Board of Trustees Members
|Hon. John Nonna
Board of Trustees Chair
|Nonna, a former member of the Westchester County Board of Legislators, is a practicing lawyer and managing partner of the New York office of Patton Boggs, a leading national law firm in the areas of public policy, litigation and business law. He has balanced a successful law practice with public service, including various roles in Pleasantville, New York, including mayor. In that position, he led the effort to bring affordable housing to seniors through a public private partnership, facilitated the establishment of the Jacob Burns Film Center, and fostered the revitalization of the Pleasantville business district.He was the chair of the Board of Legislators Legislation Committee, shepherding in the passage of term limits, ethics reform, flood control law and the creation of the charter revision commission through the legislature.|
|Betsy has been a member of the WCC Foundation Board of Directors since 1985. She is a former president of the board as well as a former chair. Betsy is responsible for the development of the Foundation’s Volunteer program, Native Plant Center, and Gateway initiative among many other things. She is a true champion of the college and joined the WCC Board of Trustees in 2009, currently serving as the Vice President. Betsy serves on the Executive, Celebrity Salons, and Governance Committees.|
|Hon. Andrew J. Spano
|Mr. Spano has worked as a teacher, counselor and administrator in both New York City and Westchester County for nearly thirty years. He also helped to establish the United Federation of Teachers in New York City, which seeks to raise educational standards and advocates on behalf of fair working conditions for education professionals.After his educational career, Mr. Spano served as the Westchester County Clerk for four years and then as the Chairman of the Westchester County Democratic Party. In 1998 he was elected Westchester County Executive for three terms. Mr. Spano also served as a member of the Governors SAGE commission and is Vice President of the Board of Managers at the Trump Park Residences in Shrub Oak.|
|Dr. LeRoy Mitchell|
|Dr. LeRoy W. Mitchell obtained his primary and secondary education on the island of Dominica, W. I. After teaching there, both at the primary and secondary levels, he was awarded the Christian Brothers Scholarship to study at Iona College. At Iona, he received a BBA (Magna Cum Laude) in Accounting, and was awarded another scholarship which culminated in the MBA in accounting one year later.While at Iona, he interned with the international accounting firm of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Company (now KPMG). Upon graduation, he accepted a position with another international accounting firm, Ernst & Ernst (now Ernst & Young). There he remained until he was recruited to join the faculty of his alma mater, Iona College. During that time he obtained a Doctorate in Public Administration at the Wagner School of Public Service of New York University. Dr. Mitchell retired in February 2015 as Professor of Accounting at Iona with 41 years of service at the College.Dr. Mitchell is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), and an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP).He is past president of the Estate Planning Council of Westchester County. Dr. Mitchell was the National Chair of the Association of Community College Trustees from 2013-2014, and has held several other positions of leadership in that organization since 2010.His civic and community activities include Treasurer of the Legal Aid Society of Westchester County, Treasurer of the New Rochelle Police Foundation, Secretary of the Industrial Development Agency of the City of New Rochelle, founding member of the New Rochelle Overall Economic Development Corporation, Life Member of NAACP, member of the Government Accounting and Auditing Committee of the New York State Society of CPA’s, and a 13 Year Trustee of Westchester Community College, and treasurer of New York Community College Trustees Association (NYCCT).He holds memberships in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants, Association of Government Accountants, the Calabria Society, Commonwealth of Dominica Improvement Association, and the Dominica Academy of Arts and Sciences.
He is the recipient of the Roth Memorial Award for excellence in Business Administration, the Catholic Accountants’ Guild award for excellence in accountancy at Iona College, and the National Educator Award for the Association of Government Accountants and is listed in Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges.
He is the 2003 recipient of James P. Kelly award for outstanding Public Service by the Westchester chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Dr. Mitchell is the co-author of several articles in accounting. He is a consult to many small businesses in tax, business, and estate planning matters, and has been a guest speaker for professional organizations in the U.S.
|Jonathan KimiadiStudent Trustee|
Jonathan, a first-generation American student at Westchester Community College, is responsible for the Executive Board position of Student Trustee in the Student Government Association(SGA). Jonathan is a voting member in the SGA Senate and chair of the Legislative Research Committee. Under his leadership, Student Senators review and discuss policies, amendments, and resolutions prior to presentation and vote in the SGA Senate. He represents the student body as a member of the Board of Trustees and reports to the Program and Planning Committee.In addition to his duties as Student Trustee, Jonathan holds other leadership positions on campus. He is the Vice President of College Project for the Alpha Iota Omicron chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Secretary of Model United Nations Club.
Prior to his academic career at Westchester Community College, Jonathan was a student at Hendrick Hudson High School before graduating with the Class of 2014. During his tenure, he found his love and passion for public service. In the fall of 2012, Jonathan’s perspective of the world and his purpose was formed by his experience at the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security. It was in the capital of the United States where he joined hundreds of scholars from around the world to gain knowledge on diplomacy, intelligence, and defense. He returned home with a fierce determination to devote his life towards the greater good of others. Thereafter, he enlisted as an Infantryman in the New York Army National Guard and successfully completed Basic Combat Training in the summer between his junior and senior year. Jonathan continued his devotion during senior year serving as an intern in the district office of Assemblywoman Galef.Jonathan hopes to attend law school after earning his baccalaureate degree at a four-year institution.