Francisco Barrenechea

Francisco is a Vice President in the Structured Lending and Special Situations group at Morgan Stanley. He previously worked at Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division and as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Francisco holds a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Tec de Monterrey (Mexico) and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Steve Connolly

Steven Connolly earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and then spent several years in Public Accounting, earning his CPA designation in 1991. He then moved into the P&C Insurance industry, where he worked his way up from staff accountant to Controller. In 2005 Mr. Connolly founded Co-Source Solutions where he currently serves as President and CEO.

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Dr. Arlene del Mundo

Arlene del Mundo became a board member in January 2020 after attending a board match function in Manhattan. She was moved by the Friends of Karen organization as their mission is of personal significance to her. She is the Chief Nurse Anesthetist at Northwell Health in Manhattan and obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at the University of Pennsylvania

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Pamela Hervey

Secretary

Pam Hervey joined the board of Friends of Karen in 2002, after learning about the organization from a friend and then spending some time volunteering. With a young child and another on the way at the time, Pam was moved by the practicality and compassion in the support Friends of Karen provides to the families it serves.

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Tom Jocelyn

Treasurer

Tom Jocelyn is President and CEO of Scientific Electric Company (est. 1941), a specialized electrical contracting firm that has helped build many of New York CIty’s iconic parks and landmarks.

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Dr. Gina Lodolini

Gina Lodolini is a Pediatric Dentist with a practice in Mount Kisco, NY. She graduated from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery and focused on dental care for special needs children during her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. She is currently involved with the Westchester Institute for Human Development where she provides dental services to children

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Jonathan Malawer

Jonathan Malawer joined the board in January 2020. He wanted to become involved with a charitable organization that he found meaningful. He immediately connected with Friends of Karen. He found the organization’s work and contribution to the community incredible and personally related having lost his childhood friend Brian in 2010 to Leukemia.

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Louis Meltzer

With over a decade of real estate experience, Louis Meltzer is the principal of LEM Equities, LLC a real estate investment and management company based in Westport, CT. Prior to starting his own company, Louis was Vice President at Four Springs Capital Trust, a private net lease REIT.

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Mike Nieves

Mike Nieves is the SVP, Finance and Treasurer at Penn Entertainment. He previously worked as a real estate investment banker at JLL and Citigroup, advising clients on strategic transactions. Prior to this he worked as a corporate associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.

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Dr. Sarah Norris

Sarah Norris is the Director of the Quality in Life Team and the Director of Pediatric Palliative Care at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. She is also an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. When not at the hospital you can find Sarah running on the trails or reading a good book.

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