New England Chapter Board of Directors

New England Chapter Leadership


The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is 100% invested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and our New England Chapter Board of Directors are equally committed. We’re led by passionate individuals who are united by their drive to support and improve research funding while raising awareness and advocating to find a cure and better treatment options. We believe our dedication has improved the quality of lives for people living with these invisible diseases.

Elizabeth Orgel is our current board president, overseeing all chapter, community/volunteer, and board growth. Elizabeth became involved in the Foundation 2009 when her youngest son was diagnosed with IBD at age six. In 2013, her oldest son was diagnosed, making the Foundation’s mission and this community all the more important. Elizabeth has spent the bulk of her career in public relations and marketing in the tech sector, most recently, as an independent consultant, having represented both public and private companies. She was also a partner with Persephone Venture Partners, a boutique angel investing fund. Elizabeth started her career as a journalist and has dedicated significant time serving on several other local boards and non-profit organizations.

New England Chapter Board of Directors

B&W board of directors

Ellen Calmas

Executive Vice President and Co-Founder

NPS Rent Assurance

Shaun Campos

Group Director // Social Strategy, Content, and Communities

Real Chemistry

Adam S. Cheifetz, MD 

Director of the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Ashley Chipman


Community Day Charter Public School

Jonathan Epstein

Founder and CEO


Leslie S. Feinberg

Chief of Staff

Spaulding Rehabilitation

Peter Gaines

Financial Planner

Integrated Financial Partners

Jerry Kadish


Beacon Payments

Jody Kipnis

Co-Founder and President

Holocaust Legacy Foundation

Joshua R. Korzenik, MD 

Director of Crohn's and Colitis Center

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Alexander Modell

Co-Founder & COO 


Randall S. Pellish, MD

Director of Lahey Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Beth Israel Lahey Health

Robert Pierce

Chairman and CEO

Pierce Aluminum

James Polk

Head of Equity Investments

Homestead Funds

Shiella Dowlatshahi Radel


PYHP, LLC Biopharmaceutical and Life Science Consulting Service

Eleni Simmoneau

Group Vice President of Public Relations


Judi Walk

Retired nonprofit executive 

Jane Wolfman 

Senior Executive Partner

J. Hilburn Men's Clothier

Jill Zimmerman Holub

Member of the Firm

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