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Young Professionals Advisory Board

Join an incredible group of young philanthropic leaders driven by the mission of taking mentoring to scale across New York State.

The Next Generation of Civic Leaders

YPAB co-founders Zach Boisi and Eric Vital had the vision to make a difference by tapping into the talent and energy of New York's young professionals. In 2004, the pair founded the Young Professionals Advisory Board (YPAB) with a clear mission—to enhance the impact of mentoring initiatives across the state. The YPAB organized the fundraising event formerly known as The Luke Boisi Memorial Benefit and today plays an integral role in our annual MENTOR of the Year Awards. By working tirelessly to engage donors and investors, these inspiring young professionals help ensure we can expand quality mentoring opportunities for youth wherever they live, learn, work, and play.

Who Is a YPAB Member?

YPAB members are comprised of a diverse group of emerging leaders from various industries. Together, they dedicate their time, talents, and collective resources to bolstering the mentoring movement. Board members are passionate advocates for MENTOR New York, committed to raising awareness and support for our work while advancing their philanthropic and professional goals. To learn more, check out Morgan Slade's journey from YPAB member to MENTOR New York Board of Directors!

Meet the Young Board

*members of the YPAB involved in the 2022 Civic Leaders Program


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Zach Boisi

Vice President of Customer Success




Nicole Milone

Litigation Associate

Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP 

Kimberley Ruiz*

Community Development Relationship Manager

Bethpage Federal Credit Union

Casey Black

Product Manager


Cicy George*

Senior, L&L Production/Design 


Evan Marie Grogan*

Associate, Marketing & Public Affairs


Samantha Hiltzik*


Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP

Brooke Henn*

Talent Lead

Fractal Software

Carla Magnus*

Financial Controller

JP Morgan Chase

Christine Malhame

HR Associate

RTW Investments, LP

Nicole Milone*


Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP


Civic Leaders Program

We believe in you as an emerging civic leader with the power to shape the philanthropic priorities of tomorrow! That's why we designed the Civic Leaders Program for YPAB members to learn and grow in the philanthropic space. Join to receive the following benefits: 

  • A Civic Mentor from MENTOR NY's Board of Directors

  • Expand your network and build social capital

  • Develop your fundraising and philanthropic skills

  • Support and grow the Mentoring Movement in New York

Each member of the YPAB is connected with a Civic Mentor. Mentors are accomplished professionals and philanthropists from a variety of backgrounds who serve on MENTOR New York’s Board of Directors. 2022 mentors included:


Vaughn L. McKoy


The McKoy Group LLC

More about Vaughn

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Morgan Slade Doyle

Director of Product Marketing



Matt Spero


Rivkin Radler LLP


Steven (Chip) Verrone,

Executive Director - Professional Practice Financial Services


Meet the Civic Mentors

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