The Young Professionals Council (YPC) is a way for rising professionals, ages 24-35, to bring their passion and philanthropic power of young professionals together to assist Jericho in maximizing the positive impact on the wellbeing of our city’s most vulnerable populations.
The YPC contributes to Jericho’s mission of ending homelessness in New York City through volunteerism, fundraising and networking.
YPC Members enjoy exclusive benefits including fun social opportunities with other young professionals and volunteer opportunities.
If you are interested in joining the YPC, contact Johnae Ferguson, Development Manager at
We look forward to hearing from you.


Young Professionals Council Members

Sam Reetz, YPC Co-Chair
Sarah Lawrence College & University of Oxford, Wadham College | Founder/CEO,  Millennial Ethics

Kristina Ristagno, YPC Co-Chair
Northeastern University | Goldman Sachs

Celena Kopinski, Fundraising Lead
Case Western Reserve University | The Trade Desk

Emily Lewis, Member
University of Maryland | Mount Sinai Hospital

Lavi Seow, Recruitment/Membership Lead
University of Pennsylvania | EY

Joe Papandrea, Member
Villanova University | UBS

Kat Van Sickle, Fundraising Lead
Trinity College | Columbia University

Jheryl Wilson, Community Engagement Lead
St. John’s University | Marsh & McLennan

Jackson Korman, Member

Matt Bacon, Member

Candace Coyle, Advocacy Lead 

Maggie Katzman, Member
Boston University | Citadel

Meghan Hillery, Member

Jonathan Soto, Member
Pace University | EY

Justin Lee, Community Engagement Lead
Salisbury University | Capital One