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The Board

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Cristina Costantini
President

 

With a Finance degree, Cristina’s career has focused on building “founder led“ companies to achieve significant growth in the retail industry.  Recently, Head of Direct to Consumer for Kipling /North America, she  previously held operational SVP positions at The Children’s Place, The Gap and Aerosoles.  

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Carol Radtke
Vice President

As a freelance public relations, event and logistics coordinator, Carol Radtke is a former VP of a Chicago based Public Relations company and former Director of a New Jersey based Advertising/PR firm......

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Sabrina Rettaliata
Recording Secretary

Sabrina Rettaliata is the owner of Sabrina & Co. Events, a full-service event planning company in Bay Shore, New York.   She worked for American Express in Small Business Marketing for 7 years before starting her own company.

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Nancy Pinchas

Treasurer

Mrs. Pinchas joined the Tryall Fund Board in 2010. She initially became involved in our Annual Fundraising Event, "The Taste of Tryall" and our Early Education Project.

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Andrew Brickman
Assistant Treasurer

Andrew has spent the bulk of his 35 year career in private equity beginning in NYC.  He returned to his home area of Chicago to continue in the field and is currently partner in Altair Investments , Inc. He is vice Chairman of Wellness House, a cancer support center, past Board Chair at Fourth Presbyterian Church, past member of their Project Second Century Committee and active on their investment committee. A graduate of Westminster School in CT, he served on their Board of Directors and Alumni Association.   Andrew and his wife fell in love with the warmth of the Jamaican culture and people over a decade ago. 

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Alice Needle

Past President

Alice earned a Master's Degree in Urban Planning and another Master's in Landscape Architecture. She also served on the Board and as Treasurer of an organization involved in community activism and childhood issues.

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Jean Sexton
Corresponding Secretary

Jean Tirey Sexton was born in Dallas, Texas where she attended Southern Methodist University, earning a BBA degree.  After college, she attended the Institute de Francais in Villefranche-sur-Mer, France.

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Nanci Kraus
 

Mrs. Kraus joined the Tryall Fund Board in 2010. She has a degree in Physical Therapy which gives her a unique perspective and insight into our Health and Wellness program. 

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Anne Nickel Curtin

Mrs. Curtin joined the Tryall Fund Board in 2012. She is currently working on our education initiatives. She is the organizer of the multiple elements of the Success by Six program in our eight Basic Schools in Hanover Parish.   

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Susan Margraves Anderson

Mrs. Anderson joined in 2020.  She graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BFA in Advertising-Creative.

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Janet Ross

Mrs. Ross joined the Tryall Fund Board in 2009. She has been involved in our donor outreach program and has been supporting the Annual Fundraising Event 

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Liz Crane

Liz Crane joined the Board in 2023 after numerous years volunteering on the scholarship initiative. Her background in education, languages and the classroom give her insight into student abilities , curriculum and requirements.  Currently a co- leader of the Fund Scholarship efforts, Liz was instrumental in the initial reformatting of TF student applications for on line use three years ago.  Born in the UK, she and her husband immigrated to Canada  and then the US where they share residence between Maine and Florida. Homeowners at Tryall since 2007 , they were drawn to Jamaica over 30 years ago.

Susan Stone

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Susan Stone joined the Tryall Fund Board in 2023 and looks forward to assisting young Jamaicans follow their educational dreams. A California resident since college days at Stanford and University of San Diego Law School, she remains an active advisor to the Stanford Admission and Athletic Departments.  As founder of an Information Technology company in 1985, with focus on government project support, she has been recognized as a leader in her field. Susan, her three daughters and husband travel frequently to Jamaica and their family home at Tryall.  Her long standing commitment to the people of Jamaica makes supporting the Tryall Fund a priority.

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