Professional Development Center Team

Paulette Pellani – Program Administrator

Paulette holds an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business, an MA in Developmental Psychology from the New School University, and a BA in Social Sciences from Montclair State University.  She is also a certified Career Coach.  Her areas of expertise include the design and facilitation of employee development programs.  She specializes in talent management, managerial styles, coaching and professional communication skills.  Prior to joining Westchester Community College, she spent most of her career at Philips Electronics where she ran the Learning Shared Service Organization for North America.  She has also worked in professional development for the City University of New York.

You can reach Paulette at or at (914) 606-6669

Ann Rubenzahl – Assistant Dean of Continuing Education
Ann is responsible for several departments at Westchester Community College including the Professional Development Center – the College’s arm that provides training and related services to employers as well as educational programs to entrepreneurs. In addition Ann is Westchester Community College’s liaison to the local One Stop Employment Centers.

Previously Ann was Director of Quality/Human Resources Development for a New York City hotel, Director of Training and Organization Development for a commercial bank, and Director of Continuing Education for Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY. In addition she is a co-author of a chapter in Malcolm Knowles‘ Andragogy in Action: Applying Modern Principles of Adult Learning.

Ann earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington Square College of New York University and her Master of Arts in Teaching from Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY.

You can reach Ann at 914-606-6618 or at