This year we will feature a keynote address by the dynamic Michael Nutter, former Mayor of Philadelphia and Professor at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, on "What is the role of public service in our polarized world?"
The New York Society for Ethical Culture invites you to join us for the 2017 Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross Public Service Luncheon, a continuum of our annual series focusing on public service and good governance.
This year we will feature the dynamic Michael Nutter, former Mayor of Philadelphia and Professor at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. He will deliver a keynote address on, "What is the role of public service in our polarized world?"
Our moderator is NY1 Anchor Cheryl Wills.
The program will include a special tribute to the late Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross, and a fundraiser for the Social Service Board in her honor.
An acclaimed psychiatrist and pediatrician, she served under New York Governor Mario Cuomo until she unexpectedly passed away on January 16, 2017.
Dr. Ross was the commissioner for the New York State Commission of Corrections and Chair of its Medical Review Board. She had a long career dedicated to community outreach. Over the years, she held many leadership positions in mental health with numerous organizations. She was passionate about protecting the welfare of children and senior citizens.
Dr. Ross was known for her work with children of incarcerated parents using livestream telecommunication systems and organizing a monthly workshop for seniors called "Ethical Elders." She was a very loved and valued member of the Society, serving on the NYSEC Board of Trustees and as Chair of the Social Service Board.
Seating is limited so sign up now: ChampionsOfChange2017.eventbrite.com