Join us virtually for the
Leadership Westchester Class of 2020
Graduation + Alumna of Year Award Presentation
When: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 11AM
Where: Over live-streamed video (Facebook)
The livestream of the 2020 Leadership Westchester graduation event is open to public. Due to maintaining best social distancing practices, the in-person ceremony has been limited to only members of the graduating class
. Although we would very much like to see you in person, everyone’s safety is our priority. Therefore, we are inviting fellow LW alumni, as well as all family, friends and colleagues of the graduating class to tune in virtually -- and join us in celebrating the completion of the gradudates' incredible and rigorous 9-month journey with the type of enthusiasm, love and virtual noise they deserve.
We are also incredibly honored to announce LW Class of 2013 graduate, Karen Cheeks-Lomax, Esq. CEO of My Sisters' Place,
will be presented with the 2020 Alumna of the Year Award as part of this year's ceremony! To learn more about Karen and her many achievements, click here to scroll down to her bio
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Karen Cheeks-Lomax is the Chief Executive Officer of My Sisters’ Place, an organization that has worked since 1978 to end violence in intimate relationships and combat the effects of domestic violence and human trafficking on women, men and children throughout Westchester County, New York. Prior to her appointment as CEO in 2005, she served as General Counsel for the organization. My Sisters’ Place has evolved from a grassroots task force and drop-in center into a cutting edge leader and resource in the field of domestic violence advocacy, residential shelter, legal services, education and prevention. Based on the tenet of taking a holistic approach and addressing the root causes of family violence, MSP is continually expanding in order to effectively respond to the increasing and changing needs of individuals in crisis. As CEO, Karen has been instrumental in influencing policy and legislative changes on behalf of MSP of all survivors.
Karen has a long and rich history in providing legal services for survivors of domestic violence including a decade as Director of General Litigation at Harlem Legal Services in New York City. Prior to her work in Harlem, she served as an Assistant General Counsel with the Massachusetts Department of Social Services, and also worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Torts Division for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She is a graduate of the City College of New York, and received a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She received her JD degree from Northeastern University School of Law.
Leadership Westchester is supported generously by M&T Bank, SL Green Realty Corp. and Westchester Library System