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The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter
42 Broadway , Suite 1724
New York, NY 10004
Phone: (212) 619-1400
Fax: (212) 619-7409

Dorine Gordon
(212) 619-1400

Finance & Administration

Regina Ackley
Chief Operating Officer

(212) 720-3047
Contact Regina about Chapter operations or finances.

Kevin Brown 
Database & IT Coordinator

(212) 720-3056
Contact Kevin about the Chapter’s technology needs.

Eileen Gross 
Staff Accountant

(212) 720-3053
Contact Eileen for assistance with Accounts Payable matters.

Sandra Valera
Office Manager/Administrative Assistant

(212) 720-3040
Contact Sandra about the Chapter’s general office needs and issues.

Ruth Wolcson
Gift Coordinator

(212) 720-3041
Contact Ruth with questions about our matching gift program and about the status of gifts made to the Chapter.

Development and Communications

Kristen Cocoman 
Chief Development Officer

(212) 720-3048
Contact Kristen about ways to financially support the Chapter or to become an ALS Advocate to your elected officials.

Linda Berman 
Senior Walk Program Manager

(212) 720-3042
Contact Linda about becoming involved in the Walk to Defeat ALS program.

Brett Murphy
Development Manager,
Communications and
(212) 720-3052
Contact Brett for more information
about fundraising communications,
the chapter's advocacy and
public policy initiatives, and
non-event fundraising.

Meg Emery
Manager of Fundraising
and Special Events

(212) 720-3049

Jake Carlin
Manager of Fundraising
and Special Events

(212) 720-3054

Wendy DuBoff
Web/Graphics Specialist

(212) 720-3054
Contact Wendy about the Chapter website and other digital media.

Vivian Jung
Coordinator of Fundraising and Special Events
(212) 720-3043
Contact Vivian about community fundraisers, volunteer opportunities and the Walk to Defeat ALS.

Patient Services Department

Adele Marano, LCSW
Chief Patient Services Officer

(212) 720-3059
Contact Adele with questions about our patient services programs, and ALS certified clinics.

Tracy Sandy-Ali, MPH, CCRC, PN
Director of Regional Care Teams

(212) 720-3060
Please contact Tracy if you or your loved one is newly diagnosed or new to the Chapter. Contact regarding clinical and research trials. 

Nancy Brenner, LCSW
Patient Services Coordinator

(914) 406-3513

Contact Nancy with questions about our patient services programs in Westchester, and Lower Hudson Valley, as well as the Bronx VA ALS clinic program.

Christine Dunn
Patient Services Program Associate

(212) 720-3044
Contact Chris for information on our Chapter resources, transportation programs, equipment donations, and volunteer opportunities.

Kayvan Freeman, RN
Care Manager

(212) 720-3055
Contact Kayvan with general questions about ALS, specific care concerns, and for information about our centers at Mount Sinai, Beth Israel, and HSS.

Theresa Imperato, RN
Nurse Coordinator

(516) 946-5467
Contact Theresa about the ALS Comprehensive Care Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center, Columbia University Medical Center.

Lauren Kleiman
Assistive Technology Assistant
(212) 720-3058
Contact Lauren with questions about our equipment loan program.

Cindy Keyser-Posner, LMSW
Patient Services Coordinator

(631) 416-2767
Contact Cindy with questions about our patient services programs on Long Island, and information about our Stony Brook program.

Benjamin Lieman, ATP
Assistive Technology Specialist

(212) 720-3057
Contact Ben with questions about our equipment loan program, and our augmentative communication loan program.

Helen Mayer, RN
Patient Services Coordinator
(845) 520-0952
Contact Helen with questions about our patient services programs in Westchester, Rockland and Lower Hudson Valley.

Michelle McKenzie, LMSW
Patient Services Coordinator
(212) 720-3045
Contact Michelle about our patient services programs and our Bronx VA ALS support group.

Debbie Schlossberg, LMSW
Patient Services Coordinator, NJ
(732) 710-8832
Contact Debbie with questions about our patient services programs and volunteer opportunities in northern and central New Jersey or for more information about the Robert Wood Johnson ALS Center.

Sue Zimmerman, LCSW
Care Manager,

(212) 720-3050
Contact Sue for counseling, to learn about benefits and entitlements, information on our children and teen programs, and telephone support groups.

ALS Association Sponsored Clinics

ALS Association Certified Treatment Center at Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center 
Emily Ripps, RN, Nurse Coordinator
10 Union Square East, (Bet. 14th & 15th Streets), New York, NY 
(212) 844-6188

Neuromuscular and ALS Comprehensive Care Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital 
Mary Ann Mertz, RN, Nurse Coordinator
125 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ 
(732) 235-7331
For Appointments: (732) 235-7733

ALS Association Certified Treatment Center at Stony Brook University Hospital
Theresa Imperato, RN, Nurse Coordinator

179 N. Belle Mead Rd, E. Setauket, NY
(516) 946-5467

Columbia University Medical Center ALSA Clinical Program
Regina Youngman, NP, Clinic Coordinator

710 West 168th Street, 3rd Floor, NYC, NY
(212) 342-3728

Hospital For Special Surgery
Mona Shahbazi MSN, NP, BC-NP, OCN

525 East 71st Street, NYC, NY
(646) 714-6135

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