My name is Tiana Cocchiarella and I am an MRI Technologist at NYU Langone Health. Being a part of a big family, my grandmother instilled in me from a very young age that I have the ability to make an impact in the world that is much greater than myself. Throughout my everyday life I carry these words with me in everything I do. No matter how big or small, each act of giving back has the ability to grow into something more. The actions we can take together can cause a ripple effect and will shape our better tomorrow.
“… You will discover that you have two hands: one for helping yourself, the other for helping others” -Audrey Hepburn
My name is Christina Kasman and I am an MRI Technologist at NYU. I take pride in being part of a Committee for a Better Tomorrow, where our goals are to Serve communities in need, Feed those who are hungry, and provide clean water for those who unfortunately don't have access to it. We want to be a part of making tomorrow a better day for someone in need.
As a St John’s University alumnus, and the president of a radiologic science society called Lambda Nu, I helped organize Christmas toy drives for pediatric patients at NYU Winthrop hospital, food collections for the homeless, and many other donations to those in need during difficult times.
" Small acts when multiplied by millions of people can transform the world" - Howard Zinn
My name is Nirmal Ilyas and I am an MRI Technologist at NYU Langone Medical Center. I am also currently pursuing my master’s in Healthcare Administration at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service.
Growing up my mother made charity a big part of our lives. She always taught me to live a purposeful life and help those in need. My mother was my moral compass for everything I did in my life. I want to carry on her legacy of not only personally helping those in need but encouraging others to do so as well. Together we can all work towards creating the change we want to see in the world for a better tomorrow.
My name is Thomas Lee and I am an MRI technologist at NYU Langone medical center. I have always been interested in community service and helping the less fortunate as my family and I dealt with different health issues for the past couple years. I have volunteered in multiple walks and adopted highways when I was a college student.
I am thrilled and excited to be part of the Committee for Better Tomorrow. I want to give back to my community as my family and I received helped from various organizations when we needed help. I can’t wait to see this organization grow and become a beacon of hope for many families in need of assistance.
My name is Sandy Tang and I am an MRI technologist at the Tisch main hospital of NYU Langone Health. I am passionate about helping others. Having worked in the Perlmutter Cancer Center and currently at Tisch Hospital, I have learned that compassion and empathy goes a long way when it comes to taking care of the sickest patients. It may not be the biggest gesture, but even a simple acknowledgement or recognition can brighten a patient’s day just a little bit.
Joining the Committee for A Better Tomorrow allows me to continue that effort and pay it forward to areas and groups that need it the most. Although I am one person, I believe collectively we can make a difference.
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My name is Ricksang Jachung. I am an MRI Technologist at NYU Langone Medical Center. Selfless service and compassion for others are values that are intrinsic for me, these values have grown during my pursuit for higher education. I am a member of NYU Radiology Volunteer Committee which organizes and participates in volunteer events. I am also currently pursing my master’s in Healthcare Administration at NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. I have served my country as a Medic in the California Army National Guard. HOOAH!
Mother Teresa said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” Growing up in an underprivileged community in India where clean water was rationed and ran out quite quickly taught me the importance of community and helping our neighbors. I joined Committee for A Better Tomorrow to create more ripples.
My name is Laura Maguire and I’ve been working as an MRI Technologist at NYU since 2014. Giving back to those around me has always been a constant in my life. Amongst other things, I have been involved with a fundraising committee called Cancer Can’t Kill Love. I, alongside a group of my friends, founded this committee seven years ago. Our fundraising efforts combined with the ability to bring our community together under such a positive message is something that I take the utmost pride in.
Being given a chance to join the Committee for a Better Tomorrow was an honor. Having worked at this institution for the past few years, I’ve seen first-hand the perpetual generosity and kindness of the NYU community. With these intentions, the Committee for a Better Tomorrow will strive to make the world a better place, one act of kindness at a time.