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White Plains Residents Elected To YMCA Board

Geraldine Brown
Geraldine Brown Photo Credit: Contributed
David E. Chong
David E. Chong Photo Credit: Contributed
Eli Gordon
Eli Gordon Photo Credit: Contributed
Mark Iannucci
Mark Iannucci Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y.  – Cynthia Rubino, president and chief executive officer of the YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester announced the election of new members to the board of governors.

Geraldine (Geri) Brown is a self-employed marketing and management consultant with 20 years experience in the retail and shopping center industries. Brown has covered many markets throughout the nation as director of marketing, regional vice president, vice president and marketing consultant in the commercial marketing field, most recently at Ridge Hill in Yonkers.

A Westchester native, Brown is a graduate of Berkeley College with an associate's degree in fashion marketing and retail management and was named Alumni of the Year in 1989 and 2001.She volunteers as a religious instructor at Our Lady of Fatima in Scarsdale and The Children’s Village and Brilla College prep Public Charter School in the Bronx.

David E. Chong, a resident of White Plains, is the public safety commissioner of the City of White Plains. He is in charge of overall operations for the largest department of the city of White Plains and reporting to him are the city police, fire, EMS and 911 Services.

Chong holds an associate’s degree in business marketing and finance from Queensborough Community College, a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from John Jay College and a master's degree in public administration from Marist College. He has received more than 119 awards and medals and was honored with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security 2007 Excellence in Leadership award.

Eli Gordon, a resident of White Plains, has more than 20 years experience in non-profit management. He is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering,

Gordon has developed highly successful fundraising programs and special events to support non-profits and has a proven track record in interactions with major corporations to acquire multi-year sponsorships. He is the former development director of Food Bank for Westchester and the executive officer of the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce. He has served as an officer and member on several non-profit boards such as Kids Express, Literacy Volunteers of Dutchess County and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic.

Mark Iannucci of Croton-On-Hudson is a recently retired battalion chief of the City of Yonkers Fire Department, where he managed the operations of the city’s 455 member force. As a community leader, Iannucci has been on the board of the Yorktown Republican Town Committee, and on the board of Half Moon Bay condominium. He has coached baseball and football for the Yorktown Athletic Club and Junior Varsity Football at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains. He is a regular volunteer for Hopes Door, The Center for Safety and Change, The Hillside Outreach Organization, The Food Bank for Westchester and The YWCA of Greenwich, Conn.

“We are delighted to welcome these four talented and respected members of our community to the Association board,” Rubino said.

For more information about the YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester, contact Anne Ring, director of fund development and communications at 914-949-8030, ext. 221 or visit its website .

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