01 Dec Welcoming Two New Members to our National Board of Directors

screen-shot-2016-12-01-at-11-16-44-amThe National Organization of Italian American Women is pleased to announce two new members of our National Board of Directors.

Donna Chirico, Ed.D. and Donna Corrado, Ph.D., LCSW have demonstrated impressive leadership and commitment to their communities.

They join a group of Italian American leaders on NOIAW’s National Board with a vast range of accomplishments. To read more about our National Board, please click here.

Donna Chirico, Ed.D., is Professor of Psychology and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at York College/CUNY, where she established the York College Women’s Center as a permanent space on the campus to offer programming and assistance.

Dr. Chirico serves on the Executive Committee of the Italian American Studies Association, is Chair of the Italian American Faculty Staff Advisory Council of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, and is president of the American arm of the Italian Language Inter-Cultural Alliance (ILICA.)

Dr. Chirico received her undergraduate degree in psychology from The City University of New York, a masters in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University, and a doctorate in Religion and Education from Teachers College at Columbia University.

Donna Corrado, Ph.D., LCSW has dedicated her career to expanding and improving social services for NYC’s most vulnerable residents. She is Commissioner of the NYC Department for the Aging, the lead Mayoral agency addressing public policy and service issues for NYC’s 1.7 million older residents.

Previously, Dr. Corrado was was Executive Director of Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services – Brooklyn and Queens. She holds PhD and MA degrees in Social Welfare from the Graduate Center of CUNY, an MSW from Stony Brook University and a BA from St. Joseph’s College.

Dr. Corrado completed the Executive Program of Columbia Business School Institute for Non Profit Management and was named a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine in 2005. She is the recipient of numerous honors and prestigious awards for her leadership and humanitarian efforts.

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