Young Leadership Board
The Young Leadership Board (YLB) consists of young professionals, in the New York City area, who are looking to make a difference in the fight against colorectal cancer. While we advance our careers, we each want to support young adults affected by the disease. The YLB is an opportunity to expand both your network and experience, while helping to touch the lives of the many people in the colon and rectal cancer community.
YLB members enjoy exclusive benefits including but not limited to:
- Social opportunities to network with savvy young philanthropists;
- Invitations to exclusive events that feature prominent local public health, business and community leaders;
- On-the-ground volunteer opportunities that promote long-term community change.
For more information on joining the YLB please contact Christina McClellan firstname.lastname@example.org
Christina McClellan – Committee Chairperson
Christina McClellan joined the Colon Cancer Foundation in 2010 after her mother lost her battle with colon cancer at the age of 59. Christina has used her love for customer interaction to grow her career at American Express, where she works in Global Commercial Services. However, after her mother passed away from colon cancer in 2009, she bridged her professional background in finance with her passion for oncology care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she was the Chief of Staff for the Physician-in-Chief. Here she gained extensive experience in both clinical research and hospital administration, before returning to the financial industry.
Christina and her team, the RumpRunners, have participated annually in the Colon Cancer Challenge in Memory of her Mother. Recognizing the importance of early age awareness, she started the first ever Young Professionals Board for the CCCF. Through the use of social media and her personal and professional networks, Christina is continuously working on new and innovative ways to create events for younger generations to become involved in Colon Cancer awareness and prevention.
Christina graduated with a B.A in Psychology and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park and received an M.B.A from New York University. She currently lives in Hoboken, NJ with her husband.
Cindy Chen currently works at Weill Cornell Medicine as an IT Manager. As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with over 15 years of experience, Cindy’s career started in medical publishing and has worked at Springer (a leading STM publisher) and Faculty of 1000 (an innovative open-access publisher). With a BA and MA in English, Cindy is an avid reader – from the canonical classics to pulp science fiction. She is involved with the Colon Cancer Foundation in honor of both her parents and her godmother, all of whom passed away from colon cancer.
Kerri Horgan is a Pricing Manager with Digital Realty, the world’s largest full scale data center provider. Kerri’s involvement with the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation began in 2015 after her father, Cornelius (Con) Horgan, passed away from the disease. She joined the YLB in 2018 and is committed to spreading awareness and education about colon cancer, especially to young adults. Kerri received a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Political Science from Fairfield University in 2010. She is a Long Island, NY native, and currently resides in the Bronx with her husband Mike.
Lance Rosenthal works as the Head of Customer Success at RelPro and joined the Young Leadership Board of the Colon Cancer Foundation in December of 2018. He became involved with the Foundation to honor his mother’s 3 victories over Stage IV Colon Cancer. Originally from New Jersey, Lance & his wife, Jackie, now live in New York.
Lance received his B.S. in Sports Management and MBA in Finance & Accounting from York College of Pennsylvania.
Amy Young has been a member of the Young Leadership Board of the Colon Cancer Foundation since its inception in 2014. Amy became involved in CCF in support of her childhood best friend who was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 23 and helps to raise awareness of coloretall cancer among younger generations though the YLB. Amy is currently an Assistant General Counsel at the NYC Department of Investigation and was previously employed as an Assistant District Attorney at the Bronx District Attorney’s Office. Amy graduated with a B.A. in Criminal Justice from George Washington University received a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.