Young Professionals Council

Who Are We?

The Family Reach Young Professionals Council is a group of highly accomplished and motivated Boston-based professionals in our 20s and 30s who passionately seek opportunities to be of service to our community. Some members have a personal connection to Family Reach, others have been touched by the heartbreak of a cancer diagnosis of a friend or family member, and are familiar with the devastating financial-toxicity that accompanies the disease. Still others of us are simply motivated to link arms and help combat the financial hardship on families fighting cancer. We believe in making a difference together, and having fun in the process. We’d love to see you at our upcoming events, so please check back regularly for updates!
Mission Statement
The Young Professionals Council strives to raise awareness around the financial burden of cancer and its impact on patients and caregivers. We raise funds to support Family Reach through events and campaigns that specifically engage young professionals.
Guiding Principles
Build Awareness
Share the Family Reach mission with our networks.
Raise Funds
Support the fundraising efforts of Family Reach to ease the financial burden faced by families fighting cancer.
Grow Professionally
Facilitate meaningful connections between young professionals eager to expand their network while benefiting the community.
Have Fun
Participate in the planning and execution of fundraising and networking events such as cornhole tournaments, galas, happy hours, and much more!
Member Benefits
  • Partner in the growth and strategic direction of the Young Professionals Council, its mission and annual plan

  • Participate in networking, mentorship and career development opportunities

  • Attend fun social events, including our Annual Young Professionals Cornhole Tournament

  • Join a supportive group of likeminded Young Professionals

  • Attend quarterly council and committee meetings, as scheduled
  • Join us at a minimum of two (2) Family Reach events each year
  • Act as a Family Reach ambassador to spread awareness and foster engagement with donors and volunteers
  • Raise funds amounting to $250 per year – the same cost per month many families struggle to pay for travel to and from treatment
Council Members

Rebecca Noren
Alicia Morrel
Kim Nguyen
Leah Swanson
Caroline Connor
Jonah Cashdan
Adam Thiesen
Elizabeth McDonough
Hana Berke
Jose Garcia
Joshua Berenson
Ariel Carmeli
Colleen Kavanagh
Rachel Robertson
Adam Novak