Gilda’s Center Stage

Meet Eleanor!

Eleanor Nyakina AkumuClubhouse Operations Manager Eleanor currently works as the Clubhouse Operations Manager at Gilda’s Club Westchester, and has 10 years of direct experience assisting senior executives. She has a Bachelor of Science from the Syracuse University in Political Science/International Relations. Read below to learn more about our hardworking and invaluable coworker Eleanor! What is …

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Meet Scott!

Scott E. Weiner Volunteer Workshop Facilitator Scott is a certified hypnotist who facilitates hands-on stress reduction workshops monthly in both Westchester and NYC. He has lost track, but thinks he began more than 15 years ago! Which, he says, is probably when his photo is from!!! He has a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy from …

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Meet Rebekah!

Rebekah, Age 18 Youth Committee Member Rebekah is a valued member of the Gilda’s Club Youth Committee, which is comprised of volunteer high school students who raise awareness and support for GCW. In her two years as a Youth Committee member, Rebekah has volunteered at our annual Noogiefest and summer events, raised awareness about vital …

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Meet Mia!

Mia, Age 10CTF Member Mia is 10 years old and enjoys playing with her dog Leo, reading, creating art, and doing yoga. Mia joined the Children, Teens and Families (CTF) Program at Gilda’s Club Westchester in 2021 after her father was diagnosed with cancer in 2020. Learn more about Mia’s interests, aspirations, and how GCW …

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Meet Deborah!

Deborah August Director of Development, Gilda’s Club Westchester Deborah is an experienced development and fundraising professional with demonstrated history with annual giving, major gifts, capital campaigns, stewardship, and cultivation. Her career in fundraising began twenty years ago as the Director of Alumni Relations at Greens Farms Academy in Westport, CT. Prior to her start at …

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Meet Alena!

Alena, Age 9CTF Member Alena is 9 years old and currently in fourth grade. She loves spending time with her friends, reading Harry Potter, and creating art. Alena joined the Children, Teens and Families (CTF) Program at Gilda’s Club Westchester after her grandfather died from cancer in 2021. Learn more about Alena’s interests, aspirations, and …

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