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Girls Inc. Westchester is hiring! We are looking for part time staff to join our programming team. We are searching for a Life Skills Facilitator, a STEM Facilitator, and a Site Coordinator! Are you (or do you know someone) who might be interested in working with us?

Send us a note to employment[at]girlsincwestchester.org and we’ll send you the job description so you (or they) can apply.


Catherine Lepone
Catherine Lepone
, Executive Director
Catherine has been working in the nonprofit sector for more than 25 years in a number of leadership capacities. She comes to us directly from Making Headway Foundation, in Chappaqua, NY where she served as their Executive Director. With a BS in Business Administration from the University at Albany, she brings a strong business background to her work in philanthropy. “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” — Dolly Parton





Vanessa Santiago

Vanessa Santiago, Director of Programs
Vanessa Santiago holds a BA from Brooklyn College, CUNY and received her Master’s in Nonprofit Management from The Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, a graduate school of The New School University. With almost 2 decades of youth leadership and program development experience, Vanessa manages all facets of our programs from school based programming to county wide programs and loves to see all programs in action. “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” — Sheryl Sandberg





Heather Apollonio
Heather Apollonio, Development Coordinator

Heather is a development professional and project manager with over fifteen years international and domestic experience in the not-for-profit and private sectors. She has an B.A. (Anthropology) from Syracuse University, and an M.A. (Archaeology) from the University of Cape Town. She started her career as an archaeologist, working in Louisiana, the Caribbean, and South Africa. In 2005, she completed the Association of Development Officer’s Certificate in Fundraising & Board Development, and has worked in a variety of development roles including institutional and annual giving, event planning, and database management. “One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… And, the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” — Eleanor Roosevelt