Peckham Community Partnership Foundation Names Two Board Directors

LANSING, MI- The Peckham Community Partnership Foundation has named two new directors to its foundation boardWhitney Anderson-HarrellChief Community Development Officer at MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) and Larry Cianciosi partner at Hanba Lazar, an employment defense law firm in Flint, MI.  

Anderson-Harrell brings more than a decade of experience and deep skillset in development and financial education. She currently oversees the Credit Union’s community development, business development, and financial education departments as well as the Financial Innovation and Education Center. She also serves as the Executive Director of the Desk Drawer Fund, a foundation supporting the MSUFCU and Oakland University Credit Union communities. 

Anderson-Harrell is extremely active in the Greater Lansing and Michigan State University (MSU) communities, serving in multiple capacities on various boards and organizations that support diversity and advanced learning 

For more than 30 years, Cianciosi has specialized in employment law with emphasis on disability issuesHe is an experienced facilitator, conducting training seminars, webinars and lectures to self-insured employers and insurance carriers on employment issues including workers’ compensation, the ADA and the ADA Amendments Act, FMLA and disability risk management. 

“We are honored to welcome both Whitney and Larry to our Foundation board. Each bring specialized skill sets and deep connection to our mission of providing advanced opportunities for persons with disabilities,” said Jo Sinha, Peckham President and CEO.  “We are looking forward to further enhancing the work of our Foundation with their support and expertise.”   

The Peckham Community Partnership Foundation is committed to supporting the initiatives, programs and services that help Peckham, Inc. fulfill its mission.  The Foundation helps fund services and programs where little other funding exists, filling critical gaps that can make a difference in the lives of those striving for independence. The Peckham Community Partnership Foundation supports a variety of program initiatives, while also supporting efforts to provide community enrichment, volunteerism and self-empowerment opportunities.  

Peckham is a nonprofit vocational rehabilitation organization that provides paid job training opportunities for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. For more than 42 years, Peckham has provided jobs and job skills training to thousands of individuals with barriers through five different business lines throughout Michigan, and also has operations in Phoenix, Arizona and London, Kentucky.  

Peckham, Inc., is a national award-winning organization, recognized for its achievement in providing exceptional vocational rehabilitation, creating inclusive cultures and building quality workplaces for employees.