Nicole Bell-Simon is an accomplished finance executive and very active member of her community. She holds degrees from the Wharton School of Business and Harvard Business School. Nicole started her career in public accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. She has held numerous positions in finance and accounting and currently serves as a Managing Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis for Gartner, Inc. Nicole has been a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated for over 30 years. She is a member of the Westchester Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc and is a past president of the Westchester Chapter of Mocha Moms, Inc. and continues to serve on the board. She was the Co-Chair of Alumni Affairs for the Harvard Business School African American Alumni Association and currently serves as the Board of the Boys & Girls Club on New Rochelle in the role of Treasurer. Nicole provides pro bono financial literacy seminars for teen girls. Nicole’s passion is to help our children achieve financial flexibility and dream beyond their wildest dream. Nicole has been married to her wonderful husband, Steven, for 23 years and is the proud mother of Tyler and Sydney.
Tia Alleyne has been working with Bank of America, NMLS # 642153 since 2005 and is currently Vice President, Wealth Management division. Tia began her financial career many years ago in the investment management business and migrated to Banking and Lending over time. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Pace University and has always had an interest in Finance and her community. Early in her career, she was fortunate to gain exposure to the investment world which has allowed her to transition her focus and expand experience on the corporate level which translates to the personal side to share with the community.
In addition to working with BGCNR, Tia previously served as a Commissioner with the NR Youth Bureau. The opportunity to work with the city and the Club have been great to tie in activities and events within the city. Tia has been a New Rochelle resident with her family for over 20 years.
C. Douglas Dixon
Millie Guzman is an Executive Director and the Head of Communications and Training for Wealth Management Compliance at Morgan Stanley. She currently co-chairs the Firm’s Latino Employee Network. Since joining the Firm in 2013, Millie leads a team committed to commercially aligning business objectives with regulatory expectations. In her role, Millie is responsible for the development and delivery of compliance training engagements to approximately 22,000 licensed employees in the Wealth Management Division.
Millie began her career at Bear Stearns, where she held various leadership roles within the Fixed Income business and Marketing before transitioning to Compliance as the Global Head of Compliance Training. She then joined MF Global as a Global Compliance Officer. Before joining Morgan Stanley, she was with RBS and responsible for the Americas Policies and Training team.
Millie currently, serves on various industry roundtables and sits on the FINRA Continuing Education Committee. She is a board member for the Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle. Millie often speaks on diversity and inclusion initiatives, professional development and community engagement.
Millie is committed to empowering the next generation of Latino leaders. She is passionate about sponsoring, mentoring and coaching Latinos to maximize their potential. Millie enjoys providing career guidance to young professionals of diverse backgrounds. She co-chaired the Morgan Stanley Legal and Compliance Division, Diversity and Inclusion Leaders Subcommittee.
Millie received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business from SUNY’s Empire State College. She is fluent in Spanish.
Millie resides in New Rochelle, NY with her husband Liv and is the proud mother of Laura who is a freshman in college. She enjoys skiing, cooking, gardening and reading.
Lisa Louis Burton
After growing up in the South Bronx, Jasmine Rice moved to New Rochelle where she graduated from New Rochelle High School. Subsequently, Jasmine graduated from Westchester Community College, and then CUNY Lehman College. She then entered the real estate industry as a licensed real estate agent wherein she specialized in rentals in New York City. Jasmine then moved back to New Rochelle and transitioned to the luxury rental market as a Senior Leasing Consultant with Avalon Bay Communities in New Rochelle. Her responsibilities at these properties consisted of leasing a 1000 unit portfolio and connecting the residents to the community; additionally, she trained other leasing consultants and developed rental pricing strategies.
Afterwards, Jasmine entered the residential sales market as an agent where she successfully assisted her clients with both selling and purchasing residential real estate properties. With several transactions under her belt, Jasmine developed an expertise in navigating her clients through the complex process of selling and buying a home. Currently, Jasmine works in the non- profit sector with Westhab as a property manager for affordable housing units. Despite her busy career, Jasmine gives back as a volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle where she mentors young women. She also is a board member on the New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence, a member of her local PTA, and as a vocalist in the band of her church. Jasmine and her husband Jared have two young children, Jocelyn and Jayden.
Alisa Cohen Barney
Alisa Cohen Barney comes from the world of publishing. She is the senior copy editor at Esquire and Men's Health magazines and spent a long stretch at Entertainment Weekly. In her off-hours, she is a champion of the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle, having worked to bring the organization to the Larchmont/Mamaroneck school district in 2018. For her efforts, Alisa was awarded the Blue Door award along with her collaborator, Lauren Roth. The Buffalo native, a graduate of Binghamton University, lives in Larchmont with her husband, Glenn, and two children, Jonah and Eliana, both of whom have enjoyed many, many hours at the club.
Rinku Bhattacharya has more than 25 years of financial and administrative experience in areas of financial management, information technology, strategy and infrastructure building with a specialty in the non-profit sector.
Rinku has worked in various dimensions of the non-profit sector managing budgets ranging from $5 to $75M, currently serving as the CFO for the Lutheran Social Services of New York. Rinku is also an adjunct professor of Accounting at Manhattanville College.
Rinku serves on the Global board of the Institute of Management Accountants, and also on the boards of City Living, NY and the First Lego League of Hudson Valley.
Ms. Bhattacharya has a doctoral degree in Accounting (DPS) from Pace University, an MBA in Finance from the University of Bridgeport, and an MS in Non-Profit Management from the New School University. Rinku is an avid cook, and particularly enjoys cooking for and with her two children.
Joseph Bodden-Godoy is a vice president at Peduto Construction Corp., responsible for the firm’s daily operations and winning bid work ranging from $5 to $10 million per year. Born in Honduras, Joe and his family undertook a long journey to the U.S. when he was eight, after Hurricane Mitch destroyed their home. They traveled through Belize, then Mexico, and continued north until eventually settling in Bronx, New York. Soon after beginning elementary school, Joe joined the local Boys & Girls Club, which provided help with homework and access to sports, allowing him to “stay healthy and out of trouble.” Excelling both in academics and sports, he went on to attend Lehman College and City Tech simultaneously, majoring in construction management. Joe also holds a master’s degree in the same discipline from New York University. Understanding that his journey may serve as an example to others facing similar challenges, he continually works to make positive contributions in his community. As someone who has seen his share of destruction during his lifetime, Joe is driven by a strong desire to rebuild and nurture growth, whether it’s supporting the development of new pedestrian bridges in New Rochelle, keeping his company’s employees working, or expanding local youth development opportunities as BGCNR’s newest board member.