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.



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

Andrew Chase, Director, Brokerage Services, Cushman Wakefield – Executive Committee

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

Justin Roberts, Vice President, CIT Group – Executive Committee


Rishabh Agarwal, Principal, Success Academy Bed-Stuy Middle School

Chrissy Allen, Buyer, MILLY

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

Vikram Bishnoi, Associate, CCMP Capital

Mallory DeMaio, Grants Manager, The Michael J. Fox Foundation

Alex Gutman, Assistant Vice President, HSBC Bank Corporate Banking

Gabriel Hayes, Digital Producer, Saatchi & Saatchi

Javonie Hodge, Investment Analyst, TIG Advisors

Michael Lei, Associate, Greenbriar Equity Group

Gemma Lenowitz, STEM Teacher, Math, Engineering, Science Academy Charter High School

Ryan Lichtenfeld, Account Supervisor, BBDO New York

Molly Miller, Senior Account Executive, Hall & Partners

Randy Nash, Financial Underwriter, Alliant Insurance Services

David Seconi, Latin America Corporate and Structured Finance Associate, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporate

Dalia Spektor, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor, Montefiore Medical Center

Join us! please fill out an application today! 

Applications are accepted year-round.