Ms. Dreichler has been on the Board of Directors of TOUCH for 5 years. She has been Treasurer for the last 3 years, and has recently been elected as President of the Board. Ms. Dreichler has over 30 years of experience managing large technology programs in the financial services industry, specializing in the analysis and implementation of complex business applications. With a degree in Computer Science, Ms. Dreichler’s career advanced quickly, becoming a Managing Director and President of a wholly owned subsidiary of a global financial institution. She then started her own consulting firm in 2001, Software Systems Strategies, Inc. Ms. Dreichler now dedicates much of her time and experience in management and finance to the non-profit arena. In addition to her dedication to TOUCH, she is the Coordinator of the Rockland Community Against Hunger, a non-profit coalition of pantries and feeding programs dedicated to helping those in need in Rockland County.
Joanne Goodman has been an activist in the helping professions since college. Her commitment to advocating for those marginalized by society has taken her from a career as a clinician to one as executive director of several non-profit agencies. Among these are organizations serving developmentally disabled children, formerly incarcerated women, and families in need of decent, affordable housing. Currently, Joanne serves as director of CANDLE, a Rockland-based non-profit committed to preventing substance abuse and violence among our youth and providing LGBTQ youth with a wide range of support services. Joanne has been a member of the TOUCH Board of Directors since 2013.
Dana Marlowe, LMSW, PhD
Dana Marlowe recently joined the board of TOUCH, but has a long history with the organization, dating back to 1998 when she was the Clinical Coordinator. Dana has been an Assistant Clinical Professor at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service since 2005. Her professional practice has been in the field of mental health and health, specifically in the field HIV/AIDS. She began her clinical practice working in the field of substance abuse, primarily with children whose parents were substance abusers. Dana is an active member of the Child and Family Evidence Based Practice Consortium, presenting at the national child, adolescent, and young adult behavioral health conference and speaking in two national webinars on evidence based practice implementation in 2015.
Donna Colon first became involved with TOUCH in 1992 when she established an Eating Well Nutrition Program providing daily hot meals, delivered weekly, to homebound individuals with HIV and AIDS. Donna is currently a Partner with Edgewood Management LLC, a large cap investment strategy advisory firm. She has been with the firm for 40 years. Donna serves as Chief Administrative Officer, Corporate Secretary and a member of the Risk Management, DR and IT Steering Committees. Donna also serves as Treasurer of the Tortuga Foundation which supports environmental, animal welfare and family planning interests. She specializes in organizing fundraising events.