CEO Connect: A Conversation with Dr. Max

When:  Nov 3, 2017 from 8:15 AM to 10:00 AM (ET)


A program designed exclusively for CEOs, Executive Directors, COOs & CFOs.

NYSAE is pleased to extend this "Exclusive Invitation" to you as the CEO, Executive Director, COO or CFO of a not-for-profit organization.

Friday, November 3, 2017
8:15 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:45 am – 10:00 am

Steelcase WorkLife Center
4 Columbus Circle, Eighth Avenue @ 58th St.
Penthouse, 8th Floor
New York, NY

Are you a C-level exec doing a great job caring for the health and well-being of your organization but ignoring your own health? Do you know the right way to approach the media or what to do when they come knocking at your door?

Join us for a conversation with
Dr. Max

It’s not if, but when a crisis hits your organization will you be prepared? No one knows the NY media like Dr. Max Gomez. He will discuss how you and your organization should be trained and prepared for any course of action, from a wide spread social media crisis to an international disaster affecting your community. It seems that barely a day goes by without opening up a smartphone or computer and discovering that a news site or someone’s Twitterfeed or Facebook post is being talked about. You could be next to receive questions from your stakeholders, your members, your donors and even members of the media. Are you prepared for your position? For the questions you will receive from a reporter? Dr. Max will cover this and more.

Dr. Max Gomez

Dr. Max Gomez
Respected Medical Journalist,
Expert on Executive Health & Co-Author,

*Cells Are the New Cure: The Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs That Are Transforming Our Health

*First 20 attendees at door will receive a complimentary autographed copy of Dr. Gomez’s book

Dr. Max Gomez, Sr. Medical Correspondent for WCBS-TV, has produced award-winning health and science segments for network stations in New York and Philadelphia. Dr. Max has reported for Dateline, Today Show and 48 Hours. Over more than three decades, he’s earned nine Emmy Awards, three NY State Broadcaster’s Association awards and UPI’s “Best Documentary” award. In addition to NYC’s 'Excellence in Time of Crisis' for his September 11 coverage, Dr. Max has been singled out nationally for special award recognition by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and The National Marfan Foundation. He was also named the American Health Foundation's “Man of the Year.” Dr. Gomez has served on the national board of directors for the American Heart Association, the Princeton Alumni Weekly, the Partnership for After School Education and the After School All Stars. He also mentors undergraduate journalism and medical students and physicians who are interested in medical journalism. Dr. Max is an honors graduate of Princeton University, received his PhD in Neuroscience from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and was an NIH postdoctoral fellow at Rockefeller University.

Michael L. Weame

Michael L. Weamer
President & CEO
The Marfan Foundation

Michael L. Weamer is President and CEO of The Marfan Foundation, the only nonprofit organization in the U.S. that funds research, provides patient support, and conducts public and medical education to create a brighter future for everyone affected by Marfan syndrome and related disorders. Michael previously served as a Board advisor to The Marfan Foundation and was honored with the Foundation’s Hero with a Heart Award in 2009. Michael joined The Marfan Foundation after 25 years with the American Heart Association (AHA), where he most recently served as the Executive Vice President of the Founders Affiliate, a $70 million organization serving the Northeast. Michael is Immediate Past Chair of the New York Society of Association Executives and serves on the Board of the Association of Black Cardiologists. In addition, he has served as Vice Chair of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Treasurer of the Hudson Guild Settlement House and is a past Director of the International Council of Shopping Centers Foundation. Michael also served as Chairman of Health Power, a nationally unique non-profit organization committed to minority health improvement. Michael has received NYSAE’s Inspiration of Excellence, Outstanding Association Executive and Distinguished Service awards. Michael, a licensed Coast Guard Captain, is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Human Development.

The morning will be very interactive. Come prepared to engage!
Bring your questions, ideas, materials and concerns, and make personal connections with our speakers, NYSAE Board members, CEO members and colleagues. This session presents an excellent opportunity to delve deeper into critical and hot topic areas on the minds of nonprofit and association leaders.

What is NYSAE’s CEO Connect?
An exclusive support network of high-level peer leaders and decision makers from associations and not-for-profits around the NY metropolitan area. CEO Connect is for networking, fostering dialogue, discussion and debate around critical business issues, sharing high-level interests, practices, operations and trends. The forum meets 2-3 times a year, CEO Connect is a valuable platform and targeted program for all senior leaders.

Advance Registration Required: CEOs, Executive Directors, COOs & CFOs Only!

or call (212) 206-8230

Member Registration Fee: $65 ea.
Non-member Registration Fee: $95 ea.

Cancellation policy:
A 50% refund will be issued on written request received no later than 5:00 PM October 27th, 2017.


Steelcase WorkLife Center
4 Columbus Circle, Eighth Avenue @ 58th St.
Penthouse, 8th Floor