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: TBA


Associate Board Members

Executive Committee

Neil Heckman, Chair

Jessica Serre, Vice-Chair

Ashley Loesch, Secretary

Emily Sanchez & Kathryn Wynkoop
Development and Events Committee Co-Chairs

Mandy Cheuk & Remi Tseng
Volunteer & Outreach Committee Co-Chairs


Dara Adams
Andrew Altschuler
Elizabeth Berger
Christopher Chambers
Max Damashek
Elsa Di Ruggiero
Tracey Doolin
Meghan Finlayson
Michelle K. Fong
Lisa Friscia
Katherine Griffith
Krista Gundersen
Blaike A. Hannay

Megan M. Knurr
Devon Kraus
Rachel Krieger
Andrew Levison
Alex Modell
Erin Nourijanian
Ari Schnitzer
Lauren Servideo
Whitnee Shulman
Steven Smolyn
John Switzer
Joseph Tadros
Erica Thomas
James Trani
Stefani Zien