Leadership

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.

Steven J. Bensinger, Chairman of the Board
Senior Advisor, TigerRisk Partners LLC

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

Harris Diamond
Chief Executive Officer, McCann Worldgroup

Vivian Harris (in memoriam)
Past President

Steven J. Bensinger, Senior Advisor, TigerRisk Partners LLC

Terry Bovin, CEO, Andy Bovin Memorial Fund

E. Randall Clouser, Retired

Jesse Cole, Founder and CEO, Warner Cole Productions

Linda H. Dunham, President, Dunham Management Corporation

James E. Fitzgerald, Jr., Retired

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, Retired

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

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

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

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

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

David A. Preiser, Co-President, Houlihan Lokey

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

Ryan Donohue, Product Assistant, Macy's, Inc.

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

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

Winifred Cudjoe
Director of Operations

Kevin Foster
Chief Brand & Communications Officer

Richard H. Martin
Director of Development

Jan Navatkoski
Chief Financial Officer

 

President's Office

Sharon Lane
Manager of Corporate Affairs
 

 

Programs Department

Jillian McKiernan
Wellness Manager

Jennifer Ricca
Hospital Outreach Program Specialist

Benjamin Winsten
Programs Manager 

 

Finance, IT & HR Department

Edward Cho
IT Senior Manager

Olajumoke Dogue
Senior Accountant

Meredith Lewando
Human Resources Senior Manager

Dawn Opantiri
Human Resources Generalist

Steve Yarri
Controller

 

Development Department

Karen Kirk
Assistant Director of Development and Director of Special Events

Jerome Kelton
Senior Development Officer

James Molloy
Development Officer, Community Fundraising

 

Volunteer & Communications Department

Caitlin Conklin
Director of Volunteers and Communications 

Marian Gryzlo
Director of Corporate & Strategic Partnerships

Mauri Honickman
Volunteer Manager

 

Operations Department

Ashley Green
House Manager, Special Projects

Cecilia Hernandez, MSW
Medical & Community Engagement Manager

Joane Masetti
Evening Manager, Front Desk

Sheila Senecal 
House Manager, Housekeeping

Kaitlin Wilczewski, LMSW
Social Worker