Henry Shiembob, deputy Chief Strategy Officer and executive director of cyber security and fraud operaton for Verizon in Basking Ridge, has been elected as board chairman for the National Children's Alliance for 2013.
The National Children’s Alliance welcomed seven new members to the organization’s Executive Committee of the Board on Jan. 1, including Shiembob as chairman, according to an announcement from the alliance.
Shiembob has been a volunteer with National Children’s Alliance since 2005, and served on the National Children’s Alliance board of directors since 2008, the alliance said. Shiembob previously held the position of treasurer for the board, and will hold the chairman's position through 2013.
The National Children’s Alliance is the national association and accrediting body for more than 750 children’s advocacy centers serving each of the 50 states and Washington, D.C.
“The NCA is an amazing organization dealing with unimaginable issues,” Shiembob in a release on Verizon's news center. “I think we all look for ways to engage and, for me, it’s being part of an organization that responds to and helps heal victims who aren’t able to speak for themselves – children.”
In his executive position with Verizon, Shiembob has responsibility for all global operations for Verizon related to cyber-security, supply-chain security, risk management and fraud investigations. He is a Long Valley resident, according to Verizon.
“Henry’s experience in the corporate sector coupled with his dedication to the child advocacy movement have been welcome contributions to National Children’s Alliance since his joining our volunteer leadership in 2005. We are grateful to have him as our new Board President, and look forward to his leadership in 2013,” Teresa Huizar, Executive Director of National Children’s Alliance, said in the news release from the alliance.
Joining Shiembob on the Executive Committee for the 2013 term will be Karen Farst, of the Center for Children at Risk, as vice president; Janet Fine as secretary; Gene Klein of Project Harmony and the Child Protection Center as treasurer and immediate past president; David Betz of John Deere as Accreditation Committee Chair; Ernestine Briggs-King of Duke University Center for Child & Family Health as Strengthening Practices Committee Chair; and Mike Batista of the Montana Division of Criminal Investigations as Public Policy Committee Chair.
More information about the National Children’s Alliance is online.
The National Children’s Alliance is dedicated to helping local communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient, providing support and advocacy to its accredited membership, as well as numerous developing centers, multidisciplinary teams and child abuse professionals around the country, and the world, according to information from the alliance.
Shiembob is one of an army of more than 16,000 Verizon employees who donate their money and volunteer their time for thousands of diverse nonprofit organizations and community causes worldwide, ranging from national and international nonprofits like the National Children’s Alliance to local parent teacher organizations, domestic violence shelters and social service agencies, according to the alliance release. These employee volunteers have logged more than 400,000 hours of service in 2012 — and more than 6.2 million hours since 2000 — to make a positive difference in their communities.