Staff

Clare Murray, Executive Director

Clare came to the Center as the  Assistant Director, in 2010. She advanced to Executive Directory in 2016. Clare is a native of England, where she earned a degree in physiotherapy.  She worked as a physiotherapist in Great Britain and Canada for 22 years as a clinician, manager, and clinical instructor at the University of Toronto.  Upon moving to the United States and settling in Bedford Hills, Clare managed a retail and wholesale clothing import  business.  Clare utilizes her skills in business and health care to enhance the quality of life of others.  "My heart has always been in human services," she says.

 Doreen Gadigian, Assistant Director - Operations

Doreen has been a Somers resident for the past 18 years. She lives with her husband and three sons. Doreen holds a Master degree in special education and taught for the past 30 years. She became a volunteer at the Community Center in 2010 and received the volunteer of the year award in 2014. Doreen is passionate about helping others and believes "We can help those in need, one person at the time".
 
 
Noya Guerrero, Assistant Director - Client Services
 
Before immigrating in 1990 to the United States, where she joined her architect husband, Noya studied business administration in her native Ecuador. She is bilingual and became an American citizen in 2001. When she first arrived in the US, she worked as a housekeeper and babysitter.  Noya understands the travails of a new immigrant and dealing with difficult times. She applies this sensitivity to her everyday work counseling clients. For her part, the best aspect of working with the Community Center clients is "helping people with real problems who still manage to smile every day. They help me be a better person." Noya's work at the Community Center has been a family affair, as she has recruited her three teenage sons to volunteer regularly. She says it helps her children to "keep in touch with the real world." 
 
 
Lisa Brotmann, Development & Communications Manager
 
Lisa Brotmann joined the Community Center in the spring of 2017. She has worked for 20+ years as a graphic designer and most recently at several local non-profits doing everything from marketing to event coordinating. Born and raised in Syracuse, NY, she attended college at SUNY-Binghamton and moved to Westchester County after graduation. Lisa has been living in Pound Ridge for 15 years with her husband and two teenage children. Lisa is excited to be a part of the Center's team and to help with our mission!

 

Celeste Potash, Program Manager
 
Celeste worked for over twenty five years in the publishing sector working both in editorial and design for books and magazines. Before she moved to Katonah, she worked for a privately held company helping to create textbooks and educational products. In 1996, she started her own book packaging  business with a partner. While working from home, she volunteered in the schools and at the Community Center.  She has had the pleasure of residing in Katonah for over 18 years.