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.
Andrew Chase, Director, Brokerage Services, Cushman Wakefield – Chair
Justin Roberts, Vice President, CIT Group – Vice Chair
Gabriel Hayes, Digital Producer, Saatchi & Saatchi – Online Fundraising & Marketing Chair, Executive Committee
Molly Miller, Senior Account Executive, Hall & Partners – Event Planning Committee Chair, Executive Committee
Randy Nash, Financial Underwriter, Alliant Insurance Services – Membership Committee Chair, Executive Committee
Rishabh Agarwal, Principal, Success Academy Bed-Stuy Middle School
Chrissy Allen, Buyer, MILLY
Joseph An, Analyst, Lazard
Alesia Antoine, Senior Associate Researcher, Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine
Robert Baldwin, Strategic Finance Associate, Via Transportation
Ozan Cubukcu, Associate, Olympus Partners
Katy Geller, Actuarial Manager, PwC
Thurston Hamlette, Associate, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Cheryl James, Corporate Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, New York Life Insurance Company
Nikhil Jayawickrama, Investment Banking Analyst, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Dave Jonas, Area VP - Producer, Arthur J. Gallagher
Laney Langenstein, Media Client Services Manager, Dow Jones
Michael Lei, Associate, Greenbriar Equity Group
Gemma Lenowitz, STEM Teacher, Math, Engineering, Science Academy Charter High School
Katie Lill, Private Bank Analyst, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Ryan Lichtenfeld, Account Supervisor, BBDO New York
Sonia Mehta, Data Engineer, Group Nine Media
Alex Merchant, Senior Policy Analyst, New York City Mayor's Office of Operation
Julia Perkins, Student Experience Manager, Matriculate
Kathryn Scott, Consultant, IBM Global Business Services
Mark Shapiro, Research Associate, NERA Economic Consulting (Oliver Wyman Group)
Alphonse Simon, Research Associate, Columbia University
Zoe Townsend, Executive Assistant to CEO/President, New York Public Radio
Jake Velazquez, Commercial Real Estate Agent, Compass