Our Staff

Dave Cervini : Founder/President

Originally from Long Island then 21 years on the Upper West Side, Dave now lives where we do our hikes, camping trips, wine and Culinary Institute tours in upstate NY . Dave Cervini spent 18 years in the broadcast industry with Promotion, marketing and on air personality positions at various New York Stations (WBAB, WYNY, WKTU, and “BIG”, “Jammin” and “Power 105”). During those years, Dave has been responsible for or participated in producing many favorite New York events including the Broadway in Bryant Park lunchtime series, ‘KTU’S Last Dance at Studio 54 and The Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Million Dollar Radiothons. Dave does commercial voice over spots and has also appeared in local TV commercials and several episodes of the sitcom “Whoopie”. In 2004 he started The New York Social Network, an entertainment, planning and consulting company. He is involved with many charities including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Marty Lyons Foundation, Broadway Cares, Covenant House, Boy’s Town of Italy plus many local homeless shelters and food kitchens.In 2005 Dave was named Boys Towns of Italy’s Man of the Year. In 2010 Dave was honored with the Sepentia Doctrina Award from Fordham University for his work organizing young professionals in NYC’s spiritual communities. He graduated from the Ithaca College School of Communications (where he received a BS degree).

 

 

Maha Osman, MBA : Vice President

Maha is a marketing professional who started running events in college. Campus parties and concerts led to an internship at a NY radio station.  This internship transformed Maha’s life when she realized you can have a profession by just having fun.  She continued her profession in marketing for media companies, artist management, community relations but events have always been the common theme of every step in her career.  Maha officially started with NYSN in 2007.   As VP, her responsibilities are largely operational: event coordination, schedule management, supply distribution, quality control (Are you having fun?  Could we be having more fun?) manage the hosts (best part) and ICE BREAKERS, wanna play a game?  Let’s play a game!  Maha values the importance of charity and has served on the board of three non-profit organizations, and continues to volunteer for causes that are close to her heart. She loves bringing people together and trying new things.   She loves everything about NYSN, a company she is proud to be a part of.

 

 

Caitlyn : Event Host, Website Manager & Social Media Director
Joined : 2016

Born and raised in New York City, Caitlyn is the stereotypical New Yorker.  Dirty martini in one hand and her cell phone in the other, you’ll always catch Caitlyn snapping pictures and laughing at her own jokes. Like all NYSN hosts, Caitlyn loves to meet new people and explore the never ending adventures of NYC.

 

 

 

 

Zenia : Event Host & Admin Manager
Joined : 2011

Zenia loves to bake! If she can’t sleep she’ll sometimes start baking a cake at 2am and finds it to be very comforting, but maybe not the healthiest thing. She ran the NYC Full Marathon in 2019 and recommends EVERYONE should run a marathon at least once in their lifetime! Zenia can organize like no other and she was meant to be Marie Kondo’s best friend!

 

 

 

Lauren : Event Host
Joined : 2017

Originally from Boulder, Colorado, and moved to NYC 8 years ago. She has a pitbull named Porkchop, who she is weirdly obsessed with, and despite living in NYC she is still a die-hard Broncos fan (obvi). In addition to hosting NYSN events, Lauren also hosts bi-monthly drag shows, and she loves all things glitter, unicorn and rainbow.

 

 

 

 

Neera : Event Host
Joined : 2017

A country girl from Kansas girl livin’ the big life in NYC. Loves the outdoors, traveling, music, anything new and exciting, and is always on the lookout for her next adventure! Ask about her favorite serial killers.

 

 

 

 

Taylor : Event Host
Joined : 2017

Taylor started working with NYSN in 2017. You’ve probably seen her playing matchmaker at our singles events and she loves to play the role of Cupid! She works full time as a web designer, and spends her free time volunteering at an animal rescue.

 

 

 

 

Craig : Event Host & Admin
Joined : 2018

Craig not only works behind the scenes at NYSN on our website and our social media platforms but he is also a full time DJ. Fun Fact.. he can cook too! Craig loves the beach and going to the movies!

 

 

 

 

Tracy : Event Host
Joined : 2018

Tracie joined Dave for his Grand Central Station History Tour/Pub Crawl in March 2018 and she’s been hosting and attending events ever since! She’s a regular on the camping trips and her favorite events to host are the Art Tours and the Great Debates on the differences between men and women.

 

 

 

 

Lauren : Event Host
Joined : 2017

Originally from Maryland, Lauren moved to NYC in 2013 to pursue her career in fashion. She loves putting an outfit together, which can be found on her personal fashion blog. Lauren is a self-proclaimed karaoke queen, and is ready to belt out a toon at any given moment. She loves brunching (or eating out…or just eating in general), working out and exploring the city. Lauren recently got engaged, and is now throwing “wedding planner” into the mix of hats she wears.

 

 

 

Karen : Event Host
Joined : 2017

Karen is a native New Yorker and even though she’s lived other places, she thinks NYC is the greatest city in the world. Karen loves traveling, art, theater and suffers from FOMO. She looks forward to exploring the nooks and crannies of our city and visit as many other countries as she can.

 

 

 

 

Suzie : Event Host
Joined : 2019

Susie started with us as a long time member and now host. She says she’s having an amazing time! She love dogs, dancing, and drinking cocktails in the moonlight.

 

 

 

 

Kimmel : Event Host
Joined : 2019

An outgoing & social introvert. She loves trying food from different cultures and enjoys reading mystery novels. Kimmel is known for greeting our guests with a kind and warm smile at all of our events.

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle : Event Host
Joined : 2019

Michelle was born & raised in The Bronx & now lives in New Jersey! She loves to work out, listen to music, read, travel & be creative! She is mostly known for her for her bubbly & positive energy! She loves to make people smile & bring out the best in them! You can catch her hosting the single events, woman’s networking events & the virtual fitness events!

 

 

 

 

Jolanta : Event Host
Joined : 2019

Joined the NYSN team after becoming a member and enjoying all that the group has to offer! Her favorite events are the murder mystery parties and social mixers. When she’s not busy hosting, you’ll find her walking and training dogs or going on outdoor adventures with her girlfriends.

 

 

 

 

Sofia : Event Host
Joined : 2019

Grew up in South America and now calls New York City home. She says that she will never get tired of being a tourist in New York City, especially when looking for desserts. This is why she makes it a point to stay active, either running / yoga / dance.