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12th Annual Top Women in Business Awards draws nearly 1,000


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This year The Queens Courier’s 12th Annual Top Women in Business Awards & Networking event at Terrace on the Park broke records as close to 1,000 people came out to celebrate the accomplishments of the leading women of the Queens business world.

The Tuesday night celebration opened up with an expo and cocktail hour. During this time guests were able to mingle, network and exchange business information with leaders from all different fields.

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Although the night highlighted the work of over 30 women, one man stood out from the crowd. Greg Kelly, co-anchor of Fox 5 “Good Day New York,” was honored as “Man of the Year” for his countless years of success in journalism.

Honored with the award for “Woman of the Year,” Borough President Melinda Katz, who is the third woman to fill the borough president’s seat in Queens, congratulated the rest of the honorees for everything they do and accomplish.


Man of the Year and Fox TV host Greg Kelly with Melinda Katz, Queens Borough President (Photo by Mike DiBartolomeo)

“If you look around this room you see women who run hospitals, you see women who run colleges, you see women that help thousands of people every single day as part of their nonprofits,” Katz said. “To honor them today is only an extremely small thing that we can do for these great, outstanding women.”

All the honorees of the night received their awards from Kelly and Ms. New York United States 2013 Stephanie Jill Chernick.


Greg Kelly with Stephanie Jill Chernick, Ms.New York United States 2013 (Photo by Mike DiBartolomeo)

This year, The Courier bestowed other special honors, including “Lifetime Achievement” to Dr. Jasmin Moshirpur, Dean/Medical Director, Elmhurst Hospital; and “Leadership in Education” to Dr. Sharon DeVivo, President-Elect, Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology.

The 12th Annual Top Women in Business Awards also presented “Hall of Fame” awards to Domenique Camacho Moran, Partner, Farrel Fritz, P.C.; Annete Vallone-Rocchio, President, Landrum School of Performing Arts and Precious Moments Nursery School & Day Care Center; Stefanie F. Handsman, First Senior Vice President, Head of Treasure Services, Bank Leumi; Linda Spiegel, Director of Public Affairs and Marketing, Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center/CenterLight Health System; and Maureen Buglino, Vice President for Community and Emergency Medicine, New York Hospital Queens.

“I feel very honored to be recognized as a woman in business,” said “Hall of Fame” honoree Vallone-Rocchio, who started her business at 18 years old. “This event is a great opportunity to network and mingle with other like-minded women.”

Honoree Marsha Goldberg, principal of P.S. 46, was honored for her 12 years of dedication to the Bayside school and her overall 42 years of work in the public education system. Under her guidance, P.S. 46 has been recognized as one of New York City’s best schools as it consistently received an overall “A” rating on the Department of Education Progress Report.

“I am so honored to have been chosen,” Goldberg said. “I don’t think of myself as a business woman, I think of myself as an educator. I see it as a labor of love. I think it is great that women are being recognized as leaders.”

During the network portion of the night, the expo also featured various vendors and businesses which sold products and shared information on their services.

“It has been a great opportunity so far, we’re really excited to be here,” said Olivier Guerin, Manhasset Branch Manager for Charles Schwab, which provides full-service  brokerage service for investing in various instruments, helping all clients reach a financial goal. Every May Schwab focuses the spotlight on Financial Life Planning for Women, with special workshops at different retail branches.

This year’s honorees were: Sharon DeVivo President, Vaughn College; Dr. Jasmin Moshirpur, Dean/Medical Director, Elmhurst Hospital; Gina Battagliola, Project Manager, JFK International Air Terminal; Kimberly Benn, Advertising Account Executive, DeSales Media Group; Clara Berg, Service Specialist, YAI Services; Marizen Bernales, RN/CEO, Atlantic Dialysis; Dr. Sabra Brock, Interim Dean, Touro Grad School of Business; Tracy Capune, Vice President, Kaufman Astoria Studios; Laurie Dorf, Assistant Vice Principal& ED, Queens College; Rosa A. Figueroa, Director of Small Business Development, LaGuardia Community College; Marsha Goldberg, Principal, Public School 46; Eve Cho Guillergan, Attorney, Eve Guillergan PLLC; Pam Horowitz, Director of Home Care, Parker Jewish Institute; Kimberly Kuchera, CEO, KJR Aviation; Missy Lawrence, Vice President Marketing, Resorts World Casino; Nora Constance Marino, Esq.,Queens County Commission, NYC Taxi& Limousine Commission and TV Legal Commentator; MaryAnn McAleer, Director of Development, Queens Centers for Progress; Janine Michel, Executive Director, Christ the King Continuing Education; Carole Nussbaum, Principal, Public School 203, Erica Oleske, Development Officer, Catholic Foundation for Brooklyn & Queens; Luisa Otero, Life Coach/Author, No Nonsense Coaching; Stephanie Ovadia, Attorney/Radio Host; Heather Palmer, 2nd Vice President, Queens County Savings Bank; Michelle Rosa Patruno, Regional Sales Manager/Senior Loans Specialist, Vanguard Funding; Sarah BJ Song, Chairman of Korean, American Family Services; Donna Tucker, Chief of Staff, Regional Alliance; Tiki Vanderbilt, Partner, NY Life Insurance Company; Denise Ward, College Interim Vice President & Executive Director, Queensborough Community; Carrie White, Classified Sales Manager, Desales Media Group; Mary Zias, Store Manager, TD Bank; Maureen Buglino, R.N. Vice President for Community Medicine & Emergency Medicine, New York Presbyterian; Stefanie Handsman, Head of Treasury Services Division, Bank Leumi; Dominique Camacho Moran, Attorney Labor and Practice, Farrell and Fritz; Linda Spiegel, Director of Public Affairs and Marketing, Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center; Annette Vallone, Owner and Director, Landrum School of Performing Arts and Precious Moments Nursery School & Day Care Center.

This year’s sponsors included Atlantic Dialysis, Center For Wealth Preservation, Citibank, Cord Meyer Development/Bay Terrace Shopping Center, Dale Carnegie, Delta Air Lines, New York Daily News, DeSales Media Group/The Tablet, Elmhurst Hospital Center, Flushing Bank, Kaufman Astoria Studios, New York Life, Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehabilitation, Queens County Savings Bank, TD Bank, Terrace on the Park, Touro College, Vanguard Funding, and Vaughn College.

The evening’s celebration also raised $3,5000, with all proceeds going to charity.

 

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Top Women in Business 2014


| lnieves@queenscourier.com

The 12th Annual Top Women in Business networking and awards event on Tuesday, May 20, will honor influential women in business in Queens.

The event will celebrate women of Queens finance, healthcare, education and entrepreneurship whose major achievements and participation in community activities has helped the borough grow. Along with recognizing notable Queens’s figures, the “Women in Business” event also provides one of the top networking forums in the borough.

The event will also honor Greg Kelly, co-host of Fox News’s “Good Day New York,” as Best Man of the Year. Queensborough President Melinda Katz will be attending the ceremony as well.  “Greg Kelly is one of the most beloved, interesting and powerful newscasters in television,” said Victoria Schneps, publisher and CEO of The Queens Courier. “We are delighted to honor the highest-rated morning TV personality as our Best Man of the Year.”

The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111 St., Flushing Meadows Park, Queens. The evening will begin with an Expo and Networking portion followed by the Dinner awards ceremony.

This years honorees:

LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION AWARD

  • Sharon DeVivo President, Vaughn College

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • Dr. Jasmin Moshirpur : Dean/Medical Director, Elmhurst Hospital

2014 Honorees:

  • Gina Battagliola, Project Manager : JFK International Air Terminal
  • Kimberly Benn, Advertising Account Executive: DeSales Media Group
  • Clara Berg, Service Specialist: YAI Services
  • Marizen Bernales, RN/CEO: Atlantic Dialysis
  • Dr. Sabra Brock, Interim Dean: Touro Grad School of Business
  • Tracy Capune, Vice President: Kaufman Astoria Studios
  • Laurie Dorf, Assistant Vice Principal& ED: Queens College
  • Rosa A. Figueroa, Director of Small Business Development: LaGuardia Community College
  • Marsha Goldberg, Principal: Public School 46
  • Eve Cho Guillergan, Attorney: Eve Guillergan PLLC
  • Pam Horowitz, Director of Home Care: Parker Jewish Institute
  • Kimberly Kuchera, CEO: KJR Aviation
  • Missy Lawrence, Vice President Marketing: Resorts World Casino
  • Nora Constance Marino, Esq.,Queens County Commission: NYC Taxi& Limousine Commission and TV Legal Commentator
  • MaryAnn McAleer, Director of Development: Queens Centers for Progress
  • Janine Michel, Executive Director: Christ the King Continuing Education
  • Carole Nussbaum, Principal: Public School 203
  • Erica Oleske, Development Officer: Catholic Foundation for         Brooklyn & Queens
  • Luisa Otero, Life Coach/Author: No Nonsense Coaching
  • Stephanie Ovadia, Attorney/Radio Host
  • Heather Palmer, 2nd Vice President: Queens County Savings Bank
  • Michelle Rosa Patruno, Regional Sales Manager/Senior Loans Specialist: Vanguard Funding
  • Sarah BJ Song, Chairman of Korean: American Family Services
  • Donna Tucker, Chief of Staff: Regional Alliance
  • Tiki Vanderbilt, Partner: NY Life Insurance Company
  • Denise Ward, College Interim Vice President & Executive Director: Queensborough Community
  • Carrie White, Classified Sales Manager: Desales Media Group
  • Mary Zias, Store Manager: TD Bank

HALL of FAME HONOREES:

  • Maureen Buglino,  R.N. Vice President for Community Medicine & Emergency Medicine: New York Presbyterian
  • Stefanie Handsman, Head of Treasury Services Division: Bank Leumi
  • Dominique Camacho Moran, Attorney Labor and Practice: Farrell and Fritz
  • Linda Spiegel, Director of Public Affairs and Marketing: Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Annette Vallone, Owner and Director : Landrum Dance School

Inaugural Brooklyn Top Women In Business networking awards dinner


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

It was a night to remember.

The Home Reporter, the Brooklyn based sister publication of The Queens Courier, hosted its first ever Brooklyn Top Women In Business networking awards dinner last week.

Take a look at the video for highlights and recap of the special night, which honored 36 of the most accomplished women in various fields throughout the borough. Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes also recieved the Best Man of the Year award.

FOX Business News anchor Cheryl Casone to Emcee Top Women in Business event


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Just announced — Cheryl Casone, who joined FOX Business Network (FBN) in September 2007 as an anchor, will emcee this year’s Tenth Annual Top Women in Business Event.

On Wednesday, April 25, The Queens Courier will honor more than 40 women who have made positive impacts in the business and non-profit worlds and who also are active in giving back to their respective communities.

This year’s honorees include Claire Shulman, Lifetime Achievement Award; Grace Meng, Claire Shulman Community Service Award; Mary Ann Mattone, Philanthropist of the Year; Fatma Abboud, CEO & Executive Director, EIHAB Human Services; Charity Abdi, Compliance Officer, Joseph Addabbo Family Health Center; Jackie De Leon, Nurse Practitioner, Joseph Addabbo Family Health Center; Dr. Mary Andrea, DPM, Hyperbaric, Wound Care & Podiatry Center; Connie Jeanne Attanasio, President & CEO, Attanasio & Associates; Nora Bassett, Independent Consultant, Adjunct Professor for CUNY School of Professional Studies; Dr. Esther Benenson, Executive Director, William O. Benenson Rehabilitation Pavilion; Tara Buonocore-Rut, Associate VP Business Development, Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehabilitation; Susan Cohen, Marketing Director, Brandywine Senior Living; Alina Camacho-Gingerich, Ph.D., Director Latin American & Caribbean Studies, St. John’s University; Karen Dorsey, Project Manager, Skanska USA Civil Northeast Operations; Anne M. Dunne, Director of Health Care Consulting, Grassi & Co.; Lisa Gneo, Director of Sales, Z NYC Hotel; Rudean Harvey, President & CEO, Ametis Industries, Inc.; Jamie Johnson, Regional Director of Golf Events and Fundraising, American Golf Corporation; Marta Kazandjian, Director, Division of Speech Pathology and Swallowing, New York Hospital Queens; Maura McCarthy, Queens Borough Commissioner, NYC Dept. of Transportation; Peri Millman, M.D., Director, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, New York Hospital Queens; Michele E. Keller, Shift Manager, Resorts World Casino NYC; Rita Mercieca, Executive Director, Forest Hills Hospital; Eileen Minogue, Executive Director, Patient Airlift Services; Rosa Murciano, Senior Vice President, New York Community Bank; Elsie N. Vaca, First Senior Vice President, New York Community Bank; Herlema Owens, President & Founder, Association of Women Construction Workers of America; Honorable Audrey Pheffer, County Clerk, Queens County; Jaci Miller Osdoby, Director, PwC; Kathryn Soman, Director of Communications & External Affairs, Health Plus.

Roscoe C. Brown, former Tuskegee Airman and former President of Bronx Community College, will be honored as “Man of the Year.”

Selected past honorees will also be inducted into the newly-created “Women in Business Hall of Fame.”

Inductees are Jacqueline Arrington, President of the Board, Queens Library; Eileen Auld, Regional Director, Citibank; Charlotte Biblow, Partner, Farrell Fritz; Dr. Diane B. Call, Interim President, Queensborough Community College; the Con Edison team; Linda DeSabato, President, Vallo Transportation; Maria Grasso, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Flushing Bank; Pouran Eshghi, President, Pouran Salon & Spa; Sue Henderson, Chief Operating Officer/Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Queens College; Melissa Ioanna, Store Manager, JCPenney; Philippa Lee Karteron, Executive Director, Council for Airport Opportunity; Margaret McGowan, Vice President, TD Bank; Pilar C. Valenzuela, Vice President, First Central Savings Bank; Georgiana Reese-Benatti, Community Relations Director, New York Community Bank; Maria Thomson, Executive Director, Greater Woodhaven Development Corp.; Sylvia Williams RN, MA VP for Patient Care Services, Parker Jewish Institute For Health Care & Rehabilitation.

There will be a networking business expo, followed by a dinner and awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 25 beginning at 6 p.m. at Terrace on the Park.

Tickets are $85. Raffle proceeds will benefit the Queens Chapter of the American Heart Association.

This year’s sponsors include the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center, Flushing Bank, New York Hospital Queens, TD Bank, Con Edison, Queens County Savings Bank, Citibank, Skanska, Health Plus, the Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehabilitation, Bombardier, Big City Graphics, Delta Airlines, First Central Savings Bank, the Daily News, Council for Airport Opportunity & Queens Library.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 718-224-5863 Ext. 226 or visit www.queenscourier.com/events.

Get your tickets now! ‘Top Women in Queens Business Networking and Awards’


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Queens Courier’s 10th annual ‘Top Women in Queens Business Networking and Awards’

The ultimate in networking

On Wednesday, April 25,

The Queens Courier will honor more than 40 women who have made positive impacts in the business and non-profit worlds and who also are active in giving back to their respective communities.

 

This year’s event will feature Master of Ceremony, Cheryl Casone, Fox Business Network Anchor;

Roscoe Brown, Tuskegee Airmen & Former President Bronx Community College, Man of the Year Award recipient.

 

Honorees include Claire Shulman, Lifetime Achievement Award; Grace Meng, Claire Shulman Community Service Award; Mary Ann Mattone, Philanthropist of the Year;

Fatma Abboud, CEO & Executive Director, EIHAB Human Services; Charity Abdi, Compliance Officer, Joseph Addabbo Family Health Center; Jackie De Leon, Nurse Practitioner,

Clinical Site Director & Special Projects Director, Joseph Addabbo Family Health Center; Dr. Mary Andrea, DPM, Hyperbaric, Wound Care & Podiatry Center; Connie Jeanne Attanasio, President & CEO, Attanasio & Associates; Nora Bassett, Independent Consultant, Adjunct Professor for CUNY School of Professional Studies; Dr. Esther Benenson, Executive Director, William O. Benenson Rehabilitation Pavilion; Tara Buonocore-Rut, Associate VP Business Development, Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehabilitation; Susan Cohen, Marketing Director, Brandywine Senior Living; Alina Camacho-Gingerich, Ph.D., Director Latin American & Caribean Studies, St. John’s University; Karen Dorsey, Project Manager, Skanska USA Civil Northeast Operations; Anne M. Dunne, Director of Health Care Consulting, Grassi & Co.; Lisa Gneo, Director of Sales, Z NYC Hotel; Rudean Harvey, President & CEO, Ametis Industries, Inc.; Jamie Johnson, Regional Director of Golf Events and Fundraising, American Golf Corporation; Marta Kazandjian, Director, Division of Speech Pathology and Swallowing, New York Hospital Queens;  Maura McCarthy, Queens Borough Commissioner, NYC Dept of transportation; Peri Millman, M.D. , Director, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, New York Hospital Queens; Michele E. Keller, Shift Manager, Resorts World Casino NYC; Rita Mercieca, Executive Director, Forest Hills Hospital; Eileen Minogue, Executive Director, Patient Airlift Services ; Rosa Murciano, Senior Vice President, New York Community Bank; Elsie N. Vaca, First Senior Vice President, New York Community Bank; Herlema Owens, President & Founder, Association of Women Construction Workers of America; Honorable Audrey Pheffer, County Clerk, Queens County ; Jaci Miller Osdoby, Director, PwC; Kathryn Soman, Director of Communications & External Affairs, Health Plus.

 

Selected past honorees will also be inducted into the newly-created “Women in Business Hall of Fame.”

Inductees are Jacqueline Arrington, President of the Board, Queens Library; Eileen Auld, Regional Director, Citibank; Charlotte Biblow , Partner, Farrell Fritz; Dr. Diane B. Call, Interim President, Queensborough Community College; Linda DeSabato, President, Vallo Transportation; Maria Grasso, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer , Flushing Bank; Pouran Eshghi, President, Pouran Salon & Spa; Sue Henderson, Chief Operating Officer/Vice President for Institutional Advancement., Queens College; Melissa Ioanna, Store Manager, JC Penney; Philippa Lee Karteron, Executive Director, Council for Airport Opportunity;  Margaret McGowan, Vice President, TD Bank; Pilar C. Valenzuela , Vice President, First Central Savings Bank; Georgiana Reese-Benatti, Community Relations Director, New York Community Bank; Maria Thomson, Executive Director, Greater Woodhaven Development Corp.; Sylvia Williams RN, MA VP for Patient Care Services, Parker Jewish Institute For Health Care & Rehabilitation; Con Edison Team

There will be a networking business expo, followed by a dinner and awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 25 beginning at 6 p.m. at Terrace on the Park.

Tickets are $85. Raffle proceeds will benefit the Queens Chapter of the American Heart Association.

This year’s sponsors include the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center, Flushing Bank, New York Hospital Queens, TD Bank, Con Edison, Queens County Savings Bank, Citibank, Skanska, Health Plus, the Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehabilitation, Bombardier, Big City Graphics, Delta Air Lines, First Central Savings Bank, the Daily News, Council for Airport Opportunity, Queens Library, Dr. William O. Benenson Rehabilitation Pavilion and NY1 News.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 718-224-5863 Ext. 226 or visit www.queenscourier.com/events.