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Remembering TC Westcott, EVP and COO of the New York Academy of Sciences

Published October 26, 2018

Remembering TC Westcott, EVP and COO of the New York Academy of Sciences

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
New York Academy of Sciences
2013 – 2018

It is with great sadness that the New York Academy of Sciences announces the passing of TC Westcott, its long-time EVP and Chief Operating Officer.

Ms. Westcott joined the New York Academy of Sciences in the fall of 2013 and was responsible for the financial, operational, and programmatic management of the Academy.  “TC has been an integral part of the Academy’s leadership over the past five years,” said Ellis Rubinstein, President and CEO. “She spearheaded many of our most valued programs and partnerships, and has helped to make the Academy one of the premier science organizations of its kind in the United States. But more importantly she was in many ways the Academy’s linchpin and number one advocate: someone who knew every staff member by name, always had a word of encouragement for younger staffers, and whose unfailing good cheer and generosity made the Academy a better place.  Her dedication and commitment to the success of this organization was deeply appreciated and will be sorely missed.”

Prior to joining the Academy, Ms. Westcott was the Vice President of Finance and Administration and Treasurer at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, a higher education institution focused on art architecture and engineering. Before joining Cooper Union, she was the Vice President of Finance and Administration at The Polytechnic Institute of NYU. She has also served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Planned Parenthood of NYC.

Ms. Westcott was a Queens native and graduate of Lehman College.  She was a registered nurse and earned an MBA from Columbia University.  She is survived by her husband Robert Westcott and daughter, Nora Westcott.