Nyack College and County Recognize Leadership Rockland

New City, NY – Leadership Rockland is proud to announce that it has been selected by Nyack College to receive a Social Justice Award at the Nyack College’s Annual Social Justice Day Luncheon on Friday, January 17, 2014 at the Nyack Seaport starting at 12:30pm.

“This is a wonderful acknowledgement of Leadership Rockland’s efforts to educate emerging leaders about the challenges and rewards we face living in such a diverse community as Rockland County,” stated Jan Degenshein, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

The County of Rockland also recognized Leadership Rockland on December 1, 2013 with a Proclamation by former County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef, declaring the third Thursday of every January as Leadership Rockland Day. Leadership Rockland, which holds monthly sessions for a ten-month period, is a valued resource for our community. Program Coordinators are tasked to provide an experience focused on the many facets of the County. Participants are engaged and challenged to examine the issues, and seek solutions.

About Leadership Rockland, Inc.
Leadership Rockland offers existing and emerging leaders an educational experience focused on the infrastructure of Rockland County, New York – presented by leaders in government, business and non-profit sectors. With 600 graduates over a 25-year span, the program consists of 11 daylong sessions over a 10-month period, and engages and challenges its participants to examine issues and seek solutions. To learn more or to apply, visit www.leadershiprockland.org.


2014 Social Justice Award Recipient

Leadership Rockland is a recipient of Nyack College’s 2014 Social Justice Award. The award will be presented at a luncheon on Friday, January 17 at 12:30 PM at the Nyack Seaport, 21 Burd Street, Nyack NY 10960.

A Rockland County entrepreneur, Maria Luisa Whittingham, owner of Maria Luisa Boutique and ML Gifts & Accessories, both in downtown Nyack, will also receive a Social Justice Award. Maria is also a graduate of the Leadership Rockland Program.

For more information, contact Earl Miller, executive director of community relations at Nyack College at Earl.Miller@nyack.edu or by phone at 845.675.4791. For reservations, contact Nancy Gates at 845.675.4431.

Leadership Rockland Alumni Take New Positions

Congratulations is extended to the following Leadership Rockland Alumni on their new positions:

  • Lizanne Fiorentino (Class of 2006) has been elected as the new Board President for the Hi-Tor Animal Care Center
  • Alden Wolfe, Esq. (Class of 2004) has been selected as the Rockland County Legislature’s new Chairman