New Dean of Students at CNR
The College of New Rochelle has appointed Tiffani Blake as Dean of Students.
“Tiffani Blake is uniquely qualified for this position. An alumna of CNR, she is deeply committed to the college’s mission and brings a wealth of student-development knowledge and experience to her new role,” commented CNR President Huntington.
Most recently, Blake served as the Special Assistant to the President for Mission and Board Relations. Previously she held continuously progressive positions of responsibility in student life at CNR, including as associate director of student development and director of student development. In her new role, Blake will directly supervise areas and programs that enhance student engagement and campus life including: student activities, residence life, health and wellness initiatives, orientation, student leadership, judicial affairs, commuter student services, and will play a leadership role in the coordination of student success communities for new students, which are being developed with the aid of the multi-million dollar federal grants the college recently received.
Bristal White Plains Appoints New Executive Director
The Bristal at White Plains, an assisted living community that offers memory care support as well as enhanced levels of care, has appointed Faraz Kayani as executive director. Prior to joining the White Plains location, Kayani was the assistant executive director at The Bristal at North Hills. Kayani also owned his own company called All Politics is Local where he visited various assisted living residences to lead political lectures and current events for the residents. He was recognized in 2010 with the New York State Chancellor’s Award. He was also an adjunct professor at SUNY Old Westbury, teaching community politics and civic engagement. Kayani received a bachelor of arts in American politics from SUNY Old Westbury and a graduate degree from SUNY Albany in international relations.
Strategic Partnerships Have New Guide at Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Guiding Eyes for the Blind has promoted Lewisboro resident Linda Press to Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. Press has been a Guiding Eyes team member since 2002. Linda Press has cultivated a number of important relationships for Guiding Eyes over the years. Her new role will focus on identifying corporate and not-for-profit strategic partners to further Guiding Eyes’ mission to provide guide dogs to people with vision loss, as well as service dogs for children with autism.
Press recently developed strategic partnerships with Hitachi, Goldman Sachs Community Teamworks, Starr Companies, and Lighthouse Guild, as well as many other prominent local and national funders. She currently chairs the Westchester County Housing Opportunity Commission and is a member of several municipal committees. Press also serves on the board of the Friends of the Trailside Nature Museum and Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.
The Osborn Makes Senior Management Changes
Matthew Anderson has been promoted to the new position of Chief Operating Officer of The Osborn, a Rye senior care community. Prior to previous role as the senior VP of health care services, Anderson was the administrator of The Osborn’s long- and short-term nursing facility, The Pavilion, for 15 years. In this new role, Anderson will oversee all of the day-to-day operations of The Osborn. In addition to The Osborn’s licensed health care facilities – The Pavilion, Independent Living, Assisted Living, and the H.O.P.E. Center for Memory Care—he will oversee support areas including dining, facilities, information technology, and sales. Taking over the reins from Anderson is Christopher Ferreri, The Osborn’s new vice president, health care services. Ferreri will be overseeing The Osborn Pavilion, as well as the assisted living program, including the H.O.P.E. Center. Ferreri joins The Osborn from Jewish Home Lifecare’s Sarah Neuman Center in Mamaroneck, where he served as Administrator since 2013.