Meet Our Leadership Team

Faded Red’s leadership team consists of three groups: the Board of Directors (the “Board”) who oversee the organization, the Executive Committee who are appointed by the Board and manage day-to-day operations, and Special Advisers who provide select expertise as required. All leadership positions are voluntary and unpaid.

We always need more hands on deck, so if you are interested in serving, please reach out to Avi Giladi at

Board of Directors

Melinda Dower (’78) – Email | LinkedIn
Patricia Reilly (’78) – Email | LinkedIn
Vincente Stasolla (’93) – Email | LinkedIn
Aviram Giladi (’04) – Email | LinkedIn
Thomas Bachrach (’05) – Email | LinkedIn
Jonathan Furman (’16) – Email

Executive Committee

Aviram Giladi, MD (’04) – Email | LinkedIn
President, Cornell University Rugby Alumni Association

Melinda Dower (’78) – Email | LinkedIn
Vice President, Women’s Rugby Club Affairs

Pierce Janssen (’14) – Email | LinkedIn
Vice President, Men’s Rugby Club Affairs

Thomas Bachrach, CFA (’05) – Email | LinkedIn
Director, Finance

Patricia Reilly (’78) – Email | LinkedIn
Director, Women’s Rugby Club Alumni Development

Vincente Stasolla (’93) – Email | LinkedIn
Director, Men’s Rugby Club Alumni Development

Catherine Forbes (’14) – Email | LinkedIn
Director, Communications

Amelia Luciano (’10) – Email | LinkedIn
Director, Women’s Ivy Rugby Conference Affairs

Matthew Byrne (’15) – Email | LinkedIn
Director, Men’s Ivy Rugby Conference Affairs

Special Advisers

Alexander Cwirko-Godycki (’04) – Email | LinkedIn
Marketing and Web Adviser to Board of Directors

Ryan Juliano (’06) – Email | LinkedIn
Legal Adviser to Board of Directors