Think Pink Inc. is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1986; the agency has 30 employees and 40 volunteers. Think Pink Inc. provides services to people with breast cancer, their family/friends, and the community; counseling, social services, education and support groups The organization’s annual budget is $925,000
Veronica Landor has been with the agency since 1989 and the executive director since 1996 Two former employees of Think Pink Inc. sent a letter to state representatives last week. They are accusing Executive director Landor of misappropriation of agency’s funds. Liza Claihorne, assistant to the executive director, and Jeffery Beane, an information technology specialist, sent the letter. Claihorne and Beane these charges are bogus: claim they were fired because they had learned about Landor’s misuse of funds. On Wednesday, the state ethics committee called for an investigation of Think Pink’s finances to see if any of the accusations are true Liza and Jeffrey: Veronica used Think Pink funds to (a) get her car detailed (b) buy airline tickets for personal trips and (c) have her house painted Paul Cardina (spokesperson of the agency): “The allegations made against Ms. Landor are merely an attempt by two disgruntled former employees to discredit the agency and its leadership. We are confident that an investigation will clear Ms. Landor and the agency of any wrongdoing. Ms. Landor has been a respected leader in the breast cancer field for two decades and has served this agency with integrity and pride.” Veronica did not return your calls to her office or home. President of the Board Jeremiah Porter: “We are deeply troubled by these unfounded accusations. The board has always held Veronica in the highest regard and we will continue to support her.” When asked why they wrote the letter to state representatives, Liza and Jeffrey said that the public should know how the agency is using or misusing public funds; about 60% of the agency’s budget comes from...
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