❑ Congratulations to WWBA President Amanda K. Rieben on being elevated to Partner at Abrams Fensterman LLP! Amanda practices in the Family and Matrimonial Law department of the firm’s White Plains office.
❑ Congratulations to Lucia Chiocchio and Cindy Kanusher who were honored with the 2023 Women Innovators Award from Westfair Communications on October 26, 2023 at the VIP Country Club in New Rochelle. The award is given to women who have been innovators in various fields, advocate for innovation in their organizations and break barriers by making significant contributions to science, technology, arts and other areas.
❑ Westchester County Executive George Latimer has appointed Lisa M. Denig, Esq., WWBA Board member and Past President, as Commissioner of Human Resources at the Westchester County Department of Human Resources. Lisa has previously served in senior positions within the Office of Court Administration and the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, and as the Chief of Staff to the Putnam County Executive.
❑ On March 2, 2023, the Society of Irish-American Lawyers (SOCIAL) honored Kathleen Donelli, Esq., WWBA Past President and Partner at Goldschmidt & Genovese, LLP, with a Distinguished Achievement Award at its annual GALA. The Hon. Sondra M. Miller gave eloquent and meaningful introductory remarks about her mentoring relationship and bond with Kathleen, and the Hon. Colleen D. Duffy, Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, presented her with the award. Kathleen gave a rich speech, both educating the audience about Ireland’s history and sharing a personal history of her family and profession.
WWBA President Elizabeth Z. Marcus, and longtime WWBA members Mary F. Kelly, Esq., Past President of both WBASNY and the WWBA, and a founding member of Kelly & Knaplund, and Carla D. Glassman, Esq., a founding member and Of Counsel to Glassman & Brown, LLP, were among those present in support. The WWBA extends heartfelt congratulations to Kathleen on this honor.
SAVE THE DATE
Interview of the Month
An Interview with
by Amanda K. Rieben
Happy New Year! With a new year upon us, we often reflect on the past year and what we are thankful for, and as we so often do, we make new year’s resolutions for the year to come. This year, I want to express my gratitude to the WWBA, its membership, board, and officers and directors for your continued support. I also want to encourage our readership, as one of your new year’s resolutions to help the WWBA increase our membership.
Why? Because the WWBA is one of your local bar associations, comprised of lawyers and judges, who live and/or work in Westchester County that can help connect you with various resources and with other members in the legal community. The WWBA is also currently the second largest chapter of our parent organization, the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (“WBASNY”), which is the largest statewide women’s bar association in the country. Through WBASNY, the WWBA provides its membership with the opportunity to have an influential voice regarding various legislative, judicial and public policy matters at the state level. The WWBA also offers several networking opportunities, legal seminars, Continuing Legal Education programs, social events, including but not limited to the WWBA Holiday Party and Annual Dinner, as well as a robust mentorship program. We also partner with many community providers, to help support the public in both a legal and non-legal capacity.
Renew now and stay part of our dynamic network! Your WWBA membership is June 1 - May 31.