Dorothy is a proven community leader bringing independence, creativity, and values, to fighting for social, educational, and environmental programs.
Dorothy has worked for social, racial, educational and economic justice as a theatre counselor in a Harlem Youth program and for the Union Settlement House/Cornell University Upward Bound Program, as an integrating faculty member at a Black elementary school in Grenada Mississippi, and for many years as a professor at Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College (City University of New York) in the South Bronx, and more recently as an instructor in English and Communications at Holyoke Community College.
She has founded and run programs for seniors and youth, strengthened community through Art and Health Fairs, led efforts to curb youthful drug abuse, worked to stop smoke stack environmental pollution and rat infestation in neighborhoods.
Dorothy’s activism led her to be elected 4 times to represent and serve her community in Sunnyside Queens.
In Amherst, Dorothy and her husband Bob have appreciated and explored its rich cultural heritage with their grandchildren
COMMUNITY & ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
- Town Meeting member, 2018
- Amherst Woman’s Club -- Ways and Means, Program,
- House Restoration, 125 Anniversary committees
- Ko Festival – marketing
- Host, Democratic state candidates "meet and greets."
- President, Norfolk Library Associates which ran educational and social programs raising approximately $40,000 annually
- Board Member: Norfolk Historical Society; Winsted Health Center
PORT WASHINGTON, NY
- President: Parent-Teachers Association, Schreiber High School
- Board Member: Port Washington Children’s Center
- Director: Sunnyside Intergenerational Services – founder of program to serve seniors with teen-age volunteers.
- Friends of A-Way-Out – support group for adolescent drug abuse prevention program
- Director: Ridgewood Older Adult Center - nutritional/recreational/educational programs.
- Sanitation and Resource Recovery Specialist, Manhattan Borough President’s Office – planned and coordinated conference, directed a borough-wide clean up.
- Founder: Queens Clean Air Coalition, working against smoke emissions from
apartment houses and Con Ed smokestacks.
- Organized a community Health Fair and four Arts Fairs in Sunnyside, Queens.
- Executive Assistant to NYS Assemblyman Clifford Wilson--managed district office/constituent service center.
- Member Community Planning Board #2, NYC
- Elected: Democratic State Committeewoman 1976, 1978
- Democratic District Leader 1980, 1982
- Delegate to Democratic National Convention 1984.