Lifting Up Westchester’s operations are headed by a full-time Executive Director, Anahaita 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)

George Kontogiannis
Tesser, Ryan & Rochman LLP

Anahaita Kotval, Chief Executive Officer
Lifting Up Westchester

William Malpica Esq.
Martin LLP

Hannah Nelson

Hospital Executive (Retired)

Gina Romanello
Innerspace Electronics Inc.

Walter Simon
Chemist (Retired)

Helen Hamlyn, President
Language Testing International

Donna Drumm Esq., Treasurer

Michael DiNizo
Senior Relationship Manager 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