Leah Powell Tyrrell is an individual that is committed to community service and philanthropy, who we are very excited to announce, that we will be honoring Leah on April 23rd, 2014, at the GOBY Awards as the recipient for the Volunteer Spirit Award!

Congratulations, Leah! We look forward to celebrating with you!


Ms. Powell Tyrrell has led by example, and cultivates a spirit of service and philanthropy not only for the next generation but for all of our neighbors throughout community.

Thank you, Leah, for all that you have accomplished and how you have helped our communities thrive in so many ways- through your commitment and dedication, the Capital District has benefited in so many ways. We look forward to your continued efforts and wish you many more successes!


Leah Tyrrell is the co-owner of Tala, An American Bistro, located in Latham, New York. Prior to becoming a restaurateur, Leah worked as the Director of Marketing for the Desmond Hotel, organizing large events such as the Albany American Wine Festival as well as the hotels New Years Eve Festivals. She also was appointed by Governor George Pataki as the Director of Internal Communications for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.

She was introduced to the power of volunteerism while working as the Executive Director of The Volunteer Center of the Capital Region, which acted as a clearing house for volunteers providing service to the not for profit community. Leah founded and chaired the Holiday Kickoff Party, which is now the flagship fundraiser for the Saint Peter’s Hospital Foundation.

Leah has volunteered her time and service for many charities including The St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation, The Albany Tulip Ball, The Shaker Museum and Library, The Homeless and Travelers Aid Society, The Saint Gregory’s School For Boys, The Academy of the Holy Names, The Irish American Partnership and many others. Leah lives in Loudonville with her husband Tom and their two children Thomas and Emily.

Leah’s business website is http://www.talabistro.com, and they can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Her business partner is Angelo Mazzone, and his website is http://www.mazzonehospitality.com.

Based in Albany, New York, The Stakeholders is a not-for-profit organization that inspires and equips people to take positive action in their communities. Stakeholders, Inc. is a New York State Regional Volunteer Center for an eight-county region, as well as an affiliate of the National Points of Light Institute.

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