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Bronxville Resident Takes Top Position In Cuomo Administration

As part of a slate of new hirings in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration, Bronxville resident William Mulrow has been named as Secretary to the Governor. He replaces Larry Schwartz, who left the position to join the private sector. Mulrow, who in 1990 served as senior adviser to then-governor Mario Cuomo’s reelection campaign, has more than 30 years of experience in business, government, and politics. He has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors, having served in several positions in the financial sector as well as having served in a broad array of federal, state, and local government and political positions. Most recently Mulrow was a senior managing director at Blackstone, the world’s largest alternative asset manager. In addition to his business career, Mulrow has served in numerous public positions throughout his career, including chairman of the New York State Housing Finance Agency and the State of New York Mortgage Agency.

Bronxville’s William Mulrow

Amy Siniscalchi

New Hire At WJCS For Children, Youth, And Family Services

Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) has named Amy Siniscalchi, LMSW, assistant executive director of children, youth, and family services. Siniscalchi will oversee a network of programs serving around 7,000 Westchester children from preschool through late adolescence. The programs she will manage address early literacy, parenting, after-school, violence prevention, and intervention initiatives and services to pregnant and parenting teens and LGBTQ youth.

Siniscalchi was former chief program officer at My Sisters’ Place, and was responsible for overall management of the agency’s shelters, counseling and outreach, and training programs. Siniscalchi has worked for nearly 17 years in the fields of domestic violence and child abuse, and more recently in the area of human trafficking. During her tenure at My Sisters’ Place, she helped expand the agency’s programming for children, helped launch the agency’s human trafficking initiative, co-founded the Westchester County Anti-Trafficking Task Force, and launched a pet safety project in collaboration with the SPCA of Westchester. She also has authored several publications related to human trafficking and secondary trauma.



New Board Member At PepsiCo

PepsiCo, Inc. recently announced that its Board of Directors has elected William R. Johnson, the retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of H.J. Heinz Company, and an Advisory Partner of Trian Fund Management, L.P. (Trian) to the PepsiCo Board, effective March 23, 2015. Mr. Johnson will also be included in the company’s slate of nominees for election to the Board at the 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.”Bill will bring deep expertise and insight to the PepsiCo Board as we continue to innovate and drive profitable long-term growth,” says Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo Chairman and CEO. “We have had constructive discussions with Trian for nearly two years. They have provided valuable input to many aspects of our business, and the recommendation of Bill as an independent director to the Board.”

Judge Anthony A. Scarpino Jr., a Mount Vernon native, will leave the bench for a private sector job. 

Surrogate Court Judge Leaving Bench For Private Practice

After serving 14 years as Westchester County Surrogate, Judge Anthony A. Scarpino Jr. has announced that he is stepping down from the bench effective January 31. Scarpino, who began his judicial career in 1984 at age 32 when he was appointed the associate city court judge of his hometown, Mount Vernon, said that upon leaving the bench he will enter private practice in a senior level position at a regional law firm.

Judge Scarpino has extensive judicial experience at the municipal, county, regional, and state levels.  A year after being appointed a judge in Mount Vernon, in 1985 he became the youngest person ever elected a Mount Vernon City Judge running on the Democratic, Republican, and Conservative lines. In 1986 he became Senior City Judge, presiding over one of the busiest city courts in Westchester County.

In 1988, running as a Democrat, Judge Scarpino was elected a Westchester County Court Judge at 37, which made him the youngest County Court Judge in Westchester history at the time. In July 1989, he was appointed Acting Supreme Court Justice and was assigned to expand the Special Narcotics Part in the Westchester County Courthouse. Two years later he was reassigned to preside over the county’s most serious criminal cases.

New Volunteer Coordinator At Friends Of Westchester County Parks

Friends of Westchester County Parks, the only organization dedicated exclusively to promoting and supporting parks in the county, recently welcomed new Volunteer Coordinator Sara Cavanaugh. She will serve as the key link between the organization’s staff and the broader community, matching volunteers’ interests and talents with a wide range of areas including outreach events, office tasks, and more.

Prior to joining Friends of Westchester County Parks, Cavanaugh worked with the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation as an outdoor educator, where she designed, planned, and instructed group environmental lessons, and developed and created nature history interpretive exhibits. Prior to joining the state she served as assistant director at the Free Spirit Camp in Westtown, NY where she organized and led environmental programs. 

A resident of Hastings, Cavanaugh received a bachelor’s degree in sports management and an MS in environmental education from SUNY Cortland. She currently resides in Hastings-on-Hudson.

Board Members At BOMA Westchester Get Second Terms

Ian Ceppos, a commercial real estate broker at Colliers International in Stamford, has been reelected to a second term as president of the Building Owners and Managers Association of Westchester County. Other BOMA officers elected to new terms last month are William Bassett, property manager at Cushman & Wakefield Inc., vice president; Susan Curtis, senior property manager at RXR Realty, secretary; and Scott Tangredi, senior property manager at Reckson, a division of SL Green Realty Corp., treasurer. BOMA Westchester also added some new board members, including Dean Bender of Thompson & Bender; David Berk of Normandy Real Estate Partners; Vinny Finnegan of Mack-Cali Realty Corp.; John Lomurno of GlobeOp Financial Services LLC; Caroline Molloy of Cushman & Wakefield; and Cameron Paktinat of Colliers International.

DSFHS Promotes Harris To COO

Dominican Sisters Family Health Service, Inc., (DSFHS) a leading visiting nurse service providing home healthcare, has announced that Dr. Louis L. Harris has been promoted to chief operating officer. Harris brings more than 35 years of experience with success in the area of clinical and operational services for specialized populations. Prior to being named COO, Harris served as vice president of clinical operations, and before that, he was the head of physical therapy at Dominican Sisters Family Health Service. In his new role, Harris will report directly to the CEO, and will be primarily responsible for the administration of operations, establishment of performance goals and objectives, allocation of resources and assessment of DSFHS policy and procedures for the facility, senior housing and home care. Harris’ background also includes a position as senior administrator for network development and planning at Burke Rehabilitation Center in White Plains, and executive vice president and chief operating officer at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

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