"Where would we be without you?" It’s a phrase you hear often in hallways at Ronald McDonald House New York.

At the House, we have a small staff of over 40 people who serve families with open, generous hearts and helping hands—every single day.

Our leadership team includes a Board of Directors and a Board of Associates made up of some of the kindest, smartest minds in the financial, medical, and retail communities; as well as 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.

Robert Grubert

Chairman of the Board
Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets

James F. Flanagan


Ruth C. Browne, SD

President & Chief Executive Officer
Ronald McDonald House New York

Milton R. Berlinski

Vice President
Managing Partner, Reverence Capital Partners, LLC

Bruce D. Colley

Vice President
Owner/Operator McDonald's, Colley Group

Richard J. O’Reilly, MD

Vice President
Attending, Dept. of Pediatrics; Claire L Tow Chair in Pediatric Oncology Research, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr

George Simeone

Vice President
Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Shelly S. Friedman, Esq.

Managing Partner, Friedman & Gotbaum, LLP

Jan Navatkoski

Chief Financial Officer
Ronald McDonald House New York

Harris Diamond

Chairman Emeritus

Steven J. Bensinger

Chairman Emeritus
Senior Advisor, Howden Tiger

Tina Lundgren

Chairman Emeritus

Stanley B. Shopkorn

Chairman Emeritus
Managing Partner, Hilltop Park Associates LLC

Vivian Harris

Past President
(In Memoriam)

Terry Bovin

Andy Bovin Memorial Fund

Jesse Cole

The Seed Lab

Nancy Cutler

Head, Corporate Philanthropy-Americas
Bloomberg LP

James E. Fitzgerald, Jr.


Debbie Freer

Managing Director/General Manager/Chief Strategy Officer
SMBC Nikko Securities America Inc.

Sara Furber

Chief Financial Officer
Tradeweb Markets Inc.

Cindy Price Gavin

Founding Executive Director
Let's Win Pancreatic Cancer

Judy Gilbert

Power Play Entertainment

Maria Ginzburg

Selendy, Gay & Elsberg PLLC

Morris Goldfarb

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
GIII Apparel Group

Joseph R. Gromek

Chairman of the Board
The New School

Ellen R. Harris

Vice President, Wealth Management Specialist
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Robert Howe

Managing Director
Marsh LLC

James A. Jacobson


Jeffrey A. Kantor


Dr. Andrew Kung

Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Gary LaBarbera

Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York

Candace Leeds

Candace Leeds Consulting, Marketing & Development

Beth Ann McQuade

Children's Advocate

Ralph Monte


Benjamin G. Neel, MD, PHD

Laura & Issac Perlmutter Director & Professor of Medicine
NYU Langone Medical Center

Scott M. Panzer

Vice Chairman and International Director
Jones Lang LaSalle

Frank Pellegrino, Jr

Rao's Restaurant Group

Lee H. Perlman

Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative and Financial Officer
Greater New York Hospital Association

Will Platt-Higgins

VP, Global Client Partnerships

David A. Preiser

Houlihan Lokey

Kathy B. Presto

Chief Procurement Officer
HH Global

Jason A. Rabin

President, North America
Centric Brands

Michael E. Roemer

Chief Compliance Officer
Discover Financial Services

Raymond M. Tierney III

Broadridge Trading and Connectivity Solutions

Guy Weltsch

TomsCapital LLC

Peter Joseph (“PJ”) Fonseca

PFK Management/Fonseca Group/McDonald’s

Paul Goodman

President & Chief Executive Officer
Goodman Group Restaurants Inc./McDonald's

Cheryl Guerin

EVP, North America Marketing and Communications

Richard Wurtzburger

Global Ambassador Sponsorships, Licensing and Human Spaceflight Travel
Axiom Space

Kathryn Kaminsky

Vice Chair -US Trust Solutions Co-Leader

Joe Chiczewski

Field Vice-President
McDonald’s USA

Daniel Dunay

Managing Director
Americas Financial Institutions Group/BlackRock

Elizabeth Miller

Retail Audit Industry Leader/US

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

Kenneth G. Langone

Michael Antonacci

Lakewood Capital Management, LP

Laura Arnold

Senior Product Development Manager
Faherty Brand

Zoe Baris

Director of Business Development & Strategy / Chief of Staff to ACD Division President

Michael Brill

Vice President
Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Danielle DiFerdinando

Founder & Creative Director
Danielle Nicole

Patricia Donaldson

Executive Vice President of Global Sales

Michael Farrell

Investment Services
FARR Investment Management

Todd Forgione

Founder & CEO

Lauren Goldberg

Growth Manager

Joe Goss

Junior Trader
SRS Investment Management

Daniel Grattan

Senior Vice President
Federal Government Affairs at Regions Bank

Will Martell

Head of Trading
Anomaly Capital

Anthony Messina

Vice President: Cash Equities Trader
RBC Capital Markets

Kaitlyn Paredes

Community Affairs
Morgan Stanley Foundation

Ken Muir

Vice President
Two Sigma

Christopher Spahr

Macro Sales Trading Analyst
Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Becky Kohberger

Head of Investor Relations and Partnerships
Irish Titan

Danika Baum

Real Estate Agent
The Corcoran Group

Sue Wecht

Vice President, Global Equities Business Development & Agility
RBC Capital Markets

Carina Harrison

Vice President, Brand Management
Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Jessica Fredericks Meys

Associate Director, Global Banking and Markets

Brendan King


Alexa Presto

Sustainability Associate
Time Equities, Inc.

Rob Stein

Bain & Company

Margret M. Ditolla

Project Coordinator

Auroop Roy

Director, Northeast P/L
Oscar Health

Jane Gibbons

Research Associate

Alana Kramer

IB COO Analyst
Credit Suisse

Joyce Kwok

37 Angels LLC / Private Family Office

Bryan Bunt

Senior Associate
PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP

Hannah Jablonski

Brand Marketing Manager

Ruth C. Browne, SD

President & Chief Executive Officer

Nelida Barreto

Chief Programs Officer

Winifred Cudjoe

Chief Operations Management Officer

Sharon Carter Jones

Chief Strategy, Branding & Partnerships Officer

Richard H. Martin

Chief Development Officer

Jan Navatkoski

Chief Financial Officer

Sharon Lane

Manager of Corporate Affairs

Jillian McKiernan

Wellness Manager

Benjamin Winsten

Assistant Director of Programs

Meredith Lewando

Assistant Director of Talent & Organizational Development

Steve Yarri


Jerome Kelton

Assistant Director of Special Events

James Molloy

Development Officer, Community Fundraising

Caitlin Conklin

Director of Volunteers and Communications

Ashley Green

Day Manager

Sheila Senecal

House Manager, Housekeeping

Kaitlin Raybon

Assistant Director of Family Support

Jamillah Hoy-Rosas, MPH, RD

Head of Population Health & Healthcare Experience

Elizabeth Saavedra

Director of Digital Growth

Saba Khan

Head of Human Resources

Ronald Dixon

Information Technology Director