JOHN W. ADAMS

Director
John W. Adams is Chairman and Founder of the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society at Wolfson College, Oxford University.  He is an Honorary Fellow of Wolfson College. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Political Science Department of Rutgers University. Until 2004, Mr. Adams was President of Smith Management Company, a New York based investment firm with investments throughout the world.  He was a Captain in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the US Air Force and in private law practice for 12 years.   He graduated from Rutgers College and from Seton Hall Law School and has an LLM from New York University.   John is a Trustee of The Kenyon Review.  He established the John W. Adams Summer Scholars Program in Socio-legal Studies at Kenyon College.

MARY BARTO

Director and Secretary
Mary Barto is a former member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and has performed with the New York Philharmonic, New York City Opera, New York City Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre. Ms. Barto is an Associate Teaching Professor at Mannes College – the New School for Music, Instructor of Flute at Columbia University’s Teachers College and an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University and Hunter College. She is the Director of the Mannes College Extension and Preparatory Divisions Flute Ensembles. Her recordings include film scores by Academy Award winning composer, John Barry, New World Record recordings with the Federal Music Society and Albany Records recordings of the New York Five performing music composed by Native American, George Quincy.Her major teachers include Julius Baker, John C. Krell, Herbert Levy and Sandra Miller.

CAROL BOULANGER

Director
Carol Seabrook Boulanger is a partner in the New York office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, a national law firm. She advises individuals, families and business owners on a variety of issues including domestic and international taxation, succession planning and charitable giving. She is a member of the Board of Governors of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, a public charity dedicated to discovering drugs to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer’s and related dementias. For many years she served as a director and treasurer of the American Friends of the Victoria & Albert Museum. A graduate of Swarthmore College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School,·she has a son, Rodolphe Boulanger, of Brooklyn, New York and a daughter, Adriana Boulanger of Vershire, Vermont.

YVONNE Y.F. CHAN

Director and Assistant Secretary
Yvonne Chan is “Of Counsel” at Paul, Weiss Rifkind Wharton and Garrison LLP, having retired in April 2016 after 28 years with the firm, working in its Beijing, Hong Kong and New York offices. As a retiree, Ms. Chan now has the time to take piano lessons. Ms. Chan is the Chair of Asia Catalyst, Inc., a not for profit that provides capacity building and advocacy training to community based organizations in Asia that advance the right to health. She is also the Chair of the U.S. Friends of Victoria University of Wellington, Inc. She is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and has an LL.M. from Harvard Law School.

DANIEL J. KRAMER

Director and Member of the Audit Committee
Daniel J. Kramer is a Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton &Garrison LLP, where he is Co-Chair of the Securities Litigation and Enforcement Group. Mr. Kramer has played both jazz and classical flute. He serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Kenyon Review. Mr. Kramer is a graduate of Wesleyan University and New York University School of Law.

JUDITH THOYER

Director, President and Treasurer.
Judith R. Thoyer is “Of Counsel” at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, after serving as a Partner from 1975 to 2010. Ms. Thoyer plays C flute, alto flute and bass flute in the flute ensemble at the Mannes College –New School for Music, Extension Division. Ms. Thoyer is a Patron of the Metropolitan Opera , as well as being a Friend and subscriber to the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and Carnegie Hall. Ms. Thoyer and her husband, Michael E. Thoyer, are active in matters relating to Africa and are sponsors of the Thoyer Scholars at Columbia Law School, providing funds to support LLM students from Sub-Saharan Africa. Ms. Thoyer is a graduate of The University of Michigan and Columbia Law School.

MICHAEL E. THOYER

Director and Assistant Treasurer
Michael E. Thoyer was a Partner at Morgan, Lewis and Bockius from 1974 to 1998. Mr. Thoyer is a Patron of the Metropolitan Opera, and a Friend and subscriber to the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and Carnegie Hall. Mr.and Ms. Thoyer previously formed Friends of the University of Ghana, a foundation that provided funds to its Faculty of Law. They are also founding members of Africa House at New York University, where Mr. Thoyer is a member of its Advisory Board. Mr. Thoyer is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Northwestern Law School and has an LLM from Columbia Law School.