Ronald McDonald House® New York announced that Tina Lundgren has been elected to serve as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Mrs. Lundgren will succeed Stanley B. Shopkorn, Managing Director of Hilltop Park Associates LLC, who has served as chairman since 2006. Mrs. Lundgren will serve a 3-year term.
“We are very grateful to Stanley Shopkorn for his dedicated and faithful service toward furthering our mission. As a result of his stewardship, the Ronald McDonald House of New York City has expanded its budget as well as its service offerings to help families in ways that were previously unimaginable,” said William T. Sullivan, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ronald McDonald House New York.
“Tina Lundgren’s influence across the retail and apparel industries, as well as throughout her personal network, has helped to raise more than $10 million in support of House operations,” said Mr. Sullivan. “In addition, countless hours of community service were logged by volunteers who have provided meaningful experiences for our families. Her role as chairman will help to usher in a new era for the Ronald McDonald House, as we work to provide greater access to care for families battling serious illnesses worldwide as well as within city limits.”
The Ronald McDonald House New York Board of Directors also voted to name McCann Worldgroup CEO Harris Diamond as Chairman-Elect, who will succeed Mrs. Lundgren in 2017. A member of the board since 2006, Mr. Diamond has served as Vice Chairman, as well as Chairman of the organization’s long-range planning committee. Through that committee’s important work, he will continue to lead expansion efforts to provide more support services to families within the facility, as well as within partner hospitals throughout the city.
Accommodating more than 80 families, the Ronald McDonald House New York provides temporary housing for pediatric cancer patients and their families in a supportive environment that encourages the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems. In proximity to 19 major medical and cancer treatment centers, the House’s location in Manhattan draws children and families from across the country and the world as well as from the metropolitan New York City area. Since its inception, more than 30,000 families have stayed at Ronald McDonald House New York. ■