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Executive Committee

GK dinner cropped 01   George Kevgas, President
George is a Yonkers native and has been involved with WYD since 2002. He studied International Relations & Political Science at Seton Hall and has worked on several campaigns in Westchester, including Yonkers Council President Lesnick, and Senators Oppenheimer & Latimer. He has also worked in government, both at the Westchester Board of Legislators and currently in Yonkers City Hall. George is also a member of the Yonkers Democratic Party Executive Committee, serving as 1st Vice Chair and 2nd Ward Leader. In addition, he serves on the NYSYD Board as Chair of the Council of Presidents.
brendan 02B   Brendan Monahan, Vice President
Brendan has lived in Westchester County most of his life. He is currently a resident of the Town of Cortlandt where he serves as a District Leader. Brendan graduated Binghamton University with a degree in Political Science. Brendan has worked in both politics & higher education and currently works in solar energy.
CP headshot A 01   Christine Peters, Secretary
Christine is a longtime Yonkers resident and social worker. She has been involved in politics for many years, including with the Westchester Young Dems and the Yonkers Democratic Party. She was also a candidate for Westchester County Legislature in 2015.
ET 01 cropped 01   Euthimios ‘ET’ Theotokatos, Treasurer
Euthimios has been involved in the Young Dems for several years, including multiple terms as Secretary & Secretary-Treasurer. He has volunteered on many campaigns from New York to Massachusetts. A Mt. Vernon native, Euthimios currently resides in Yonkers and is very active in the Yonkers Democratic Committee, serving on its Executive Committee as 9th Ward Leader, and as a candidate for Yonkers City Council in 2013. He currently works as the Director of Constituents Services in Yonkers City Hall.

 


Board of Directors

Brother Bazemore2   Quantel Bazemore, Board Member
Quantel is from Ossining and is a member of the Ossining Town Democratic Committee. He has attended Howard University and Westchester Community College, and is serving his third year on the WYD Executive Board. Quantel was also elected an Ossining Village Trustee in 2015.
CAJ 02 cropped   Christopher Johnson, Board Member
Christopher has worked in the office of Senator now Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins since 2007 and was elected to the Yonkers City Council in 2011 and re-elected in 2015. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from LIU-CW Post and a Master’s Degree in Education from Fordham University. He is currently serving his 2nd year on the WYD Board of Directors.
Juanita 01   Juanita Lewis, Board Member
Juanita is originally from Minnesota and currently lives in Yonkers. She works for Community Voices Heard, a poverty and housing advocacy group, and is active in the Yonkers Democratic Party as a District Leader. She also serves as the Hudson Valley Vice Chair of the NYSYD Caucus of Color and as Chair of the WYD Women’s Caucus, and is currently serving her 3rd term on the WYD Board, including one year as Secretary-Treasurer.
Brian Pugh group cropped   Brian Pugh, Board Member
Brian is a lifelong Democrat and has been a County Committee member since 2010. Brian has been a part of campaigns across Westchester County and New York State. Locally, Brian helped lead a successful 2011 campaign to move his village’s elections from March to November to increase turnout and save taxpayer dollars. Brian was also the campaign manager for Kevin Davis, Westchester County’s youngest elected official. Brian is currently an evening division student at Fordham University School of Law. He was also elected to the Croton Village Board of Trustees in 2014.
Jovan OP 02   Jovan Richards, Board Member
Jovan C. Richards is a progressive Democrat who is passionate about the Young Democrats. Jovan currently serves as the Communications Director for the YDA Black Caucus & the NYSYD Caucus of Color, and is now serving his first term as a WYD Board Member. Outside of Young Dems, he is a District Leader in New Rochelle, a radio personality at Whitney Media, an independent producer & director for LMC-TV and YouTube, a hospitality professional at Legends Hospitality Management, and Vice President of Operation Prom, a non-profit created by former WYD Board Member Noel D’Allacco.
Louis romain cropped 02   Louis Romain, Board Member
Louis joined WYD in 2012 and is in his first term on the Board. He is from Mt Vernon and currently works at the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC). Prior to the PCCC, he worked on issue based campaigns on immigration, racial, environmental, & economic justice, including working as an organizer for the largest march on climate, The People’s Climate March. He has also done electoral campaign work on the federal, state, & local level in NY, GA, & IA. He is excited to focus on making government address the needs of the Rising American Electorate.

 

President Emeriti

GK dinner cropped 01   George Kevgas, President
George is a Yonkers native and has been involved with WYD since 2002. He studied International Relations & Political Science at Seton Hall and has worked on several campaigns in Westchester, including Yonkers Council President Lesnick, and Senators Oppenheimer & Latimer. He has also worked in government, both at the Westchester Board of Legislators and currently in Yonkers City Hall. He served as WYD President for 5 years & as Vice President for 3, as well as 2 years on the NYSYD Board. He is also a member of the Yonkers Democratic Party Executive Committee, serving as 2nd Ward Leader.
  Chelsea Kadish
Chelsea is a graduate of the University of Vermont where she majored in Environmental Science and minored in Political Science. While at school, Chelsea interned in the Vermont House of Representatives as well as with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. After graduation, she worked in the office of New York State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer as a Legislative Assistant, and then for Riverkeeper, a non-profit involved with environmental issues. She currently attends the University of Maryland School of Law.

 

Past Presidents

  President/Chair  

    Year(s)    

      Town      

Brendan Monahan

2017-present

Cortlandt

George Kevgas

2012-2017

Yonkers

Chelsea Kadish

2009-2011

Ossining

Lindsay Randall

2009

Harrison

Tajian Jones

2008-2009

Pelham

vacant

2006-2008

Alison Lipow

2005-2006

New Rochelle

Michael Gilberg

2002-2005

Somers

Pasquale Fiorelli

2001-2002

Yonkers

vacant

1995-2001

Martha-Lee Bohn

1991-1995

Pelham

Phil Chonigman

1987-1991

Greenburgh

Mike Weinberg

1986

Greenburgh

Earnie Morriss

1985

Ossining

Adam Bradley

1980-1984

White Plains