Board of Directors

Paulette Cole, President

Paulette co-created ABC Home 20 years ago, successfully building it into a unique retail experience renowned across the world. Her creative energy and commitment to building a more sustainable world have led her to develop innovative alliances among businesses, crafts people and non-profit groups across the planet.

Richard Perl, Vice-President, Treasurer

With a background in law and business, Richard advises a variety of non-profit organizations and socially responsible businesses.  He is one of the founders of Threshold Foundation and Social Venture Network.

Amy Chender, Secretary

Amy has served as a director of non-profit organizations for over a decade. As a leader of local grassroots activist campaigns she established models for local involvement in the democratic process post-9/11.  Amy teaches Buddhist meditation and is a co-founder of MeditateNYC, an ecumenical group of Buddhist organizations.

Joshua Mailman

Josh is a co-founder of Threshold Foundation, Social Venture Network and Business for Social Responsibility. He is passionate about creating social equity and sustainability in businesses and non-profit groups around the globe. He currently serves on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations and socially responsible businesses.

Amy Ilias

Amy is the Art Director at ABC Carpet & Home. She has worked as a designer and consultant in the home furnishings industry for many years, and has designed product for Sasaki, Rosenthal, Target and Crate & Barrel among others. She is a Board Member and Associate Artistic Director of Brave New World Repertory Theatre, a non-profit professional theatre company established in 2003 by Brooklyn-based actors, directors, and designers.