Long Island Chapter

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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

Gold Coast Take Steps

Take Steps

October 18, 2020

Port Washington, NY

A Cure is in Our Stars Gala

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

spin4 crohn's & colitis cures house party

spin4 crohn's & colitis cures house party is a virtual event that will unite participants across the country for an epic experience.

December 5, 2020

Melville, NY

A Winning Hand

Due to Covid-19, A Winning Hand-Card, Mah Jongg and Shopping Luncheon has been postponed from November 2020 until Spring 2021.  Date and location TBD. 

May 1, 2021

Huntington, NY
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