Our Team

Holly Weiss

Holly H. Weiss is a member of the Board and is the Founder and President of Stand Up! Girls®. She focuses on organizational strategy and fundraising. Holly is a partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, a New York-based law firm where she specializes in employment law, primarily representing employers in the financial services industry. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding. Holly has developed and performed stand-up comedy in New York, on stage at Comic Strip Live.

Bryn Bowen

Bryn Bowen is a member of the Board and the Secretary of Stand Up! Girls. He is the Director of Information Services at New York-based law firm Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. Bryn is a past President of the ARMA Metro NYC chapter, and was Principal Consultant at Greenheart Consulting Partners, a boutique Governance Risk & Compliance consulting practice. Bryn serves on the board of the PS3til6 Afterschool Program and has a lifelong dedication to supporting scientific, educational and social justice efforts.

Nancy Tepper

Nancy Tepper is a member of the Board and is the Executive Director of Stand Up! Girls, where she focuses on all of the management responsibilities. Nancy has a background in brand management and marketing, but she has more recently pursued a career in life coaching. While raising her family, Nancy has been actively involved in her children’s schools, participating in many roles in the Parent’s Association, where she most recently served as Vice President.

Sumi Vatsa

Sumi Vatsa is a member of the Board of Stand Up! Girls. She has been helping her clients and customers buy, sell, rent and lease property all over New York City for more than a dozen years. Sumi credits her success to having a good sense of humor, as she helps clients achieve one of the three holy grails everyone is seeking in New York City – the perfect home! Sumi has been performing stand-up for the last seven years, gracing such stages as Gotham Comedy Club and Stand Up NY.

Sara Solfanelli

Sara Solfanelli is a member of the Board of Stand Up! Girls. She is the Chief Operating Officer of the Urban Justice Center, a civil legal services agency that serves New York City’s most vulnerable residents, a position she took after stints at a nonprofit dedicated to empowering women in emerging democracies, a law firm and a large marketing communications network. Sara’s passion for helping underprivileged communities is exemplified by her active involvement with nonprofit organizations throughout her professional career, including by helping start Foundation Rwanda, where she remains Director and Secretary, and serving as a volunteer tutor for the GO Project, which provides programming and support to underserved children in lower Manhattan.