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Our Executive Board

eric.jpg  Eric Gebaide
BUS, 1996




Peter J. Liang
BUS, 2008

jeff.jpg  Jeffrey Kent
VP, Community Services
PS, 1989



Annemarie McCoy
VP, Communications       
SEAS, 1979

john.jpg  John Lee
VP, Programming            
GSAS, 2006



Scott Morrison
VP, Programming            
GS, 2009

sejal.jpg  Sejal Shah
VP, Mentoring                 
CC, 2001



Robin Kent
VP, Community Services

ben.jpg  Ben Levy
VP, Young Alumni          
CC, 2007



Angela Macropoulos
VP, Programming            

sharieen.jpg  Shaireen Rasheed
VP, Communications          
GSAS, 1999



Hyun Bo Sim
Columbia College          


Leadership Team Bios

Eric Gebaide

Eric Gebaide has over 25 years of advising and operating public and privately held technology companies in every phase of their development, as an attorney, merchant and investment banker. Throughout his career, Mr. Gebaide has advised on over 50 successful transactions including mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, bankruptcies, private placements and joint ventures throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia, totaling over $2 billion of value.

Mr. Gebaide earned his M.B.A. with honors from Columbia Business School, as well as a JD cum laude and AB from the University of Miami. Mr. Gebaide serves on the Board of All Hands Volunteers, an organization which enables volunteers to assist in natural disasters around the world, as well as All Hands Volunteers Europe (the UK-based sister organization), as co-President of the Columbia Alumni Association of Long Island and previously as a director of Demoulas Supermarkets (known as MarketBasket), which is a 75 year-old, 71 store chain, with annual turnover of $4.5BB employing 25,000 in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

Peter J. Liang

Peter currently serves as co-President of Columbia Alumni Association of Long Island. With a professional career spans across Strategy (Director at Wolters Kluwer), Management consulting (EuroAsia Media), and e-learning start-up (Founder and CEO of, Peter is absolutely passionate about driving business growth through innovative solutions and disruptive technologies. A thought-leader in digital transformation and innovation, Peter was awarded the prestigious “Top 40 Under 40” Award by Long Island Business News in 2015.

Peter holds an MBA from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Stony Brook University. Peter lives on Long Island, is married and has two children. In his spare time, he enjoys running, biking, and swimming and has participated in many local charitable races such as NYC Marathon, Long Island Marathon, Tour of the Hamptons, and NYC Triathlon.

John Lee

John Lee currently serves as the Vice President of the Programming Committee.  He works closely with the Co-Presidents and the leadership team to develop and implement quality events that cater to the interests of Columbia alumni on Long Island.  John’s experience with alumni organizations includes serving on Cornell’s Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network since 2012.  Professionally, John has 20 years of experience in Human Resources and is currently an HR executive with Henry Schein, a Fortune 300 healthcare company based in Melville Long Island.  Prior to Henry Schein, John has held HR leadership roles with Bloomberg, Kaplan and AIG.  John earned his Master’s degree in Quantitative Methods from Columbia’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and his undergraduate degree from Cornell University.     

Annemarie McCoy

Annemarie is a creative technologist.  As an independent consultant, she works directly with her clients to help them build engaging solutions that will better their business.  Over the past 25 years she has created websites, educational games, training tools and marketing campaigns for a variety of clients in non-profit organizations as well as major corporations including Microsoft, IBM, Dell, Sony, Olympus, M&M/Mars and HarperCollins.  As an entrepreneur, she is currently working on her own start-up: designing and developing a social publishing platform that will improve literacy.

Sejal Shah

Sejal is currently on the executive board of the Columbia University Club of Long Island and serves as the Chair of the Mentoring Committee.  In this role, she helps provide alumni with mentorship and networking opportunities.  Sejal is an attorney with substantial legal, management and community service experience.  She previously practiced corporate law at Goodwin Procter LLP, a large international firm, where she was responsible for handling complex corporate matters, including company formation, venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, corporate governance, and intellectual property and employment matters.  She also worked at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, a large national firm, where she served as the Director of Professional Development and was responsible for talent management of 375 attorneys.  In this role, she gained substantial business and legal experience by serving on the firm’s senior management team and launching innovative talent management initiatives.  In addition, Sejal also has been involved with various non-profit and community service matters, including serving as a rape crisis counselor, leading a community service day through her role as the Boston Co-Chair of Be the Change, and providing legal advice to numerous non-profit entities.  Sejal has a B.A. from Columbia University in Psychology and a Premedical Concentration in Economics, a M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from New York University and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, where she graduated cum laude.     

Jeffrey Kent

Jeffrey Kent, M.D. is a 1989 graduate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.  Father of four sons including sons in the Columbia College classes of 2017 and 2019.  Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist in private practice in Jericho, New York.  Clinical Assistant Professor, Hofstra North Shore – Long Island Jewish School of Medicine.  Attending Physician, North Shore University Hospital (Manhasset) and Long Island Jewish Medical Center (New Hyde Park). Board member of the Columbia Alumni Association of Long Island (CAALI).   Hosted the 2014 and 2015 Long Island regional summer sendoffs for incoming freshman and alumni and helps to plan and implement events through the CAALI.

Robin Kent

Robin Kent is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law.  Mother of four sons including sons in the Columbia College classes of 2017 and 2019.  Currently a Family Court Judge in Nassau County.  Previously worked as an Impartial Hearing Officer with the New York State Department of Education and worked for Corporation Counsel in Queens Family Court.  Board member of the New York State Family Court Judges Association and member of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association, the Family Law Committee and the Education Law Committee.  Offers Columbia College students internship opportunities through LionSHARE.  Active member of the Columbia Alumni Association of Long Island (CAALI).   Hosted the 2014 and 2015 Long Island regional summer sendoffs for incoming freshman and alumni and helps plan and implement events through the CAALI. 

Benjamin Levy

Benjamin Levy is VP for Young Alumni and a 2007 graduate of Columbia University with a B.A. in Comupter Science.  He has been involved with the Columbia Alumni of Long Island since its inception and always seeks to take an active role in all events relating to Columbia Alumni.  Born and raised in New York he spends his spare time as an avid participant in Spartan Races and volunteer activities in Long Island.

Scott Morrison

Scott currently serves as the Vice President of the Programming Committee. Scott is a private banker at U.S Trust. He has worked in the financial services industry for over fifteen years. He worked as an analyst at Adageo Energy and spent many years as an advisor at Merrill Lynch in the private banking and investment group. 

Shaireen Rasheed

Shaireen Rasheed, PhD is a professor of Philosophical Foundations and Diversity/Social Justice in the College of Education at Long Island University. She was a visiting scholar for the 2014-2015 academic year at the Harvard Divinity School completing her manuscript on the secularization and the radicalization initiatives post 9/11.  She was also a Senior Faculty Fellow at Columbia University’s Law School at the Center for Gender and Sexuality in 2010-2011 working on Sexuality, Islam and the War on Terror. She received her M. Phil (1999) and PhD (2001) from Columbia University in Philosophy. She also has a Masters in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research and a B.A (Honors) in Philosophy from SUNY Stony Brook.

Hyun Bo Sim

Hyun Bo Sim is an American diplomat with the U.S. Department of State, currently posted to the Foreign Press Center in New York City. He previously worked overseas at the U.S. Consulate General in Dubai, UAE and the U.S. Embassies in Baghdad, Iraq and Seoul, Korea. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Bo was a corporate, securities, and M&A lawyer in New York and San Francisco. Bo graduated Magna Cum Laude from Columbia College, Columbia University with a BA in East Asian History and Philosophy and received a JD from the University of Chicago Law School. He speaks Korean, Japanese, Arabic, and Spanish and enjoys beach running, reading pre-Islamic Arabic poetry, and traveling with his wife and two daughters.

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