Board of Directors
Robert J. Kheel, President and Treasurer, is an attorney who worked for more than 40 years with the firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher and is currently practicing as a mediator, arbitrator, and litigator. He is a Lecturer in Law Columbia Law School and has been recognized in New York’s Super Lawyers in business Litigation. In addition to his position as president of Nurture Nature Foundation, he is a Trustee of Howard and Georgeanna Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine. Kheel is a member of the New York State, District of Columbia, and American Bar Associations and the Association of the City of New York. He received a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1969, an M.S. in Public Administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1966, and a B.A. from Cornell University in 1965.
Jane Stanley, Vice President, is an attorney with nearly forty years legal experience, who practiced and wrote in the area of pension and welfare law for many years and has since devoted herself to addressing the legal, financial, and programmatic issues of several nonprofits. Stanley has published extensively on issues pertinent to tax exempt organizations, including a treatise on employee benefits law published by the Bureau of National Affairs, for the American Bar Association. She served at the Solicitor's Office at the United States Department of Labor, Plan Benefits Security Division, for over a decade, litigating multi-million dollar cases of pension abuse in corporate takeovers, venture capital and securities investments, and ESOPs.
Edward Peck, is an en estate lawyer, of counsel to the firm of Bryan Cave LLP. He concentrates his practice on estate planning, estate administration and Surrogate’s Court matters. Mr. Peck advises clients in structuring estate plans, drafting wills and trusts. He also provides clients with legal and tax advice in connection with filing of fiduciary estate and income tax returns, estate tax audits and fiduciary accountings. With the preparation of complex wills and trusts, Mr. Peck serves as counsel, executor, and/or trustee to effectuate the plan. Another focus of his practice includes Surrogate’s Court litigation involving will and trust controversies. Mr. Peck is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Committee on Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates, a graduate of the Wharton School, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.