Selina M. Urbina Board Secretary
Selina M. Urbina is Managing Director and National Practice Management Lead for the Institutional Client Services division at TIAA-CREF, a full-service financial services company specializing in the needs of nonprofit employees who work in the academic, research, medical and cultural fields and are experts in managing investment assets. In her current role, Selina is responsible for the overall enablement of the Relationship Managers serving TIAA-CREF’s 1000 largest institutional retirement services clients. Over the course of her career, she has held a variety of chief of staff, business execution, business management, strategic planning and tax attorney roles. Selina has been a yoga practitioner for over 20 years and has volunteered her time in support of girls and women in crisis. The Crossover Yoga Project marries these interests and aligns with her strong belief that yoga has the power to heal. She is also a Board Member for New Visions Charter High Schools in the Bronx. She lives in Croton on Hudson with her husband and two children.
Jamie Hough Board Treasurer
A chartered financial analyst, Jamie Hough has been working in financial services for 18 years in the United States and internationally. An expert in global strategic solution technology and operational delivery, Jamie is currently a Business Analyst at Millennium Capital Partners. He previously held positions at De Shaw & Co., Lehman Brothers, and Rollins. He received Bachelor’s degrees in Finance and International Business from the University of Richmond. Jamie has volunteered for multiple charitable and religious organizations, and is passionate about workplace equality and women’s issues. A college swimmer, he has taught swimming to kids, and for the past five years has coached youth soccer.
Jennifer Argenta Board Member
Jennifer Argenta is an adjunct instructor in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Department at Westchester Community College and Berkeley College where she teaches coursework in both anthropology and sociology. For the past 20 years, her professional experience has spanned the realms of art, education, and sociocultural research. As a certified elementary teacher with significant experience in college instruction, K-12 education, educational programming and cultural anthropology, Argenta’s teaching and research focuses on integrating culturally diverse activities in meaningful ways that fully engage students. Through this lens, she sees the practice of yoga and mindfulness as a valuable extension of this engagement process.
“As an anthropologist and educator, I am beyond excited to participate and contribute as a member of the Crossover Yoga Project,” she states. “In addition to providing an invaluable path toward healing and empowerment for young women, this project offers a tremendous opportunity for a supportive connection between individuals, as well as a platform for large-scale community engagement and transformation.”
Michelle Garrison Hough, RYT 500, E-RYT 200, M.A., J.D., Board Member
Michelle Garrison Hough is a yoga teacher, wellness agent and spiritual mentor. Through her own yoga practice and the programs she designs for clients, Michelle emphasizes holistic well-being, strength, self-expression and empowerment. She works with people from all age groups and a variety of lifestyles to build resilience, achieve a healthier relationship with the body, and cultivate inner connection. The advanced yoga teacher training Michelle completed with Kristine Kaoverii Weber of Subtle Yoga included trauma-informed yoga teaching methodology and yoga practices for mental and emotional well-being. Before becoming a yoga teacher, she worked as a lawyer in the field of international securities law and taught French at the college level. She has always enjoyed working with youth and volunteering for religious and charitable organizations. Michelle currently works with another yoga education non-profit organization based in India, also serving and mentoring girls. She is highly motivated to support the Crossover Yoga Project because she has experienced first-hand the ways that yoga and creative practices heal the effects of trauma and build resilience.