January 2023 Medical Professional Newsletter

admroarnycJanuary 04, 2023

Welcome Our New Board Chair

Josh Green is co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Novata, an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) platform for private markets. Novata was created by a consortium that includes Ford Foundation, Omidyar Network, Hamilton Lane, and S&P Global. Today, Novata supports ESG data collection by private market investors with over $1 trillion in assets under management. Prior to Novata, Josh co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Panjiva, a supply chain data business that was acquired by S&P Global. For many years, Josh has served on the board of Reach Out and Read of Greater New York, a childhood literacy non-profit, and he was selected as Board Chair in 2023. Josh lives in New York City with his wife Lindsey and their two children, both of whom love books.

Meet Our Newest Team Member 

 Christina DiBartolo is the Senior Manager of Development of Reach Out and Read of Greater New York where she oversees fundraising operations for the organization. Prior to joining Reach Out and Read, Christina was the Manager of Annual Giving at The College of New Jersey. While at TCNJ, Christina expanded the program and ran the largest single fundraising initiative for the college, Day of Giving, raising over $388,000 in 2022. Before her work at TCNJ, Christina served as the Development Manager of Convergence Center for Policy Resolution, a nonpartisan, dialogue leading to action nonprofit based in Washington, DC where she led efforts to grow the organization’s fundraising infrastructure and processes. Originally from South Jersey, Christina graduated from The College of New Jersey with a degree in History and from Georgetown University with a masters in Conflict Resolution. Christina’s favorite book growing up was The Fat Cat by Jack Kent.

Thank you for joining our Town Hall on December 16th  
Here are some videos to for you to enjoy with some important self-care techniques: 
Box breathing: Box breathing relaxation technique: how to calm feelings of stress or anxiety – YouTube 
Chair Yoga: 5 Minute Chair Yoga Stretch for Beginners | Quick & Easy Follow Along Routine – YouTube 
Guided Meditation: 3-minute mindfulness meditation for clarity – Flow – YouTube  

Book Updates!!! 
We have so many new books that have been disbursed to sites: 
Scholastic donated over 12,000 books which went out to sites in November 2022 
All About Books shipped 43,000 books to sites in December 2022. 
In January 2023 over 120,000 books from Barefoot Books were shipped out to over 150 sites. 
We will be sending updates about book orders from Jumping Cow Press in which we are slated to receive 4,800 new books.

  A very special Thank You to these partners in supporting our mission to expand early literacy in the Greater New York area! We are so excited for the families that will get to experience reading these stories.  
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