Mariquita Blumberg Welcomed as WJCS Board President

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It’s summer and we’ve got lots of great news to start the season!

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — June 22, 2019 — Our new Board President Mariquita Blumberg will officially assume her role starting July 1. Westchester County Executive George Latimer congratulated Mariquita on her appointment at our annual meeting on June 4th. “WJCS is one of the largest human service organizations in Westchester and its role in helping to improve the lives of thousands of Westchester residents cannot be overstated. Congratulations to Mariquita Blumberg on being appointed WJCS Board President. Westchester County looks forward to continuing to partner with WJCS under her leadership.”

(L-R): WJCS CEO Seth Diamond, incoming WJCS Board President Mariquita Blumberg, and outgoing WJCS Board President Neil Sandler

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(L-R): WJCS CEO Seth Diamond and County Executive George Latimer

Celebrating WJCS Staff

Five dedicated individuals were given WJCS Staff Awards at our Annual Meeting. Thanks to the almost 200 people who came to support this year’s annual award winners. The Batkin Award was presented to Hope Cunningham, Program Coordinator, Community programs. The Clinician of the Year Award was presented to Krystal Colon, Supervising Licensed Practical Nurse for Yonkers Family Mental Health Clinic. The Leonard Rohmer Award was presented to Shari Baum, Coordinator for Partners in Caring and Jewish Programs as well as Carol Chu-Peralta, Staff Psychologist for the Trager Lemp Center: Treating Trauma & Promoting Resilience and Coordinator for the Psychology Externship Program. The Employee of the Year Award was presented to Paula Santa-Donato, Director of Youth Services.

(L-RL): Carol Chu-Peralta, Shari Baum, Hope Cunningham, Krystal Colon, and Paula Santa-Donato.

75th Anniversary Highlights

Our 2018 Annual Report, celebrating WJCS’ 75th Anniversary, has just been published. Click here or the image below to check out some of the highlights.

(L-R): Center Lane Director Lisa Scott, Center Lane participant Sean Michael, Director of Youth Services Paula Santa-Donato, and Assistant Executive Director of Children Youth & Families.

Its Pride Month and We’re Proud

(L-R): Center Lane Director Lisa Scott, Center Lane participant Sean Michael, Director of Youth Services Paula Santa-Donato, and Assistant Executive Director of Children Youth & Families.

June is Pride Month and WJCS Center Lane, the first and the only LGBTQ center for teens in Westchester, has exciting news that’s bound to create a more welcoming, accepting, and knowledgeable environment for LGBTQ individuals in our county. Center Lane won a $100,000 Impact100 Transformation Grant to create a much-needed Pride curriculum that will educate youth and adults working with LGBTQ youth. We’re thrilled that Center Lane was also the recipient of a 2019 Public Health Award from Westchester County. Center Lane Director Lisa Scott accepted the award from Westchester County Executive George Latimer.

(L-R): WJCS CEO Seth Diamond, Westchester County Youth Bureau Executive Director Dr.DaMia Harris-Madden, WJCS Director of Youth Services Paula Santa-Donato, WJCS Center Lane Director Lisa Scott, and WJCS COO Bernie Kimberg.

Resilience!

The importance of resilience cannot be overestimated. Please join us at a screening and discussion of Resilience, a one-hour documentary focused on preventing stress. The screening will take place on July 18th from 6-8pm at the White Plains Public Library (Galaxy Hall).

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SOURCE: Westchester Jewish Community Services

 

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