Alice JoselowCommunity Advisor
Alice Joselow is a wife, mom of three and community advocate. She has lived in Ossining for 25 years. She currently works for the Open Door Family Medical Center where she coordinates and chairs a federally funded (SAMHSA Drug Free Communities grant) coalition called Ossining Communities That Care. Alice has a BA from Colgate University and a MS from Columbia in Metallurgy/Materials Science. Prior to having her kids, Alice worked for IBM in the Materials/Packaging Development. Alice has volunteered in the PTA where she organized many activities including storytelling festivals, afterschool programs, and assemblies and served as president for several years. Alice was elected to the Ossining Board of Education (BOE) in 1999 and served for 12 years on the board. In the course of her BOE service she worked to keep kids first, to narrow the achievement gap and ensure equitable and high academic outcomes for all students. Additionally during her BOE service, she worked to build up many new community collaborations, to negotiate responsible contracts, to find solutions to the space issues, to bring in responsible budgets and helped to plan and pass several bond issues. Alice was elected to the Ossining Public Library Board of Trustees in 2012. She is currently the President of the OPL BOT. Alice also helped to start "A Kid's Place" day care center, and was the managing vice president of the Ossining Food Pantry for many years as well. In addition, Alice is a founding member of both the Ossining Communities That Care (OCTC) community coalition and Ossining MATTERS, the local educational foundation. In 2004, the OCTC coalition was awarded a SAMHSA DFC grant and she became the Coordinator and Co-Chair of the coalition. On a family note, her husband is a mechanical engineer in NYC and they have been married for 30 years. All three of their children graduated from OHS and are currently 26, 24 and 21. Their daughter was a history major in college, served as a Teach For America (TFA) corps member in New Orleans and is attending Rabbinic school, their middle son graduated from college majoring in Public Policy, was a TFA corps member in Washington DC and is now a teacher in DC, and their youngest son is a senior in college balancing studies with a full extracurricular life. As a family, they love to spend time together on Cape Cod. Alice's guiding principal is the age-old proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child."