Principals


The Marcia's Light Foundation was formed as a private family foundation. Its principals are:

 

Richard S. Cohen has been President of The Walden Group, Inc., where he has built bridges between healthcare companies and helped them merge for more than 20 years. He began his career as a securities lawyer at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and has been a senior officer and director of public and private companies. He has a B.A. from Cornell University, a J.D. from New York University where he was an editor of the Law Review, and attended the Leonard Stern School of Business at NYU. He is involved in many nonprofit and bridge-building pursuits that bring diverse people together. See Experience.

Marcia Horowitz was a public relations and communications pioneer specializing in crises, business and financial matters, reputation management, law firms, prominent individuals and complex problems. After working on the political campaign of New York City Mayor Abraham Beame and four years as his trusted press aid, her career took off when hired by PR legend Howard Rubenstein.  For more than 41 years, she was an icon at Rubenstein, where she was a Managing Director, magnetic mentor and valued co-worker. She represented many nonprofit organizations, including Volunteers of Legal Services (only non-lawyer Board Member), The Museum of Jewish Heritage, The Dalton School, Teachers College/Columbia University, Mt. Sinai Hospital, The Hospital of Special Surgery, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, and Greenwich Academy. She and Richard have collaborated on many cultural bridge-building pursuits. On February 10, 2020, Marcia passed away surrounded by love, leaving legacies of peace, calm, clarity and mutual respect, See About Us and Experience.

 

For more information about Marcia, please click here.

Jared Cohen is a Director of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, where he is responsible for financings of healthcare companies. He has worked at SunTrust for more than seven years. Prior to that he worked for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and GE Energy Financial Services. Jared has a B.S. from Cornell University and an MBA from Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

Adam Cohen is a merger & acquisition professional who has worked for The Walden Group, MMG Advisors, and Mentor Capital Advisors, a private equity firm. Adam has a B.S. from Northwestern University and an MBA for Babson College.

Antonia Cohen works for American Express Global Business Travel in global marketing. Prior to that, she worked for InterContinental Hotels Group, Jabian Consulting, and Deloitte Consulting. Antonia has an MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and a BS in Hotel Administration from Cornell University.

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