Reach Out and Read of Greater New York Welcomes Josh Green as New Board Chair

admroarnycJanuary 30, 2023


Contact: Christina DiBartolo 

Reach Out and Read of Greater New York  


Reach Out and Read of Greater New York Welcomes Josh Green as New Board Chair 

New York, NY, January 2023Reach Out and Read of Greater New York (ROR GNY), the 501(3)c nonprofit that incorporates books into pediatric care and encourages families to read aloud together, is thrilled to welcome new Board Chair, Josh Green.  

Effective January 1, Josh Green succeeds Jack E. Pace III, who devotedly served as Board Chair of ROR GNY for many years.  

“Jack Pace’s leadership has been critical to the success of Reach Out and Read of Greater New York and while I can’t hope to fill Jack’s shoes, I look forward to following in his footsteps,” said Josh Green. “Like all members of the ROR GNY Board, I am committed to supporting the vitally important work done by the talented ROR GNY staff and the extraordinary ROR GNY network of healthcare professionals. Together, we will ensure that every child in our community has the opportunity to imagine a brighter future.” 

Josh Green is co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Novata, an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) platform for private markets. Novata was created by a consortium that includes Ford Foundation, Omidyar Network, Hamilton Lane, and S&P Global. Today, Novata supports ESG data collection by private market investors with over $1 trillion in assets under management. Prior to Novata, Josh co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Panjiva, a supply chain data business that was acquired by S&P Global. For many years, Josh has served on the board of Reach Out and Read of Greater New York. Josh lives in New York City with his wife Lindsey and their two children, both of whom love books. 

Pace will continue to serve as the immediate past Board Chair and as a member of ROR GNY’s Board of Directors. 

Jack Pace added, The resilience and strength of ROR GNY are testaments to the powerful staff and committed Board who manage the great work of the organization.  Serving as Board Chair has been an honor and a highlight of my career.  That a leader with the insight and imagination of Josh Green is taking over as Chair should give all of ROR GNY’s supporters and constituents cause for great excitement. 

“Our Board of Directors is comprised of a dedicated team of leaders committed to ensuring that every child receives a new, relevant, and accessible book at every single doctor’s appointment and that parents are given the tools they need to be their child’s first teacher,” said Emily Marchese, Executive Director of ROR GNY.  

“This would not be possible without the immense dedication of our board members. I am honored to welcome Josh as our new Board Chair. We are excited to channel Josh’s talent, expertise, and energy into furthering our mission. We are grateful to Jack for his commitment and leadership to ROR GNY and are thrilled he will continue to serve on our Board and as our immediate past Board Chair.” 

About Reach Out and Read of Greater New York 

Reach Out and Read of Greater New York gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. We provide books and training to over 230 Reach Out and Read programs in predominantly low-income communities in New York City, Long Island, and the Greater Hudson Valley. The program is built on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop essential early literacy skills in young children via the existing health infrastructure. Our program is a proven intervention, supported by 15 independent, peer reviewed research studies. Studies were published in renowned journals including Clinical Pediatrics, Journal of the National Medical Association, and Pediatrics. Follow RORGNY on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. To donate or learn more about Reach Out and Read of Greater New York, visit,  

Media Contact: 

Christina DiBartolo