David Jaffe, Principal
serves as Principal of Jaffe Management Inc., a New York City based firm providing comprehensive management services and a headquarters office to associations and non-profits. In this role he works extensively with the Boards of Directors of his clients to help set strategy and implement the work of the Board and other volunteers. Additional responsibilities include: general management and operations of association activities for a variety of organizations, event and conference planning, managing major fundraising events including award shows and charity dinners, membership development, and volunteer management. Before starting Jaffe Management he served as the staff Executive Director of the International Association of Financial Engineers (IAFE) a non-profit professional organization dedicated to fostering the field of quantitative finance. Prior to the IAFE, Jaffe served as Director of Communications for the Senior Executives Association, a Washington DC based group supporting the interests of senior officials in the federal government. Jaffe started his career as a management consultant for government clients including the Department of Energy and the Office of Management and Budget.
Jaffe is the President of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Governance Committee of Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center (LSNC), a settlement house providing services to the residents of Amsterdam Houses, part of the New York City Public Housing Authority. Jaffe received a BA in Economics from Georgetown University, a Certificate in Public Relations from the University of Virginia, and holds the CAE (Certified Association Executive) credential.
Michael R. Borden, Association Manager
Michael R. Borden, CAE serves as an Association Manager for Jaffe Management and will serve as the Executive Director for the New York State Podiatric Medical Association (NYSPMA).
Borden previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, Durham, NC, from 2007-2013. In that position, he was responsible for all administrative activities, the Academy’s publications, goals, policy development and organizational objectives in consultation with the Executive Committee, Board of Directors and committee chairs for 2,000 physician assistant members. Prior to that, from 2001-2007, he served as Executive Director, IMI Association Executives, Durham, NC, where he was responsible for multiple non-profit associations in new business and policy development. From 1995-2000, he served as Executive Director, Olson Management Group, Raleigh, NC, where he was responsible for multiple associations and all phases of association management. Borden received his B.A. in Journalism from Ohio University and his Masters in Administration. He is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) in the American Society of Association Executives, as well as having been a registered lobbyist in North Carolina. He also served as president of the Association Executives of North Carolina. He has one daughter, Sydney and is an avid (and perennially disappointed) fan of the Cleveland Browns.
Alison Hines, Association Manager
serves as a Association Manager for Jaffe Management's clients. In this position she manages the day-to-day affairs of client committees and Boards of Directors to support the implementation of their work. She has previously supported Jaffe Management clients as a Membership Associate and Program Associate.
Prior to joining Jaffe Management, Alison worked for the AOL Corporate Events team in New York City. Her team was responsible for executing over 200 events per year ranging in size and scope from annual corporate participation in the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, TX and the NYC Pride Parade, to client-centered events celebrating AOL’s 25th Anniversary, to internal events such as a global employee volunteer day. Additionally, she served as an Executive Assistant to AOL senior management during her tenure with the company, including the President of AOL Media & Studios as well as the Executive Creative Director of the AOL Design Studio. Alison was also the Operations Manager at the New York Kids Club, a children’s enrichment facility with six locations in the New York City area, where she managed a client base of over 3,000 families. Outside of Jaffe, she is involved with the non-profit organization International Theatre and Literacy Project. Alison holds a B.S. in Secondary English Education from New York University and a New York State Teacher’s Certification. Alison also has a degree in Deaf Studies and is currently pursuing certification as an American Sign Language (ASL)/English interpreter.
Mark Murynec, Association Manager
serves as a Association Manager at Jaffe Management. He has worked with Jaffe Management since its founding and for several years before at the International Association of Financial Engineers. He brings to Jaffe Management’s clients expertise in a variety of capacities from his previous roles, both as Membership Associate and Program Associate. Mark has strategized with clients in transitioning to new membership software, building new websites, streamlined and created membership databases and advised clients on membership retention practices. In the Membership Associate role, he focused on membership processing, renewals, and relations for both individual and corporate members. As Program Associate, he managed event logistics, acted as a liaison to corporate sponsors and facility managers. He currently manages clients' websites, implements research projects, manages volunteers and develops comprehensive improvements to all client membership and logistical structures. Throughout all of this work Mark has worked extensively with Boards of Directors and Volunteers to share best practices and to ensure their time is being used most effectively. Mark volunteers for the American Philosophical Practitioners Association as their Resource Manager, helping APPA run its events and keep their membership actively engaged. Mark holds a BA in Philosophy from SUNY Stony Brook and an MA in Philosophy from The New School. Mark also teaches courses in Philosophy, Ethics and Bio-Ethics as an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Molloy College.
Courtney Selstad, Senior Program Associate
serves as a Senior Program Associate for Jaffe Management’s clients. In this role she provides support to clients’ Boards of Directors and volunteer committees, manages evening seminars and multi-day events, creates promotional materials, updates clients’ websites, and maintains membership databases. Prior to joining Jaffe Management, Courtney worked at the Consulate General of Canada offices in New York and Minneapolis where she assisted with public relations, event planning and administration. Outside of work, Courtney creates up-cycled handcrafts and volunteers for the sustainability non-profits GreenspaceNYC and Film Biz Recycling. She earned her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in International Studies and History.
Gwendolyn Nitz, Program Associate
serves as a Program Associate at Jaffe Management. In this role she assists in the planning and preparation of special events and conferences, manages databases, updates websites, and performs general research. She also provides administrative and clerical support to the office. Prior to coming to Jaffe Management, Gwendolyn worked for over five years with special needs populations as a New York State Certified Teaching Assistant. In this role she provided dynamic behavior therapy to young children with developmental disabilities. Gwendolyn also worked as a special events coordinator and floral and landscape designer in her family’s business, Earthscaper’s Inc. She held management and administrative roles throughout her ten year tenure with the company. She currently practices as an Applied Behavior Therapist. She graduated from the New School with a degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing her MSW from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.
Elodie Duyker, Program Assistant
serves as a Program Assistant at Jaffe Management. In this role, she assists in the planning of evening and multi-day events, maintains membership databases, creates and distributes promotional marketing materials, and manages clients’ websites. Originally from Australia, Elodie has an extensive background in a range of event-related fields having worked for hospitality, catering, event décor hire, ribbon & stationery firms. Elodie also has substantial administration and customer service experience from her time as Assistant Manager at the Melbourne Wedding Registry where she developed strong client relationships and was personally responsible for over 200 registries. Elodie holds a Master Degree in Business (Event Management) from Victoria University and a Bachelor Degree in International Relations from Monash University.
Georgia Hodge, Bookkeeper
has served as the bookkeeper for Jaffe Management for over five years. She has over ten years of bookkeeping experience working in both private and non-profit environments. Her accounting role is all-inclusive and wide-ranging, from account analyses and reconciliations, to preparation of financials for board meetings. She’s also experienced working with external auditors and Form 990 preparations. Recent work includes working with Focus Integrated Fitness and the National Association of Women Artists. Georgia holds a BS in Accounting from Lehman College of The City University of New York.
Amy Benson, Operations Associate
has worked at Jaffe Management in various roles since its inception in 2007. She currently serves as the Operations Associate at Jaffe Management, writing proposals for potential clients and providing additional support to all clients. Recent projects include managing a full day career fair for 25 companies, 100 recruiters, and over 600 students. She also assists in transitioning new clients to the firm. Benson holds a BFA in Theatre from New York University.