Newburgh Girl Power Advisory Board Bios

 

Diana Campos, Vice Chair

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Diana Campos has served on the NGP Board for three years and is a longtime Newburgh resident. She has worked as a fundraiser for more than 18 years, raising money for both large national health organizations as well as small community based non-profits. Diana has a wealth of knowledge and experience in operating after school programs for inner-city youth, as well as organizational development, planning and administration. Diana was the Co-President of the Association of Development Officers and is currently a Board member of Association of Fundraising Professionals – Westchester Chapter.


Keffion Mensah, Treasurer

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Keffion Mensah has been a resident of Newburgh since 2003 and a Girl Power Board member since 2011. She has worked in Finance, Technology and Business Administration for 13+ years and has recently entered the healthcare industry. She holds Bachelor degrees in Management Information Systems and Nursing. Keffion is an active volunteer in Newburgh who stresses the importance of providing a solid foundation for its youth.


Annette Marzan, Board Member

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Annette Marzan is the Outreach Coordinator and Bilingual Health Educator for Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley where she has been employed for 20 years. Annette began her work with Planned Parenthood as a Bilingual Case Aide working with Pregnant and Parenting teenage moms in Orange County. She attended SUNY Empire where she received a BS in Human Services Administration and was promoted to her current position. Annette served as the Chairman of the Board for the Newburgh Girl Power Program from 2010 through 2015 at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Newburgh. Annette is also a member of several coalitions throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley area where she advocates for the Latino Community and oversees the Poughkeepsie Healthy Latino Task Force which was formed through a Diversity Initiative by Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley in May 2014.


Lana Williams-Scott, Board Member

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Lana Williams-Scott from St. George’s, Grenada has been a Board member since 2010 and has been involved in many youth empowerment programs such as the Girl Guides and the St. George’s Anglican Youth Movement. Upon migrating to the US she obtained a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from SUNY New Paltz. Currently she is an Outreach Coordinator for Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley. She also serves as Program Director for Voices of Hope Children’s Choir and serving on the board of the St. George’s Episcopal Vestry. She resides in Marlboro with her Husband Andre and sons Chandler and Christian.


Lucille Trachte, Board Member

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A native of Newburgh, Lucille Trachte graduated from SUNY New Paltz in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Journalism minor. She went on to graduate from Marist College’s Paralegal Certification Program and worked professionally as a paralegal in both private and corporate sectors for 10 years. Today, Lucille is a New York State Licensed Real Estate Agent, representing buyers and sellers in both residential and commercial transactions. Lucille also works part time as the Administrator at the Mediation Center of Dutchess County and is a Notary Public.


Sister Catherine Walsh, Board Member

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Sister Catherine Walsh, O.P.,Ed.D is a former Professor of Communication Arts at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, N.Y. Sister Catherine has served as the secretary of the Board of Girl Power and previously as the Secretary to the Board of Open Space since 2008. Sister has also been a member of the Boards of Project L.I.F.E., the Newburgh Ministry and the Dominican Sisters Family Health Service. She is a Dominican Sister of Hope having been prioress of the congregation; she now chairs the congregation’s finance committee and serves on the planning committee for the future of the Ossining property.


The Reverend Dustin Trowbridge, Board Member ex-officio

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Fr. Dustin has served as Priest-in-Charge of St. George's Church since 2012. Prior to accepting a call to Newburgh, he worked with bilingual Episcopal churches in New York City, White Plains, and Wilmington, Delaware. Fr. Dustin received his Master of Divinity degree from The General Theological Seminary in New York, and holds master's degrees in Public Administration and in Central Eurasian Studies from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Yale University. Prior to his current clerical vocation, Fr. Dustin taught English as a University Instructor in Istanbul, Turkey, and as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kazakhstan.