2022 Nonprofit 40 Under 40

April 06, 2022  
The Mezzanine
55 Broadway, New York, NY
6:30PM - 8:30PM
Celebrating The Nonprofit 40 Under 40 Rising Stars
Event Description

For the fourth year, City & State honors 40 talented individuals under the age of 40 who work in New York’s nonprofit sector. Rising Star members have already distinguished themselves in the eyes of their colleagues and are on their way to amassing many more noteworthy accomplishments.  We will celebrate our winners this year with an in-person event at the Mezz on April 6th with speakers, guests and recognition of all 40 of this year’s winners.

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Wayne Ho
President & CEO, Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc.
Wayne Ho is the President and CEO of the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC), the nation’s largest Asian American social services agency. He is responsible for leading this 55-year-old organization that promotes social and economic empowerment of over 60,000 Chinese American, immigrant, and low-income New Yorkers each year. In 2017, CPC launched Advancing Our CommUNITY, its organization-wide strategy to expand services to address persistent needs and emerging trends and to improve leadership skills among staff and community members. Previously, Wayne served as Chief Strategy and Program Officer for the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA), an association of 200 community and faith-based member agencies aiming to promote upward mobility of underserved New Yorkers, and was the Executive Director of the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF), the nation’s only pan-Asian children’s advocacy organization, from 2004-2013. He has been recognized by the City and State in the Nonprofit Power 100 in 2019, the inaugural Nonprofit Power 50 in 2018, and a 40 Under 40 New York City Rising Star in 2014. He was one of 10 leaders invited to meet with President Obama during the White House’s Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration in 2011. Wayne serves on numerous boards, including the board of Coro New York Leadership Center and Partnership for After School Education, and is appointed to several New York City and State advisory boards. Wayne received his Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley and his Master in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Joanne M. Oplustil
President/CEO, CAMBA/CAMBA Housing Ventures
Phoebe Boyer
President & CEO, Children's Aid NYC
Susan Stamler
Executive Director, United Neighborhood Houses
Michelle Yanche
Executive Director, Good Shepherd Services
Michelle Yanche is the Executive Director of Good Shepherd Services, a leading youth development, education and family service agency that serves over 30,000 individuals each year. Previously, Ms. Yanche served as Good Shepherd Services’ Associate Executive Director for Government and External Relations, overseeing the agency’s work in the areas of compliance and risk management, fundraising and development, government and community relations, public policy and advocacy, and communications and marketing. Ms. Yanche serves on the boards of directors of the New York State Network for Youth Success, the New York State Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families, and the National LGBT Cancer Network. She is a member of Government Affairs Professionals and has served as a member of a number of governmental advisory groups, including the Department of Education’s Middle School Success Advisory Group, the New York City Council Middle School Task Force, the Commission on Economic Opportunity’s Education Workgroup, and the Mayor’s Out-of-School Time Advisory Group. Ms. Yanche received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University and a Master of Public Administration, with a specialization in public finance, from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where she has also served as an adjunct faculty member.

Reception Begins

Emcee Michelle Yanche, Executive Director, Good Shepherd Services Welcomes


Panel Discussion

Wayne Ho, President & CEO, Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc.
Joanne M. Oplustil, President/CEO, CAMBA/CAMBA Housing Ventures
Phoebe Boyer, President & CEO, Children's Aid NYC
Susan Stamler, Executive Director, United Neighborhood Houses


NYN 40 Under 40 Rising Stars Presentation


Closing Remarks


Reception Ends

Silver Sponsors