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Family Ties is proud to be one of the few independent, family-run organizations in New York State and the only one in Westchester County. Our passionate and dynamic board and staff reflect the rich diversity of our County and our ongoing commitment to mobilizing the voices of family members to impact systems for the better.


Board of Directors


Myra Alfreds
Consultant to SAMHSA/CMHS,
Former Director of Children’s Mental Health Services, Westchester County Department of Social Services


Vice President

Carol Feldman
Former Director of Pupil Services,
New Rochelle School District



Sharon Eason, CPA, CGMA
President, ADG Accounting, Inc.



Ann Spindel
Educational Consultant,
The Scarsdale Group



Gloria Basem
Former Chief People Officer, Media Math

Cheryl Burton, DSW, LCSW-R
Chief Executive Officer, Cheryl A. Burton Consulting; Psychotherapist, Private Practice; Coach, Trainer, and Speaker, The John Maxwell Team

Wendy L. Hufford
Vice President, US Litigation, Risk Management and Human Resources, Boehringer Ingelheim

Bob Mannis
Former Chief Counsel, Mergers and Acquisitions Worldwide, Pitney Bowes, Inc.

Edward Zaremba
Founder and CEO, Citinet Solutions, LLC

Executive Staff

Kerry Whelan-Megley, MS LMSW
Executive Director

Lisa Shaw
Director of Finance

Basia Kinglake, LMSW
Clinical Director

Madeline Lombardi
Director of Administrative Services

Tamara Fertko, MS Ed.
Director of Program Development

Carol Armas
Director of Contracts and Grant Management

Patricia Killeen, MSW, MPA
Program Administrator, Every Kid Counts

Resource Center & Program Staff

Aro Edwers
Site Manager, Mount Vernon

Norma Savage
Site Manager, Ossining

Alephia Acciaro
Site Manager, Peekskill

Kaveen Bartlett, MSW
Site Manager, Yonkers

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