Our People

Rose Wang (Founder)

Play It For Good combines Rose's business skills with her interests in character development, non-profits, and volunteerism. Rose has 20 years of experience in finance and strategy and is currently VP-Strategy at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), where she serves on the president's cabinet. Previously, Rose was the CFO at Mount Sinai's School of Medicine's Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), Division CFO at Campbell Soup, and Executive Director at Avon Products.  

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Rose is fluent in three Chinese dialects.  She has been a Board Member, advisor and consultant to non-profits, small businesses, and corporations. Rose holds an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School, and serves as a member of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Secondary School Committee.

Yonitte Ryger (Founder and Artistic Director)

Yonitte began soloing with orchestras at age eight and entered The Juilliard School of Music a year later, where she studied with Margaret Pardee and Lewis Kaplan.  During her time at Juilliard, she served as concertmistress and won the Juilliard Concert Competition and the Competition for the Performance of Contemporary Music.  A third-generation Juilliard-trained musician, she has performed in Lincoln Center and other major concert halls as soloist, chamber musician, and concertmistress. Yonitte has also performed at the Salzburg Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and Keshet Eilon Violin Mastercourse in Israel.  

Yonitte adores working with children of all ages and has a large private class of young musicians. Due to her interest in education and how to improve our ability to learn, Yonitte studied psychology at Columbia University and has worked with autistic children as well as gifted - and no-less-gifted children labeled as "learning disabled." 

Carlton Chin (Board Member)

Having watched too much TV as a child, Carlton feels strongly about values (instilled by classics like the "Brady Bunch") - such as kindness, honor, loyalty, and "doing good." 

Carlton is the Principal of CARAT / Adamah Capital LLC and a managing director at Price Asset Management, investment advisories specializing in alternative investment strategies. He has written books applying math to sports, such as "Baseball + Numbers: Math & Ratings for Young Fans" and "Who Will Win the Big Game? A Mathematical & Psychological Approach."  Carlton has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times.

Carlton is a specialist in Dynamic Asset Allocation and systematic investment strategies.  He enjoys applying math and probability -- to everything from the financial markets to sports analytics. Carlton holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from MIT, and is Regional Chair of the MIT Educational Council. 

Julia Chin  (Board member and Young Artist)

Julia is a young violinist who enjoys "making music" with her friends.  Julia currently studies the violin with Ann Setzer at the Juilliard Precollege.  She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Kimmel Center as the winner of various competitions.