Annual Meeting 2014 Highlights
The Arc of Westchester Annual Meeting was held on June 10th at Arc of Westchester’s Gleeson-Israel Gateway Center at 265 Saw Mill River Road in Hawthorne. The event began at 6:00 pm with a reception followed by a business meeting and award presentations. It was a special evening for the entire community. Over 100 individuals including chapter members, invited guests, self-advocates, staff and board members attended.
Marc Brandt, Executive Director NYSARC, Inc., gave the keynote address. He spoke of our 65 years of achievements and what changes will shape our future. Joan Volpe, Regional Director OPWDD, also shared information about new processes for families obtaining services.
The Arc of Westchester appointed Bernard A. Krooks, Esq. as new President of the Board of Directors. Krooks is a founding partner of Littman Krooks LLP, with offices in New York City, White Plains and Fishkill and is the Chair of its Elder Law and Special Needs Department. He is a nationally prominent expert in all aspects of estate planning, elder law, and special needs planning. He has been chosen among The Best Lawyers in America®, the definitive guide to legal excellence, in the field of Elder Law and Trusts and Estates for each of the last seven years. He has also been recognized as a “New York Super Lawyer” since 2006.