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Suzette Gordon and Shamise Harvin Honored as Power Women of Queens

March 19, 2024 / Independent Youth News

SCO Family of Services President and CEO, Suzette Gordon, has been named a Power Woman of Queens, and Career Readiness Specialist, Shamise Harvin, has been named a Power Woman Rising.

Each year, Schneps Media recognizes extraordinary women who make Queens a thriving place to work, live and do business.

Suzette Gordon is credited with reimagining and strengthening SCO’s leadership team, improving program optimization, and ensuring cultural alignment with SCO’s mission, vision, and values. Suzette brings more than 20 years of legal, government, and non-profit experience in both the private and public sectors.

Shamise Harvin facilitates SCO’s Mentored Internship Program, enabling youth and young adults in foster care to explore their career paths. With a background in foster care alongside her younger brother, Shamise brings firsthand experience to her role, enabling her to connect with the individuals she assists.

Suzette and Shamise, along with all of the honorees, were presented with their awards at a special banquet held at the Inn on the Park on February 29th.

NYS Senator Joe Addabbo and Assemblyman David Weprin honored Suzette and Shamise with citation certificates for their outstanding service.

Congratulations to Suzette, Shamise and all the Power Women of Queens!


of adults with developmental disabilities living in SCO’s IRAs (group homes) made meaningful connections by participating in community inclusion activities

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