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Staten Island Chapter Recognizes "Women of Distinction"

Author: Communications Committee/Wednesday, April 26, 2017/Categories: General, Chapter News

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More than 200 hundred joined the Staten Island Chapter as they honored eight local women as Women of Distinction at their annual ceremony and luncheon in April at LiGreci’s Staaten, Staten Island.

“These women distinguish themselves through their work and their passion to make lives better,” said Christine Olivieri Donahue, president, Staten Island chapter. “To us, they are the best of NYS Women.”

A special presentation was made to support veterans. Recepients of scholarships that support women who served our country were presented to Blessing Tate and Toni Campbell.

The Island’s South Shore Rotary Club was recognized as the Community Program of Distinction for their ongoing service- to- our- community- above-self. “Members of the South Shore Rotary are committed to helping others. They pooled their talent, resources, and time and together help our community. Last year alone the South Shore Rotary Club presented more than $100,000.00 to assist our community.”

The Staten Island chapter’s Women of Distinction are Cheryl Adolph, Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, The College of Staten Island; Michelle DeSantis, Philanthropist; Carol Frazzetta, Executive Chef and Entrepreneur; Patricia Kane, Chair, The Sisterhood of Women’s Organizations/ Treasurer, NYSNA; Susan McDermott, Business, Educator and Community Service; Joanne Pietro, Associate Executive Director, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, SI University Hospital/Northwell Health; Rosemarie Sienicki, Community Volunteer; and Rosemarie Stazzone, RN, MS, CNE, Chief Nurse and Chief Operating Officer, Richmond University Medical Center.

Jill Bowers, Catherine DiStefano and Annette Fusaro are co-chairs of this special event.


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