For Immediate Release: HWCLI Shares New Vision at 70th Annual Meeting




Rebecca Sanin

Health & Welfare Council of Long Island

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Health and Welfare Council of Long Island’s 2017 Annual Meeting
Keynote Jose Calderon Urges Non-profits to Be a Voice for Inclusion and Equity
Dr. Errol Toulon, Jr joins HWCLI’s Board of Directors
PSEG Foundation Honored for Disaster Planning Support


Melville, NY (September 7, 2017) – Health and Welfare Council of Long Island (HWCLI) held its 70th Annual Meeting today at PSEG Long Island in Bethpage.  More than 60 agency executives gathered to hear the timely message from HWCLI President/CEO Rebecca Sanin and Keynote Jose Calderon, the President of Hispanic Federation, on the leadership role of non-profits in addressing the recent upsurge in racism, sexism, homophobia and anti-Semitism.  The non-profit sector is uniquely positioned to come together and advocate for require for all community members.


“We must, together with our LGBT brothers and sisters, African American brothers and sisters, Muslim brothers and sisters, and Jewish brothers and sisters, be a voice of equityand inclusion for all.  When we don’t make a statement when any group is under assault, then we give permission for the intolerance to continue and spread,” explained Calderon to HWCLI’s network of non-profits.


At the Annual Meeting, Sanin introduced HWCLI’s network of health and human service agencies voted to a new member to the Board of Directors. Dr.Errol Toulon, Jr. President /CEO of Silent Partners and Associates, a private investigation and security consulting firm.  Dr. Toulon is a former Deputy Commissioner of Operations for the New York City Correction Department and Assistant Deputy County Executive for Public Safety in Suffolk County.

“With nearly three decades of criminal justice experience in the public sector, Errol will add tremendous insight and expertise to HWCLI’s work advocating on behalf of at-risk communities.  Errol embodies the mission of the organization and brings talent and energy to help us address the needs of Long Islanders,” said Rebecca Sanin, President/CEO of HWCLI.

PSEG Foundation was honored by HWCLI for its on-going leadership and support of the disaster planning and preparedness work of the Long Island Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), a coalition of HWCLI.  Vaughn McCoy, Vice President of Legal and head of PSEG Long Island’s Diversity and Inclusion efforts, accepted the award for PSEG Foundation.

The Health and Welfare Council of Long Island is a not for profit, health and human services planning, education, and advocacy organization that serves Long Island’s at-risk and vulnerable individuals and families.