Town hosts Women’s Recognition Award recipients


On March 21, supervisor Daniel J. Panico and the Brookhaven Town Board were on hand to honor the recipients of the 2024 Women’s Recognition Awards at the 38th annual Women’s Recognition Night on March 21 at Brookhaven Town Hall.

The event was sponsored by the Town’s Office of Women’s Services, Department of General Services. Nominated by members of the community, the award winners either live or work in the Town of Brookhaven and have demonstrated excellence in their endeavors 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. The 2024 Women’s Recognition Award recipients are:

Business: Graciela Carrillo (Selden)

Communications/Media: Ana Maria Caraballo Gonzalez (Port Jefferson)

Community Service Professional: Dr. Marisa Bisiani DNP, ANP-BC (Miller Place)

Community Service Volunteer: Linda Nuszen (Patchogue)

Education: Ana Martinez-Fuentes (Patchogue)

Government: Vanessa Pino-Lockel (Riverhead)

Medicine: Dr. Heather Findletar-Hines

Law Enforcement / First Responders: Officer Stacie Pollio (Sayville)

Health Care Provider: Shayna Melissa Stockman (Medford)

Military: Master Sergeant Shannon L. Clementi (Ridge)

Religion:  Yolanda J. Johnson (Bellport)

Science: Dr. Elspeth McSweeney (Port Jefferson)

Sports: Nicolle Marie Messina ((Middle Island)

Supervisor and Council District Special Commendation Awards

Supervisor Daniel J. Panico Alison Branco, Ph.D.

District 1 Councilmember Jonathon Kornreich Han Qin (St. James)

District 2 Councilwoman Jane Bonner Ann Becker (Mt. Sinai)

District 3 Councilman Neil Manzella Alison Kistler (Centereach)

District 4 Councilman Michael Loguercio Sally Wellinger (St. James)

District 4 Councilman Michael Loguercio Helen Thebold (Posthumously/Middle Island)

District 5 Councilman Neil Foley Dorothy Johnson (Blue Point)

District 6 Councilwoman Karen Dunne Kesnig Sharon Murray (Eastport)

For more information, please call 631-451-6146 or visit


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