Public Advocate Tish James to Keynote Leadership Luncheon, April 26

Our Public Advocate Leticia "Tish" James

Our Public Advocate Leticia “Tish” James

The Committee for Effective Leadership recently announced that Public Advocate Leticia *Tish* James will be the keynote speaker at its annual event on April 26.  Other elected officials expected to attend include Senator Gustavo Rivera, Assembly Members Michael Benedetto, Marcos Crespo and Victor Pichardo, Council Members Ritchie Torres and Andy Cohen.

Since her election as Public Advocate, Ms. James has shown her commitment to the Bronx, its communities and its leaders. Two months ago, in an appearance before CB #10, she demonstrated a deep knowledge of the many issues confronting Community Board #10. After she spoke, she did not run off to other events. She stayed for the entire meeting sitting on the side with the public. She stayed to discuss issues with the public and Community Board member after the meeting ended. Among other events she has attended was the memorial to Officers Ramos and Liu at the 45th Precinct. She has made it one of her priorities to attend many events in The Bronx and to address issues.

This year’s Committee for Effective Leadership luncheon will be held Sunday, April 26 beginning at 12 Noon. It will be held at Villa Barone Ristorante located at 3289 Westchester Avenue. This year, the honorees are four distinguished leaders: Eunic Ortiz, Patrick Devine, Hon Joan Millman, and Hon. Joe McManus

The Committee for Effective Leadership Honoreees: Patrick Devine, Jon. Joseph McManus, Eunic Ortiz and Hon.  Joan Millman

Committee for Effective Leadership Honorees: Patrick Devine, Joseph McManus, Eunic Ortiz and Hon. Joan Millman

Eunic Ortiz, Online Communications Director for 1199SEIU and President of  the Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC; Patrick Devine, a veteran of the Vietnam War, a leading advocate for the rights of veterans; Hon. Joan Millman, a former NYS Assembly Member and advocate for persons with developmental delays; Hon. Joe McManus, a leader of Steamfitters Local 638 and the Democratic State Committeeman for the 80th AD.

For the last thirty years, the Committee for Effective Leadership has honored those leaders who have had a positive impact on the communities they serve. Funds raised are used to further the values and causes supported by the honorees, as well as support the work of Lewis Goldstein, President of the Committee. The event celebrates Goldstein’s many accomplishments as a leader in politics, education, animal rights, the LGBT community, and the disabled community.

For further information, please contact Lewis Goldstein at or 917-710-2019 or John Doyle at

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