It’s a phrase uttered time and time again throughout the hallways at Ronald McDonald House New York: "Where would we be without you?" Our leadership ensures that Ronald McDonald House New York is a place of refuge and peace for families fighting cancer. We have a small staff of over 40 people who show kind, caring hearts and hands day in and day out. Our leadership also includes a Board of Directors and a Board of Associates made up of some of the finest minds in the financial, medical, and retail communities, and members of the media, legal, apparel, and maritime communities. These diverse, highly respected leaders offer valuable insight into how we can provide the best possible support solutions for our families now and in the future.

Harris Diamond, Chairman of the Board
Chief Executive Officer, McCann Worldgroup

Milton R. Berlinski, Vice Chairman
Managing Partner, Reverence Capital Partners, LLC

Ruth C. Browne, SD
President & Chief Executive Officer, Ronald McDonald House New York

Bruce D. Colley, Vice President
Owner/Operator McDonald's, Colley Group

Robert Grubert, Vice President
Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets

Richard J. O’Reilly, MD, Vice President 
Attending, Department of Pediatrics
Claire L. Tow Chair in Pediatric Oncology Research

George Simeone, Vice President/Finance Committee Chair
Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Shelly S. Friedman, Esq., Secretary 
Managing Partner, Friedman & Gotbaum, LLP

James F. Flanagan, Treasurer 
COO/Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Kevin Foster 
Chief Brand and Communications Officer, Ronald McDonald House New York

Jan Navatkoski 
Chief Financial Officer, Ronald McDonald House New York

Tina Lundgren 
Chairman Emeritus, Ronald McDonald House New York Board of Directors 

Stanley B. Shopkorn, Chairman Emeritus
Managing Partner, Hilltop Park Associates LLC

David A. Preiser, Director 
Co-President, Houlihan Lokey

Steven J. Bensinger, Director 
Senior Advisor, TigerRisk Partners LLC

Scott M. Panzer, Director 
Vice Chairman and International Director, Jones Lang LaSalle

Vivian Harris (in memoriam)
Past President

Timothy G. Baxter, Chief Executive Officer, Delta Galil Premium Brands

Steven J. Bensinger, Partner & Senior Advisor, TigerRisk Partners LLC

Terry Bovin, CEO, Andy Bovin Memorial Fund

E. Randall Clouser, Executive Vice President, Zurich Financial Services North America

Jesse Cole, Founder and CEO, Warner Cole Productions

Linda H. Dunham, President, Dunham Management Corporation

James E. Fitzgerald, Jr., Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo NA

Gregory J. Fleming, President & CEO, Rockefeller Capital Management

Debbie Freer, Chief Strategy Officer, SMBC Nikko Securities America Inc.

Sara Furber, Chief Financial Officer, IEX Group, Inc. 

Cindy P. Gavin, Founding Executive Director, Let's Win 

Judy Gilbert, President, Power Play Entertainment

Maria Ginzburg, Partner, Selendy & Gay PLLC

Joseph R. Gromek, Chairman of the Board, The New School 

Ellen R. Harris, Vice President, Investment Associate, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management 

Robert Howe, Managing Director, Marsh LLC

James A. Jacobson, Retired

Jeffrey A. Kantor, Chief Merchandising Officer, Macy's

Gary LaBarbera, President, Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York

Sacha Lainovic, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Opportunites 

Kenneth G. Langone, President and Chief Executive Officer, Invemed Associates Inc. 

Candace Leeds, President, Candace Leeds & Co.

James P. MacGilvray, Chief Executive Officer, JP Mac LLC

Eric Mandelblatt, Managing Partner and CIO, Soroban Capital Partners LP

Beth Ann McQuade, Children's Advocate

Michael Miebach, Chief Product Officer/Global Products & Solutions, Mastercard

Ralph Monte, Principal, Advisory, IT Audit & Assurance, KPMG LLP

Benjamin G. Neel, MD, PHD, Laura & Issac Perlmutter Director & Professor of Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center

Frank Pellegrino, Jr., Co-Owner, Rao's Restaurant Group

Lee H. Perlman, President, GNYHA Ventures, Inc. 

Will Platt-Higgins, VP, Global Client Partnerships, Facebook 

Gino Potesta, Vice President/General Manager, McDonald's USA-NY Metro Region

Kathy B. Presto, Vice President of Strategic Sourcing for the Americas, HH Global 

Jason A. Rabin, President, North America, Centric Brands

Michael E. Roemer, EVP, Chief Compliance Officer, Wells Fargo NA

Myron "Mike" Shevell, Chairman of the Board, New England Motor Freight

Steven Shiffman, CEO, Calvin Klein, Inc.

Raymond M. Tierney III, President & COO, iSentium

Guy Weltsch, Partner, TomsCapital LLC

Richard Wurtzburger, EVP Sales, Dress Furnishings Group, PVH Corp. 

Kathryn Beal, MD

William L. Carroll, MD

Jerry de St. Paer

Alexander Dimitrief

Casey Gard

Michael A. Giunta

Theodore P. Janulis

Thomas M. Joyce

Robert E. LaBlanc

Timothy J. Mahoney, Jr.

Joel Newman

J.E. Reeves, Jr.

Rick Richardson

Clifford A. Sterling

Michael Antonacci, CFO, Lakewood Capital Management, LP

Laura Arnold, Manager, Trim Operations and Product Development, Ralph Lauren

Zoe Baris, Marketing Manager of Lancome Makeup, L'Oréal

David Bassiouni, Managing Director, The Bassiouni Group

Leslie Barrett, Director of Integrated Marketing, Serion Coyne

Michael Brill, Vice President, Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Jesse Cole, Global Equities, Odeon Capital Group

Danielle DiFerdinando, Founder & Creative Director, Danielle Nicole

Patricia Donaldson, Executive Vice President of Global Sales, Diona

Michael Farrell, Investment Services, FARR Investment Management

Todd Forgione, Director Fixed Income Banking, RBC Capital Markets

Debbie Freer, Chief Strategy Officer, SMBC Nikko Securities America Inc.

Rachel Friedman, Consultant

Lauren Goldberg, Northeast Regional Sales Manager for Special Events and Trade Show, American Furniture Rental

Joe Goss, Junior Trader, SRS Investment Management

Daniel Grattan, Associate Vice President for Legislative Affairs, Mortgage Banks Association

Lauren Hopkinson, Coporate Communications Manager, RBC Capital Markets

Richie Hyden, Co-Founder & COO, IRIS TV 

Emiley Jellie, Vice President Institutional Equity Sales, RBC Capital Markets

Rachel Leinwand, Vice President MyMacy's Strategy Northest, Macy's

Musa Lone, Investment Analyst, Suvretta Capital 

Will Martell, Equity Trader, Citadel LLC

Anthony Messina, Vice President: Cash Equities Trader, RBC Capital Markets

Churchill Ndonwie, Business Change Advisor, Anthem, Inc

Daniel O'Regan, Director Institutional Equities Trading, BMO 

Kaitlyn Paredes, Executive Assistant Global Licensing, DKNY/Glll

Jason Reina, Director Institutional Equities Trading, RBC Capital Markets

Nutan Seecharran, President, Milla di Bella Fashions Inc.

Elena Shulman, Vice President, Goldman, Sachs & Co. 

Christopher Spahr, Macro Sales Trading Analyst, Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Executive Leadership

Ruth C. Browne, SD
President & Chief Executive Officer

Jan Navatkoski
Chief Financial Officer

Kevin Foster
Chief Brand & Communications Officer

Richard H. Martin
Director of Development

Nelida Barreto
Director of Programs, Hospital Outreach, & Family Rooms

Winifred Cudjoe
Director of Operations

Sharon Lane
Manager of Corporate Affairs

Programs Department

Benjamin Winsten
Programs Manager 


Jennifer Ricca
Hospital Outreach Program Associate


Jillian McKiernan
Wellness Manager


Dominique St. Germain
Family Room Coordinator


Jacklyn Sander
Program Coordinator

Feng Jin
Program Associate


Nadia Leonard
Program Associate

Finance & IT Department

Stephen Yarri

Edward Cho
IT Manager

Steve Yarri

Eileen Hakin
Finance Associate

Nancy Garcia
Finance Assistant

Olajumoke Dogue
Senior Accountant

Human Resources Department

Dawn Opantiri
Human Resources Generalist

Meredith Lewando
Human Resources Coordinator 

Demetria Montgomery
Human Resources Associate

Development Department

Nicole Battista
Development Officer, Online Strategies 


Anthony Cardiello
Development Officer


Spiridoula Katechis
Greek Division


Jerome Kelton
Senior Development Officer


Karen Kirk
Assistant Director of Development and Director of Special Events


James Molloy
Development Officer, Community Fundraising


Alexa Lansing
Donor Relations Associate

Wilma Alago
Donor Database Coordinator

Kathleen Sepulveda
Development Coordinator


Volunteer Department

Caitlin Conklin
Volunteer Services and Communications Senior Manager

Mauri Honickman
Volunteer Coordinator


Daniele Starfield
Volunteer Coordinator

Marketing Department

Marian Gryzlo
Director of Corporate & Strategic Partnerships


Nicole Kelly
Marketing & Communications Associate


Operations Department

Joane Masetti
Evening Manager

Darlene Lord
Assistant to Director of Operations

Ashley Green
House Manager

Dianne Dennis
House Manager

Manuel Cespedes
House Manager

Joseph Manfredo
Building Engineer