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Board of Directors

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Amy Peck

Founder & Executive Director, Mentor

Amy Peck is a health provider and businesswoman who has specialized in adolescent issues throughout both her professional and volunteer life. She has run a successful nutrition therapy practice for over 35 years providing specialized care for teens and adults. Amy has been a featured speaker at dozens of professional conferences and worked with for corporations including IBM and ConEdison, as well as many smaller local businesses. Amy served as the regional chairperson for The Fresh Air Fund for eight years and on the Board of Directors of Latino U College Access while incubating Campus Bound Scholars. She has been a volunteer ‘big sister’ through the Big Brother/ Big Sister program, and mentored her own Fresh Air Fund child for over 20 years from elementary school right through college and graduate school. This experience inspired Amy to create Campus Bound Scholars to support other students who are first in their family to attend college. Campus Bound Scholars has been a labor of love for Amy, and nurturing it into a thriving organization now supporting dozens of deserving students has been one of the most rewarding experiences of her life. Amy earned a BA from Middlebury College, was awarded a Thomas J. Watson Traveling Fellowship and earned a Master’s Degree in Science from Columbia University. She and her husband Ralph Sinsheimer are the proud parents of three wonderful adult children.

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Michelle Fatibene

President, Board of Directors, Mentor

Michelle is herself a first-generation college graduate. She immigrated to the US when she was 12 years old and attended Fox Lane Middle and High School.  Michelle then went on to Brown University for her undergraduate degree and Columbia Business School for her MBA. She has more than 25 years of work experience in management consulting, executive recruiting and product management. Michelle has been heavily involved in the community through the Bedford Village PTA, Fox Lane Middle School FLMSA and various other local activities. She has been an alumna interviewer for applicants to Brown University for more than 20 years and served as the Area Chair for some time.  Michelle knows first-hand the challenges of being the first generation to attend college and has never forgotten the many, many teachers, counselors, and others that helped her. Being a mentor for CBS is but a small way to say thank you to those who voluntarily took an interest in her and provided so much encouragement.

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Robert Fraiman

Board of Directors, Mentor

Rob Fraiman has been President of Cain Brothers, a division of KeyBanc Capital Markets, since 2010. As an investment banker with over 36 years’ experience, he has advised CEOs and Boards of clients in the U.S. healthcare industry in mergers & acquisitions, capital raising, and strategic growth initiatives. Rob began his investment banking career at Bear Stearns in 1985 and helped build that firm’s healthcare investment banking practice over nearly two decades. Rob earned a BA in History from Colgate University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. In addition to Campus Bound Scholars, he is on the board of the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Program at Columbia Business School and is a General Partner of the CB Executive Co-Investment private equity fund. He previously served on the board and executive committee of Grand Street Settlement, a New York City community social services organization. Rob is married to Melanie Harris, chair of the board of Professional Children’s School in New York City, an independent middle and high school. He has two daughters, Kate, a graduate of Kenyon College and Suffolk University Law School, and Annie, a graduate of Colgate University and current Ph.D. student at Hofstra University.

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Doreen Gadigian

Board of Directors, Mentor

Doreen Gadigian has been a Special Education teacher for over 30 years. She graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Special Education and received her Master’s degree at The College of New Rochelle. Doreen has been very active in the community, serving on the Somers PTA for 16 years, while her children attended school in that district. She held the Assistant Director of Operations position at the Community Center of Northern Westchester in Katonah for two years, and  volunteered there for four years. Doreen is the mother of three boys, all college graduates who have started in their careers. She is passionate about helping others and enjoys being part of this organization.

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Laura Jaffe

Treasurer, Board of Directors, Mentor

Laura Jaffe is a first generation college graduate from the University of Wisconsin who earned a Master’s in Education from Manhattanville College. After teaching in the Bronxville Public Schools and tutoring at the St. Vincent's Inpatient Adolescent Unit, she took several years off to start a family. A friend convinced her to return to the workforce at a gourmet food business where Laura worked for over 30 years, retiring in 2016. Her job included accounts payable, accounts receivables, payroll and human resource responsibilities, all excellent training for being both the CBS treasurer and a mentor to first generation students. Laura has also done volunteer work for Bedford Audubon, the Katonah Village Library and the Northern Westchester Community Center.  Laura and her husband Jim have mentored numerous first gen college students through Campus Bound Scholars including a young woman who is now a graduate of SUNY Albany. Both Jim and Laura have found this experience to be extremely rewarding and worthwhile, and they are totally committed to the mission of Campus Bound Scholars.

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Kim Doyle

Board of Directors, Mentor

Kim Doyle grew up in a small town in the state of Washington,  the first in her family to go to college.  She attended Seattle Pacific University graduating first in her class.  She went on to earn a masters degree in Public Affairs from the University of Washington.  Kim married Kevin Doyle, also a first generation college graduate, and together they moved to Cincinnati, OH where Kim began her career in consumer goods marketing with Procter & Gamble Company.  She spent her career with P&G and later Unilever in the greater New York area with her last many years focused on corporate strategic planning for Unilever’s North American business. After retiring, Kim joined CBS in 2016 as a mentor, and in 2022, used her business background to help the CBS Board develop its first ever strategic plan to define its way forward as an organization. Kim has two adult sons. In addition to mentoring for CBS, Kim is a long-time volunteer for Corporate Angel Network to arrange flights for cancer patients in need of specialized treatment. Kim joined the CBS Board in 2023.

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Our Board of Directors guides our efforts to ensure that local first-generation students have the support they need to succeed in college.

We are business men and women, volunteer leaders, philanthropists and passionate community members
working daily to improve the lives of those around us.
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