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.

Don’t have time for a full commitment to serve on the AB or is the AB currently at its board member limits?  You can join the Friends of the Associate Board!  The Friends receive all AB  and Gilda’s Club communications, receive invitations to events, and have opportunities to volunteer with the AB.

Upcoming Events:

Read more about The 6th Annual Gildie Awards held on March 30, 2017

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

Max Damashek

AOL/The Huffington Post

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

Erin Nourijanian

Marketing Director
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

Joseph Tadros

Mott Hall V

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

Friends of the Associate Board

Elizabeth Berger
Dana Coyle
Leah Felner
Lisa Friscia
Lindsay Girden
Maxwell horn
Ashlyn Jose
Christina Kim
Chelsey Kirby
Gregg Klein
Devon Cross
Alexa Kreisberg
Jessica Krieger
Rachel Krieger
Andrew Maksymowicz
Kristin McCann
April McKenzie
Robert Meisel
Rada Milenovici
Ellie Newman
Victoria Norcross-Finley
Hamed Nuraina
Bridgette Payne
Patrick Reinikainen
Jaclyn Stenhart
Julia Stratoudakis
Erica Thomas