BLACK DEMS HOLIDAY GALA

BLACK DEMS HOLIDAY GALA

 Please join

Hon. Ken Jenkins

Chairman, Black Democrats of Westchester

for our Annual Holiday Reception

 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Greentree Country Club

New Rochelle, New York

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 

 

          Special Recognition To:

 

Hon. Benjamin Boykin, II

Westchester County Legislator, District # 5

“M. Paul Redd Award”

 

Elizabeth McCorvey

Executive Director, The Family Resource Center of Peekskill

“May Morgan Robinson Award”

 

Karen Cheeks-Lomax, Esq. Executive Director – My Sisters Place

 “Thurgood Marshall Award

 

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Karen Cheeks-Lomax is the Chief Executive Of cer of My Sisters’ Place, an organization that has worked since 1976 to end violence in intimate relationships and combat the effects of domestic violence and human traf cking on women, men and children throughout Westchester County, New York. Prior to her appointment as CEO in 2005, she served as General Counsel for the organization. My Sisters’ Place has evolved from a grassroots task force and drop-in center into a cutting edge leader and resource in the eld of domestic violence advocacy, residential shelter, legal services, education and prevention. Based on the tenet of taking a holistic approach and addressing the root causes of family violence, MSP is continually expanding in order to effectively respond to the increasing and changing needs of individuals in crisis. As CEO, Karen has been instrumental in in uencing policy and legislative changes on behalf of MSP of all survivors.

Karen has a long and rich history in providing legal services for survivors of domestic violence including a decade as Director of General Litigation at Harlem Legal Services in New York City. Prior to her work in Harlem, she served as an Assistant General Counsel with the Massachusetts Department of Social Services, and also worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Torts Division for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She is a graduate of the City College of New York, and received a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She received her JD degree from Northeastern University School of Law. She is most grateful for her husband Emanuel Lomax, Jr., her three daughters Alana, Camille and Jaela, and her mom, Shirley.


Hon. Ben Boykin was re-elected to a second term to the Westchester County Board of Legislators in November 2015 for District 5 (serving most of White Plains, all of Scarsdale and West Harrison).

Ben is the Chairman of the Public Safety & Social Services Committee (PSSS) and serves as Vice Chair of both the Budget & Appropriations Committee and the Appointments Committee. He is also Co—Chair of the Minority Affairs Task Force. In addition, he serves on the infrastructure, Legislation and Environment & Health Committees.

Ben has a distinguished career as a governmental leader and business executive. As Chair of PSSS, he provides oversight for County Departments which account for nearly 45% of the County’s 1.8 billion operating budget including the Departments of Public Safety, Corrections, Emergency Services, Probation, Social Services, Mental Health, Youth Bureau and Human Rights Commission. In June 2016, the Board of Legislators unanimously approved the “Boykin Bill”, which he sponsored to increase access to voter registration forms. Currently, Ben has a bill to protect our citizens from drones which will be discussed and voted on in 2017.

As a member of the White Plains Common Council for fourteen years (2000 — 2013), Ben was elected Council President three times. He served as Chairman of the Shared Services Committee, Chairman of the Youth Board and as Chairman of the City’s Budget & Management Advisory Committee. Ben was instrumental in $1.2 billion investment in White Plains. Prior to his election to the Common Council, Ben served seven years as a member of the White Plains School Board.

Ben began his business career with the international accounting rm of Deloitte in Greensboro, NC. After four years with Deloitte, Ben joined RJR Nabisco where he held executive nancial positions in Winston—Sa|em, NC; Atlanta, GA; New York City; and Parsippany, NJ. He transferred to Nabisco, Inc. and was Assistant Treasurer responsible for all aspects of the treasury function, including debt and equity nancing, cash management, banking, risk management, and nancial modeling.

Ben served as Adjunct Professor of Accounting at North Carolina A & T State University for nine years. In addition, he served eighteen years as a member of the Bennett College Board of Trustees in Greensboro, NC, retiring in 2005.

Ben is very active in his community. He is a member of the White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival; Mea|s—on-Wheels of White Plains; a member of the White Plains Democratic City Committee; and White Plains Democratic District Leader, as well as a member of the Black Democrats of Westchester County. He is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Ben has received numerous awards and recognitions for his service to various communities.

Ben is a Phi Beta Kappa accounting graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, nishing number one in his class in 1972. Ben received his MBA, with honors, from the Kellogg Business School, Northwestern University in Evanston, IL in 1981. He has been a CPA for 42 years. He is currently President of Ben Boykin & Associates, a nancial consulting rm.

Ben is married to Carsandra Spearman Boykin and they are members of Union Baptist Church. Their two daughters, LaSandra Boykin and Dr. Nicole Boykin, are graduates of White Plains High School.

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