Jessica Timms (on the left) and Kerrianne P. Page, MD, HMD

Spring 2024

Women in Business

Lifting Up Westchester (LUW) announced the appointment of Jessica Timms as the organization’s Chief Development Officer. Timms comes to Lifting Up Westchester with two decades of experience in nonprofit fundraising and marketing.

Timms has dedicated her career to the nonprofit sector in Westchester County. Most recently, she served as Senior Director of Advancement at Latino U College Access, an organization that empowers first-generation, low-income Latino students on their journeys to and through college. Prior to Latino U College Access, Timms held development positions of increasing responsibility at Project Sunshine, ArtsWestchester, and the Sisters of Divine Compassion.

In her role as Chief Development Officer, Timms oversees LUW’s development operations and advancement efforts. “I am grateful for the opportunity to join Lifting Up Westchester and continue my journey of supporting individuals in our community. LUW’s commitment to serving people in Westchester experiencing homelessness, hunger, and other fundamental challenges aligns with my passion for making a difference, and I look forward to contributing to their ongoing success,” said Timms.

For more information about Lifting Up Westchester, visit www.liftingup-westchester.org

To kick off last month as American Heart Month, five Westchester County women joined the American Heart Association to fight their number one health threat, cardiovascular disease (CVD) through the Woman of Impact initiative. Woman of Impact is an extension of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® movement, a comprehensive platform designed more than two de-cades ago to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally. This year’s Woman of Impact class will work from through April 4 to raise funds to support research and education to better identify, diagnose, treat, and prevent CVD in women. 

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in women, claiming more lives than all cancers combined, it’s vital for all women to take charge of their heart health and encourage others to do the same. Nearly 45% of women over age 20 are living with some form of CVD[2]. Women need to raise their voices and make sure all Westchester women know how to take steps now to protect our hearts later.

At the start of the campaign, hundreds of nominees nationwide embark on a nine-week journey to help transform the health of women through education and fundraising. Each week, nominees participate in activities designed to create a culture of wellness and advance health equity. Activities may include educa-tional events, learning and spreading the word about CPR, getting physically active, recruiting women to participate in research, and more. Nominees also raise critical funds for the Westchester County American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement. 

Westchester’s 2024 Woman of Impact Nominees are:  Dana Colasante – Port Chester, NY; Project ADAM NY ; Christina Collins – Mount Kisco, NY; NeverStopMoving365 ; Marla Koroly – Somers, NY; Northwell Health Physician Partners ; Alice Schoen – Rye Brook, NY; Project ADAM NY ;  and Betty Wu – Old Greenwich, NY; Franklin Templeton Investments.

On April 4, one nominee will be named the Westchester County 2024 Woman of Impact Winner. To learn more about the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement visit GoRedforWomen.org.

MJHS Health System (MJHS), a premier not-for-profit provider of quality care across the greater New York area, announced that Bronxville resident, veteran physician and health care executive, Kerrianne P. Page, MD, HMDC, has been promoted to chief medical officer of MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care. A lifelong educator, she will also head the organization’s fellowship program. 

“Dr. Page is a multi-dimensional leader whose focus on delivering quality care, patient experience, and staff development will enhance the way we care for, support, and guide patients, as well as their loved ones,” said Terese Acampora, chief operating officer of hospice, palliative care and home care at MJHS Health System.  

Dr. Page has been an assistant clinical professor of medicine on the New York Presbyterian/Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons faculty since 1997. She is also board certified in internal medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. 

“Since joining MJHS in March 2023, it has been an honor to be part of an amazing clinical team that cares for patients and families of all backgrounds,” said Dr. Kerrianne Page. “As the new chief medical officer,” she added, “I look forward to collaborating more with colleagues outside the organization, in addition to having an expanded role as an educator and mentor in the MJHS Fellowship program.” 

For more information visit mjhs.org.