Laura Newman recently returned to Neighbors Link where she previously served as director of development. In her new role as Chief of Strategy and Development, she works on organizational strategy, including fundraising to support the mission and long-term goals. With a diverse background working in corporate information technology, and a short stint in government, Laura made the move to nonprofit management in 1998. She has worked in organizations of varying sizes including Manhattanville College, Westchester Jewish Community Services, The Loft LGBT Community Center, and The Guidance Center. Laura earned her undergraduate degree from Ithaca College and holds an MBA from Johns Hopkins University. She currently serves on the Westchester County LGBTQ Advisory Board, and volunteers at Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester. As a long-time progressive activist, Laura is pleased to be an ally in advocating for the immigrant community.
Kathy Thorsberg joined Neighbors Link in 2018 as Controller. In her role, Kathy manages the accounting, finance and human resource functions. Prior to working at Neighbors Link, Kathy had 18 years of experience working in various capacities, including Commissioner of Finance for Westchester County, Vice President of Budgeting and Financial Analysis at Mastercard, Finance Manager for Walt Disney World, and starting her career as an auditor with KPMG Peat Marwick. Kathy was also a stay-at-home mom raising her two children at various times throughout her career. Kathy is a non-practicing CPA and has her BSBA from Ohio State University, and MBA from the University of Central Florida
Debbie Hubbe joined the Accounting and Finance Department at Neighbors Link in 2019. Her role is focused on financial, management and grant reporting. Prior to joining Neighbors Link, Debbie worked at Goldman Sachs in Regulatory Reporting and Futures Services. She is a non-practicing CPA from Ottawa, Canada, and worked 8 years with KPMG audit in Toronto, London and New York. Debbie loves being part of Neighbors Link because it is mission driven and because she is surrounded by people that care about making our community a better place.