WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Westchester Jewish Community Services has named Amy Siniscalchi of Cortland Manor its new assistant executive director of children, youth and family services.
Siniscalchi will oversee a network of programs serving 7,000 Westchester children from preschool through late adolescence. These initiatives cover various fields such as early literacy and violence prevention as well as services for pregnant and parenting teens.
Siniscalchi was former chief program officer at My Sisters’ Place, where she managed the agency’s shelters, along with counseling and outreach training programs.
“We’re delighted to welcome Amy to WJCS,” said Bernie Kimberg, chief operating officer of WJCS. Her expertise in children and family services and her experience in Westchester’s non-profit sector will be major assets to our agency.”
Siniscalchi has worked for nearly 17 years in the areas of domestic violence and child abuse.
During her tenure at My Sisters’ Place, she helped expand the agency’s programming for children, co-founded the Westchester County Anti-Trafficking Task Force and launched a pet safety project in collaboration with the SPCA of Westchester.
She has worked with other nonprofit agencies in the New York metropolitan area, including Sanctuary for Families, New York Association for New Americans and Safe Horizon.
In addition, she served as a vice president and board member for the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Vassar College and a master’s degree in social work from Hunter College.
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