| Legal Board Members
Jennifer M. Flood
Jennifer is President and founder of The Flood Sisters Kidney Foundation of America, which she started with her sisters while experiencing their father being diagnosed with kidney disease. Jennifer is a graduate of New York University where she received a bachelors of psychology degree. She was also was on the Dean's list at NYU and received the NYU Humanitarian Award for her service to New York City along with her sisters.She hopes to pursue her studies in law. Jennifer started her career in nursing and has worked for an array of well- known hospitals including NYPH- Weil Cornell in Westchester. She specialized in psychiatric nursing working in the field for 6 years. Aside from her past career in nursing, she has also worked as a paralegal for many affluent investment banks and firms. Her passion and time is devoted to helping others conquer kidney disease.
Cynthia M. Flood B.F.A. M.A.B.
Cynthia is co-founder and PR director of The Flood Sisters Foundation of America. She has a BFA of Communications Design from FIT in New York City. Throughout her college education, she did consulting work and is a compliance professional. She has worked for an array of prestigious corporations, design firms, law firms and financial institutions in New York City. From working in the business world at an early age, she acquired a wealth of knowledge in different areas of business and marketing. This valuable experience allowed for her to market herself to one successful company after the next. She hopes to encourage more young professionals to reach their potential. In the process, she strives on educating people about organ donor awarenss.
Heather A. Flood B.A. MSW
Heather is a clinical social worker. She is vice president and co-founder of The Flood Sisters Kidney Foundation Of America. She has a B.A. in psychology from Binghamton University and a M.S. in clinical social work from the Columbia University School of Social Work. Over the past 10 years, she has worked in a variety of settings including healthcare, mental health, residential treatment for adolescents and children. She hopes to educate society about organ donor awareness and kidney disease.
Roseann Flood A.A.S.
Roseann is a former Technical Designer with Eileen Fisher Clothing Company. She has an A.A.S. in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City . Upon graduation she received The Youth Merit Award in Fashion from the Department of Public Events of the City of New York . She has worked for Vera Industries, Perry Ellis, and Maidenform prior to working for Eileen Fisher Inc. Roseann is a strong advocate for altruistic transplants. Currently, she is a board member of the Flood Sisters Kidney Foundation of America.
Maria Dorfner B.A.
Maria Dorfner is an award-winning medical writer/reporter/producer/director who began her career at NBC News in NYC. She has specialized in health for over two decades. She acquired a B.A. from Pace University.Maria was then sponsored by NBC NEWS for graduate work in advanced writing at Columbia University. She was awarded an Outstanding Abilities and Recognition Award for the Advancement of Women in Media by Women in Corporate America and the National Association of Female Executives.
Her programs include the documentary series, "21st Century Medicine" on Discovery Health, "Healthy Living" on Lifetime and numerous health programs airing CNBC, where she also appeared as co- anchor. Her series, "Heart Smart" won her a Media Recognition award from the American Heart Association. She has covered medical topics from A to Z and is extremely passionate about sharing stories that have a positive impact on lives.
She has worked with numerous hospitals to help raise funds and non- profit organizations to help raise millions for those in need. She is a member of the National Association of Medical Communicators. She is also the founder and CEO of NewsMD Communications, LLC a full -service production company specializing in health content.
Maria met the Flood sisters after giving a speech for Women in Corporate America and the National Association of Female Executives at her alma mater, Pace University in New York City. She was touched by their story and welcomes an opportunity to help them raise awareness about their cause. Currently, she is a board member of the Flood Sisters Kidney Foundation of America.
Reshmi Bose B.A. MBA
Reshmi Bose has more than 13 years experience in the financial services industry with expertise in providing strategic business direction, forumulating product strategy and identifying and evaluating market opportunities. She has worked in private wealth management, financial risk management and capital markets.Having lived in various countries across four continents, she appreciates diversity and promotes intercultural education and growth.
Mrs. Bose graduated summa cum laude from Michigan State Unversity with a B.A. in Finance. She also holds an M.B.A. in Finance from NYU's Stern School of Business. She resides in New York with her family and serves as a board member of The Flood Sisters Kidney Foundation of America.
Adam Rosh M.D.
Dr. Adam Rosh is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Wayne State University/Detroit Receiving Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He trained in Emergency Medicine at New York University/Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City.Dr. Rosh is dedicated to the social mission of caring for the underserved population. He is a board member of The Flood Sisters Kidney Foundation Of America.
Advisory Board Members
Paul is currently the CEO of California Application Research Group. Paul has a background is in software development and internet marketing.
He has been personally touched by the struggle of those who need a transplant when his sister, Laura Amador, developed Wegener's Granulomatosis. He watched this former, star athlete deteriorate waiting for a kidney match.
Finally, she was saved by an altruistic donor, Max Zapata. After that, Paul himself donated a kidney and founded Dance for Donors, a non-profit which collected more college registrations for organ donation than any other school in California in 2010; Receiving both Congressional and Gubernatorial recognition.
The donations that Max and Paul made not only saved the life of Laura Amador, but set off a coast-to-coast organ donation chain, so wide in scope that it was covered by Katie Couric in an CBS Evening News Special: The Spirit of Giving Life.
Paul's vision is to transform Flood Sisters into a web-versatile foundation, expanding their reach throughout the country and overseas in social media, search engine, and mobile app marketing spaces to further this cause. With time, he envisions Flood Sisters as a comprehensive, online resource center-- With extensive reach across the internet to help both those in need of a donation, and advocate the cause to potential registrants and donors. He is passionate about this cause and believes that the web is the quickest and most efficient way to help raise awareness around issues of organ donation.
Conrad Hitchcock, Luxury Real Estate Agent for Hilton & Hylan
Conrad is a native of Southern California. Growing up on the sand in Laguna Beach, he now spends time selling high-end luxury real estate in Beverly Hills at the premiere real estate firm Hilton & Hyland. Conrad is also a season regular on the hit TV show, " Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best" with Joan and Melissa Rivers.
For many years charity has been a primary focus for Mr. Hitchcock. Conrad jumped at the opportunity to work with " The Flood Sisters Kidney Foundation of America" after having a well known friend and comedian that has an acquaintance who has been diagnosed with renal failure. His friend also happens to be a kidney donor. His connections with the Hollywood "in crowd" and his devotion to charity are a few of the things that make him a valued member of " The Flood Sisters Kidney Foundation of America" in spreading awareness for their life-saving work.