Queens Centers for Progress Board of Directors announces new members

Queens Centers for Progress Board of Directors announces new members

DATE: April 3, 2023
CONTACT: Wendy Phaff-Gennaro wgennaro@queenscp.org


JAMAICA, NEW YORK, April 4, 2023- Queens Centers for Progress (QCP) announces the addition of two members to the Board of Directors of the 73 plus year-old agency that provides vital supports and services to children and adults in Queens who have an intellectual /developmental disability.

Board President Margaret MacPherson made the announcement at a recent board meeting stating, “We are so delighted to have Tyquana Henderson-Rivers and Lara Gregory join our board. Both of these women are forces in their communities, exemplify the values of our organization, and possess the passion, the skills and the drive to make an impact and improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities whom we support.”

Tyquana “Ty” Henderson-Rivers is the founder, president and CEO of Connective Strategies, a full service political and government relations firm with extensive experience in New York City and New York State. With over 25 years in politics and advocacy, she has built an impressive track record of helping firms, organizations, and political candidates build their brands and position themselves for success. Ty is driven by an unwavering commitment to give back to the communities that have given her so much over the years. She serves on multiple boards, including the Board of Directors for the Thomas White Jr. Foundation, and the Jamaica Center for the Performing Arts and she is a member of The Greater Queens Chapter of The Links, Inc.

“It is an honor and a privilege to join the board of such a reputable organization. I’ve seen first-hand the importance of the life supporting services for people with developmental delays that QCP provides, 365 days a year. I plan to use my experience to bring awareness and support for QCP to make sure they can continue to do the work that they do.” – Tyquana Henderson-Rivers

Lara Gregory is a lawyer and community activist. She is a first-generation immigrant who has lived in the neighborhoods of Elmhurst and Astoria, Queens since 2004. Ms. Gregory is an attorney admitted in New York and is also an accomplished lawyer in the Philippines where she was the Legal Counsel for the Demutualization of the Philippine Stock Exchange. She is practicing in New York City, litigating in the Department of Justice, Executive Office of Immigration Review, Surrogate and Supreme Courts. Ms. Gregory serves in a pro bono capacity as Chair of the Public Safety Committee of Queens Community Board 4 and as member of AAPI Advisory Board of the Queens District Attorney.

“I realized during the pandemic that we’re only as strong as the most vulnerable in our families and in our communities. QCP is making sure that someone has the backs of families who have individuals with disabilities. I am grateful to join the QCP Board as we continue to work for individuals with disabilities and look forward to advocating and taking action for them.” – Lara Gregory

About Queens Centers for Progress (QCP)
Queens Centers for Progress is committed to providing person-centered services and supports to children and adults who have developmental disabilities. The goal of these services and supports is to promote independence, community involvement, and quality of life.

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