On March 30, Supervisor Ed Romaine and the Town Board honored the recipients of the 2017 Women’s Recognition Awards at the 31st annual ceremony held at Brookhaven Town Hall. The event was sponsored by the Town’s Office of Women’s Services.
Nominated by members of the community, the winners either live or work in the Town of Brookhaven and have demonstrated excellence in a variety of areas. Nominations were considered by members of Brookhaven’s Women’s Advisory Board and selected based on resumes and letters of recommendation. Pictured above are Supervisor Romaine and Councilwoman Valerie M. Cartright (back row, left) and Councilman Michael Loguercio (back row, right) with the 2017 Women’s Recognition Award recipients:
Arts: Larissa Grass, Art Educator; Harbor Country Day School, resident of Medford
Business: Katherine Ann Cahill, Chief Executive Officer; Owner Cahill Consultants Inc., resident of Holbrook
Communications/Media: Candice Cain, Writer/ Director; Owner Gemelli Films Inc., resident of Brookhaven
Community Service Volunteer: Dr. Misty Curreli, Rape Crisis Counselor; VIBS Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center, resident of East Setauket
Education: Lori Blend, Head of Children’s Services; North Shore Public Library, resident of Wading River
Government: Charlotte M. Kieliszek, Field Director; Brookhaven Accounts Management IRS, resident of Coram
Health Care Provider: Elizabeth Lunde, Sr. Associate Executive Director; Concern for Independent Living INC., resident of Setauket
Legal Professions: Gina M. Pellettieri, Attorney; Law Offices of Gina M. Pellettieri, ESQ, resident of Centereach
Law Enforcement: Lieutenant Annette Magliano, Lieutenant; Suffolk County Police Department, resident of Northport
Military: Dr. Kerry Murphy, Lt. Colonel USAF; Air National Guard, resident of East Moriches
Religion: Tehmina Tirmizi, Volunteer Youth Group Coordinator; Islamic Association of Long Island, resident of Farmingville
Science: Dr. Esther S. Takeuchi, Chief Scientist/ SUNY Professor; Brookhaven National Laboratory / Stony Brook University, resident of South Setauket
Sports: Teresa Lettieri-Tank, Co-Founder; Moriches Youth Organization Inc., resident of Center Moriches
The Town of Brookhaven’s Office of Women’s Services, a Division of the Department of Housing and Human Services, provides a variety of services for women and their families. For more information about the 31st Annual Women’s Recognition Awards Night ceremony, please call 631-451-6146 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.brookhavenny.gov” www.brookhavenny.gov.