FSW Appoints Lisa Copeland as Board Chair

Port Chester, NY (October 27, 2017) — Family Services of Westchester (FSW) announces the appointment of Lisa Copeland as Chair of the organization’s Board of Directors.

Copeland brings with her an esteemed background in philanthropy, business and education. She is an owner and chair of SRI, a philanthropic services organization, and a director of the Hugh J. Andersen Foundation, both based in Bayport, MN. A former teacher, Copeland taught at the elementary level within the New York City public school system.

“We are extremely fortunate to have the wealth of experience that Lisa brings to her appointment as Board Chair,” stated Susan B. Wayne, President and CEO of FSW.  “Her dedication to our community is evident in her continued support of early education and her innate understanding of philanthropy will serve to enhance our programmatic funding.”

A current resident of Scarsdale, NY, Copeland is an active volunteer within Westchester County. In addition to her commitments to FSW, she is a past President of the Junior League of Central Westchester, a group for which she is currently a member of the Wayside Committee.

“When presented with the opportunity to serve in the capacity of Board Chair, I did not hesitate to accept,” stated Copeland. “FSW is an extraordinary organization and I am looking forward to helping to strengthen its programmatic reach throughout Westchester.

Copeland holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature from Brown University and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from New York University. Her executive role with the Board of Directors commenced July 1 and will be effective for two years, through June 2019.

For more information on Family Services of Westchester, visit www.fsw.org.

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Family Services of Westchester, Inc. (FSW) is a private, not-for-profit agency serving our community since 1954. Headquartered in Port Chester, FSW runs more than 50 social service and mental health programs that reach 30,000 children, teens, adults, and families a year. Programs include adoption and foster care for children; Head Start and Pre-K programs for Westchester’s youngest students; Big Brothers/Big Sisters and other mentoring programs for teens; social support for the elderly; assistance to veterans; and educational and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS. We are licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health to provide comprehensive mental health services at seven Family Centers (Hastings-on-Hudson, Mt. Vernon, Pelham, Port Chester, Sleepy Hollow, White Plains, and Yonkers) and five school-based mental health clinics.