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Congratulations to our 2020 Healthcare Heroes!

On Wednesday, August 5th, 2020, Westchester Magazine virtually hosted the 2020 Healthcare Heroes Awards that honored this year’s class of the top healthcare professionals in Westchester. Congratulations to all of this year’s honorees!

Westchester Magazine, an award-winning regional lifestyle magazine, serves more than 300,000 readers in and around Westchester County, a unique and affluent region of the lower Hudson Valley.

Each issue of Westchester Magazine is a combination of lively writing and stunning images that inform, delight, and entertain. Known for popular cover stories focused on Top Doctors, Public High Schools, New Restaurants, and Best of Westchester®, Westchester Magazine brings to its readers news on trends and relevant information they need to make the most of living, parenting, working, and enjoying life in Westchester. Regular features highlight the arts and culture, beauty and style, dining and shopping, health and education.

Throughout the year, Westchester Magazine hosts signature events celebrating all that’s best in the county – from its successful and enterprising businesses to its innovative and creative residents. Each event provides Westchester’s many businesses and service providers with opportunities to acquaint our readers with their products and services.

Westchester Magazine is one of the dozens of publications of Today Media Inc., the media communications company powered by an array of high-quality, successful and proven platforms. In print, in digital, and in person, Today Media reaches approximately 6.5 million affluent readers and online visitors with award-winning content and outstanding services. Today Media Inc. is the authoritative go-to resource for upscale audiences and savvy clients who depend on its influence to form relationships and make shopping, dining, traveling, and other important lifestyle choices.

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

John Connolly, EDD

Carolyn Conway Ryan, RN, BSN

Kelly Marie Glynn, MA, CCC-SLP

Marina K. Holz, PHD

Marvin Lipman, MD

Catherine McGovern, MD

Jill Ostrager, MD

Susan Solomone

Sandy Samberg


Gary Cohn

Dr. Richard Ellsasser

Karl Ern, DDS

Tricia Hiller MS, CCLS

James McWilliam, MD

Lillian Neuman

Boriana Parvez, MD

Dr. Kathy Reilly Fallon

Carol Townsend-Ross, MPA, BSN

Ben Colbert Watson, Ph.D.


Eileen Crawford

Jeffrey P. Greenfield, MD, PHD

Benjamin Kur, DDS

Irene Jill Ratner, MD

Elizabeth Seabury, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT

William T. Smith, PHD

Maureen Tomkiel, MAT, SAS

Sally Wilson, BSN, MSN

Iris Wertheim, MD

Thomas K. Weber, MD, FACS


Anne DuVal Frost

Dr. David Eger

Lindsay Farrell

Dr. Joann Galley

Dr. Edward Halperin

Dr. Jesus Jaile-Marti

Rosa Orbegozo-Jaramillo

Dr. Martin Lederman

Dr. J. Robert Seebacher

Patricia Tursi



Sherlita Amler, MD, MS, FAAP

Nick Franzoso

William H. Frishman, MD, MACP

Beth Harris, MA, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Karlyn Jackson, BA

Donald Johnson, MS, MPS, CASAS, ICADC

Erik Larsen, MD, FACEP


Susan Matelich, BSC

Carl H. Tegtmeier, DMD

Craig Zalvan, MD




Manoj Abraham, MD, FACS

Mitchell S. Cairo, MD

Stephen D’Angelone

R Gordon Hutcheon, MD

Sabrina Magid-Katz, DMD

Lisa Marie Sioufas, LCSW-R

Joy Solomon, Esq.

Carmine A. Sorbera, MD, FACC

Mary K. Spengler

Joanne Torchia, RN



Join Westchester Magazine at the 7th 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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Westchester Magazine proudly presents the
8th Annual Healthcare Heroes Awards

We need your help to give back to those who give.

Do you know someone in healthcare who’s made a difference, positively impacted a healthcare facility, or always goes the extra mile? The 8th Annual Healthcare Heroes Awards will celebrate these individuals who have gone above and beyond their call of duty.

Westchester Magazine is seeking nominations for individuals in all healthcare settings — hospitals, home healthcare, health centers and clinics, schools, health departments, long-term care, emergency services, medical practices, etc. Our specially selected panel of judges from area colleges, healthcare facilities, the County government and our editorial staff will assess each nominee, and then the nominated Healthcare Heroes will be profiled in our May 2021 issue and celebrated at a special awards luncheon in May.