Nearly 750 business professionals from across Long Island will come together to network during The Power Women in Business Awards & Networking Event scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 30 in Great Neck. 

The Power Women program recognizes influential women in business whose achievements and involvement helped to make a difference in the communities where they work and live in Nassau and Suffolk counties. The event ends with the announcement of raffle winners. 100 percent of the raffle proceeds will be
donated to local charities.

This year’s Power Women honorees are as follows:

Laura Curran, Nassau County Executive-elect
Madeline Singas, Nassau County District Attorney
Donna Drake, host of Live it Up with Donna Drake on WLNY-TV
Geri Gregor, Partner-in-Charge, Business Advisory Services, Grassi & Co.
Lisa Rispoli, Partner-in-Charge of Trust and Estate Services, Grassi & Co.
Tara Anglim, Associate Director of Palliative Care, PBMC Health & Peconic Bay Medical Center
Jessica Kalra, Attorney David A. Gallo & Associates, LLP
Joy DeDonato, executive director of the Nassau Community College Foundation
Dr. Karen Michele Kostroff, assistant professor at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Suzanne Brienza, Director of Meter Services, PSEG
Anne Brigis, President/CEO, YMCA Long Island
Barbra Lehrer, President & CEO at The Beacon Group
Susan Hamblen, owner and real estate broker at Exit Realty Achieve
Anne Brigis, president and CEO of YMCA of Long Island
Marian Conway, executive director of the NY Community Bank Foundation
Pina M. Campagna, a partner at Carter Deluca Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
Juliana Terian, president and CEO of Rallye Motors
Mary Hodge, Coordinator, Community-Based Day Hab and Head Coach of the Nassau Thunderbolts
Anita Nigrel, vice president and customer experience manager of People’s United Bank
Nicole M. DeMichael-Cadena, Senior Vice President, Commercial Team Leader, Mid-Corporate Banking, HSBC Bank USA
Dr. Chetachi Nwoga-Ecton, president of When In Need Foundation
Hillary Peckham, chief operating officer of Etain, LLC
Melissa Rose, vice president at Marketing Works
Maria Themistocleous-Frey, president and founder of Executive Consultants of New York, Corp.
Lisa Burch, vice president and chief operating officer of the Family and Children’s Association
Andrea Tsoukalas, partner of Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana LLP
Denise Silverberg, member of the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center Board of Directors
MaryAnn Benzola, Director of Marketing at Custom Computer Specialists
Linda Armyn, SVP of Corporate Affairs at Bethpage Federal Credit Union
Mara Navaretta, CEO Homes by Mara
Claudia Pilato, VP and Director of Marketing at Bridgehampton National Bank
Lisa A. Cairo, Partner at Jaspan Schlesinger LLP
Suzanne Chimera, President & Founder of Hair We Share
Lisa Rispoli, CPA, AEP Partner-in-Charge of Trust and Estate Services Grassi & Co
Manda Kalimian, Founder, Cana Foundation
Silvana Scotto CEO Sagamore Bridge Club
Francesa Carlow, President, Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce
Rhonda Pierson-DeLorenzo, Vice President, Branch Manager, Flushing Bank
Dr. Sheetal Desai, Owner, Dynamic Physical Therapy & Rehab Services
Denise M. Faltischek, Executive Vice President, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
Karen C. Green, President, Karen C. Green Communications, Inc.
Katy Greene, Founder & CEO, Greene Digital Marketing LLC
Tina Handras, SVP, Retail Market Manager, Investors Bank
Eileen Hattersley, President and Breeder, Labradoodles of Long Island
Patricia Clements Jaquay, Mortgage Loan Originator, American Advisors Group
Heather A. Kollar, CEO, h20cleanse
Lisa La Macchia, Senior Market Manager, VP, People’s United Bank
Lisa Mirabile, Founder & CEO, Vertigo Media Group
Maureen Tara Nelson, CEO, MTN Matchmaking Inc.
Wynne Nowland, Chairwoman & CEO, Bradley & Parker Insurance
Jennine Rochlin Leale, Chief Executive Officer, HRPRO Consulting Services, LLC
Silvana Scotto, CEO, Sagamore Bridge Club
• Maureen Schneider, RN, Director of Corporate Admissions, Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehabilitation
• Tina Shah, President & CEO, Sterling Enterprise Corp.
• Dee Lakhani Shravah, MetaBash Fundraiser Founder, Dee-termined.org
Alissa L. Van Horn, Managing Partner, Van Horn & Friedman, P.C.
Carolyn Reinach Wolf, Executive Partner & Director, Mental Health Law Practice, Abrams Fensterman

The list of winners is still being formed. Sponsors of the event include PSEG Long Island, Investors Bank, Flushing Bank, Carter Deluca Farrell & Schmidt llp, National Grid, People’s United Bank, Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, the Melville Chamber of Commerce, Godiva, Georgi Vodka, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Bridgehampton National Bank and Sandwire.

The networking and awards gala will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 30 at Leonard’s Palazzo, located at 555 Northern Blvd., Great Neck.

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