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Welcome to the Long Island Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation!

We serve Nassau and Suffolk counties with support groups, special events and education programs. 

For more information about how to become involved with events call the chapter office at (516) 222-5530.


Chapter Contacts:

Charlie Weiss, National Director, Organizational Development

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Susan Gomberg, Director, Fundraising Campaigns & Volunteer Engagement

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Nancy Davis, Coordinator, Chapter Operations

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Suzanne Beck, Director, Fundraising Campaigns & Volunteer Engagement, Take Steps

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Melissa Varellas, Senior Manager, Fundraising Campaigns & Volunteer Engagement, Take Steps & spin4 crohn’s & colitis cures
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Diane McKenzie, MHA, Greater New York Education Manager

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Amanda Mendum, Team Challenge

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Anissa Bernardo, Administrator, Chapter Operations

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585 Stewart Ave
Suite 304
Garden City, NY 11530
United States


(516) 222.5530

Chapter Events

Research Alliance

The LI Chapter Research Alliance will be held on August 19th via Zoom.  This year's presentation will highlight our

August 19, 2020

Long Island Fellows Education Program

      Thursday, September 24, 2020 

September 24, 2020

Gold Coast Take Steps

Take Steps

October 18, 2020

Port Washington, NY

Getting Closer to a Cure

A Virtual Gala: The Long Island Chapter Gala will be honoring Dr. Ramona Rajapakse as Distinguished Physician and Kimberly Saltsberg as our Rising Star.  

November 12, 2020

Garden City, NY
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