Board of Directors
The CLC Group’s Board of Directors is responsible for the Strategy / Strategic Direction, General Affairs and overall Governance of the various Affiliates and elements of the organization. Some parts of the Group are individual Legal Vehicles, while others are Lines of Business, but all fall under the purview of the CLC Group Board of Directors and as such, the Passive Parent of the Affiliates. The Affiliates are member organizations of which The CLC Group Services Inc is the sole Member.
This Management structure allows for the focus to be fully on the Clients we serve, by being able to use the wide base of services to be available from the various parts of the organization for the best outcome of the client. We are continuously engaging with other organizations with similar philosophy to partner with, with the continuous focus on what is best for the Clients. In this Social Service Field, we are all partners, with the sole focus of helping those with special needs.
Roger J. Cooper
Roger Cooper has been Chairman of the Board of the CLC Group of Companies since almost its inception (the first two years he was the Treasurer). During that time CLC has grown from a small residential program to the multi-faceted service organization serving some 2,500 people, with 450 employees in areas including Residential, Transportation, Equine Therapy, Financial Trusts, Arts and Epilepsy.
Priscilla Orr has been involved with CLC since its inception. Beginning in the accounting department. This began a career that spanned over 20 years. Priscilla, in 1999 assumed the position of Controller, and during her tenure the agency was able to convert many of the existing Community Residences to
Robert Brody is a Senior Vice-President, Portfolio Manager with UBS Financial Services Global Wealth Management, guiding affluent clients, families, and business owners through market environments over the last 35 years creating multigenerational estate planning strategies, tax-
Sandra was born and raised in California. Upon graduating with a BSN from Stanford University School of Nursing she went to work at a VA psychiatric hospital. Upon the birth of her first son who was born with Down syndrome she retired from nursing to raise him and subsequently three other sons. In 1973 the
Sandra was born and raised in California. Upon graduating with a BSN from Stanford University School of My name is Christine Johnston and I joined CLC’s Board of Directors on January 1, 2015. I am a longtime resident of Mount Kisco and a retired interior designer. I reside with my son Anthony who has worked for CLC for over 25 years. I have a history of volunteerism. I donated my time to the ombudsman program for the
Mina Sallis is a real estate agent who has worked at some of the leading agencies in Westchester County, New York for over 20 years. Mina qualified with a BA in Music and taught the piano professionally to children and young adults. She and her husband Dr. Jerry Sallis lived in South Africa for over 25 years where
Winslow Therapeutic Riding Center was on the verge of bankruptcy when Leo Kaytes, using his business and communication skills, transformed the operation. It went from a four-person endeavor working out of a trailer into a fully accredited organization with 25 horses and professionally trained staff serving 1,000 special needs clients annually.· Among his many contributions to the community, Leo Kaytes:
Anne B. Cooper
Anne is on the Board of CLC, CLC Fund for the Disabled and The Epilepsy Foundation of Metropolitan New York and is happy to contribute her extensive experience in International Banking and Project Management to the future of the CLC Group of companies.
John has worked in the non-for-profit world for over 50 years. He is the co-founder of Community Living Corporation, CLC Transportation, Westchester Foundation for the Disabled and CLC Foundation. John is also the founder of the CLC Pooled Trusts, the Trust is one of the first and largest in NYS.
Fred Eisman, is the President of Westchester Foundation for the Disabled, General Counsel to the CLC Group, and the principal of Eisman Law. For more than 25 years he has provided comprehensive estate planning services to individuals,
Linda Jean Sampson, Esq., is the principal of the Sampson Law Group, PLLC. The practice focuses on Business Law, Trusts and Estates, Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate Matters. Linda is best known for her work in Asset Protection, Special Needs and Medicaid planning, Medicaid applications, and Commercial & Residential Property Tax Appeal.
Matthew Persanis is an attorney who has been practicing law since 1991. He is a partner of Elefante & Persanis, LLP. Matthew Specializes in Labor and Employment law and residential real estate.
Mr Persanis has been on the CLC Board since 2010.
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