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, 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
If you are interested in joining the Young Professionals Board, please fill out the application.
Applications are accepted year-round.