List of Board of Directors.
Each board member serves for a one year term, renewable after a yearly evaluation. We follow the normal protocol using a quorum for any voting decision.
Each director is versed in General expectations, roles & responsibilities, fiduciary duties, given conflict of interest, whistle blower and compensation policy document. Barring our CEO all board members claim zero compensation, and we have kept this policy since the board’s inception.
David J. Siegel, Chairman, 2013- present.
David J. Siegel joined the Board of Shoe4Africa in December 2013 and began serving as the Chairman in 2015. As an avid runner he has participated in the NYC Marathon for the past 8 years on the Shoe4Africa marathon team. In addition to his work with the Shoe4Africa organization, David is a Senior Vice President at ED&F Man Capital Markets, a 150 year old global commodities brokerage firm co-managing the Equity Derivatives Sales and Trading Division. Prior to joining ED&F Man Capital Markets, Mr. Siegel was a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Marathon Asset Management a Global High Yield Hedge Fund with $12 billion under management. Mr. Siegel received a BSE in Systems Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at The University of Pennsylvania, and lives in Manhattan with his family.
Sherif Moussa joined the Board of Shoe4Africa in 2019. Sherif has participated in the NYC Marathon sixteen times and has run it with the Shoe4Africa marathon team eight times. He has also run in over 140 NYRR races. In addition to his work with Shoe4Africa, Sherif is the founding member and counsel at Moussa Law, a civil rights law firm that specializes in special education law. Sherif is also an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Law and an Adjunct Lecturer in Philosophy at CUNY Baruch College. Mr. Moussa is a graduate of the Duke University School of Law, where he was the recipient of the J. Paul Coie Fellowship Endowment for the Study of Jurisprudence and Law. He also holds a master’s degree in Philosophy from Duke University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Philosophy from Fordham University, where he studied as a Dean’s Scholar. He is admitted to practice law in New York, New York’s Southern District, and Connecticut (admission pending in New Jersey), and lives in Manhattan with his wife, Maria, and children, Alexander and Amelia.
Toby Tanser, Secretary, 2006- present.
Toby brings a wealth of experience and passion to his role as the founder and CEO. A former professional athlete, he boasts a remarkable 15-year tenure on the board of the NYC Marathon. As a SUBWAY Commit to Fit Ambassador and a member of the Runner’s World Coaches advisory board, Toby’s dedication to promoting global healthy living is evident.
Beyond his athletic pursuits, Toby is a multifaceted individual—a freelance sports journalist and a published best-selling author with five books to his name. Residing in Eldoret, Kenya, Toby is not just at the helm of Shoe4Africa; he is hands-on, deeply involved in every aspect of the organization’s mission.
Back in the United States, Toby’s commitment extended to earning a Mayor’s proclamation for his impactful work with inner-city kids in NYC. He served for eight years as the Vice President for the Achilles disabled organization, holds the position of International Head Coach of Chai Lifeline helping terminally ill kids, and advises numerous charities voluntarily.
Toby’s overarching mission is clear: to make a profound and positive impact on the children born into poverty in East Africa. His tireless efforts and diverse engagements underscore his unwavering commitment to creating meaningful change in the lives of those he serves.
Jonathan Lang, Compliance officer, 2015- present.
Jonathan Lang joined the board of Shoe4Africa after serving as a volunteer for a number of years. In his professional life, Jonathan is the Chief Information Officer for Colony NorthStar, a commercial real estate investment firm. In his role with Shoe4Africa, Jonathan serves as head running coach for our teams that participate in races as a fundraising vehicle, and coordinates with the other board members to identify growth opportunities for the charity.
Zeynep Inanli, 2015-present.
Zeynep Siegel joined the Board of Shoe4Africa in May of 2015. As an avid runner and athlete Zeynep has participated in 3 New York City Marathons on the Shoe4Africa team. In addition to her work with the charity, Zeynep is a Director of New Business Development at Quality Building Service a private New York based Building Services Company. Prior to joining QBS in 2009, she was the Director of Sales at Carlos Falchi, a handbag designer and manufacturer. Zeynep received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and was one of Turkey’s top three tennis players from 1995-2000. She lives in Manhattan with her family.
Summer Hinton Lang 2019-present
is the Chief Operating Officer, Enterprise Initiatives, Infrastructure and Innovation at BMO Financial Group, a 200 year old financial institution. Summer received a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Wharton School.