, he managed investments at Visium Asset Management, Tennenbaum Capital Partners and Ziff Brothers Investments and began his career as an investment banker at Lazard. Ameesh grew up in Yardley, PA and is a tennis enthusiast having played competitively in his youth. He joins KCTL hoping to use the game as a platform to mentor kids in underserved communities. Ameesh holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
John Richmond, Board Member
John Richmond is the Business Affairs Manager at the Aaron Priest Literary Agency, a boutique literary agency which has been in business for over forty years and counts several bestselling authors among its clients. John graduated from the University of California-Berkeley with a degree in history. A tennis player from a young age, John is excited to be a part of KCTL and to help serve the community through tennis in his adopted borough of Brooklyn.
Lauren Kansupada, Board Member
Lauren Kansupada is a Senior Manager at American Express working for US Loyalty and the Plenti program. Prior to American Express, she held a similar role at Etihad Airways. She began her career as a Strategy and Operations consultant for Deloitte. Lauren received a B.A. in Economics and Communications from Denison University with cum laude honors in 2010. She grew up in New Hope, PA where she played competitive tennis and ran summer clinics. She hopes to show the KCTL communities how the game of tennis and the lessons one can learn from a match can be applied to everyday life.
Ankeet Kansupada, Board Member
Ankeet Kansupada is a Vice President at Hycroft Capital, a private equity firm that makes non-control investments in established private equity, credit and real asset managers. He has over 10 years of experience in the financial services sector, including over eight as an investment principal. Ankeet grew up in Yardley, PA, where he played competitive tennis and taught youth tennis for numerous years. He hopes to share his love of the sport with the communities that KCTL serves. Ankeet is an avid tennis fan and without a doubt, Roger Federer's number one fan. He received a B.A. in Economics and International Studies from Northwestern University with cum laude honors in 2006.
Corbin Wong, Board Member
Corbin Wong is VP at Morgan Stanley and Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU, where he teaches Research Methods at the graduate and undergraduate level and Quantitative Models for Decision Makers at the graduate level. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Southern New Hampshire University, where he teaches classes in the field of psychology and leadership. Corbin joined KCTL to be part of an organization that bridges his love for tennis and passion for giving back. On a personal level, Corbin is a devoted Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal fan. In addition, he hopes to be able to travel to all four Grand Slams one day. Corbin received his B.S. in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Hofstra University.
Monika Granata, Board Member
Monika Granata is an attorney specializing in investment management. Monika started her career with Morgan Stanley, and subsequently worked in the legal departments of UBP Asset Management, Fidelity Investments and Visium Asset Management. Monika grew up in Bulgaria and started playing tennis at a very young age. She joins KCTL believing that playing sports teaches discipline and perseverance, which can navigate kids through life’s challenges and obstacles. Monika Granata holds a JD/LLM from Sofia University School of Law, Bulgaria and an LLM from Boston University School of Law.
Shawn Nowicki, Board Member
Shawn Nowicki is a health policy analyst and a Director at Healthfirst, a provider-sponsored health insurance company. His work focuses on regulatory affairs and health policy analysis. Prior to Healthfirst, he worked at HealthPass New York, a boutique health insurance exchange, and Northeast Business Group on Health, where he advocated on employer-based health care issues. Raised in Colorado, Shawn is an avid tennis player and fan who roots relentlessly for Andy Murray. Shawn holds a BS from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY and an MPH in health policy from Columbia University.