Staff

Clare Murray, Executive Director

Clare Murray is the Executive Director of the Community Center of Northern Westchester. She has held this position since 2016 prior to which she served as the Assistant Director for Operations at the Community Center from 2009. She has worked continuously to develop the organization which provides vital services to families and individuals struggling in our community and to meet their needs in the best possible way.  Providing support to 2,000 families annually with food and clothing, programs to develop job skills and enhance education, the Community Center strives to improve economic stability for all who seek help.

Clare was born and raised on the south coast of England and trained as a physical therapist at the Bath School of Physiotherapy, graduating in 1984. She moved to Toronto, Canada in 1986, where she practiced as a physical therapist in a variety of settings ranging from emergency rooms to palliative care units to home care. She also lectured at the University of Toronto as a Clinical Instructor.  Upon moving to the United States in 2001 and settling in Bedford Hills with her husband and two young daughters, Clare managed a retail and wholesale clothing import business to support women artisans in South America and brings her skills in both business and health care to her non-profit work at the Community Center..

 Nicole Sorgi, Operations Manager

Nicole Sorgi joined the Community Center as Operations Manager on January 28th. She has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry focusing mostly on hotel openings and event operations. After graduating from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in psychology Nicole moved to Manhattan where she lived for many years. Prior to the Community Center she led volunteer committees for A New Chance Animal Rescue and was Director of Events for hotels in NYC such as Hotel Eventi, the Gansevoort, and the Royalton. Nicole lives in Katonah with her husband, twin teenage boys, and their two dogs. As an ongoing supporter of the Center Nicole is now thrilled to be a part of the team!  
 
Noya Guerrero, Client Services Manager
 
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 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 over 18 years with her husband and two grown 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.
 
 

Cynthia Nieto, Program Associate

Cynthia joined the Community Center in the summer of 2019 as our Program Associate. She is bilingual with a degree in business administration and spent 15 years working in accounting. Prior to joining the CCNW staff, Cynthia was already a part of the team having volunteered at the Center for over 5 years. Helping with the distribution of food and clothing to our local families on Saturday mornings she witnessed the great need in our community and is pleased to be working with us to further support our programs. Cynthia lives in Carmel with her husband, 3 children and rescue dog.