No man is an island, entire of itself. Each is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” — Montaigne

Our leadership team generously donates their time, knowledge and expertise. They make sure our processes function seamlessly, and they are responsible for developing and implementing strategies to ensure WellMet’s success.

Julie Art

Julie Art

Julie is a former hotel sales executive who has an inherent desire to take care of people and give back in a more meaningful way. Julie was drawn to WellMet Philanthropy due to the success of the grantees and the organization’s commitment to fund in a variety of sectors. Her diverse volunteer experiences have been rewarding and life-changing. She is passionate about family, travel, art and sweets.
Deborah McManus

Deborah McManus

Former Time Magazine researcher and long-time registered architect, Deborah retired in 1998. In 1999, she, along with two other like-minded pals, founded WellMet Philanthropy. The name is from Chaucer’s time, when, meeting a stranger on the road, it was customary to put out one’s hand in a friendly way and say “Hail Fellow, Well-Met.” And this is exactly what we three wanted to do for our beloved New York City. We wanted to meet, encourage and aid other less-lucky folks who had big dreams but modest beginnings. It has been a very successful journey (but always with miles to go, of course…..) Besides her husband and three kids, the rest of her focus is on the SoHarmoniums Women’s Choir of NYC, classical piano, theatre, reading and all things French.
Anne Herrmann

Anne Herrmann

A teacher and tutor for many, many years, Anne joined WellMet in 2004. She loves being involved in learning about and supporting small non-profits. She also sits on the Auxiliary Board at Mt. Sinai and the advisory board of City Year New York.

Carol Grossman

Carol has been a member of WellMet since its beginning. She is a volunteer guide at the Metropolitan Museum. Prior to this she had career on Wall St., was a project director for nonprofit arts organizations, and a foundation officer. Her love of NYC fit with WellMet’s desire to encourage and aid those helping others to make it in this town. She is on the board of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and cares deeply about her family, the arts and New York.