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Equity and Diversity Committee

Our mission is to support minority enterprises and improve access to business programs, education and networking opportunities.

Are you interested in joining the Equity & Diversity Committee? If so, please contact:

Marion Henson at:
(914) 216 4578

Committee Co-Chairs

Jann Mirchandani
Westchester Marketing Cafe

Marion Henson
Facilitator, storyteller, and communications strategist

Committee Members

Bruce Apar, Editor In Chief, River Towns Media
Ellen Bloom,
 Westchester at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Kish Melwani, ServiceByte
Lisa Montalto, Once Upon A Time Preschool/Daycare
Marianne Oros, Chairman of the Board, Civic Member
Kecia Palmer-Cousins, Aero-ba-Soul, Inc.
Mia Shervington, Realty Network Solutions Capital Ventures


Purpose: To support Black and Hispanic business owners and create forums where ideas can be exchanged, shared issues discussed, and business opportunities opened.


  • Develop and promote monthly networking series with focused speakers on topics of interest.
  • Facilitating relationship-building opportunities to support access to capital and information resources.
  • Engage in "Conversations That Matter", opening up topics related to how race, ethnicity (and gender)  biases impact business.
  • Engage and welcome new members with varied backgrounds to the Chamber by matching them with an experienced Chamber member.
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