About Us

Project Community began in 1985 as the Nurses Network of America, when a small group of nurses partnered with their community to provide healthcare knowledge – rather than healthcare directions. Today, our board, staff and volunteers come from across many communities, and we are expanding to serve even more people – in New York State and beyond.

Anne Frost

Founder and President

Anne DuVal Frost, Ph.D., R.N., Founder and President, has been a resident of Pelham for over 45 years. She earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from NYU. Dr. Frost has held nursing positions in acute care as well as nursing education. She has a private practice in child/adolescent and adult psychotherapy.

Dr. Frost was selected for three terms as a “Distinguished Speaker” for Sigma Theta Tau, The International Honor Society for Nursing. She has published articles on political action, social marketing and community-based health promotion. Dr. Frost was an independent producer and moderator for “Healthstyles” for the New York State Nurses Association on WBAI FM radio.

Dr. Frost has received awards from the Advocates for Child Psychiatric Nursing, the Journal for Holistic Nursing for the Outstanding Manuscript Award and American Journal for Nursing Media Festival for a Project CHILDD video. Dr. Frost has held elective offices for the New York State Nurses Association. She also presents popular community programs on parenting strategies to help prevent eating disorders and childhood fears. Her community work also includes service on a number of boards. Dr. Frost was a 2002 recipient of the New York State Senate’s Women of Distinction Award and a 2011 recipient of the Mt. Vernon Boys & Girls Club’s Denzel Washington Youth Service Award. In 2017, Dr. Frost was awarded the Westchester Magazine Health Care Heroes Award. Dr. Frost also received The Pelham Civic Association’s Person of The Year award for 2019. 



David Frost

Treasurer & Chief Investment Officer

David has been part of Project Community since its inception. He was originally a host brother for 3 different children through the respite program for Project CHILDD. Today, he helps oversee Project Community’s investments and fundraisers, and teaches yoga with his wife Carolyn for Project CHILDD.

David graduated with a degree in history from Princeton University and then spent 20 years on Wall Street. He was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley and Portfolio Manager at New Mountain Capital. He is currently a Managing Director and head of Executive Coaching at fassforward Consulting Group, and, along with his wife Carolyn, is the founder/owner of Balance Yoga & Wellness.

David is the proud father of four, and the newest family addition – Coco the dog. He is also grateful to be part of such a wonderful organization that has had an impact on so many lives over its 35+ years, and looks forward to the next 35+ years! 



Candice Ripoll



Candice has had an almost 30 year career in the insurance industry. She currently serves as the Benefits Division Accounts Manager at Meridian Risk Management where she handles broker relations of major companies that deal in group benefits for life, health,disability, and retirement planning and works with small businesses to define benefits needs. Prior to joining Meridian, she held Account Manager positions at NEMCO Brokerage and Richard Hardenbergh Insurance Agency. She began her career at Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company. Candice graduated from Chestnut Hill College with a B.S. in Business Management.

Our Board Members

Project CHILDD

Camille Drago – Clinical Director (Pelham)
Joanne Rooney – Clinical Director (Bronx)

Gina Flynn – Project Lead + You & Me

Lauren DiDomenico – Project Support

Teen Programs

Kristin Clinton – Clinical Director

Jen Jerabek – Project Support

Donna Fitzgerald – Project Support

Francine Steadman Krulak -Project Support

Dr. Cheryl McGibbon – Project Support

Tyson Stephens – Senior Advisor

The Color Run

Erica Wolf – Project Lead

Leigh Donnelly – Project Support

Jennifer Caiola – Project Support

Kelli MacDonald – Project Support

Alexandra Reycraft – Project Support

Mary Smithmeyer – Project Support

Lynne Adinolfi – Catena – Senior Advisor

Stephen Dolan – Senior Advisor

Marie Grosso – Senior Advisor


Joe Nunziata – Project Lead

Paula Cardona – Project Support

Legal Advisor

Brendan McCormick

PCI Administrator

Jana Keaveny