David Jaffe, CAE, launched Jaffe Management in 2007 and has served as Principal since its inception. Jaffe is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Jaffe Management and has led the company’s growth from a small startup to an established firm headquartered in New York City.
Prior to founding the company, he served as the Executive Director of the International Association of Financial Engineers, and he served as Director of Communications for the Senior Executives Association.
Jaffe received his bachelor’s in Economics from Georgetown University, a certificate in Public Relations from the University of Virginia, and he holds the CAE (Certified Association Executive) credential. He previously served on the Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center Board of Directors and was a mentor and team leader for Streetwise Partners, a nonprofit that provides mentoring and career coaching to adults in job transitions. He lives in Greenwich Village and when he is not at home exploring restaurants is a frequent traveler, with recent trips to Argentina, India, Croatia, Bosnia and Myanmar (Burma).
Jenna Ayala is an Association Manager with Jaffe Management. She is the Executive Director of the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry and Chapter Administrator for the National Association of Corporate Directors New York Chapter. In this role she supports the Board of Directors, plans and implements events and maintains membership accounts. Prior to this role, she spent five years as the Director of Administrative Services at a professional testing company in their association management division. She has also served as the Executive Director of the American Board of Spine Surgery, as Assistant Executive Director for multiple other nonprofit associations and has worked on the finance side of commercial real estate with CB Richard Ellis.
She received her bachelor’s degree from Bryant University with a concentration in Finance and Marketing. She holds a Certificate of Credentialing Specialist from the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) and serves as a volunteer on their International Committee. Jenna is also a member of ASAE and NYSAE.
Briana Belbeck serves as a Program Associate at Jaffe Management. She assists in the planning and execution of events, maintains membership databases, addresses members concerns and communication, manages clients’ websites, and works closely with Boards of Directors for four clients. She previously served as the Honors Living-Learning Community Admissions Assistant for the Rutgers-Newark Admissions Office. There, she assisted with outreach and event coordination for on-campus recruitment, and managed the student ambassadors within the office. Briana also served for two years as a former Team Leader and Corps Member with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps - FEMA, having assisted multiple states in disaster response including, New Jersey communities damaged by Hurricane Sandy. During her two years she volunteered in local communities, managed seven teams and attended fourteen recruitment events speaking to future AmeriCorps members. Briana has a Bachelor’s degree in Public and Non-Profit Administration with a double minor in Global Politics and Fine Arts from Rutgers University - Newark. During her free time Briana likes to explore New Jersey and New York, spend time with friends, visit local beaches and visit family and friends in her home state of Michigan.
Membership Services Associate and Bookkeeper
Rashmikant Doshi serves as the Membership Services Associate and Bookkeeper for the New York State Podiatric Medical Association. Prior to joining Jaffe Management, Rashmikant served as an accountant and office manager for a variety of companies where he successfully executed global wire transfers, banking, insurances, loans, and payroll processing. In addition, he has a proven track record of A/R, A/P and banking, has generated CPA and yearend report. Rashmikant also has a proven track record of outstanding customer service, and enjoys communicating with clients and staff. He holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Cleveland State University, and certificates in accounting from Pace University.
April Rose Gabrielli
April Rose Gabrielli serves as the office manager of Jaffe Management. With a strong background in entertainment management and event facilitation, she strives to manage the overall productivity and efficiency of day-to-day office operations. April is a recent graduate of Pace University’s Arts and Entertainment Management program through the Lubin School of Business and frequently returns as a guest lecturer to discuss Managing Creative Transitions and Indie Music Management. In addition to her role at Jaffe Management, April is an entertainment manger, touring musician, freelance songwriter and works part-time with The Blue Man Group in NYC. In April of 2015, she was recognized by Variety Magazine’s Education Impact Report as one of the 110 Students to Watch in the entertainment industry.
Sarah Hansen serves as a Conference Manager for Jaffe Management and is in charge of the annual New York Podiatric Clinical Conference and Exhibition, which draws more than 3,000 attendees and 250 exhibitors to Midtown Manhattan every January. Her responsibilities range from selling exhibits/sponsorships and soliciting educational grants to managing the continuing education contact hours (CECH) credit process and working with Board leadership to create a seamless onsite experience for attendees. Before joining Jaffe Management, Hansen worked for the Association of Magazine Media, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the American Bar Association and Pfizer.
She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and has continued her events education at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Sarah is passionate about her rescue pup, Sam, and can be often be found walking along the West Side Highway, trying her best to wear him out.
Georgia Hodge has more than thirteen years of bookkeeping experience, working in both private and nonprofit environments. She has served as the Bookkeeper for Jaffe Management since 2007. Her accounting role is all-inclusive and wide-ranging, from handling deposits and preparing vendor payments, to account analyses and reconciliations, to preparing financial statements for Board Meetings. Georgia also works with external auditors, and is responsible for preparing the annual Form 990 for various clients. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Lehman College of The City University of New York. She has perpetual credits for successfully passing the CPA examination.
Dan Kline serves as an Association Manager for Jaffe Management where he manages the New York State Podiatric Medical Association as their Executive Director. Dan has 30 years of experience in health system leadership including strategic planning, marketing, policy and advocacy, physician relations and joint ventures and hospital management in academic medical centers and Catholic health care systems in Nebraska, Delaware and northern New Jersey. Dan’s most recent position was as a Vice President with St. Josephs Healthcare System in Paterson and Wayne New Jersey from 2007 thru 2017. During that time he was the Site Executive for St. Josephs Wayne Hospital and also held organizational responsibility for marketing, public relations, and the physician joint ventures. Dan also served on the New Jersey Healthcare Association Policy Committee during his tenure with St. Josephs. He also has extensive non profit governance experience with credit unions, health, human and social service and housing agencies. Dan is board certified in health care leadership and administration through the American College of Healthcare Executives and is active in its local chapter, Health Leaders of New York. Dan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, where he was born and a Masters of Science in Health Services Management and Public Health and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Missouri. Dan is active in the leadership of the Alumni Board of the Health Informatics Program at the University of Missouri. In his spare time Dan loves to explore NYC and the surrounding area, is an avid hiker, traveler and recently became a certified mixologist.
Joya Nuruddin serves as an Association Manager for Jaffe Management. In this role, she plans and executes events, maintains membership databases, seeks out and creates media partnerships with other organizations, works closely with Boards of Directors and manages clients’ websites.
Prior to her current role, she spent four years working as the Director of Operations for an international ecommerce company; two years were spent in Alberta, Canada, working closely with the company’s CEO and executive leadership, and two were spent in South Asia scouting real estate locations and developing the company’s regional offices and department stores as an executive. In these roles, Nuruddin supervised and managed a variety of multifaceted processes of the company, including purchasing, sales, client services and reviews of operational efficiency. Nuruddin earned her bachelor’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College.
Senior Program Associate
Sarah Ohanesian serves as a Program Associate at Jaffe Management. She assists in the planning and preparation of meetings and special events, managing event registrations and creating promotional materials. She is also responsible for member outreach and communications. She maintains member databases, updates clients’ websites and completes general research. Ohanesian developed skills in digital communications and project management as an intern at Girl Rising, where she wrote web content and collaborated with international NGOs to organize events for the United Nations’ 2013 International Day of the Girl Child. She also has experience in student counseling, and she worked as both a psychology research assistant and Spanish teaching assistant at Hamilton College. She graduated magna cum laude from Hamilton with bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Hispanic Studies. Outside of her work at Jaffe Management, Ohanesian enjoys running, travel and hiking in the Adirondack Mountains.
Mary Patterson is an Association Manager for Jaffe Management and serves as the Executive Director for the American College of Cardiology's New York State Chapter and the New York Cardiological Society. She previously served as Vice President of External Affairs and Community Relations for the Greater Pensacola Chamber, one of the oldest business associations in the country.
Patterson has dual master's degrees in Leadership in Nonprofit Administration & Public Service and in Strategic Communications & Leadership from the University of West Florida and holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of North Florida. She has served on boards for the Florida Public Relations Association, the American Advertising Federation and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a technology-focused business incubator.
Outside of work, you will find her in a movie theater, out salsa dancing or spending time at home with her family in the Garment District.
Nora Saari serves as a Program Associate at Jaffe Management and works for the New York State Podiatric Medical Association and the Public Relations of America, New York Chapter. She previously served as the Executive Director of Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan, the largest student-run non-profit organization in the state. There, she oversaw all aspects of the organization, led an executive team of 28 individuals, and assisted the execution of events and fundraisers, including the 30-hour Dance Marathon. She is also a Teach for America Alumna, having taught High School Mathematics in the South Louisiana region. There, she was also responsible for executing major school events, including the school’s Commencement Exercises. Nora holds a B.S. in Actuarial Mathematics from the University of Michigan. In her free time, she enjoys viewing sporting events, attending theater productions, singing and traveling.
Lori Sales Cutler
Association & Membership Manager
Lori Sales Cutler serves as an Association & Membership Manager for Jaffe Management and is the Membership Director for the New York State Podiatric Medical Association. Prior to joining Jaffe Management, Sales Cutler worked as a Project Manager in the advertising, brand and marketing industry for top-line global agencies, including, JWT, BBDO, DDB, DraftFCB, Interbrand and Digitas. During this time she led large-scale, multi-platform marketing and advertising initiatives in digital, print, television and radio for such clients as Ad Council, McDonald’s, Victoria’s Secret, JetBlue, Proctor & Gamble, American Express, State Farm, Unilever, Diageo and Nikon.
Sales Cutler holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Humboldt State University and a Certificate in Principles of Market Research from the University of Georgia.
Outside of work, she enjoys traveling abroad; roaming art galleries; seeing films, plays and live music; and doing volunteer work for animal rescue organizations and adult literacy programs.
Shalia Skjong serves as a Program Associate for Jaffe Management and assists with coordinating the annual New York Podiatric Clinical Conference and Exhibition. This conference draws in over 3,000 attendees, bringing together thousands of DPMS, MDs, Podiatric Assistants, Students, Residents, as well as over 250 exhibitors to Manhattan. She also assists with coordinating semi-annual seminars for the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance “The Q Group” in venues across the nation and Canada. Previously, Shalia was the Secretary and Chair of the Internship Committee of the United Nations Association of Boulder County. Prior to those roles, she served as the President of the UNICEF Campus Initiative, as well as the Student Outreach Coordinator for the Peace Corps at her university. Shalia has also interned as a Fundraising/Event Coordinator at several nonprofits. Shalia holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs with a Minor in German Studies from the University of Colorado. She enjoys world traveling, exploring the New York City, and learning new languages.
Allison Warheit serves as a Conference Planner for Jaffe Management and assists with the annual New York Podiatric Clinical Conference and Exhibition, which draws more than 3,000 attendees and 250 exhibitors to Midtown Manhattan every January. In this role, she manages the continuing education contact hours (CECH) credit process and works with Board leadership to create a seamless onsite experience for attendees.
Prior to joining Jaffe Management, Allison was a Special Events and Projects Coordinator where she designed and maintained a convention website, established and implemented a convention programming committee, designed room setups for event spaces, and conducted surveys and tabulations of results for new member events, in addition to a variety of other responsibilities. In her free time, Allison loves spending time outdoors especially at the beach, hanging out with her nieces, and exploring places she has not been before. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Elementary Education from Montclair State University.
Juanita Yepes serves as a Program Associate at Jaffe Management where she supports multiple clients including AFP-NNE, ASID, SEAoNY, and GCA. In this role, she handles client communication and day-to-day operations, also assisting with event planning, maintaining membership databases, and managing client websites.
Juanita has over eleven years of experience providing administrative support to senior executives and teams. Most recently she managed Learning and Development initiatives for the US Commercial Operations division at Zoetis.
Juanita has a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from Fordham University and a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is currently enrolled in a post-graduate program in Analytical Psychology at the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. In her free time she enjoys short trips and long walks with her partner, Marc.