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Local Leaders With Impact: Panel Discussion
What Motivates Leaders, How Leaders Inspire Others & What That Means For An Engaged Community
Premiered live Tuesday, April 21, 2020
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Please note that due to COVID-19 the 2020 panel discussion was turned into a virtual event this year.



"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." - John Maxwell
Each year Volunteer New York! invites our community to join a morning session with the current participants of Leadership Westchester as they are introduced to several local leaders from different sectors with a deep impact in our community. All are welcome to attend and invite colleagues. This is also the perfect opportunity to learn more about Leadership Westchester and to get information about applying to be part of the next class. If you're interested in learning more about applying, please visit our Leadership Westchester page here.
There is no fee to attend, but advanced registration is required. The 2020 panel was moderated by Melissa Swartz, with welcome greetings from Alisa H. Kesten, Volunteer New York! Executive Director and closing Q&A with David Severance, Leadership Westchester Facilitator.


2020 Panelists


  • Hon. Noam Bramson, Mayor, City of New Rochelle (Leadership Westchester Class of 2015)
  • Sean Pica, Executive Director, Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison
  • Rev. J. Loren Russell, JLR Company (Leadership Westchester Class of 2003)
  • Colonel Mary Lynch Westmoreland, US Army Retired



 9:00 - Virtual panel presentation
10:00 - Q & A
10:20 - Wrap Up

There is no cost but advanced registration is required. 

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 Leadership Westchester is supported generously by M&T Bank, SL Green Realty Corp. and Westchester Library System