Arneth to be honored by the New York Women’s Foundation

Arneth-DianeThe New York Women’s Foundation will honor Club Member Diane Arneth along with four other Staten Island Women for their contributions and leadership to the Staten Island Community.

Diane Arneth, a lifelong Staten Islander, has been a tireless worker for community health and social justice. She was a founder of the Staten Island Teen Pregnancy Network in 1981 and the Staten Island AIDS Task Force in 1988. She is Board Chair of the Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness and chaired the Steering Committee for the first three years of the Tackling Youth Substance Abuse initiative. She is one of the original members and sits on the Board of the Staten Island Not-for-Profit Association, a trade association for 150 nonprofit agencies and completed two years as Board President in June 2014.

Ms. Arneth has been the director of Community Health Action of Staten Island for 24 years. Under her guidance, Community Health Action became a recognized leader in community health and won the 2008 New York Times Nonprofit Excellence Award for Overall Management Excellence. In January 2015, she negotiated a successful affiliation with Brightpoint Health, a citywide leader in integrated health care for individuals, families and communities challenged by health disparities. She serves as a gubernatorial appointee on the NY State AIDS Advisory Council and is a member of the New York State Health Foundation Community Advisory Council. An active member of the North Shore Rotary Club for 17 years, she serves on the Board of Directors and is club Foundation Chair. Ms. Arneth received a BSN in nursing from Hunter College and an Executive MPA from Baruch College. A lifelong Staten Islander, she lives in West Brighton with her husband Robert Brown, and counts among her numerous blessings her daughter Clare, son-in-law Joel and grandchildren Ella and Eamon.

The event is slated for Wednesday September 16, 2015 at Wagner College.  For additional information, visit:

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