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SCO elects Jessica Taylor O’Mary to Board of Directors

December 11, 2014 / SCO News


December 12, 2014 – New York – The SCO Family of Services Board of Directors has elected Jessica Taylor O’Mary, a partner at Ropes & Gray LLP, to the SCO Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Ms. O’Mary, who was named one of Institutional Investor’s “2014 Hedge Fund Rising Stars,” joined Ropes & Gray in 2003 and was promoted to Partner in 2012. She specializes in fund formation and regulatory advice to hedge fund and private equity fund sponsors; and advises clients on operational, regulatory, legal and business issues, as well as contract negotiations with service providers and limited partners. She also is one of two partners who oversee the firm’s private investment funds training program.

“We are very excited about having Jessica join our Board,” said SCO Board Chair Kelly L. Williams. “Her expertise and commitment will help tremendously as we work to ensure SCO’s future as a leader in the nonprofit sector.”

“I’m very pleased to welcome Jessica O’Mary to our dedicated Board of Directors,” said SCO Interim Executive Director Doug O’Dell. “SCO will benefit greatly from Jessica’s financial skills and focus on improving the lives of vulnerable New Yorkers. We are also very excited that Jessica has expressed an interest in working on our new agency-wide quality improvement initiatives.”

Ms. O’Mary has been recognized with several awards, including IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms – Rising Star (2014) and New York Super Lawyers – Rising Stars (2013). She graduated cum laude from Harvard with an AB in Environmental Science and Public Policy, and she holds a JD, magna cum laude, from Boston College Law School, where she was Editor in Chief of the Boston College Law Review and President of the International Law Society.

SCO Family of Services, named the 10th largest nonprofit in New York by Crain’s New York Business in November 2014, helps 60,000 vulnerable New Yorkers each year to build a strong foundation for the future. With 87 programs in New York City and on Long Island, we get young children off to a good start, launch youth into adulthood, stabilize and strengthen families and unlock potential for children and adults with special needs.


For more information, please contact Sharman Stein at 718.797.3068, ext. 316 or at [email protected].


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