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2024 Leadership Westchester Graduation Ceremony &
Alum of Year Award Presentation to Emily Saltzman!
Join us on Monday, June 17th from 5 - 7 PM at the
Westchester Community College Gateway Center in Valhalla, NY



27th class of Leadership Westchester

Marykate Acquisto, The Quinn Law Firm 

Veronica Bazan, Women's Enterprise Development Center

Dana Belin, Honey Beez Childcare Center

Mary Benjamin, Westchester Parks Foundation

Jonathan Campozano, Neighbors Link

Yin Choy Chen, R2M Realty, Inc.

Jordan Cormier, Youth Shelter Program of Westchester

Juan Diaz, M&T Bank

Jessica Friedlander, Volunteer New York!

Bruce Jackson, Feeding Westchester

Nikhil Jagga, CMIT Solutions

Adam Kintish, M&T Bank 

Tuesday Paige McDonald, City of Peekskill Youth Bureau

Travis Melby, SUNY Westchester Community College

Kara Pacheco, Webster Bank

Victor Parada

Becky Silverstein

Allashia Smith-Harris (Allie), ACT Institute

Andre Thompson 

Robin White, AT&T




Congratulations to the 2024
Leadership Westchester Alumni of the Year


Emily Saltzman, Westchester County Government
Leadership Westchester Class of 2017
Emily Saltzman has served as Deputy Director of Operations for Westchester County government since January 1, 2018, coming into office from day one with County Executive George Latimer. In this role, Saltzman works with the Director of Operations to manage 34 County departments and offices overseeing budgets, senior staffing and programmatic initiatives.
During COVID, Emily and the County Operations team led the local response to this crisis by developing programs, managing the community health response and creating initiatives to assist food pantries, nonprofit organizations, religious institutions and small businesses during this unprecedented crisis. Saltzman has led an ongoing internal review of nonprofit contracting practices and works closely with Nonprofit Westchester, the Westchester Women’s Agenda, the Westchester County Association and other key stakeholders in the County.
A graduate of Dartmouth College with a Master’s in Public Administration from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, Saltzman began her career in Washington, D.C. and has served as Director of Community Affairs for Governor Andrew Cuomo and in roles at the NYC Council, the administration of Governor Mario M. Cuomo, and NYS Homes and Community Renewal.
A proud 2017 Leadership Westchester graduate, Saltzman and her family have lived in Westchester County since 2000.




Volunteer New York!'s nine-month Leadership Westchester program is designed to sharpen effective leadership skills and provide you with the clarity to define and achieve your personal and professional goals.
The application period for the Leadership Westchester Class of 2025 is currently open. Please reach out to connect with an alum of the program if you have any questions. Inspired by these amazing leaders? This could very well be YOU celebrating your nine-month leadership journey.
All community members welcome.



Leadership Westchester is supported generously by M&T Bank and The Westchester Library System