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A life-long native of Peekskill, my roots in Peekskill run deep. My three siblings and I were raised on Orchard St. just two blocks from where my father grew up on Highland Ave. I graduated from the Assumption School and Mary Immaculate H.S. and attended the School of Visual Arts in New York before embarking on a successful 25-year career as a graphic designer and small business owner. Returning to Fordham University in 2002, I changed careers, earned a Master’s degree and launched my current career as a clinical social worker. Until recently, I worked as Director of the Women’s Center for a large social services agency in the Bronx, which provided clinical services to women struggling with substance abuse, domestic violence, mental illness and other challenges.
I believe in a bright future for Peekskill and all its residents. As a homeowner and taxpayer, I have a strong vested interest in Peekskill moving forward in a positive direction while keeping our budget under tight control.
Diversity and inclusion make us strong and any plan for the future must include everyone. I also believe in the power of community service. Promoting education and the arts while creating a cohesive and supportive community are very important goals of mine. I want to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.
It is a true honor to have been elected your councilperson. I will try my best to live up to your expectations.