Ms. Kaley Childs Karaffa


Kaley is the Senior Director of Board Engagement and Governance Counsel for Nasdaq. She advises boards corporate governance matters, including board effectiveness, CEO performance, strategy, ESG, and compliance and risk matters. Kaley works with public, private, and nonprofit organizations in a wide range of industries globally. She speaks publicly on corporate governance and board diversity matters, including events hosted by Nasdaq, Corporate Board Member, Society for Corporate Governance, TechGC, Equilar, Wall Street Journal, and other leading governance and business organizations.

Prior to Nasdaq’s acquisition of Center for Board Excellence (CBE) in October 2019, Kaley was CBE’s Vice President, Client Services, Business Development & Legal from September 2015 through 2019. Prior to joining CBE, Kaley served as General Counsel of Clarolux LLC. Before beginning an in-house practice, she practiced law in New York City with a focus in real estate, banking law, and litigation. Prior to attending law school, Kaley served as Program Director of Jefferson County Teen Court.

Kaley is currently the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Northside Charter High School in Brooklyn, NY, serves on the patient advisory board for a privately held pharmaceutical company, and serves on the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Patient Safety Committee and Patient & Family Advisory Council. She served as Co-Chair of the CLE Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section from 2015 through 2017. Kaley founded and served on the Board of Directors of YP Civitan of Greensboro from 2013 through 2016. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in Political Science from Samford University and a Juris Doctor from Pace University School of Law. Kaley is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.

Mr. Douglas Giles


As a New York City and New York State-certified Minority-Owned Business Enterprise, Mr. Giles focuses many of his business efforts on corporate responsibility and raising awareness for communities around the city. He is affiliated with Northside Charter High School in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, as a Trustee; The Borough Development Group in Brownsville, Brooklyn; Board Member of The Mortgage Bankers Association of New York; he is a member of New York State Association for Affordable Housing; he previously served as EVP of the Council of Urban Real Estate “C.U.R.E”; and he served on the Board of the Young Mortgage Bankers Association of New York.

Mr. Rizwan Alladin


Since 2008, Rizwan “Riz” Alladin has been working with Fortune 1000 companies to create cultural change through world-class facilitation and gamified learning experiences. Most recently, Riz has joined the Talent, Leadership and Learning Delivery team at SAP as a Learning Expert. Riz is also a proven executive leader, having served as the Executive Director of Northside Charter High School in Brooklyn, NY. He is currently the Treasurer for Northside Charter High School, where he is a Board trustee.

The Founder of his own blended learning practice (Genius Zone LLC), he has drawn upon his leadership development and project management expertise to create experiential learning solutions for a wide variety of industries. Passionate about social service, Rizwan has worked extensively with non-profit organizations, having served as a board trustee for Humanity First USA, a humanitarian organization with a strong focus on human development and disaster response.

Rizwan graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in
Electrical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Stern School
of Business at New York University.

Mr. Willie Scott


A long-time advocate and overseer for community–based human services, Willie Scott is the Well Life Network’s Diversity Officer and Vice President of Public Affairs. As the designated spokesperson for Well Life, he is responsible for communicating the mission and needs of Well Life, to civic groups, public officials, and the press.

Mr. Scott grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from Clara Barton High School. He has a Bachelor’s of Religious Education, from Saint Augustine Bible Institute. He began fulfilling his life long commitment to community service at the ground floor-serving in the mail room of the office of the Brooklyn Borough President. He progressed to become an Assistant to the Borough President. He later became Special Assistant to the Borough President, along with being the Senior Advisor to the Deputy Borough President. His duties included acting as the liaison to the African American Community, liaison to the Clergy,

and the liaison to Community Boards 8, 9, and 17.

After serving in Borough Hall, for 7 years, Mr. Scott was appointed to the position of District Manager of Community Board 17-the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn. Mr. Scott served as the chief advocate for the community, working with the Governor, Mayor, Borough President, State Senate, State Assembly, Community Based Organizations, and Block Associations.

Mr. Scott is a dedicated public servant and is continuing his mission by serving the community, and the staff and clients of the Well Life Network.

Ms. Deangeor Chin


Deangeor Chin is an attorney practicing corporate law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. She received her J.D. from Columbia University, School of Law in New York City and her B.A. from Brown University, where she majored in both Economics and Education. While at Brown, Deangeor spent much of her free time tutoring and mentoring Providence youth. She went on to work as an analyst for Goldman Sachs & Co. in their Credit Risk Management & Advisory division before attending law school. Outside of her professional responsibilities, Deangeor is an active member of her church family and a devoted horticulturist of her Brooklyn windowsill greenery.

Ms. Danielle Redmond


Danielle Redmond, B.S., SHRM-CP

Danielle has a B.S. in International Business and Management from Gannon University. She comes with 20+ years experience in operations, management and human resources working in both corporate and non-profit sectors. Her current role is as a human resource generalist in a consultant capacity. In addition, she is studying at Temple University to earn a master’s degree in Human Resource Management.