2019 CAREERS 32nd Anniversary Celebration

Sponsors and Award Recipients

Premier Sponsor

Major Sponsor

Pepsico Enable Curry

Contributing Sponsors

Westchester Bank Premier
Croonquist Contemporary Care

The Beehive

James Quinn Painting


Karen Brown


The Kitson Law Firm


Special Awards

Barbara Cutri

Barbara Cutri receives the Employer of the Year Award from CAREERS client Kate Warren and Employment Specialist Toni Dillon.

Rossanna Velazquez, ShopRite

Rossanna Velazquez, Manager of ShopRite, Thornwood, receives the Supervisor of the Year Award from Danielle Nardi and Employment Specialist Allison Scorca.

Sheila Durkin, a CAREERS client for 29 years who has worked at Over the Rainbow Learning Center for 17 years, receives the Employee of the Year Award from CAREERS Kim Flynn. 

Ralph Simpson and Pastor Garvey

Ralph Simpson, center, receives a Personal Achievement Award and Pastor Nicole Garvey, (right), The Outstanding Advocate Award from CAREERS Jennifer Retacco.

Tom Adimari

Tom Adimari receives his Personal Achievement Award from his Employment Specialist Lynn Newman.

Jennifer Grudnowski

Jennifer Grudnowski of Pro Bono Partnership receives the Outstanding Professional Support Award from Eileen Morra.

Kevin Ross

CAREERS Board President Kevin Ross receives an Outstanding Program Support Award from S & H employee Lyle Davidson and CAREERS Allison Scorca.

Joe Morvillo

Joe Morvillo, St. Patrick’s Church, receives his Personal Achievement Award from his Employment Specialist Kim Flynn.

Ricky Granata

Ricky Granata of McDonalds in Carmel receives the Outstanding Program Support Award from CAREERS Rebecca Appleyard.

Lorraine Seckendorf

Lorraine Seckendorf from New York Sports Club receives an Outstanding Program Support Award from CAREERS Kim Flynn.

Barbara Circle, CVS

Barbara Circle of CVS, left, receives an Outstanding Program Support Award from Victoria Faley and CAREERS Marielena Behnken.

Wendell Vlachos

Wendell Vlachos is honored for his successful years of service after retiring from Target. Employment Specialist Rebecca Appleyard presents Wendell with his Award.

Lee Canfield

CAREERS client Nicole Flynn and Employment Specialist Kim Flynn present Lee Canfield of Kidz Country of Putnam with an Outstanding Co-Worker Award.

Katelyn Wilson, Microsoft

Mandy Nutter from the Microsoft Store in Danbury, second from right, and Katelyn Wilson, third from left, accept the Educational Enrichment Award (from left),  CAREERS staff Tanya Morton, AIM participants Victoria Faley and Doug Cuzzi and Glen Morrice, right.

Jeffrey Lindenbaum

Jeffrey Lindenbaum of Collen Intellectual Property Law receives an Outstanding Professional Support Award from James McDougal.

Marianne Forcelli

Marianne Forcelli receives the Outstanding Coworker Award from Michael Moreirra, and his Employment Specialist Toni Dillon.

Jeanette Mosquera

Jeanette Mosquera of the Westchester County Department of Corrections receives the Outstanding Co-Worker Award from Warren Forbes and CAREERS Allegra Palevich.

Lisa Bernardo

CAREERS Lynn Newman presents Lisa Bernardo with a 2019 Retiree Award.

Awards of Appreciation

Special thanks to our Corporate and Foundation Supporters!

Tina Cornish-Lauria presents Tob Gabriel of United Way of Westchester and Putnam with An Award of Appreciation. 

Deborah Smith Wells Fargo Foundation

Deborah Smith of Wells Fargo Foundation receives an Award of Appreciation from CAREERS Executive Director Tina Cornish-Lauria.

Aegon Transamerica

Michael C. Graham


Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation

Overbrook Foundation

Glenn Ritch