Chapter Contacts

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization focused on both research and patient support for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Our mission is to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improve the quality of life for adults and children living with IBD.


We lead groundbreaking research into new treatments and cures for IBD and provide you with information, guidance, and support every step of the way – no matter where you are in your IBD journey. The Foundation is your voice on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures to improve your access to care and raise awareness of IBD and its impact on patients and caregivers. Read our latest Impact Report to learn more about how we’re changing lives.

The Upstate New York Chapter serves all of Upstate New York. We provide educational and support programs to patients living with IBD and their caregivers. We can connect you to local resources and offer you opportunities to become involved with the IBD community through events, volunteering, our summer camp, and more.

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Chapter Staff

Linda Winston

Linda Winston

Senior Executive Director

[email protected]

+1 646-875-2077

Crohns & Colitis Foundation

Chapter Board of Directors

Casey Kirkpatrick

Chapter Board President

National Grid

Ellen Sax

Fundraising Chair

MVP Health Care

Timothy Pierce

Finance Chair

Bonadio & Co., LLP

Katie Jabour

Take Steps Planning Committee Chair

Pitney Bowes

Alayne Curtiss

Board Member

Make Me Fab

Healthcare Professional Engagement Committee (HPEC)

Upstate New York Chapter Address