2017 Board of Directors Nominees
These are the candidates you can vote for in the current electronic election. There are seven open seats so you will be able to vote for up to seven candidates.
Nicholas Bavaro '85
Nicholas graduated from Columbia and obtained his medical education at New York Medical College, receiving MD and MPH degrees. His residency in Orthopedic Surgery was completed at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt, and his fellowship at the Hospital for Joint Diseases. He specializes in robotic and computer-assisted hip and knee replacement surgery. In addition to being an orthopedic surgeon, Nicholas is a teacher at heart. He loves helping those around him to become the best they can. He instructs third and fourth year medical students in an Orthopedics elective and hosts high school and college students interested in medicine.
Peter Boyce II '08
As a Principal at General Catalyst Partners, Peter is highly experienced in venture capital and startups. During his years at Harvard University, he co-founded two student groups/accelerators for startups. While in college he co-founded Rough Draft Ventures, an initiative focused on supporting student entrepreneurs. Peter’s focus is cultivating the university founder ecosystem and investing in early-stage startups in NYC. He is involved with the firm’s portfolio companies Cadre, Outdoor Voices, mark43, Rebagg and spearheads the firm’s involvement with Major League Hacking, the largest organizing body of student hackathons in the world. Additionally, he is the co-founder and chairman of Harvard in Tech, Harvard’s official alumni organization for technology entrepreneurs. He has been involved in Stuyvesant through StuyHacks where he served as a judge and sponsor this past fall. As a board member, he hopes to link more resources, such as summer internships and mentoring, for Stuyvesant students and alumni.
Harold Diamond '78
Hal is an accomplished bond & stock market analyst, was a Director with S&P Corporate Ratings for 25 years. He’s led meetings with CEOs & CFOs to assess credit risk, and founded two start-ups: Diamond Stone Capital and Teaching French Through Cinema. This founder and CEO has also been deeply involved in Stuyvesant for a long time. He is the originator of the Stuyvesant Alumni Association Industry (Tower) Events, on which he works closely with the Alumni Association to coordinate. These events bring together alumni from all class years in finance, law, and medicine. He looks forward to expanding these events to technology, arts, and media. Furthermore, he has augmented the quality of the Alumni Association’s database and served as a mentor to Stuyvesant students since February 2017. Harold has also attended all of the Alumni Association’s board meetings in the past several months as an active observer. Hal received his MBA from NYU and his Bachelor’s in finance and French from SUNY Albany.
Kent Kim '05
Kent is currently an analyst at Mudrick Capital. After graduating from Stuyvesant in 2005, he obtained an economics degree at Princeton University. He has worked in investment banking, private equity, and hedge funds. He received an AB in Economics from Princeton University. Kent became involved with the Alumni Association initially through StuyPrep, an SHSAT tutoring program for disadvantaged middle school students, and the alumni mentoring program. While he greatly enjoys these programs, he thinks that they could still be improved to reach more students and hopes to do so as a director. He has board experience as a board observer for Dex Media and Seventy Seven Energy.
Anna Nikolayevsky '88
Anna graduated from NYU with a Bachelor’s degree and completed her MBA at Columbia University. As the founder and current CIO of Axel Capital Management, a fundamentally driven alternatives firm specializing in global equities, she invests in equities across a variety of sectors and geographies. Prior to Axel Capital’s founding, Anna was an analyst at Zweig-DiMenna Associates, LLC, a multi-billion dollar hedge fund where she was responsible for sourcing and managing long/short equity investments in multiple industries. She has received multiple accolades for her work; in 2011, Ernst & Young LLP named Anna one of 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds. Most recently, she accepted the Investor’s Choice awards for Emerging Fund of 2015 and the Emerging Global Equity fund of 2015. She attributes some of her success to Stuyvesant. She recalls her Stuyvesant experience fondly and is deeply appreciative of the school’s meritocratic nature. Anna has previous board experience at Lincoln Center and Girls Who Invest and would be thrilled to bring her past experiences here to Stuyvesant’s alumni board of directors.
Stuart Spodek '88
Stuart was born in Brooklyn. After graduating from Stuyvesant, he attended Princeton University and majored in operations research. He is currently the managing director and lead portfolio manager at The BlackRock Obsidian Fund, a global fixed income multi-strategy hedge fund he’s been working at since its 1996 inception. Stuart believes that it’s important to give back and make sure that students growing up in NYC today have the same or better opportunities than he. He has contributed to Stuyvesant so far by hosting Stuyvesant students at his office and would like to continue being involved with and contributing to the experiences of current and future students. He has served on the board of the NYC I Have a Dream Foundation and was the Vice Chairman of the U.S. Treasury Borrowing and Advising committee. His goal is to ensure that Stuyvesant has all the resources it needs to support its students.
Elina Tetelbaum '03
Elina is an associate in the Corporate Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where she focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities laws matters. She completed her undergraduate degree at Harvard College and obtained her JD from Yale Law School, where she was a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow and served as editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal on Regulation and editor of the Yale Law Journal. After law school, Ms. Tetelbaum served as a law clerk on the Ninth Circuit. She is also the secretary of the NYC Bar Association’s corporation law committee and the president of The Seneca, Inc., a non-profit organization that supports women at Harvard College.