Jane Kheel Stanley
Jane Kheel Stanley became an officer of Nurture New York’s Nature in 2009, at the request of her father Theodore W. Kheel who headed the foundation, and his co-directors Garry Hattem of Deutsche Bank and Donald Currin of Paul Hastings. Stanley was later also elected to serve as a director of the nonprofit. As a principal of NNYN, Stanley helped guide its work in support of transit reform in New York City, initially by putting together a team of experts to prepare a report on the feasibility of free mass transit in the city, and then by supporting the development of Charles Komanoff’s Balanced Transportation Analyzer, a ground-breaking tool for transit analysis, that models effects of varying tolls and fares. Drawing on her legal experience and knowledge of tax exempt organizations, Stanley later worked to ensure NNYN’s long term viability through a merger with the Nurture Nature Foundation.
Stanley is also a principal of Nurture Nature Foundation, serving as a director and vice president of that organization. She also founded the Nurture Nature Center (NNC), a related nonprofit, to partner with NNF in Pennsylvania, and she currently serves on its board of directors and is president of the organization.
Prior to becoming involved with these several 501(c)(3) entitites, Stanley practiced and wrote primarily in the area of pension and welfare law. She served as Senior Editor of The Employee Benefits Law Treatise of the American Bar Association – the leading reference source for lawyers on fiduciary responsibilities under ERISA to date. For over a decade, Stanley worked for the Solicitor's Office at the United States Department of Labor, Plan Benefits Security Division, where she was in charge of complex litigation involving misfeasance by fiduciaries of ERISA covered pension and welfare plans.
Stanley is a Fulbright Scholar and an honors graduate of Columbia Law School and Harvard. She is admitted to the New York State Bar; District of Columbia Bar; Bar of the U.S Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the Second and Fifth Circuits; Bar of the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of New York and Maryland.