Board of Directors

The C4C mission is guided by the LOTB (Ladies of the Board) listed below.

Kate Dillon
Co-Founder

Kate is a renowned top model who holds an MPA in International Development from Harvard University. After giving birth to her son Lucas, she returned to modeling, balancing motherhood with having a career. Kate is a passionate advocate for humanitarian and environmental causes. She co-founded the Komera Project, a project that helps girls in Rwanda with education, and in 2010 directed her energy to co-founding Curves for Change.

Julie Henderson
Co-Founder, Co-President

Julie Henderson holds a BA degree in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame, where she was co-captain and Final Four participant on the Notre Dame basketball team. A noted actor and model based in New York City, she has been represented by Wilhelmina Models for more than a decade. Inspired to bridge the competitive modelng business and create positive collaboration, Julie co-founded Curves for Change in 2010. Her vision is to make the C4C platform a stage from which models decades from now may use to make an impact on the world.

Bernadett Vajda
Co-President, Secretary

Bernadett’s lifelong passion is to help others. She earned a degree in Political Science at Suffolk University, Boston and continued her pursuit of a career in Massachusetts politics, while actively serving as a City Year Boston corps member to keep children in school and on track to graduate. A tragedy within her own family brought about a new path, with a move to New York City and a successful Wilhelmina Curve modeling career. Now, drawing from her fashion model experience, Bernadett is an entrepreneur with an image consulting business, empowering others to attain their personal style goals. Always inspiring others to achieve, she continues her charitable work through Curves for Change, bringing her energy, exuberance and unique perspective to all of her endeavors.

Taylor Steel
Board Member

Taylor Steel holds a BA in Theatre from Fordham University at Lincoln Center and works as an actor and model based in New York City.  You can see her in the film “The Mighty Macs”, based on the inspirational true story of coach Cathy Rush, who led the Immaculata University Women’s Basketball Team to the 1972 NCAA tournament.  Taylor is extremely excited and inspired by her fellow members of Curves for Change and is looking forward to being part of such a great organization.

Chella Ferrow
Board Member

Chella Ferrow is a South African actress and model, based in New York. On completion of her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English at the University of South Africa, she moved to London to attend the Drama Studio of London. She has worked as a theater actress in London and New York and made appearances in Law and Order, Ugly Betty and most recently in Royal Pains, as a British superhero called Mrs Fearless. This year, Chella played a lead role in the film ‘African Gothic,’ which is soon to be released and screened at the Sundance Film Festival.

Philippa Allam
Board Member

Philippa Allam is a successful model and actress in both her native country of England and in the United States. She is represented by Ford Models in New York and Storm models in London. Philippa received her acting training at The London College of Theatre Studies and The Actors Centre. Having a first class honours degree in International Business and German from Bristol University, where she focused on every aspect of business and culture in developing and undeveloped countries, she now feels passionately about helping the underpriveleged in any way she can. She is thrilled to be a part of Curves for Change, particularly in the organization of their fundraising events.

Tinamarie Clark
Board Member

Tinamarie Clark originally from the Philadelphia area, has resided in New York City for the past six years and has continued her successful career as a fashion model with Wilhelmina models. Her clients include such notable designers and clients as Marc Jacobs,Calvin Klein, The Row, Instyle magazine and season 8 of Project Runway. Tinamarie’s passions include fashion, photography and empowering self discovery for herself and others through charitable works, community involvement and speaking engagements. She is also an active participant in organizations such as Caron Renaissance, Meals on Wheels and volunteering at local community homes, and is proud to serve as a board member of Curves for Change!

Paula Patrice
Chief Digital Officer

Paula Patrice blends over a decade of experience as both a Ford fashion model and a forward-thinking technologist to cultivate the digital future of Curves for Change. Photographed by Steven Meisel for the cover of Italian Vogue in 2012, Paula has starred in national campaigns for Target, Macys, Loreal and Clinique to name a few; she is a recognizable face in magazines and on televisions. Through her company, PPweb Technologies, she produces the C4C website, guides our digital marketing efforts and manages the overall Curves for Change digital footprint (which, incidentally, is usually in a stiletto).