Adam Bradford, President
Adam Bradford is director of prospect development at Columbia University, leading a team of ten in providing research and prospect management support and services to the majority of Columbia’s schools and units. In addition to his experience working in and leading teams in prospect research and prospect management, Adam has led and developed processes for Columbia in board development and due diligence/reputational research and has served as a key advisor and partner for Columbia’s efforts around database development, data management, and data science and analytics. Adam has been working in university development since 2000 and has been working in the field of prospect development since 2005, when he joined Columbia as a research analyst. He holds a bachelor’s degree in classical studies from the University of Chicago. Adam lives in Montclair, NJ, with his wife and two daughters.
Erynn Sarno, Vice President
Erynn Sarno has more than a decade of experience in prospect development. She is the Senior Director of Prospect Research, management, and Strategy at NYU Langone. This new position is focused on pipeline building and revenue. Previously, Erynn was the Senior Director of Prospect Research at Mount Sinai Health System, where she and her team were responsible for building the pipeline for the health system’s $2 billion campaign. Erynn also had a hand in in Mount Sinai’s first campaign which exceeded its initial goal by more than $500M. Erynn loves campaigns, and was part of the planning and silent phases of Northwell Health’s $1B campaign. She has also worked with international science and technology non-profits in China and the Netherlands, where she wrote grants, edited manuscripts, and researched potential donors. In between analyzing suspect to prospect ratios, pipeline building for strategic priorities, and tweaking prospect models, Erynn enjoys visiting museums, playing with her cats, and tending to her plants.
Nelson Kuo, Board Secretary
Nelson Kuo is a prospect development analyst at Montefiore Medicine. Previously, he served as a research associate at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Prior to that role, he was a program manager in the medical marketing field. Mr. Kuo received a BS in applied economics and management from Cornell University. He loves attending Apra GNY's engaging speaker presentations and social events, as they provide a great avenue to connect with others in the research field. Mr. Kuo is an avid runner, occasional rock climber, and enjoys traveling.
George Hartman, Board Treasurer
George Hartman joined Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) in May 2019 as a prospect manager within the prospect management team. Mr. Hartman has extensive experience in prospect research, development, and management. Prior to joining MSK, he served as the prospect researcher at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the internationally recognized college for design, fashion, art, communications, and business. Additionally, Mr. Hartman serves as the volunteer co-chair of the Research and Prospect Development Track at the Association of Fundraising Professionals' Fundraising Day in New York. He was a past president of Apra Greater New York.
Jessica Fryer, Director of Programming
Jessica Fryer is a Prospect Research Specialist at the Environmental Defense Fund. Previously, she was a Senior Development Coordinator at the American Museum of Natural History on the Prospect Research and Management Team. Prior to joining the world of prospect development, Jessica worked at Christie’s auction house on both the Inventory Control Team and in the Business Support Group. During her time at Christie’s, she was Co-Chair of the Corporate Social Responsibility program; it was this role that piqued her interest in working full-time with non-profits. Jessica received her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, with majors in International Studies and History of Art, and a minor in Afroamerican and African Studies. She lives in NYC and loves spending her time exploring the city and all it has to offer.
Hadley Iacone, Director of Membership
Hadley Iacone has been a prospect researcher at Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Bronx Zoo headquarters since 2010. Prior to that, she worked in early education. Ms. Iacone received her master’s degree from Drexel University’s College of Information Science and Technology. Her favorite activities include reading, international travel, tennis, designing terrariums, and visiting Kinderhook Farm in Upstate New York.
Rosemary Kelty, Director of Social Media & Marketing
Rosemary D. Kelty, M.A. is a prospect research, development and fundraising professional. She is currently a Prospect Research Coordinator at Weill Cornell Medicine. Previously, she was a Major Gifts Research Associate at Pace University. She has also worked and interned in stewardship, events, annual giving, database management, community relations and publishing at New York Cares, PEN America, New York Public Radio and Columbia University Press. She joined APRA GNY in November 2018 and APRA National in January 2019. Ms. Kelty joined the board of APRA GNY in 2021 and currently serves on the Programming and Events Committee of the organization. Ms. Kelty received her B.A. (2009) and M.A. (2015) in English from Queens College, CUNY. She is a proud, life-long and fifth generation New Yorker.
Joanna Broughton is the Director of Prospect Development at Barnard College. As an alumna with more than 20 years of experience in fundraising, Joanna brings a wealth of knowledge to Barnard. Among her previous positions, she has been the director of development at the Zimmerli Art Museum, overseen corporate sponsorship at Lincoln Center, and coordinated government affairs for a consortium of cultural institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History. She has a masters degree in nonprofit management from The New School and is Blackbaud certified in Raiser's Edge. She lives in Maplewood, NJ with her husband and two daughters.
Sharon Lin is the deputy director of development operations and prospect research at the Yale School of Management. She joined the Yale’s Office of Development research team in 2012 after doing leukemia research in the Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Yale School of Medicine. Previously, she taught English and American culture at Tsinghua University in Beijing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Yale and an MBA from the University of Connecticut.
Arek Lipinski is a development consultant providing prospect research solutions and wealth intelligence to small and mid-size non-profit organizations, healthcare and academic institutions in the U.S. and Canada. From 2006 to 2018, he was a member of fundraising teams as a prospect researcher at McGill University, NYU School of Law, Baruch College/CUNY and Pace University. Also, he worked in the investment banking field as an equity analyst at Deutsche Bank. In addition, he has been teaching college-level and high school-level social sciences since 2006. As an avid mountaineer, he spends his spare time hiking, trekking and climbing.
Reuben Walker is the Director of Prospect Research and Strategy at Columbia Law School, where he provides donor prospect research for institutional advancement and assists in the development of comprehensive fundraising strategies. His over 20 years of experience in non-profit management ranges from work with large academic institutions to smaller community-based organizations. He currently serves as treasurer of the board of directors of Baldwin for the Arts, a non-profit foundation focused on providing opportunities for artists from People of Color and LGBTQI communities. His longstanding devotion to the arts began at UC Berkeley, where he studied African diasporic cultural literacy.