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Young Leaders Council

The Sandy Hook Promise Young Leaders Council (YLC) is a subcommittee of the organization’s Leadership Council that serves as a fundraising vehicle and engagement method for young professionals passionate about gun violence prevention. Through personal contributions, fundraising events, and social media, the YLC generates revenue for Sandy Hook Promise’s programmatic budget and elevates its profile among young professionals within their personal and professional networks. The YLC focuses on the following pillars, and members are encouraged to dedicate their time to one these efforts.

  • Events & Fundraising
    • Planning and executing in-person and virtual fundraising opportunities
  • Mission Awareness & Recruitment
    • Expanding the YLC’s national footprint and amplifying SHP’s mission through social media and other communication channels
    • Recruiting new members in line with SHP’s REDI initiative of equitable practices
  • Programming & Policy Engagement
    • Furthering state and federal policy objectives through grassroots activism
    • Planning and executing virtual training opportunities including SHP’s lifesaving Know the Signs curriculum

Those interested in sponsoring YLC programming, events or becoming a member can contact Vanessa Sanchez at [email protected].

Luke Wolf

Chair, Young Leaders Council

Vice President, Strategy, C Street Advisory Group

Michael Barone

Project Manager, Design & Construction, Rockefeller Group

Nicole Benincasa

Head of Road Safety Operations, Uber

Ali Cantor

Manager, Partnership Marketing, American Express

Madeline Chisholm

Associate, PJT Partners

Megan Daversa

Associate Director, Daversa Partners

Nicole Daversa

VP, Marketing & Communications, Daversa Partners

Paul Dickinson

Senior Analyst, Strategy and Growth, Cohere Health

Matt Fiore

Dani Freedman

Marketing Associate, Snap Inc.

Annie Gilbert

Sr. Associate Strategy & Operations, Knoetic

Cate Goldsmith

Program Manager, Gilded

Wynne Hendry

Freelance Account Director & Photographer

Monica Levine

Sales Operations Manager, Yext

Angie Loynaz

Wealth Management, Jefferies

Rich Martinelli

Director of North America Public Policy, Diageo

Andrew Mays

Technology Consultant, EY

Morgen Montgomery

Associate, Restaurant Development, Major Food Group

Olivia Mussafer​

Graduate Student, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Kate O'Brien

Theodore Richardson-Omamo

Associate, Private Equity & Venture Capital Services, Merrill Lynch

Rose Petrillo

Account Executive, Warner Brothers Discovery

Brooke Ruffa

Cameron Ruffa

Sloane Ruffa

Law Student

Marco Serino

Senior Brand Manager, Proximo Spirits

Andy Smithline

Senior Manager, Business Operations, Rialtic

Eleanor Stratton-Clunas

Ethan Waite

Director, Real Estate Finance, Walker and Dunlop

James Wolf

Manager, Finance & Operations, Audiomack

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About Us

By uniting people who value protecting children to take meaningful actions, we will stop the tragic loss of life.

Our Commitment

Sandy Hook Promise strives to ensure its work environment, programmatic work, and culture reflect the values of race, equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI).

Our Advocacy

Through our sister organization, Sandy Hook Promise Action Fund, you can help change policy to enact common sense reforms