Congratulations to several of our staff members and our organization on being recognized for their tireless efforts on behalf of our community!

CEO Barbara Finkelstein named one of Hudson Valley Magazine's 2016 Women in Business

Barbara Finkelstein oversees every aspect of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV). Since she became Executive Director in 1995 and later CEO, LSHV has increased its operating budget by almost 650%, to $15 million, and has grown the staff to a size of 130 in eight offices in seven counties. Barbara is the first woman to lead the organization. Barbara’s accomplishments on behalf of LSHV are many. Motivated by a desire to make justice a promise for every member of society, she has created partnerships with governments, community-based organizations, and law schools to ensure solutions to the problems facing the low-income population that LSHV serves. With the organization's 50th anniversary coming up in 2017, she has positioned LSHV to continue making a difference in our communities for decades to come. Barbara will be recognized on December 8 at Villa Borghese in Wappingers Falls.

Congratulations on this great honor, Barbara!

CFO Myra Loewenstein Honored as CFO of the Year Finalist, Westfair Communications

LSHV's CEO, Myra Loewenstein, was recognized for her expertise overseeing our non-profit organization's administrative and financial systems, information technology (IT), human resources (HR), and physical infrastructure. Her efforts managing a $15 million budget derived from a diverse income stream including federal, state, county, municipal and private sources, as well as her involvement in strategic planning and compliance issues, has played a key role in LSHV's 25% growth this past year. Myra was recognized on Wednesday, Oct 5th at The Whitby Castle in Rye.

Thank you and congratulations, Myra!

(Seated L-R): Sarah Maida, Rachel Simons, Rachel Chazin Halperin, Adam Markovics, (Standing L-R): Loretta Spence, James Bryant, Luz Ledezma, Sandra Dos Santos, and Gillian Menza.

LSHV received Family Justice Center Award from Safe Homes of Orange County 

Safe Homes of Orange County, one of our many nonprofit partners, is dedicated to providing comprehensive support services for individuals and families affected by domestic violence. LSHV works with survivors of domestic violence in civil legal proceedings in local family courts, including family offense, custody, visitation, child support and divorce proceedings. In 2015, LSHV handled 2,061 cases that involved domestic violence throughout our service area, and handled cases for 1,503 clients who identified as survivors of domestic violence. Safe Homes recognized LSHV with its Family Justice Center Award at the Safe Homes' 30th Anniversary Celebration of Hope Gala on Friday, Oct 21st at Anthony’s Pier 9, New Windsor.
Barbara Finkelstein
Cynthia Knox

CEO Barbara Finkelstein and Director of Special Projects Cynthia Knox honored at the White Plains Hispanic Festival

Barbara and Cynthia were honored for the support and dedication they have provided over the years to the Latino community. They were honored at the 16th Annual Celebration of Hispanic Heritage on Sunday, September 18 at East View Middle School in White Plains.

Congratulations, Cynthia and Barbara!
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