Governance

Lifting Up Westchester’s operations are headed by a full-time Chief Executive Officer, Anahaita N. Kotval, and supported by a dedicated team of Program Directors as well as professional and administrative staff. Lifting Up Westchester is governed by a Board of Directors.

Board of Directors  & Affiliations    

Diane Aparisio MSW, Vice-President
Deputy Commisioner
Westchester County Government (Retired)


E. Barbara Wiggins, Secretary
US Army (Retired)


Anahaita N. Kotval, Chief Executive Officer
Lifting Up Westchester

William Malpica Esq.
Martin LLP

Hannah Nelson

Hospital Executive (Retired)

Gina Romanello
Innerspace Electronics Inc.

Larry Ruggieri
Newmark Knight Frank

Walter Simon
Chemist (Retired)

Helen Hamlyn, President
Language Testing International

Michael DiNizo, Treasurer
Capital One Bank

Joseph Gallo
Gallo CPA’s, P.C.

Linda Gallo
Gallo  CPA’s, P.C.

Max Gaujean Esq.
Brown, Gaujean, Kraus & Sastow, PLLC

Carol Schiro Greenwald
Marketing Partners

Despina C. Kartson
Jones Day

George Kontogiannis
Tesser, Ryan & Rochman LLP