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Joan Grangenois-Thomas

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Joan Grangenois-Thomas has a long history running successful PR and community engagement campaigns for progressive nonprofits and socially conscious businesses. She also volunteers with several community organizations in Westchester County. She cares passionately about equal opportunity, social justice and doing what's right bringing her to serve as president of the Port Chester NAACP.

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  1. White Plains YWCA Tackles 'Difficult' Workplace Conversation

    White Plains YWCA Tackles 'Difficult' Workplace Conversation

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- More than 90 people attended "Unconscious Bias: A Conversation About Race in the Workplace," organized by the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester, as part of their "Stand Against Racism" initiative. The event, co-sponsored by MasterCard, included panelists Dr. Mona Lau, psychologist and adjunct professor at Manhattanville College; Donna ...

  2. Westchester Children's Association, Clergy Join Push For Raise The Age

    Westchester Children's Association, Clergy Join Push For Raise The Age

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Westchester area clergy joined a growing chorus of faith leaders from other parts of the state when they released a letter of support for Raise the Age legislation. Over 35 clergy members signed onto the letter that will be delivered to Governor Cuomo, Majority Leader Flanagan and Speaker Heastie. Westchester Children’s Association (WCA) organized a press ...

  3. Schoolhouse Theater Performance Benefits Hope's Door, My Sister's Place

    Schoolhouse Theater Performance Benefits Hope's Door, My Sister's Place

    CROTON FALLS, N.Y. -- Playwright and performer Susan Gordon-Clark will perform "Red Flags: An Anatomy of an Abusive Relationship" at The Schoolhouse Theater on Sunday, May 15."Red Flags: An Anatomy of an Abusive Relationship" tells how Gordon-Clark's survived a perfect love turning into a relationship of physical and psychological abuse and regained safety and ...

  4. Ossining Supervisor, Sleepy Hollow Police Chief Attend Phelps Breakfast

    Ossining Supervisor, Sleepy Hollow Police Chief Attend Phelps Breakfast

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Ossining Town Supervisor Dana Levenberg and Sleepy Hollow Police Chief Gregory Camp recently attended Phelps Hospital Center's Community Breakfast. Daniel Blum, Phelps' president and chief executive officer, discussed the hospital's changes with Levengerg and Camp.The event took place at the Doubletree Tarrytown and was the hospital's second Community Breakfast. 

  5. Phelps Memorial Hospital Gets New System For Faster Lung Cancer Detection

    Phelps Memorial Hospital Gets New System For Faster Lung Cancer Detection

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow has announced the acquisition and first use of the SPiN Thoracic Navigation System to offer patients faster diagnoses for the detection of lung cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths, killing more Americans each year than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined. According to the ...

  6. Schoolhouse Theatre In Croton Falls Premieres 'How To Bury A Saint'

    Schoolhouse Theatre In Croton Falls Premieres 'How To Bury A Saint'

    CROTON FALLS, NY – The world premiere of "How to Bury a Saint," will come to The Schoolhouse Theater June 2 through 19. The play was written by Janice Maffei and directed by Schoolhouse Artistic Director Bram Lewis. "How to Bury a Saint" is a contemporary fictional “dramedy” set in Mahopac that tells the story of three generations of the Colasuanno family, ...

  7. Westchester Women's Hall Of Fame Inducts State Sen. Stewart-Cousins

    Westchester Women's Hall Of Fame Inducts State Sen. Stewart-Cousins

    YONKERS, N.Y. -- State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins will be inducted into The Westchester Women’s Hall of Fame during the Westchester Women’s Research and Education Fund 7th annual "In The Company of Women" luncheon on Friday, May 6, in Tarrytown.The non-profit organization promotes equality and justice for women in Westchester County through training, advocacy and recognition ...

  8. Mount Kisco Resident Receives Volunteer Award

    Mount Kisco Resident Receives Volunteer Award

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- The nonprofit group Neighbors Link Northern Westchester recently recognized Mt. Kisco resident, Maria Isobel Lopez, with its Mary Weiss Volunteer Spirit Award. Lopez is one of just two volunteers in the county to receive the award, which is given each year in April, National Volunteer Month. Lopez began her association with Neighbors Link as a participant in ...

  9. Chappaqua Teen Receives Youth Leadership Award

    Chappaqua Teen Receives Youth Leadership Award

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- The nonprofit group Neighbors Link Northern Westchester recently recognized Chappaqua teen, Jake Klein, with its Agnes Hassell Youth Leadership Award. The son of Norma and Bruce Klein, Jake has volunteered for four years with Neighbors Link, which gives its youth leadership recognition each year in April, National Volunteer Month. “Jake was the youngest person ever to ...

  10. Cortlandt Resident Joaquim Mendes Receives Outstanding Volunteer Award

    Cortlandt Resident Joaquim Mendes Receives Outstanding Volunteer Award

    CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- The nonprofit group Neighbors Link Northern Westchester recently recognized Cortland Manor resident, Joaquim Mendes, with its Outstanding Volunteer Award.Mendes, a professor who is retired from Westchester Community College, has volunteered for 10 years with Neighbors Link, which gives its recognitions each year in April, National Volunteer Month."Joaquim ...

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