Many thanks to our former board members for their incredible dedication to YANA.
Eileen McDonald Egan (MPH’83)
Eileen McDonald Egan is the Executive Director of Community Mainstreaming Associates (CMA). In this role, Eileen oversees a team of professionals providing supports to individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities on Long Island; including Residential, Employment, Medicaid Service Coordination, and Self -Directed Community Habilitation.
Prior to working at Community Mainstreaming Associates, Eileen worked in several other NGOs on Long Island and in New York City. She has been passionate about providing high-quality inclusive homes for individuals with developmental disabilities since the late 70’s, when she visited, student taught, (and even resided at) state institutions in New York and Connecticut. During her studies, she simultaneously worked at Nassau AHRC, which provided beautiful group living opportunities for individuals, in stark contrast to institutions. A strong believer in person-centered supports, Eileen is leading CMA toward providing unique and individualized services. The agency received their accreditation from the Council on Quality Leadership in 2016, and was re-accredited this year.
Eileen received her Masters of Public Health degree from Yale University. She is also a certified Special Education Teacher in New York State, having received her bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University and Masters degree from SUNY Stony Brook. She has taught at Nassau Community College and Queens College.
Eileen serves on several Boards of Directors. They include: The Foreseeable Future Foundation, which provides programs and support for individuals who are Blind; Advance of Greater New York, a provider association of metropolitan nonprofits serving people with IDD, and the Alliance of Long Island Agencies. She is a founding national Board member of the Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance (YANA), where she also chairs the Mentorship Committee.
Sarah Graham (ES’07)
Sarah Graham ’07 served on the YANA National Board from 2014, as part of the inaugural class of directors, to 2017. Sarah served as Chair of the Development Committee and contributed to a variety of YANA projects including the launch of the University Relations committee the year that YANA was formed. Sarah is Director of Foundation and Government Relations at New York City Ballet. Prior to joining City Ballet in August 2016, she was the Director of Development for Young Concert Artists, an organization dedicated to discovering and launching the careers of exceptional young classical musicians, and before that, she was a Grants Manager in Carnegie Hall’s Foundation Relations office. Sarah has served as President of the Board of the chamber choir Cantori New York and as Chair of the New Blue of Yale’s 40th Reunion. She earned her B.A. in American Studies.
Jen Leybovich (SOM’13)
Jen Leybovich (MBA ’13) served on the YANA National Board from 2015-2017. Upon moving to the Bay Area in 2013, Jen founded YANA’s first chapter, and served as President of the Bay Area Chapter until December 2017. Jen also helped to start 7 additional chapters during her position as Chair of the Chapter Chairs. Jen works at an economic development nonprofit in Oakland, CA called Main Street Launch, where she focuses on fundraising, partnerships, impact assessment, and organizational development and strategy. Jen completed her M.B.A. at Yale School of Management in 2013, where she focused on economic development & social enterprise, and holds a B.A. in Business Economics and minors in Accounting and Political Science from University of California, Los Angeles.
Kerry Price (BR’03)
Frank Raffaele (SM’95)
A product of Queens (with a Coney Island, Brooklyn family), Frank (a/k/a “Turtle”) has an intense love for New York (especially its people and its parks!), the food & beverage business, and philanthropy. After graduating from Manhattan’s Regis High School and later, Yale University, Frank worked for NYC’s Legendary Parks Commissioner Henry Stern (during the Giuliani administration) before spending over a decade working on Wall Street. While there, he got heavily involved in NY’s non-profit scene, starting his own non-profit. When he decided to leave his Wall Street trading job and start a for-profit business with a charitable mission, the collision of his passions led to the creation of COFFEED Corporation. In addition to actively being involved with every aspect of the company, Turtle is a passionate spokesperson for companies doing good by doing well. His extensive contacts in New York’s financial and non-profit communities have helped to generate wonderful opportunities for COFFEED to do both and to grow. He was recently named the recipient of the Special Innovation Award for Excellence in Corporate Philanthropy and Community Engagement By City & State Reports, as well as a member of The Responsible 100 for 2015. He is a frequent speaker on socially responsible companies and sits on various nonprofit boards and committees which consist of: The Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance (founding board member), New York Restoration Project (Chancellor’s Committee), City Growers (Board Member), Queens Council on the Arts (Board Member), Centre for Social Innovation (Board Member), and others. He lives in Manhattan with his amazing wife Diane and their three beautiful daughters.
Richard Reiss (SM’81)
Richard Reiss ’81, has been on the YANA board since its founding. He is editor of newyork.thecityatlas.org, an online project about the future of New York City, which launched with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, and he is a fellow of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities. With the City Atlas team he is currently developing a program of workshops to educate New Yorkers on climate change and the business, lifestyle, and civic steps by which we can meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. Richard’s previous non-profit media projects include one-country.com, a proposal for a multimedia documentary about the US, and artistascitizen.org, a creative platform for work in the public interest. Twitter: @cityatlas
Soraya Victory (JE’99)