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October 16, 2019Cart


by Fairfield County Business Journal

NPW announces new board members

Nonprofit Westchester, which speaks on behalf of Westchester’s nonprofit sector has announced that new members have been elected to its board of directors.

Joanna Straub, NPW’s executive director, said, “Each person will bring his and her own unique insights to the table, which will be helpful during the challenging times expected ahead as we strive to keep Westchester thriving.”

Robert Cordero is a partner at the accounting firm PKF O’Connor Davies. He serves on the Iona College Accounting Advisory Board and is the former treasurer and board member of Volunteer New York! 

Courtney Darts was appointed the first legal director of Pro Bono Partnership in October 2017. She oversees its legal program, educational workshops, publications, and internship program. 

Anahaita Kotval is the executive director of Lifting Up Westchester, a nonprofit serving homeless and other extremely low-income residents of Westchester County. After more than 20 years in the securities industry, she moved to the nonprofit sector in 2011. 

Erica Martinson is with Brown & Brown of New York/Rollins/Gaston & Associates in Rye Brook. She has been in the insurance field for more than 30 years and now serves as a broker and risk management advisor to nonprofits and social services agencies.

Charlotte Östman is the CEO for the Mental Health Association of Westchester, a nonprofit organization with more than 225 staff members and a $20 million annual budget

Christian M. Philemon is the executive director of the Youth Shelter Program of Westchester Inc, and has held that position for the past eight years. This year the organization marks 40 years of successfully removing 16- to 21-year-olds from the adult system of incarceration, and providing programs help them return to their respective home communities. 

John M. Tolomer is the president and CEO of The Westchester Bank and The Westchester Bank Holding Corp. He serves on the board of the New York Bankers Association, is a member of the New York State Department of Financial Services Advisory Board and is one of only 15 bankers selected nationally to serve on the FDIC Community Banking Advisory Board.