Meet Our Leadership Team

Faded Red’s leadership team consists of three groups: voting board members (the board), who are elected annually to manage the distribution of Faded Red funds, executive committee members who are appointed by the board to manage key operations, and special advisers who are appointed by the board to provide select expertise. All leadership positions are voluntary and unpaid.

Voting Board Members

Aviram M. 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

Open Position
Vice President, Graduate Student Rugby Club Affairs

To recommend candidates for any open positions, please contact Avi Giladi at president@fadedredrugby.com.

Executive Committee Members

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

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

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

Dylan Jacobs (’17) – Email | LinkedIn
Liaison, CWRFC

Keith Hoge (’16) – Email | LinkedIn
Liaison, CURFC

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

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

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

Special Advisers

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

Phoebe Lee (’03) – Email | LinkedIn
Marketing and Web Adviser to Board of Directors

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

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Note: Pursuant to the bylaws of the Cornell University Rugby Alumni Association (Faded Red), voting board members are elected by alumni members of Faded Red and control the disbursement of funds collected by Faded Red. Executive committee members and special advisers are appointed by the President on an as-needed basis to conduct business on behalf of Faded Red. Appointed positions do not have control over the disbursement of funds collected by Faded Red. Voting board members and executive committee members are required to attend all board meetings, either in-person or by telephone. Special advisers are not required to attend all board meetings.