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ALS Association Greater New York Chapter Names Kristen Cocoman New President and CEO

Cocoman has been affiliated with The Greater New York Chapter for over 15 years

NEW YORK, November 1, 2017 – Today, The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter announced that Kristen Cocoman will be the next President and CEO, effective November 1st. Cocoman has been with the Chapter since 1999, where she has worked with founding chapter President CEO, Dorine Gordon, and currently serves as Chief Development Officer.

“I am excited to take on this new role at the Chapter. I remain committed to the organization’s mission of providing compassionate care and support to patients and their families while relentlessly pursuing treatments and ultimately a cure for ALS,” Cocoman said.

The Chapter currently serves more than 800 people living with ALS, and is the largest Chapter in The ALS Association’s nationwide network, raising more than $6 million annually to advance patient services and research.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kristen into her new role. She has been a passionate advocate at the chapter for many years.  We are looking forward to continuing in the fight against ALS under her leadership,” ALS Association Greater New York Chapter, Chairman of the Board, Allen Popowitz said.

The Chapter sponsors global research initiatives, supports care services at five multidisciplinary ALS treatment centers, hosts seven Walks to Defeat ALS across New York and New Jersey and The Lou Gehrig Sports Awards Benefit which has become one of the premiere ALS fundraising events in the country.

About ALS Association Greater New York Chapter

The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter serves patients and families throughout the New York City, Long Island, Northern & Central New Jersey, and Westchester & the Hudson Valley. The Chapter plays a major role in promoting the mission to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front.

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