The Associate Board (AB) is a group of dedicated young New Yorkers who are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of people touched by cancer. The mission of the Associate Board is to promote awareness of Gilda’s Club NYC in the community it serves through philanthropic initiatives and volunteer service. As ambassadors of Gilda’s Club NYC, they have the opportunity to participate in many different ways including fundraising, public relations, outreach and recruiting of new members. Through the AB, we hope to cultivate, inspire and empower a new generation of philanthropic leaders and supporters of Gilda’s Club NYC.

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Associate Board Members

Ashley Loesch

Talent Buyer
The Bowery Presents

Dara Adams


Andrew Altschuler

Vice-President, Business Development

Christopher Chambers

High Line Health

Mandy Cheuk
Volunteer & Outreach Co-Chair

Fortress Investment Group

Elsa Di Ruggiero

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.

Tracey Doolin

Vice President
Inez Weinstein Special Events, Inc.

Meghan Finlayson

Senior Analyst, Marketing
American Express

Michelle K. Fong

Coach, Inc.

Maria Franceschelli

Events and Marketing Manager

Katherine Griffith

RED Distribution

Krista Gundersen

Program Attorney
Practising Law Institute

Blaike A. Hannay
Volunteer & Outreach Co-Chair

Client Experience Marketing Associate
JP Morgan

Neil Heckman

Director of Strategy and Account Services
Allscope Direct

Megan M. Knurr

Vice President | Wealth Planner

Rachel Krieger


Andrew Levison

Director of Asset Management and Operations
The Dermot Company

Zachary R. Mattler

Investment Banking Senior Analyst
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Alex Modell

North East Equity, LLC

Ellie Newman

Consulting Attorney, Tax-Exempt Organizations
Ewenstein and Roth

Erin Nourijanian

Webster Hall

Tiffany Robin

Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island Area Health Education Center

Emily Sanchez
Events Co-Chair

Freelance Stylist

Victoria Scarborough


Ari Schnitzer

Director, Video Product Management
Cablevision Systems Corp.

Jessica Serre

Event Manager
Pask Productions

Lauren Servideo

Wolters Kluwer

Whitnee Shulman
Communications Chair

Development and Marketing Professional

Steven Smolyn

Handel Architects

John Switzer

Founder and Principal
KKS Investments, LLC

James Trani

Global Finance Manager
Momentum Worldwide

Remi Tseng

Brookfield Asset Management

Katherine Wynkoop
Events Co-Chair

Media Planner
House of Kaizen

Stefani Zien

Sales & PR Strategy Manager
Noon by Noor