ACRIA Welcomes New Board Leadership

ACRIA is thrilled to welcome three new members to our Board of Directors.

Robert L. Tucker is the founding partner of Tucker & Latifi, LLP, a boutique intellectual property law firm in New York City specializing in representing clients in the fashion and consumer goods fields worldwide in connection with the protection, enforcement, and licensing of their trademarks and designs. Robert has been practicing law for 32 years. He was previously an engineer for Ford Motor Company.  
Robert has two children--a daughter in college and a son in high school.  He lives in New York City and Shelter Island.

Dini von Mueffling is the founder and principal of Dini von Mueffling Communications, a public relations firm in her native New York City. DVMC works with clients in fields including technology, health, media, business, real estate, design, art and non-profits, as well as representing high profile individuals. Dini has expertise in launching companies and individuals, reputation and crisis management, media strategy and event execution. She is also the co-founder of Love Heals: The Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education. Prior to working in public relations, Dini was a journalist and is the author of two non-fiction books.  

As a Partner and Chair of the Leveraged Finance Group at Kramer, Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, Richard E. Farley advises and represents some of the world's leading commercial and investment banks in sophisticated and complex domestic and international financing transactions, in particular leveraged buyout financings, recapitalizations and refinancings. Richard's work on behalf of these clients includes syndicated financing transactions and private placements, acquisition financing, asset-based financing, first and second lien debt transactions, high-yield debt issuances, loan assignments and participations, and project finance. 

Richard is the author of Wall Street Wars: The Epic Battles with Washington that Created the Modern Financial System, a book on the creation of modern financial regulation during President Franklin Roosevelt's first term of office. In 2012, he received Bloomberg BNA's Burton Award for Legal Achievement, Best Law Firm Writers.

"We are delighted to welcome Robert, Dini, and Richard to ACRIA," said Stewart Shining, President of the Board of Directors. "As we expand our work to meet the challenge of rising infection rates, their expertise will bolster our lifesaving programs, including HIV education for at-risk youth and groundbreaking research on long-term survivors of the epidemic. We look forward to their leadership at this critical time in the fight against AIDS." 

ACRIA Welcomes New Board and National Advisory Council Leadership

ACRIA is thrilled to welcome new members to our Board of Directors and National Advisory Council.

Michael Lorber has been elected to our Board of Directors. He grew up on Long Island's South Shore, and graduated from Babson College in Wellesley, MA with a BS in Real Estate and Finance. He furthered his education with a law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and earned a Master's degree in Real Estate from New York University. As an attorney who procured hundreds of millions of dollars of real estate transactions, he felt compelled to pursue his true calling and joined Douglas Elliman Real Estate in 2006, where he has since been a top real estate broker.

Outside of work, Michael serves as a director on the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center Leadership Council, as well as the Tubman Center at the Harvard-Kennedy School of Government. He also serves on the Board of Overseers of both the Children's Hospital Boston and The New England Aquarium. Additionally, he is a Trustee of Babson College. Michael is an avid outdoorsman, backgammon player, collector of art, watches and rare books, boater, and dog lover. He divides his time between Manhattan, Palm Beach, and Sag Harbor.

Jonathan Mallow has also joined our Board of Directors. He is Senior Vice President of Connected Content at VH1 and Logo, supervising strategy and content platforms including mobile, apps and social media. He has worked at Viacom for most of the last ten years in various roles across MTV, Logo and VH1. In 2015, he took a brief hiatus from Viacom to run the digital department at World of Wonder, the production company responsible for RuPaul's Drag Race and the WOWPresents YouTube Channel.

He has a BA in Literature from Yale University and an MA in Performance Studies from New York University. He has previously served on the board of the Ali Forney Center, where he led the board's fundraising committee as well as chairing an annual cocktail party for five years. Jon lives in New York with his dog Hillary.

Stefani Greenfield has been appointed to ACRIA's National Advisory Council. She co-founded the internationally acclaimed SCOOP NYC stores and is credited for pioneering a new way for consumers to shop with her trailblazing merchandising concept - The Ultimate Closet. After selling SCOOP in 2008, Greenfield created and still currently hosts the first ever fashion/lifestyle show on HSN, Curations Caravan. Greenfield was a judge on Bravo's Launch My Line, appeared in a monthly segment, Fashion Roadmap on TODAY, and hosted Unracked with Gilt Groupe, an innovative web series of interviews with fashion luminaries and legends. Greenfield served as the Chief Creative Officer of The Jones Group for two years, leading design, merchandising and marketing of their portfolio of brands.

In 2013 Stefani founded MY NEXT ACT, a global consulting agency focused on the creation, ideation and storytelling of brands. With Project Runway creator Desiree Gruber, Greenfield launched the accessory brand Theodora & Callum. Additionally, she was the Creative Brand Director on the E! docu-series House of DVF. Greenfield was a Co-founder of Love Heals: The Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education, and is a Board Member of GOOD+ Foundation.

"We are thrilled to welcome Michael, Jon, and Stefani to ACRIA," said Stewart Shining, President of the Board of Directors. "Each has demonstrated a deep commitment to the fight against HIV at a time when many believe the crisis to be over. Unfortunately, ACRIA continues to see first-hand the devastating effect HIV has on vulnerable communities across the country. We look forward to their leadership as we continue our innovative work that is helping end this epidemic once and for all."