Associate Board

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The Union Settlement Associate Board is a diverse group of young professionals who share Union Settlement’s commitment to equipping our East Harlem neighbors with the opportunities to better their lives and achieve their dreams.

Catherine McGahan
Development and External Relations Coordinator
International Rescue Committee (Texas)

Lillian Sevilla
Fundraising and Evaluation Associate
Brooklyn Workforce Innovations

Ashley Calabrese
National Business Development Director
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

Jessica Chestler
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Jenna Cooper
Clinical Social Worker
SBH Health System Behavioral Health

Shauna Ford
Clinical Analyst/Data Manager
NYU Langone Medical Center

Patrick Gallagher
Client Associate
Neuberger Berman

Vanessa Lippman
Marketing Project Manager

Ashlee Smith
Production Manager
The Moret Group

Learn more about each of our members here!

Check out our online brochure to read about the structure and goals of our Associate Board.

Interested in joining? Please take a moment to fill out our Associate Board Interest Form.

News & Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 8th | 5:30pm – 8:30pm

The Ainsworth – Chelsea | 122 W. 26th St., New York, NY 10001

Enjoy food and drinks with Union Settlement’s Associate Board and other
supporters while learning about our work in East Harlem!

The complimentary happy hour begins at 5:30pm and the main happy hour at 6:30pm. To purchase a wristband for the complimentary hour, please email To purchase a regular happy hour wristband, click the link below.

For more information, please contact:

Cristina Valbuena-Castor
Manager of Special Events & Volunteer Programs
(212) 348-5160