Henryka Komanska has a Ph.D. in Mathematics and over 25 years experience in consumer and marketing research. She has published in professional journals and has been invited as a guest speaker on topics in statistics, consumer research and innovation. She is also fluent in Polish and Russian. She has been Chair of the Social Service Board since June 2017 and a member of the New York Society for Ethical Culture since 1992. She is also the Chair for the Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross Public Service Award Series. The Award was established to promote excellence among elected or appointed public servants.