Board of Directors and Committee Chairs

The PRSA Westchester/Fairfield Chapter Board of Directors is made up of volunteer officers and directors, who plan and manage the chapter's operations. The Board is supported by several committees, staffed by member volunteers. 

Opportunities for chapter leadership are open to all chapter members. Officers' terms are for one calendar year, and directors serve for three-year terms. The Immediate Past President chairs the Chapter's Nominating Committee, which is responsible for submitting a slate for Board approval and to the membership for voting. The Nominating Committee also oversees recruitment for volunteer committee positions.

Volunteering gives members the chance to add skills to their background, contribute new ideas for the Chapter, raise their visibility in the region, and network with their colleagues -- and have some fun in the process.

Board Officer positions: President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Ethics Officer (EO must be accredited), Immediate Past-President.  One-year terms. There is also Assembly Delegate, who is subsidized to represent the chapter at the National Assembly and report back. 

Board Director positions: there are six Directors, who serve three-year terms that rotate, so that two new Directors are elected each year.

Committees include: Program, Peer Group, Publicity, Revenue Development, Nominating, Website.

Board meetings are monthly and can be held either in person or by conference call, for convenience.

If you're interested in becoming involved, please contact




Stephanie M. Harwood, APR
S.M. Harwood Consulting
46 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
Phone: 203-972-7574
e-mail: President[at]
Vice President

Colleen Brathwaite
Westchester Jewish Community Services
845 N Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
Phone: (914) 761-0600 x204
e-mail: vicepresident[at]

Michael West
Avangrid, Inc.
180 Marsh Hill Road
Orange, CT 06477
Phone: (203) 499-3858
e-mail: secretary[at]

Kenneth Koprowski
Koprowski Communications
340 Bayberrie Drive
Stamford, CT 06902
Phone: (203) 325-8033
Fax: (203) 325-8171
e-mail: treasurer[at]
Director 2018-2020

Anne Ryan
Danika Communications LLC
15 E Putnam Ave., PMB#386
Greenwich, CT 6830
Phone: (203) 661-3663
Fax: (203) 661-8130
e-mail: directorar[at]
Director 2017 - 2019

Zeynep Altinay
Iona College
715 North Ave
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Phone: (401) 714-8988
e-mail: directorza[at]
Board Advisor

Donald M. Levin, APR, Fellow PRSA
Levin Public Relations & Marketing, Inc.
147 Rockland Ave
Larchmont, NY 10538
Phone: (914) 834-5919
Board Advisor

Kathleen Larey Lewton, APR, Fellow PRSA
Lewton, Seekins & Trester LLC
29 Pony Trail Rd
Stamford, CT 6903
Phone: (917) 734-5376
Fax: (203) 968-0616