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Past Honorees


Salomon Amar, DDS, PHD
New York Medical College
Touro University

Stacey Davis, BSN, RN
Northern Westchester Hospital

Jim Dwyer, MD
Northern Westchester Hospital

Susan Fox
White Plains Hospital

Nitin Gupta, MD
Rivertowns Pediatrics

Karen McCoy, RRT
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Renu C. Mital, MD
Weill Cornell Medical Center

Alvin Moyer, MD
Elizabeth Seton Children’s Center

Lori Solomon, MD, MPH
New York Medical College

Derek H. Suite, MD, MS
Full Circle Health

Rafael E. Torres, MD
White Plains Hospital

Gregory Veillette, MD


Traci Gardner, MD
The Children’s Village

Renee Garrick, MD
Westchester Medical Center Health Network;
New York Medical College

Rita Mabli
United Hebrew of New Rochelle

Sheila Nolan, MD
Boston Children’s Health Physicians (BCHP);
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital (MFCH)

Diane Pagan, MSN, ANP
Westmed Medical Group

Ammir Rabadi, MD
Board-Certified Physician

Renee Recchia
Westchester County Department of Health

Walter Roland, PA
Urgent Care of New York

Don Starr, MD
White Plains Hospital Center

Laurie Ann Walsh, MSN, RN, DNP
NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Adam S. Weissman, PhD
Child & Family Institute and Weissman
Children’s Foundation

Darrell Wheeler, PhD
Iona College

2021 Healthcare Heroes Editors’ Award for Outstanding Community Service

Lori Fulham, RN
St. John’s Riverside Hospital

2021 Healthcare Hero Institutional Award for Excellence

Eric Korn, John Van Dekker and Louie Lanza
Million Gallons Challenge


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


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


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