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.
Danielle works as part of the internal audit department for Merck, after spending over 5 years at RSM US LLP. She joined the Young Leadership Board of the Colon Cancer Foundation in April 2020. She became involved with the Foundation to honor her grandpa and mother, both who passed away from Colon Cancer. Danielle received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2015. Originally from Massachusetts, Danielle now resides in New York.
Anna was diagnosed with colon cancer when she was 33 years old. She joined the Colon Cancer Foundation’s Young Leadership Board in 2020. She is passionate about doing anything she can, to help prevent other young adults from receiving the same diagnosis. Anna received a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Cloud State University in 2018. She is currently a Medical Laboratory Scientist in Duluth, MN where she was born and raised.
Heather became involved with the Colon Cancer Foundation to honor her mother who passed away from colon cancer in 2012. She joined the Young Leadership Board in January of 2020 and is passionate about supporting young adults affected by the disease. Heather received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations & Global Business from the University of Southern California. She has spent the majority of her career in consumer insights within the media industry and is currently pursuing her MBA at Columbia Business School. She is from Ohio originally and currently resides in New York City.
Soven became involved in the Colon Cancer Foundation at a young age to support his father, who was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2008. The fight against colon cancer has since been important to his family and Soven joined the Young Leadership Board in 2020. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. Soven currently works as an Economic Consulting Analyst for Cornerstone Research in New York City.
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.
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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.