Alyzza C. Ozer, CEO
Alyzza C. Ozer, an attorney who specializes in innovative impactful nonprofit fundraising and marketing recently joined the staff for the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester as CEO. Prior to her appointment she served as Senior Vice President of Resource Development and Community Engagement at The United Way of Westchester and Putnam leading unique fundraising/programming projects for human health services. Prior to that she was Regional Vice President of the Manhattan office of The American Cancer Society where she led initiatives involving advocacy, family patient services, and fundraising.
Alyzza is a founding member of Classwish.org, a nonprofit educational website where money is raised for school supplies K-12 nationally. She has served as an advisor to many start-up nonprofit organizations including good2gether, a social media search service bringing together nonprofits, media, and corporations.
Originally from Westchester, New York she earned a JD with a concentration in real estate tax/finance from The University of Miami and a BA in Philosophy from Goucher College and was an Urban Planning Fellow at Johns Hopkins University. She returned to New York to enjoy a career in commercial real estate and law for over 20 years completing more than $5 billion in deal value, concentrating on the needs of Fortune 500 corporations and property owners. She held senior positions including Managing Director at Jones Lang LaSalle, the largest public, global, commercial real estate firm.
She has served on many nonprofit boards and committees including The American Diabetes Association, Variety Children’s Charity, The American Cancer Society, Wellgood Classrooms, The Association of Development Officers, Women in Need, Young Women’s Leadership School, Good2gether, New York City Bar Association, Harlem Children’s Zone, Brotherhood Sister Soul and National Education Association.
She has enjoyed honing her development skills via numerous fundraising channels and is thrilled to be serving the community where she currently resides with her husband Ira Ozer and their three children.
Barbara Cutri, Director of Operations
Mrs. Cutri has been involved with the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester since 1964, when she enrolled as a member. Prior to being named Director of Operations in 2000, she served as the Program Director, Child Care Director, a Pre-school teacher and volunteer.
Her passion for youth and her belief in the mission and purpose of the Boys & Girls Club have provided Mrs. Cutri with the impetus to improve and develop quality programs at the Club. She has worked to develop and license both the preschool and after school programs at the Club. She has raised the professionalism of the preschool and school age staff, securing funding for training and college level courses and has developed and enhanced the youth and teen programming at the Club.
Mrs. Cutri received an award from the New York State Education Department and Westchester Association for Retarded Citizens for her work in inclusion programming of children with special needs at the Club. She has also been a recipient of a community “Woman of the Year” and Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s “North East Region Youth Develop Professional” awards.
Currently, she is a member of the Association of Boys & Girls Club Professionals (ABGCP). In addition, she served on the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Committee that developed the Kids and Company Program for Child Safety. She is a member of the Child Care Council of Westchester and the Mt. Kisco Lions Club. Mrs. Cutri received her B.S. degree from State University of New York’s Empire State College. She lives in Mt. Kisco with her husband Tony and sons Mike and Marc.
Solveig McShea, Director of Development
Ms. McShea is the Director of Development at the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester. Prior to joining BGCNW, she was a Senior Consultant, Business Development with Consulting for a Cause, where she assisted nonprofit organizations with event planning, social media and development. Previously, she was the Executive Director of the Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce. She assumed the role of Executive Director within one year of the Chamber being founded and supported the development and growth of the Chamber through educational and community events, creation of Chamber infrastructure, multi-chamber networking, community outreach and member services.
Prior to working with the Chamber of Commerce, Solveig was an employee benefits attorney, both in solo practice and as an associate at Ropes & Gray, LLP in Boston, advising for-profit and tax-exempt clients with respect to employee benefit plan design, administration, and regulatory compliance.
Ms. McShea has a J.D. from Boston College Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University. She serves on the Board for the Chappaqua Farmers Market and lives in Chappaqua with her husband and two children.