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2021 Healthcare Heroes Awards

Virtual Award Ceremony
Thursday, May 13th, 2021
Livestream Begins at 6PM

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No community can thrive without quality healthcare and Westchester has more than its share.

Meet the 2020 Healthcare Heroes  who make our county great.

Gina Cappelli & Maria Trusa

 Forme Medical Center and Urgent Care

Christopher Greco

New Rochelle Police Department

Andrew Greenberg , DDS

Private Practice Oral Surgeon

Adam D. Hammerma, MBA

NYMC/ Riverdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps

Farrukh Nadeem Jafri, MD, MS-HPEd

White Plains Hospital

Larry Levine

 Blythedale Children’s Hospital

Kenneth Magid, DDS, FICD, FAC

Advanced Dentistry Of Westchester

Kerline Marcelin, MD

Hudson Opthamology

Maria Pici, MD

Elizabeth Seton Children’s Rehab Center

Licia Sandberg, Esq.

Westchester Medical Center

Heidi Spitz, PsyD

Montefiore Medical Center & Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Jessica Zwerling, MD, MS

Montefiore Hudson Valley Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease

Past Honorees


Susanne Basso
NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Division

John Connolly, EdD
Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

Carolyn Conway Ryan, RN, BSN
Elizabeth Seton Children’s Center

Kelly Marie Glynn, MA, CCC-SLP
Elizabeth Seton Children’s Rehabilitation Center

Marina K. Holz, PhD
New York Medical College

Marvin Lipman, MD
White Plains Hospital

Catherine McGovern, MD
Westmed Medical Group
White Plains Hospital

Jill Ostrager, MD
Westmed Medical Group

Susan Solomone
Drug Crisis in Our Backyard

Sandy Samberg
Soul Ryeders


Gary Cohn, DDS
Gary E. Cohn, DDS

Dr. Richard Ellsasser
White Plains Hospital

Carl Ern, DDS
Putnam Dental Associates

Kathy Reilly Fallon, DPM, DHL, CWS, DABPOPPM
Midtown Health Center in New York
Heavenly Productions Foundation

Tricia Hiller MS, CCLS
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

James McWilliam, MD
Montefiore New Rochelle Medical Center
New York Medical College

Lillian Neuman, BSW, CASAC
St. Vincent’s Hospital
Saint Joseph’s Medical Center

Boriana Parvez, MD, FAAP, FRCPC, IBCLC
New York Medical College
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

Carol Townsend-Ross, MPA, BSN, RN
Hospice of Westchester

Ben Colbert Watson, Ph.D.
School of Health Sciences & Practice
New York Medical College


Eileen Crawford
VNS Westchester

Jeffrey P. Greenfield, MD, PHD
The Children’s Brain Tumor Project

Benjamin Kur, DDS
Westchester Oral & Maxillofacial Associates

Irene Jill Ratner, MD
CareMount Medical Group
Hands Up for Haiti

Elizabeth Seabury, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT
Children’s Rehabilitation Center

William T. Smith, PHD
Aging in America, Inc.

Maureen Tomkiel, MAT, SAS
John A. Coleman School

Sally Wilson, BSN, MSN
VNS Westchester

Iris Wertheim, MD
Northern Westchester Hospital

Thomas K. Weber, MD, FACS
State University of New York at Downstate


Anne DuVal Frost, PhD, RN
Project Community, Inc.

David Eger, PhD
White Plains Clinical Psychologist

Lindsay Farrell, MBA, FACMPE
Open Door Family Medical Centers

Joann Galley, JD, MSED, PSYD
John A. Coleman School

Edward Halperin, MD, MA
New York Medical College

Jesus Jaile-Marti, MD, FAAP
White Plains Hospital

Rosa Orbegozo-Jaramillo
Neighbors Home Care Services

Martin Lederman, MD
Lederman & Lederman, LLP

J. Robert Seebacher, MD
Hudson Valley Bone & Joint Surgeons

Patricia Tursi
Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center
John A. Coleman School


Sherlita Amler, MD, MS, FAAP
Westchester County

Nick Franzoso
Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

William H. Frishman, MD, MACP
Westchester Medical Center
New York Medical College

Beth Harris, MA, RN, PMHCNS-BC
NewYork Presbyterian Hospital

Karlyn Jackson, BA
The Mental Health Association of Westchester

Donald Johnson, MS, MPS, CASAS, ICADC
The Guidance Center of Westchester

Erik Larsen, MD, FACEP
White Plains Hospital

Susan Matelich, BSC (Business)
Larchmont Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Carl H. Tegtmeier, DMD
New York State Ninth District Dental Association

Craig Zalvan, MD
Phelps Memorial Hospital Center
New York Medical College
Mercy College


Manoj Abraham, MD, FACS
Facial Plastic

Mitchell S. Cairo, MD
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

Stephen D’Angelone
Westchester Emergency Medical Services

R Gordon Hutcheon, MD
Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center

Sabrina Magid-Katz, DMD
Advanced Dentistry of Westchester

Lisa Marie Sioufas, LCSW-R
Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester

Joy Solomon, Esq.
The Hebrew Home at Riverdale

Carmine A. Sorbera, MD, FACC

Mary K. Spengler
Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester

Joanne Torchia, RN
Lawrence Hospital Center

Nominations for the 2021 Healthcare Heroes awards are now CLOSED.

Stay tuned for 2022 nomination details later this year.


Join Westchester Magazine at the 8th Annual Healthcare Heroes Awards Luncheon when we pay tribute to exemplary individuals in the healthcare industry. These Healthcare Heroes, nominated by their peers and colleagues and vetted by our editors, will be profiled in a special section in the May issue and celebrated by community leaders and healthcare professionals, and we want you to be there.

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