Althema Goodson is a lifelong resident of the Village of Ossining, New York. She is a proud product of the Ossining School District. Althema values community and the importance of public services, such as a Public Library, and its impact on everyone as a whole in our community because of its impact on her life and development.
Growing up in Ossining, OPL was a second home to Althema, where she was able to learn how to take full advantage of all the opportunities the library had to offer. As a child, a teenager, a student, OPL became a great asset to her.
Now as a local professional with an Associate’s Degree in Marketing, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership it only seems right to give back to the place that gave her so much. She would like to pay it forward and assist in providing the same opportunities for all in our community, especially our youth. She is ready & capable to bring her talents and creativity to the library patrons.
Althema has been a leader and served our communities for years. She is an appointed member of the Ossining Landlord & Tenants Relations Council Charter, Member and Board of Directors of the Greater Ossining Kiwanis Club and Home Run Against Drugs.
Althema knows education and opportunities are imperative to our society and currently in the Village of Ossining now more than ever. “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste,” is not just a cliché slogan it’s a true statement and something we should aspire to ensure doesn’t happen in our community. A Library is a necessity to both educational and community excellence. Her goal is to assist in continuing and creating a space for all to thrive.