BE PROUD Part 6: Filipina women in the news! Key appointments in New York and Los Angeles. Making a significant impact on the quality of living in these metropolitan cities. What a way to end 2014! Watch these amazing women RISE and RISE and RISE! Drum roll, please.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Minerva Tantoco as the City's very first Chief Technology Officer and Carmelyn Malalis as the Chair of the City's Commission on Human Rights, and
As the Chief Technology Officer, Minerva Tantoco, US FWN100™ '11, will direct the Mayor's Office of Technology and Innovation with the responsibility for the development and implementation of a coordinated city-wide strategy on technology and innovation and encouraging collaboration across agencies and with the wider New York City technology ecosystem.
Carmelyn Malalis, US FWN100™ '09, as Chair of New York City's Commission on Human rights, along with eight newly appointed commissioners, will lead the agency's efforts to enforce New York City's Human Rights Law and with educating the public with its policies and encouraging positive community relations.
Los Angeles Major Eric Garcetti appointed Mariedel Leviste as a Commissioner on Community and Family Services and Joselyn Geaga-Rosenthal as a Commissioner on the Board of Building and Safety.
Joselyn Geaga-Rosenthal, US FWN100™ '09 and Global FWN100™ '13, was appointed to the Board of Building and Safety Commission. Her passion for her community will resonate with her new duties on the board. She served on the Los Angeles Mental Health Commission for 12 years and was one of the founding Board members of the Echo Park Neighborhood Council.
Mariedel Leviste, Global FWN100 '13, will focus on engaging the doctors and physicians to reinvigorate and assist their professional needs. The mission of the Community and Family Services Commission is to create pathways out of poverty and into self-sufficiency for children, youth, and their families, who reside in low-income communities of Los Angeles, with comprehensive and viable tools to become self-sufficient, and participate in the economic mainstream in the city through the holistic integration of programs, and services that help raise families out of poverty.