David Jaffe, CAE


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

Association Manager

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

Program Associate

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.

Rasmikant Doshi

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.

Alaa El-Mahrakawyn

Program Associate

Alaa El-Mahrakawy 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. While living in London, Alaa was awarded her MSc in Labour, Social Movements and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies. There, Alaa served as a student ambassador, where she assisted with student enrolment and on-campus event coordination. She also co-chaired the Contentious Politics workshop and served as an editor for the Engenderings blog at the London School of Economics. Alaa holds a BA in Political Science from the American University in Cairo. In Cairo, Alaa learned to speak Arabic and spent five years working with the Model Arab league, where she served as president of the Human Rights Council and organized a medical relief convoy to Gaza in 2012. Outside of her work, she can be found practicing yoga and publishing for the Femme Oasis online magazine.

Georgia Hodge


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

Association Manager

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.

Aisha Luckett

Program Associate

Aisha Luckett serves as a Program Associate for Jaffe Management. In this role, she assists with handling membership accounts, membership databases and communications for the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry and for the National Association of Corporate Directors' New York Chapter. Prior to joining the Jaffe Management team, Aisha served as the Events Coordinator within the 501(c)(3) department of a financial membership-based organization on Wall Street. For three years there, she managed 1-to-6-hour, weekly professional licensing events and hosted companywide specialty parties. In addition, she has worked in elementary education and administration and has coached a nationally titled step/dance team for Metro Nashville Public Schools. Aisha received her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Tennessee State University and her master's degree in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University.

Mark Mercado


Mark Mercado serves as a bookkeeper for Jaffe Management. His background includes diversified aspects in financial analysis, budgets, computerized accounting, audits and staff management, and he has operational experience in the banking, retail and healthcare sectors. Mark has in-depth knowledge of financial systems, cost controls, restructuring and integration, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, audits and compliance. He holds a certificate in Computerized Accounting and attended both Borough of Manhattan Community College and Savannah State University. He is a member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) and is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Along with his career accomplishments, Mark is also a very proud veteran of the United States Army and New Jersey National Guard.

Joya Nuruddin

Association Manager

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.

Mary Patterson, CAE

Association Manager

Mary Patterson, CAE, 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 holds the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential, the highest professional credential in the association industry. She also holds dual master's degrees - in Leadership in Nonprofit Administration & Public Service and in Strategic Communications & Leadership - from the University of West Florida, and she holds a bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of North Florida with a minor in Latin-American Studies. 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. She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the New York Society of Association Executives (NYSAE).

Nora Saari

Event Planner

Nora Saari serves as an Event Planner 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, Sales Cutler enjoys traveling abroad, roaming art galleries, and watching films, plays and live music. Sales Cutler is an active volunteer with animal rescue organizations and adult literacy programs.

Dani SanMarco

Corporate Relations Manager

Dani SanMarco, CEM, serves as Corporate Relations Manager 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 exhibit operations and sales of the annual four-day medical exposition. With more than 20 years of responsibility and experience in the meetings and events industry, Dani's passions are conventions and tradeshows. In her most recent position, Dani managed the meetings, conventions and speaker programs for a pharmaceutical company.

Earlier in her career, she led the global exhibit operations portfolio for the world's largest technology research corporation and managed corporate relations for the largest global risk-management association. Dani is passionate about events and is an active member in the industry. She believes in giving back to the community and industry through volunteering, creating standards of excellence and raising the bar of professionalism. Dani is a Certified Event Manager (CEM) and is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo. She is a mother of two, and in her spare time, she enjoys cooking and being outdoors with her family. Dani is also a sponsored endurance athlete and is training for her second Ironman.

Catarina Strømberg

Program Associate

Catarina Strømberg serves as Program Associate for Jaffe Management, where her focus is on the Public Relations Society of America New York Chapter (PRSA-NY) and Women in Development (WiD). With a broad background of professional experiences that encompass marketing, administration and event coordination, her previous clientele included leading global multinational corporations, such as DIAGEO and PepsiCo. Having launched her career in the healthcare sector, Catarina has always been driven by a desire to help improve the lives of others and to facilitate progress. Prior to joining the Jaffe team, she served as Account Executive and Project Manager for the international NGO Save the Children.

She holds bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Bimolecular Science from Central Connecticut University and is an alumna of The Quadrille, a NYC-based organization in partnership with the Institute of International Education in New York, Fulbright, Germany and Columbia University. A native of Lund, Sweden, Catarina is trilingual in English, Swedish and Norwegian and has a working proficiency in French and Spanish. Outside of her professional endeavors, she is an accomplished classical ballet dancer and enjoys spending time with her terrier, Jasper.

Pauline Tannos

Program Associate

Pauline Tannos serves as a Program Associate at Jaffe Management. She handles the planning and execution of events, manages content for client websites, administers membership and certification databases, and addresses members’ concerns and questions. She previously worked in the hospitality industry, specializing in external affairs, and was in charge of branding and communications strategies for a country club. She has also served as a Public Arts Coordinator in Urbana, Illinois, where she oversaw all aspects of the City’s cultural initiatives. Having worked for government, for nonprofits and for a tech startup, Pauline brings to Jaffe Management a wide range of experiences, including in marketing, data management and event planning. She received her master’s degree in Arts Administration from Columbia University in 2014. In her free time, Pauline enjoys traveling, cooking and playing music.

Allison Warheit

Conference Manager

Allison Warheit serves as a Conference Manager 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.