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The 2020 Women in Business Awards

Thursday, November 19th, 2020
Livestream Begins at 6PM
Tickets: $15

Join 914INC. virtually for our 10th Anniversary as we pay tribute to the area’s top business women at the 2020 Women in Business Awards to be held in conjunction with the Magazine’s Q4 issue showcasing these area businesswomen. This year’s virtual awards celebration features a special keynote speech, in addition to recognizing the accomplishments of the incredible women profiled in the issue.

For general information, email marketing@westchestermagazine.com

Past Women in Business Honorees

2019

Irene Amato
Founder & CEO
A.S.A.P. Mortgage

Kara Bennorth
Executive Vice President & Chief
Administrative Officer
WMCHealth

Vilma E. Bordonaro, M.B.A.
Chief of Staff
New York Medical College

Colby Brock
Property Manager
New Rochelle Hotel Associates,
DBA Radisson Hotel

Astara N. Crews
Director of Regulatory Affairs/Compliance
& Privacy Officer
ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP

Edie Demas
Former Executive Director
Jacob Burns Film Center

Geri Eisenman Pell
Private Wealth Advisor & CEO
Pell Wealth Partners

Susan Fox, PHD
President & CEO
Westchester Institute for Human Development

Bridget Gibbons
Director of Economic Development
Westchester County

Angela Gonzalez-Perez
Vice President, Operations
NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital

Leslie Gordon
President & CEO
Feeding Westchester

Sarah Jones-Maturo
President
RM Friedland LLC

Ellen Koelsch
Co-Owner & Vice President
Club Fit

Michele A. Lazzara, CPA, CGMA
Partner
Marks Paneth LLP

Marcie Manfredonia Siciliano
President
Nationwide Maintenance & General Contracting, Inc.; CBD Live Natural, Inc.; Custom Candle Co., Inc.; and Bedford Hills Wine & Beer Bar

Lydia A. Milone, ESQ.
Partner
BodnarMilone LLP

Lori Morton, PHD
Vice President of Research
Regeneron

Diane Rooney, CPA
Chief Accounting Officer
CareMount Medical

Ellen Rothschild
Cofounder, CMO
Digiscribe

Michele Thomas
Executive Vice President
Osborn Home Care

2018

Lynne Allan
COO
Greater Hudson Bank

Amy Allen
Vice President
Westchester County Association

Taryn Duffy
Vice President of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway

Dawn French
Senior Vice President of Marketing & Community Relations
White Plains Hospital

Christina Gilmartin
Communications Director
City of Yonkers

Roxana Q. Girland
President & CEO
Sebastian Capital

Tibisay Guzman
Executive Director & CEO
The Arc Westchester

Millie Hernandez-Becker
CEO
Skyqueen Enterprises

Jennifer Howard
President & Founder
JWH Design & Cabinetry

Maria Imperial
CEO
YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester

Chereese Jervis-Hill
President
Events to Remember

Jill Leonard Tavello
Beth Leonard Hollis
Executive Vice Presidents
Stew Leonards

Vicki McKinney
COO & Chief Revenue Officer
Westmed Practice Partners

Jennifer Riekert
Vice President of Communications & Strategic Initiatives
New York Medical College

Livia Straus
Co-Founder & Board President
Hudson Valley MOCA
Editors’ Award for Transformative Achievement

Alana Sweeny
President & CEO
United Way of Westchester & Putnam

Kim Van Orman
Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
USI Insurance Services

Doris Varlese, ESQ.
General Counsel
CareMount Medical

2017

Frances Bordoni
Senior VP, Ambulatory & Physician Services & Business Development
White Plains Hospital

Catherine Borgia
Majority Leader, County Legislator
Westchester County Board of Lesgislators

Maria Bronzi
Director of Strategic Partnership
Altium Wealth

Karen Brown
President
Hudson Barter Exchange

Cheray Burnett
VP of Administration
St. Johns Riverside Hospital

Dr. Joan Fallon
CEO
Curemark

Dr. Marsha Gordon
President & CEO
The Business Council of Westchester
Editors’ Award for Transformative Achievement

Sara James
Senior Vice President
Business Council of Westchester

Antoinette Klatzky
Co-Creator & Executive Director
Eileen Fischer Leadership Institute

Marcie Klein
EVP, Chief Communications Officer
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Beth Levine
Senior VP, Associate General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Lisa McCullagh
Founder & President
Scarborough & Tweed

Dr. Belinda S. Miles
President
Westchester Community College

Donna Montalto
Chief of Staff & Senior Director of Special Projects
CareMount Medical

Cynthia Rubino
President & CEO
YMCA of Central & Northern Westchester

Lea Tal
CEO
TAL Healthcare

Vanessa Wakeman
Founder & CEO
The Wakeman Agency

2016

Pamela I. Anderson
Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, Inc.

Rose Cappa-Rotunno
President
The Event Department

Angela Ciminello
Vice President of Development and Marketing
Wartburg

Robin Colner
Founder and CEO
DigiStar Media

Mary Gadomski
Director of Business Development & Community Relations
VNS Westchester

Jamie Imperati
President and Founder
Professional Women of Westchester

Karen R. Lawrence
President
Sarah Lawrence College

Jennifer Lofaro
Partner
Bleakly Platt Schmidt

Rita C. Mabli
President and CEO
United Hebrew of New Rochelle

Karen Mackey Witherspoon
Sharon Mackey McGee
Co-Founders
Mackey Twins Art Gallery

Paula Mandel
Senior Vice President and Area Executive
M&T Bank

Kathy Meany
Director, Women’s Leadership Institute
Manhattanville College

Stacey Petrower
President
NYP/Huson Valley Hospital

Denise A. Povolny
Senior Vice President & Business Baking Sales Leadership
Key Bank

Tierney Saccavino
Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications
Acorda Therapeutics

Stacey Tompkins
President
Tompkins Excavating

Maria Valente
Owner
Chocolations

2015

Katrina Adams
President
USTA

Dr. Sherlita Amler
Comissioner
Westchester County Department of Health

Jill C. Anderon
Senior Vice President of Public Affairs & Business Development
New York Power Authority

Laura L. Forese M.D. M.P.H.
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
NewYork-Presbyterian

Helene Godin
Owner
By The Way Bakery

Bonnie Hagen
Founder & Chief Operating Officer
Bright Energy Services

Jacqueline Hattar
Partner
Wilson Elser

Judith Huntington
President
College of New Rochelle

Leslie Jackson
Senior Director of Operations & Chief of Nursing Operator
Mount Kisco Medical Group

Maria Karalis
Managing Partner
BDO

Leslie Lampert
Owner
Cafe of Love

Milagros Lecuona
Councilwoman
City of White Plains

Ellen Lynch
President & CEO
The Food Bank of Westchester

Agnes Mullady
President & COO
Gabelli Funds

Maria Pampafikos
Co-Owner & Vice President
Royal Regency Hotel

Robin Russo
Owner
Robin Leedy & Associates (RLA)

Jane Solnick
Director of Westchester Public Affairs
ConEdison

Andrea Stewart-Cousins
New York State Senator

Sandra Usleman
Chief Sales Officer
USI Insurance Services

2014

Janis Archer
Director of Strategy Management
New York Power Authority

Liz Bracken-Thompson
Partner
Thompson & Bender

Erica Breining
Owner
Bellava MedAesthetics & Plastic Surgery

Natasha Caputo
Director
Westchester County Tourism

Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, MD
President, CEO & Founder
BFFL Co.

Barbara Finkelstein
Chief Executive Officer
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

Susan Fox
President
White Plains Hospital

Merin Joseph
EVP and Chief Information Officer
WESTMED Medical Group and WESTMED Practice Partners

Wilson Kimball
Commissioner of Planning and Development
City of Yonkers

Julie Kinch
SVP, Chief Legal Officer
Heineken USA

Ruth Mahoney
President
KeyBank, Hudson Valley/Metro NY District

Catherine Marsh
Executive Director
Westchester Community Foundation

Anne Papaelias
Vice President of Human Resources
Curtis Instruments

Nuala Ronan
Managing Partner
Databean

Jodi Rosenwasser Levine
Founder/Owner
Jodi’s Gym

Patricia Vitelli
Vice President of Finance
Westhab

Gay Wheeler-Smith
Kecia Palmer-Cousins
Owners
G&K Sweet Foods

2013

Nichelle A. Johnson, ESQ.
Corporation Counsel/Acting Chief of Staff
City of Mount Vernon

Joanne Murray
President
Allan Block AGency, Inc.

Jenifer Ross
Founder/Owner
W@tercooler

Laura Alemzadeh
General Counsel
Kawaski Rain Car, Inc.

Jennifer Williams
Partner/Director of Marketing
R3 Energy Management Audit & Review LLC

Tanya Scholl
Partner/Director of Sales
R3 Energy Management Audit & Review LLC

Jean Marie Connolly
Senior Director
BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Roseanne Alletto
VP of Sales Operations
POP Displays

Stacey Tank
SVP & Chief Corporate Relations Officer
Heineken

Carolyn Mandelker
Founder and President
Harrison Edwards PR and Marketing

Georganne Chapin
President, CEO
Hudson Health Plan

Jane Wasman
President, International & General Counsel
Acorda Therapeutics

Judith Werbitt
Senior Vice President, Wealth Management
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Susan Wayne
President and CEO
Family Services of Westchester

2012

Ginni Rometty
Chairman, CEO and President
IBM

Indra Nooyi
Chairman and CEO
PepsiCo Inc.

Janet Hasson
President and Publisher
The Journal News Media Group

Janet Langsam
CEO
Arts Westchester

Janine Rose
News Director, Anchorwoman & General Manager
News 12 Westchester

Kimberly Cline
President
Mercy College

Kunjlata Ashar, MD
Medical Examiner
Westchester County Department of Laboratories & Research

Laureen Barber
Co-Owner and Design Director
Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Linda Sandford
Senior Vice President
Enterprise Transformation IBM

Lea Cullen Boyer
Founder and Managing Director
Green Guru Network

Marsha Rand
CEO and Founder
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty

Martha Stewart
Founder and Chairman
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.

Nancy Woodruff Ment
President and CEO
Andrus

Nita Lowey
New York State Congresswoman

Roberta Bernhardt
CPA Partner
Citrin Cooperman & Co., LLP

2011

Andrea Andrews
Co-Owner
Groovy on Grand

Alice Benedetto
Founder and President
Raw Indulgence, Ltd.

Bobbie Gottlieb
Co-Founder and CEO
Two’s Company, Inc.

Brenda LaManna
Founder and CEO
Damselfly Designs, Inc.

Candida Canfield
Founder and CEO
Dinner in Hand

Chris Madden
Founder and CEO
Chris Madden, Inc.

Christina Rae
Founder and President
Buzz Creators

Daniele Churchill
Co-Founder
Churchills of Mount Kisco

Diana Gould
Founder and CEO
Diana Gould Ltd. Floral and Event Decor

Eileen Fischer
Founder and Principal Owner
Eileen Fischer, Inc.

Elizabeth Perelstein
Found and CEO
School Choice International

Geri S. Krauss
Owner and Founder
Krauss PLLC

Genevieve Piturro
Pajama Program

Jan Johnsen
Founder and Co-Pricipal
Johnsen Landscape & Pools

June Goldfinger
Operative Partner; Principal & Designer
Katonah General Store; The June Goldfinger Collection

Karen Spencer
President and Creative Director
Spencer Creative Group

Laura Loughlin
Founder and CEO; Co-Founder and COO
Loughlin Personnel Ltd.; Westerly-Enright

Lisa Primeggia
Co-Owner
Groovy on Grand

Lisa Schwartz
Co-Founder, Owner and Farmer
Rainbeau Ridge

Lori Land
Co-Founder
Churchills of Mount Kisco

Lynne Lambert
Founder, President and Chief Creative Director
NYC Subway Line

Mary Jane Denzer
Founder and Owner
Mary Jane Denzer Design Boutique

Renee M. Brown
Founder, President and CEO
C.W. Brown

Sharon Rowe
Founder and CEO
Eco-Bags Products, Inc.

Stacey Cohen
Founder and President
Co-Communications, Inc.

Susan Villamena
Co-Founder, Owner and CEO
Westerly-Enright

Tara Meenan Lansen
Founder, President and CEO
Compufit, Inc.

Yon Zweibon
Owner and CEO
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Join 914INC. In Celebration of Westchester’s Leading Businesswomen!

Partner with 914INC. as we host the 10th annual Women in Business Luncheon. This traditionally sold-out event features a keynote speaker and celebrates the accomplishments of the women profiled in 914INC.’s Q4 issue. More than 450 attendees will have the opportunity to network with sponsors and guests before and after the luncheon.

Connect with regional female business owners, civic leaders and key executives from local and national businesses throughout the area.

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