Cora Greenberg, a social worker and educator, joined the Westchester Children’s Association as Executive Director in 1994. Ms. Greenberg holds an MSW degree from Hunter College School of Social Work and an MSEd in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and a BA from SUNY Binghamton. Immediately prior to joining WCA in 1994, Ms. Greenberg was the Associate Executive Director of Project Reach Youth, a multi-service youth and family agency in Brooklyn, New York, where she was instrumental in developing model programs in youth development, family literacy and after school education. Earlier, she had served as Executive Director of Interfaith Neighbors, a pioneering youth program founded and supported by more than 20 churches and synagogues on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, and as a Program Coordinator at United Neighborhood Houses, an umbrella for the 36 settlement houses and community centers in New York City. Cora lives in Pleasantville with her family.
Allison joined the Westchester Children’s Association (WCA) in 1998 as Deputy Director for the Children’s Health Initiative. She is currently responsible for WCA’s programmatic initiatives, leading WCA’s advocacy partnerships and community mobilization efforts. Allison received her BA from Amherst College and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business. She brings over 20 years of experience in non-profit and community work both in the US and West Africa, as a Peace Corps Volunteer. After working in banking for three years, she returned to her passion of community development. She has held management positions at the National Civic League and Associated Black Charities. Ms. Lake has worked in youth development with the City Volunteer Corps program in New York City and the YWCA of White Plains & Central Westchester. Allison lives in Greenburgh with her husband and two children.
Betsy Steward joined Westchester Children’s Association in 2007, and leads WCA’s fundraising efforts and initiatives. Ms. Steward holds a Master of Music degree from Boston University, a Bachelor of Music degree from Lawrence University, and a Certificate in Fundraising from NYU. She brings a variety of experience to her role as a fundraising professional, including two prior careers, as the operatic soprano Elisabeth Van Ingen, and as the founder and president of the software training company, Computer Options, Inc. Her previous experience in fundraising includes board membership with the White Plains Library Foundation and the Foundation for Public Education in White Plains, where she served as president for four years. She was a Thomas J. Watson Fellow and a Harriet Hale Woolley Scholar, both musical grants that provided her the opportunity to study voice in Paris for two years with Pierre Bernac. Betsy lives in White Plains with her husband, and has two grown children.
Limarie joined Westchester Children’s Association in October 2007, and leads our data initiative Children by the Numbers. She has had extensive management, training, and marketing experience in the private, non-profit, and government sectors. Previously she served as a consultant for New York City’s Department of Small Business Services, Manager of Training & Business Development at Public Health Solutions, and Assistant Manager of Data Census & Applications at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (now part of Pfizer). Limarie received her BA from Bryn Mawr College, and her MPA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Limarie lives in White Plains with her husband and son.
Denise joined Westchester Children’s Association in March 2016 as the Communications and Data Associate. Denise graduated Cum Laude from the College of Charleston with her BA in Anthropology in 2010. Denise’s nonprofit career path began in high school with an internship at the Jan Peek House in Peekskill, NY. After graduating college, Denise worked at the Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless, Inc. and then at the Food Bank for Westchester as the Programs Services Coordinator, where she oversaw a network of over 150 feeding agencies & managed the Senior Grocery feeding program. During her time at the Food Bank, Denise received a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Fordham University. Denise is also an active archaeologist, teaching at a field school in Northwest Belize, Central America when she can. A native of Croton-on-Hudson, Denise currently resides in the Bronx.
Erica joined WCA in April 2016 to advance the Gathering Policy Solutions for Kids (GPS4KIDS) Collective Impact Initiative. She has over ten years of non-profit and corporate leadership training and development experience. Prior to joining WCA, Erica was the Youth Leadership Development Associate at the CDF-New York office. She was profiled as a Champion for Change for Children by the Children’s Defense Fund during the organization’s 40th Anniversary (2013). She has also worked as a Training & Community Outreach Manager in the restaurant industry. Erica received a B.A in Political Science from Elon University in 2008. During her time at Elon, she represented the Elon Softball Team as a 2006 Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar. She currently serves on the President’s Athletic Advisory Council at Elon University and was a 2015 Elon Top 10 Under 10 Award honoree. Erica was raised in New Rochelle and currently lives in Mount Vernon. Erica will receive her Masters of Public Administration at New York University Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service in May 2016.
Jordana joined WCA in June 2017 as the Program and Policy Associate. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker registered in New York State and has been involved in the nonprofit sector for over 6 years . Jordana graduated from Florida State University with a BSW in 2013 and received her MSW from Fordham University in 2015. Prior to graduating from FSU, Jordana interned for the Florida Office of the State Attorney‘s 17th Judicial Circuit in Broward County, Florida as a Victim Advocate for domestic violence survivors. During her graduate program in NYC, she interned at Young Audiences New York as the Leadership and Programming MSW Intern, assisting with the organization’s strategic direction efforts. After receiving her MSW, she served as Program Manager at Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, an organization providing educational and career programs to youth in New York and San Francisco. A South Florida native, Jordana currently resides in Mamaroneck.
Ilana joined WCA in September 2017 as the Development and Administrative Assistant. In 2005, Ilana graduated from the State University of New York at Oneonta with her Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Studies. After graduating college, Ilana worked for the Family Program in Valhalla, NY providing support to social workers and psychologists. Ilana also worked as the General Assistant for USTA Eastern where she was heavily involved in their marketing, event planning and fundraising. In addition, Ilana was a competitive gymnast growing up and was the head coach of a gymnastics team in Scarsdale where she was able to work with children of all ages, while passing along her knowledge and love for the sport. Ilana currently resides in White Plains.