The Breakthrough New York Young Professionals Board (YPB) brings young, dedicated professionals together to support low-income, highly motivated students to and through college by fundraising, networking, volunteering, creating corporate leadership opportunities, and building greater awareness of our work to break the cycle of poverty in the lives of the kids and families we serve.

If you are interested in joining this passionate group of young professionals, please fill out this brief application

Applications are accepted year-round.


Molly Miller, Strategy Manager, Hall & Partners – Chair

Sonia Mehta, Director of Analytics, Group Nine Media – Vice Chair

Gabriel Hayes, Digital Producer, Saatchi & Saatchi – Online Fundraising & Marketing Chair, Executive Committee

Shannon Clark, Functional Consultant, Workday – Event Planning Committee Chair, Executive Committee

Daniel Koo, Lead Analyst, Boston Consulting Group – Membership Committee Chair, Executive Committee


Kayla Abderholden, Head of Student Success, Smart Alec

Katie Adams, Senior Associate Planner, Birchbox

Joseph An, Associate, Blue Wolf Capital Partners

Eduardo Aponte, Business Development Analyst, New York Blood Center

Ellease Bender, Chief of Staff, Tacombi

Boris Chao, Associate, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited

Andrew Chase, Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Tori Copelas, Manager, GroupM

Ozan Cubukcu, Associate, Olympus Partners

James Goyer, Investment Banking Analyst, Evercore

Dana Granadier, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Danielle Hayman, Associate, Huron Consulting Group

Cheryl James, Corporate Vice President, Operational Risk Management, New York Life Insurance Company

Nikhil Jayawickrama, Associate, Benefit Street Partners

Dave Jonas, Area VP - Sales, Arthur J. Gallagher

Lindsey Keck, Court Advocate, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services

Laney Langenstein, Strategic Services Manager, Dow Jones

Michael Lei, Associate, Greenbriar Equity Group

Gemma Lenowitz, Program Analyst, Overdeck Family Foundation, Two Sigma

Ryan Lichtenfeld, Senior Account Manager, BBDO New York

Kevin Linehan, Analyst, Evercore

Shannon McDonald, Field Producer, CNBC

Randy Nash, Financial Underwriter, Alliant Insurance Services

Carling O’Brien, Principal, Emerald Lake Capital Management

Alexander Peskind, Associate, Garnett Station Partners

Stevie Rachmuth, Clubhouse Director, The Town School

Brian Richards, Analyst, Boston Consulting Group

Justin Roberts, Vice President, CIT Bank

Chloe Ruan, Senior Associate, Morgan Stanley

Sebastian Sanchez, Jones Lang Lasalle

Jarrod Schweizer, Internal Client Advisor, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Kathryn Scott, Senior Consultant, IBM Global Business Services

Mark Shapiro, Urban Fellow, City of New York

Alice Thompson, Associate Director, Kantar Consulting

Zoe Townsend, Executive Assistant to CEO/President, New York Public Radio

Daniel Valladares, Associate, Brookfield Asset Management

Shirley Wu, Senior Market Intelligence Analyst, Healthfirst