Officers and Committee Members

The nominating committee of the NYACYC has nominated the following captains to serve on the executive committee for the 2020 season.

Flag Officers

  • Joseph Taormina: Commodore
  • Melissa Keene: Vice Commodore
  • James Pintauro: Rear Commodore
  • Kevin Madden: Secretary
  • Alex Helfand: Treasurer
  • Mark Gaffney: Fleet Captain
  • Dr. Anthony Orlando: Fleet Surgeon
  • Fr. David Marcotte, S.J.: Fleet Chaplain


Executive Committee at Large

  • P. Christopher Cotronei
  • Christopher DeDona
  • David McCafferty
  • Matthew Culen

New York Athletic Club Yacht Club Committees

Dredging Committee

  • Joseph Taormina
  • Mark Gaffney
  • Joseph Gehgan

Education

  • Vincent Gianatasio
  • Paul Soden
  • James D'Amore

Engineering

  • Rocco DiGiorgio
  • Matthew Culen

Food and Entertainment

  • Joseph Taormina: Chairman
  • Melissa Keene: Vice Chairman
  • Joseph Urbinati, Jr.
  • Michael Hade

Fuel

  • Danielle Florio

Grounds/Dock

  • Christopher DeDona
  • Matthew Culen

Historical

  • Mark Gaffney

Junior Sailing Liaison

  • Alex Helfand

Marina and Float Assignments

  • Joseph Taormina
  • Melissa Keene
  • James Pintauro

Historical

  • Mark Gaffney

Membership

  • Alex Helfand

Powerboat and Racing Committee

  • Joseph J. Cesarano, Jr.: Chairman
  • Kevin Madden
  • Joseph Taormina

Publicity

  • James Pintauro
  • David McCafferty
  • John J. Doonan 

Sailboat Racing Committee

  • Melissa Keene: Chairman
  • Alex Helfand: Co-Chairman
  • Michael Bistany
  • Robert Ferraro
  • Robert Goldman
  • Max Kalehoff
  • Dominic Porco*

Sailing and Waterfront Activities Development Committees

  • Melissa Keene: Chairman
  • Alex Helfand: Co-Chairman
  • Matthew Culen
  • Ellen Fried*
  • Dr. Duretti Fufa
  • Celeste Delaney Gardiner*
  • Michael Gardiner
  • Sam Guzzardo
  • Max Kalehoff

Web Master

  • Kevin Madden

*Associate Yacht Club member

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