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  • 23 Jun 2010 10:39 PM | Anonymous

    The New Haven Register, Wednesday, June 23, 2010

    By Mark Zaretsky, Register Staff

    NEW HAVEN — To say Diane Turner led the United Way of Greater New Haven’s 2009-10 Community Campaign during a challenging time is a bit of an understatement.

    “In case you haven’t heard, it’s tough,” United Way board Chairman Al Smith told over 100 campaign supporters Tuesday night at a reception at the New Haven Country Club to honor Turner and her employer, Yale University, for their commitment to the community.

    The reception also celebrated that in the midst of that tough environment, the campaign was able to raise $5.2 million.

    When Turner, Yale’s associate university librarian for human resources, took the position as United Way campaign chairwoman after being recommended to Smith by Yale Vice President for New Haven and State Affairs Bruce Alexander, “She brought her incredible gifts to the campaign,” Smith said.

    “She opened doors that had not been open before” and “introduced us to new donors,” said Smith, managing partner of the Murtha Cullina law firm. “She helped us raise $5.2 million in an extraordinary fundraising environment.”

    Turner called it “interesting and extremely challenging” to lead the past year’s campaign, but said the end result shows the strength of the community. “We can achieve anything if we work united” and draw upon the community’s resources and knowledge, she said.

    President Richard Levin accepted the United Way’s thanks on behalf of Yale after being introduced by United Way of Greater New Haven President and CEO Jack Healy.

    Healy said that under Levin’s leadership of Yale, “We have seen amazing changes in the city” and its relationship with the university.

    He talked about the many ways Yale helps the city, from the School of Management giving advice to nonprofits, to the School of Law working with groups to help keep homeowners out of foreclosure, to the Yale Home Buyers Program, which gives Yale employees assistance to buy homes in New Haven.

    Levin said that every citizen is in the debt of those who work to make the city a better place. With regard to Yale, he said, “It does make me proud as the head of the university to know that the actual individuals at the university are in the mix” when it comes to making New Haven a better community.

    “It has been a challenge,” said Smith. But “the great thing about the community ... is that those who are able to at all dig a little deeper” during challenging times “because they realize” that those in the most difficult situations have it even harder when times are bad, he said.

  • 24 May 2010 10:59 PM | Anonymous

    Heidi McIntosh has been chosen by the Annie E. Casey Foundation as a member of its prestigious 2010-2011 Children and Family Fellowship Class.  The Casey Foundation, a nationally-renowned child welfar organization, established the fellowship "to increase the pool of leaders with the vision, drive, and ability to create and sustain major system reforms and community initiatives that benefit large numbers of children and families."  Only 18 leaders across the nation were chosen for this honor.  Ms. McIntosh, a Deputy Commissioner for the State of Connecticut Department of Children and Families, has assisted many states, including Connecticut, with improving the quality of child welfare practice.  The 20-month fellowship offers the opportunity for professional development through executive seminars and site visits to learn about innovative agencies and organizations across the country.  In addition, resources to apply effective service delivery models are also offered as part of the fellowship, which will allow Deputy Commissioner McIntosh to focus on specific program improvement initiatives here in Connecticut.

  • 21 May 2010 6:01 PM | Anonymous

    Theta Epsilon Omega Chapter congratulates its members who have graduated or retired in 2010.  All of the graduates and retirees will be officially recognized at the chapter's annual Dinner Dance on Saturday, June 5, 2010.  The Dinner Dance is the chapter's largest fundraiser to support its scholarship and community service programs.  For tickets, please e-mail fundraising@akanewhaven.org

    • Kelly P. Brett, advanced graduate study at the Parsons School of Art and Design in Paris, France
    • Darcey Cobbs-Lomax, Walden University, Masters of Public Health
    • Stacy Risco, University of New Haven, Masters of Business Administration
    • Chereece Smith, Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, Licensed Massage Therapist
    • Althea Norcott, James Hillhouse High School, 38 Years of Service
    • Evelyn  Streater-Frizzle, Yale University, 38 Years of Service
    • Sheila Saunders, Yale University, 26 Years of Service
  • 30 Nov 2009 6:04 PM | Anonymous

    In November of 2009, the Congressional Black Caucus held a forum to examine the critical role of race in our society.  Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean joined several esteemed members of a panel on Capitol Hill to participate in the "Discussion on Race" that was televised on C-SPAN.  Click here to view a segment of the video.

  • 30 Oct 2009 7:14 PM | Anonymous

    Diane Y. Turner is the 2009 United Way of Greater New Haven Campaign Chair.  The United Way previously recognized Ms. Turner as a community champion.  Under her leadership, the Days of Caring Book Drive held annually at Yale University was expanded to include other area colleges and universities, thereby doubling the number of books collected.  Well over 4,000 books have been collected and donated to New Haven Reads and Read to Grow.

  • 01 Oct 2009 7:15 PM | Anonymous

    The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) welcomed Katurah A. Bryant, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, to its board.  NADA conducts training and provides public education about the use of acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for addictions and mental disorders.  Ms. Bryant is a certified Acupuncture Detox Specialist and trainer of the NADA method derived from the Chinese medicine theory of detoxification.

  • 01 Jun 2009 7:07 PM | Anonymous

    Dr. Deborah D. Desir of the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center, appeared on a televised panel entitled, “Women: Maintaining Health and Well-being” on Citizens Television’s 21st Century Conversations.  Click here to read more about what Dr. Desir says about women of color and osteoporosis. 

  • 14 Mar 2009 4:52 PM | Anonymous

    Katurah A. Bryant, LMFT shares her insight on relationships in her article As Is... written for The FLOW. 

  • 03 Mar 2009 3:55 PM | Anonymous

    Krissie Williams publishes her first novel, Adventures in Martyrdom.  To purchase copies of her book, visit http://krissietheauthor.com/

  • 01 Mar 2009 4:01 PM | Anonymous
    The Soros Foundation awards Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean the Justice Advocacy Fellowship.  This fellowship funds outstanding individuals to initiate innovative policy advocacy projects that will have a measurable impact on the United States criminal justice system.

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