Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 –2018

Kristen Peck Cocoman/ALS Association, Greater New York Chapter

Kristen Peck Cocoman is the President and CEO of The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter. As one of The ALS Association’s leading chapters, the Greater New York Chapter works to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest. Having previously served as the Chief Development Officer, Kristen has been a fierce advocate for people living with ALS and their families for almost two decades.

Prior to joining The ALS Association, Kristen was the President and Managing Director of her own fundraising consulting company, KPC & Associates, Inc.

For Kristen, running her own company combined her marketing and leadership skills with her passion for nonprofit causes.  Her work with KPC & Associates helped raise crucial awareness and funding to accelerate the mission of numerous organizations including Seeds of Peace, Gilda’s Club Worldwide, and Little Baby Face Foundation.

Born in New York, Kristen has a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications from SUNY FIT. She is a third-generation Irish American and can trace her roots to County Mayo and County Armagh. Kristen currently lives with her husband, Glenn, also a third-generation Irish American and Notre Dame alum, and their four children in Huntington, New York. ♦