Joining SCAN’s Board are Sarah JJ Caffey and Rahesha Harrison. Both are recent graduates of the New York Junior League’s Nonprofit Boards Clearinghouse program.
“We are honored to have Sarah and Rahesha elected to the Board,” said Vincent DeGiaimo, who was elected President of SCAN’s Board of Directors in early 2014.“SCAN never been in a better position to address the critical needs of the children and families we serve, and this is an exciting time for these two committed individuals to help us build the agency’s programming and support.”
Ms. Caffey is an ecommerce strategy consultant with Firebrand Group, a boutique multi-disciplinary brand engagement consultancy. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology at American University and her Master of Science in Luxury Management at the International University of Monaco. Ms. Caffey is an active volunteer with the New York Junior League, and a member of the Whitney Contemporaries.
Ms. Harrison, who holds a Masters Degree from Fordham University in Educational Leadership, and a Bachelors of Arts Degree from North Carolina Central University, is the founding Principal of Frederick Douglass Academy III, an NYC public high school located in The Bronx, NY, where she has served for ten years. Over the past 20 years she has received some noteworthy attention for her work in education: the Association of Black School Educators of New York honored Ms. Harrison as the “Educator of the Year” in 2013, and she was recently named a “Hometown Hero” by the NY Daily News.
Ms. Caffey and Ms. Harrison are both recent graduates of the New York Junior League’s Nonprofit Boards Clearinghouse program, which, since 1991, has trained over 1,000 women and men to become effective board members, and introduces them to NYC-based nonprofits through a placement process.
Lew Zuchman, SCAN’s Executive Director, noted that, “This wonderful program is just one of the many ways that the Junior League continues to partner with and support SCAN. SCAN and the Junior League have worked together for more than 10 years, and I continue to be impressed with the commitment and energy of their volunteers.”