Camille C. Bent
Camille is a Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors' Rights Associate at BakerHostetler LLP. Camille focuses her practice on commercial bankruptcy reorganizations, liquidations, and on commercial litigation matters. She received J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Emory University, and her B.A. in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University. Camille attended Pablo Casals Middle School 181, home to a DFOY site location in the Co-op City section of the Bronx. Camille is Chair of the Board’s Audit Committee.
Marisa is a Director at Credit Suisse in the Emerging Market Group, Fixed Income Division located in London, UK. She serves as the Chief Operating Officer having global oversight of the controls, regulatory and operational environment. The business acts as a 'mini fixed income' trading all products within Emerging Markets. Marisa started her career at the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York as a financial analyst and then transitioned to American Express working as a business manager in Establishment Services. She obtained her MBA at Fordham University in 2003 and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of San Diego. Marisa has always had a passion for giving back as clearly seen by her work with Junior Achievement of New York, iMentor and her annual support at the PUW Parkinson's Unity Walk. She serves as an active committee member for the USD Alumni Association and the America's Women's Networking Committee at Credit Suisse. Marisa is dfoy’s longest-serving board member. Even though she is located in the UK, she is an active fundraiser and facilitates dfoy’s partnership with the Credit Suisse Foundation by annually coordinating seminars about financial literacy and careers in finance for dfoy participants.
Thelma Ofori is Corporate Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel at Xerox Corporation. In her role, Thelma advises on matters relating to Xerox’s compensation and employee benefit programs, including the design, implementation, administration and funding of health and welfare plans and programs, qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, equity based compensation plans and executive compensation arrangements. Thelma also advises on compensation and benefits issues relating to corporate transactions. Before joining Xerox, Thelma was an associate in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group at Proskauer Rose LLP. In that role, she advised clients with respect to all employee benefits and executive compensation matters, including compliance with ERISA, tax, corporate and securities laws and regulations affecting employee benefit plans, programs and arrangements. Thelma also advised clients with respect to the employee benefits and executive compensation issues related to corporate mergers & acquisitions and other forms of business transactions and reorganizations. Thelma spent a year as an Immigration Attorney in the Civil Action Practice at The Bronx Defenders prior to joining Proskauer. Thelma received her B.A. from Binghamton University and her J.D., with honors, from Hofstra Law School. At Hofstra, Thelma was a New York City Bar Association Minority Fellow and a recipient of the CV Starr Law School Endowed Merit Scholarship and the Jonathan Falk Memorial Endowed Scholarship.
Sandra Paris is a Principal Consultant in the Capital Markets practice at Capco based out of New York. Sandra has over 20+ years of experience in finance and business consulting, specializing in complex, large-scale program/project management, delivery and post-merger integration.
She is an expert in forecasting as well as managing investment and borrowing portfolios. The latter has provided Sandra with a clear understanding of multiple asset classes, specializing in fix income and derivative instruments. She has a well-established ability to evaluate, organize and execute change quickly. She possesses strong leadership skills, deep understanding of credit-based businesses, and extensive professional network.
Relevant experience includes extensive project management, project initiation, integration and post integration support. Sandra has managed all cycles of project from creation of scope documentation, high level migration plan and detailed project plans to execution of run book and post-merger support. Sandra also has a clear understanding of the trade life cycles for trade input, trade affirmation to settlements and beyond.
Sandra holds a BA in Economics from SUNY at Stony Brook and a MS in Finance from Baruch College, CUNY in New York where she graduated with honors is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma honor society.
Courtney is Counsel at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP. She is resident in the firm’s Philadelphia and Cherry Hill offices. Before joining Schnader, Courtney was a litigator at a major New York-based international firm, where she regularly represented global financial institutions, issuers, and Fortune 100 companies before state and federal courts throughout the United States, and before regulatory agencies. Courtney received her J.D., with honors, from Emory University School of Law. There, she was named a Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques Scholar, a distinction awarded to the female student who demonstrates the most promise in trial advocacy as determined by lawyers and judges from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Upon graduation, she received the American Law Institute-American Bar Association Scholarship and Leadership Award. She earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University. Courtney is Chairman of DFOY’s Board of Directors. In addition, she chairs the Governance Committee and, for the last two years, has spearheaded DFOY's Annual Fall Benefit. She is also a member of the Friends Academy Alumni Association Board.
Chandrika Ziths is an Assistant Vice President for the LatAm Trading floor at Credit Suisse Investment Bank, where she manages department processes and ever-changing infrastructure as Chief Operating Officer. She reviews supervisory controls and performance standards to ensure they are within the policies and regulations set forth by key internal and industry sectors. She also sits on the Credit Suisse, Global Markets Philanthropy Board as COO, liaising with Credit Suisse’s Corporate Citizenship Foundation and many organizations to bring charitable events to the bank. Previously, Chandrika supported the head of Investment Banking for the Americas at UBS AG, where she managed global client outreach for special projects with the Technology, Media and Telecommunications divisions of the bank.