Please join us at the
2022 Keep Westchester Thriving Awards

Annual Meeting & Emerging Leaders Program Graduation

The NPW Board of Directors invites you to join Westchester’s celebration of the nonprofit sector — The only event of its kind in Westchester honoring a Nonprofit Professional Changemaker and Organization Changemaker. This event is not a fundraiser.

November 30, 2022 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Sonesta Hotel, White Plains
Members: $75 | Non-members: $125


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Notice of November 30th, 2022 NPW Annual Membership Meeting and Designation of Proxy Form

Masha Turchinsky, Director and CEO, Hudson River Museum is being recommended by the NPW Board of Directors for election to a first three-year term on the board beginning January 1, 2023.

Read Masha Turchinsky's bio.

The following individuals are recommended by the Governance Committee for election to a second three-year term on the board, beginning January 1, 2023:

- Allison Lake, Executive Director, Westchester Children’s Association
- Michelle A. Nicholas, SVP, Chief Diversity Officer & Director of Community  Development, PCSB Bank
- Maurice Segall, Legal Director, Pro Bono Partnership
- Jane Veron, Chief Executive Officer, The Acceleration Project
- Sam Wallis, Executive Director, Yonkers Partners in Education

The proposed 2023 NPW Executive Committee is as follows:

- NPW President: Rich Nightingale, CEO, Westhab

- NPW Vice President: Allison Lake, Executive Director, Westchester Children’s Association

- NPW Vice President: Jirandy Martínez, Executive Director, Community Resource Center

- NPW Secretary: Ron Abad, CEO, Community Housing Innovations

- NPW Treasurer: Erica Martinson, P&C Team Leader, Brown & Brown of NY

The vote to approve the slate for the new board member/new board terms will take place on November 30th at the Annual Meeting and Keep Westchester Thriving Awards Ceremony by NPW membership. Read all board member slate bios.

Celebrate the nonprofit changemakers by purchasing a journal ad and becoming a nonprofit or business sponsor!

Congratulations to Our 2022 Changemakers!

Individual Changemakers

Karin Anderson Ponzer, Esq., Ph.D.
Director at Neighbors Link Law Practice

Karin is being honored for her distinctive work in building a nonprofit immigration law practice at Neighbors Link that is holistic, comprehensive, and collaborative. Focusing on clients who are often re-traumatized from telling their stories and staff members who often experience secondary trauma, Karin has integrated critical supports into legal services to help lawyers and paralegals succeed in their challenging work and immigrants thrive in their new communities. 

Read full nomination.

Steve Myrthil
Vice President of IT at Westhab, Inc.

Steve is being honored for creatively leading the charge to address the urgent technological needs of over 10,000 shelter and affordable housing residents across Westchester and New York City. Passionate about elevating underserved communities, Steve created solutions that helped thousands of students and teachers across New York and Connecticut learn remotely during the global COVID-19 pandemic. His leadership continues to positively impact clients and staff, and change systems. 

    Read full nomination.

Organization Changemakers

The Youth Shelter Program of Westchester

The Youth Shelter Program of Westchester is being honored for their innovative, collaborative, and life-changing programs that tackle the racial injustices deeply rooted in the criminal legal system, and for providing pathways for justice-involved young men and women ages 16-25 to succeed and lead productive lives. Read full nomination.

The STEM Alliance

The STEM Alliance is being honored for bridging systemic gaps in education to provide equal access to science, technology, engineering, and math learning experiences, empowering communities, and inspiring innovation and creating opportunity for all. Read full nomination.

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