JOIN OUR MISSION: board and committee service at The Floating Hospital 

At The Floating Hospital, we believe in the power of community and compassion in transforming lives. Since our inception in 1866, we have been an integral part of New York City’s safety net, dedicated to providing medical care and support to the city’s most vulnerable families and children experiencing homelessness. Our history is rich with people who have offered their talent, experience and labor, beginning with a visionary board (that included many bright minds of the time, including future 26th president of the United States, Teddy Rosevelt) and group of volunteer physicians aboard our earliest sea-faring vessels and continuing though the decades with countless individuals enriching our mission.

Our board and committee members are the lifeblood of The Floating Hospital, embodying our ethos of caring and community support, and steering us towards a brighter future for those we serve.

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Serving on our Foundation Board offers a unique opportunity to be part of this historic and noble cause. The Foundation Board plays a crucial role in fundraising and securing resources vital for our mission’s success, ensuring our commitment to health and healing continues to thrive.


Chair: Joan C. Brancaccio
Treasurer: Doug Seidman
Secretary: Madeleine Richard

*Anthony Brownie
*Dominick Delorenzo
Tanya D. Fisch
Jane Francisco
Pat Haegele
Brendan Hall
Wallye Holloway
*Regina Jaslow
Charlene Prounis
Marianne Rosenberg
Ashley Sandberg
Martin Tuchman

*Also serves on the Board of Directors of The Floating Hospital, Inc.


Committee service allows professionals to contribute their expertise, wisdom and passion, and the resources needed to implement marketing and public relations efforts. This collaboration not only supports The Floating Hospital’s mission but also provides a deep sense of satisfaction and purpose to those serving.


Chair: Charlene Prounis
Linda Calandra
Marlea Clark
Jane Francisco
Wallye Holloway
Ilyssa Levins
Richard Porter
Ashley Sandberg
Lisa Tartarian
Staff: Laura Evans
Staff: Barbara LaPlaca

Analyzes and advises on best practices for developing and enhancing the organization’s Endowment Fund investments.

Joan Brancaccio
Dominick Delorenzo
Sean Granahan
Gianpiero Pagliaro
Madeleine Richard
Staff: Laura Evans

Interested in joining this dynamic and generous group of philanthropists today? Please email

By joining us, you become part of a legacy of giving that dates back over a century. You help close the gap between operating expenses and funding, ensuring that we continue to offer essential care to those in need. Your services are more than a commitment; they’re a testament to the belief that, together, we can make a significant difference in the lives of New York City’s most vulnerable families and children.

“The Floating Hospital makes a real difference in the lives of real people, every day. It is an honor to be a part of it.”

-Joan Brancaccio, Foundation Board Chair

Learn the many ways you can support The Floating Hospital. All donations made to the Foundation solely support the work of The Floating Hospital and are tax deductible, to the fullest extent allowable by law.


Download PDFs of our latest Form 990s.

By joining us, you become part of a legacy of giving that dates back over a century.

You help close the gap between operating expenses and funding, ensuring we continue offering essential care to those in need. Your service is more than a commitment; it’s a testament to the belief that together, we can make a significant difference in the lives of New York City’s most vulnerable.

Embrace the opportunity to serve, to lead and to make an impactful change. Join The Floating Hospital in service today, and be part of a healthcare organization with heart. And vision. Your journey with us is not just about lending your time; it’s about making history, one life at a time.


The Floating Hospital remains unchanged in its commitment to provide care, regardless of ability to pay, to New York City’s most vulnerable residents, homeless families living in family shelters and domestic violence safe houses. For them we are an island of stability in their often turbulent, and ever-changing, world. Your support matters and makes a difference.


Provides a healthy lunch for a family of four


Provides one tank of gas for our Good Health Shuttle that transports people to their medical appointments


$250 enables a woman to receive the screenings and physical exams needed for employment or school.

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