The Young Professionals Board includes young, dedicated professionals who are passionate about helping Breakthrough New York achieve its mission of supporting low-income, highly motivated students to and through college by fundraising, networking, volunteering, creating corporate leadership opportunities, and building greater awareness about Breakthrough New York.


Alex Merchant, Senior Policy Analyst, New York City Mayor's Office of Operation Chair

Andrew Chase, Advisor, Cresa – Executive Committee

Thurston Hamlette, Associate, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP – Executive Committee

Justin Roberts, Vice President, CIT Group – Executive Committee

Lisa Schein, Senior Brand & Marketing Director, Loftex – Executive Committee


Victoria Adamo, Director Admissions, Fontbonne Hall Academy

Chrissy Allen, Buyer, MILLY

Robert Baldwin, High Yield Research Analyst, Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Vikram Bishnoi, Associate, CCMP Capital

Fei Chen, Associate, Altaris Capital Partners, LLC

Gabrielle Fraenkel, Columbia University

Alex Gutman, Assistant Vice President, HSBC Bank Corporate Banking

Michael Lei, Associate, Greenbriar Equity Group

Kaley Martín, Management Consulting Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers State & Local Government Practice

Randy Nash, Associate Accountant, Williams/Gerard Productions Inc.

Kelly (DeChiaro) Santo, Sr. UX Designer, Showtime Networks Inc.

Emily Volpini, Chief of Staff, Explore Schools

Amy Seo Young Yun, M&A Advisory Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers

If you are interested in joining the Young Professionals Board, please fill out the application

Applications are accepted year-round.