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Posted on: October 23, 2018

Legislator Anker Celebrates Long Island's Top 50 Women in Business

LIBN Top 50 Women in Business

WOODBURY, NY – On Thursday, October 18th, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker joined Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart to honor 50 women from across Long Island at the Long Island Business News Top 50 Women in Business Awards at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. Since 2000, the Top 50 Women in Business program has recognized the Island's top women professionals for business acumen, mentoring and community involvement. The program's honorees are selected by a judging committee and represent the most influential women in business, government and the not-for-profit fields.

“Women have become a stronger force in business, government, and in their local communities, and it is important to recognize their hard work, dedication, and altruism that will inspire the next generation of women in leadership roles,” said Legislator Anker. “I offer my sincerest congratulations to the honorees.”

The women who were honored at the Long Island Business News Top 50 Women in Business included: Kristina Albarella (Marcum LLP), Denise Angiulo (Advantage Title), Jessica M. Baquet (Jaspan Schlesinger LLP), Carolyn Barbarite (Javamelts), Tara Bono (EmPower Solar), Kathleen Caputi (Epoch 5 Public Relations), Diane Caputi (BNB Bank), Penelope Cirola (EisnerAmper LLP), Victoria Cohen (Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation), Elaine M. Colavito (Sahn Ward Coschignano, PLLC), Gina Coletti (Suffolk County Alliance of Chambers, Inc.), Lori Anne De Iulio Casdia (LDC Strategies), Gina Del Vicario (Lorraine Gregory Communication), Donna DeVita (ESQuire Brand Marketing), Joanne M. Engeldrum (Rivkin Radler LLP), Maureen Evers-Willox (KPMG LLP), Denise Faltischek (The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.), Renee Daniel Flagler (Girls Inc.), Patricia Galteri (Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.), Regina Gil (Gold Coast Arts Center & Gold Coast Internation Film Festival), Melissa Gonzalez (Marzars USA LLP), Eve Green Koopersmith (Garfunkel Wild, P.C.), Kristen Jarnagin (Discover Long Island), Lisa Clare Kombrink (Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP), Nicole Larraui (EGC Group), Sara Lipsky (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society), Terrie Magro (Michael Magro Foundation), Christina Mathieson (Trinity Solar Long Island), Valerie Mayer (Allied Physicians Group PLLC), Meredith T. McCaslin (Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island), Beth Meixner (Moxxie Network & Moxxie Mentoring Foundation), Kathy Munsch (American Heart Association), Deirdre O’Connell (Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International), Marlo Paventi Dilts (Long Island Board of Realtors), Maribeth Pietropaoli (1st Equity National Title & Closing Services), Dr. Corinthia Price (Workforce Career Readiness), Sandra M. Radna (Law Offices of Sandra M. Radna, P.C.), Christine Riordan (Adelphi University), Cynthia Ruf (Long Island Community Hospital), Stacy Sanders (Satty, Levine & Ciacco, CPAS, P.C.), Tracey Segarra (“Now You’re Talking!” A Storytelling Show), Tammy S. Severino (RPC Development LLC), Cara Siegel (HUB International), Madeline Singas (District Attorney of Nassau County), Krista Svedberg (Suffolk Federal Credit Union), Professor Esther Takeuchi (Stony Brook University, Brookhaven National Laboratory), Catherine M. Taylor, Esq. (Citrin Cooperman), Andrea Tsoukalas Curto (Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP), Lori Vavrinec (Fidelis Care NY), Tawaun Weber (Vision Long Island).

The following were inducted into the Top 50 Women in Business Hall of Fame: Sharon Davis (Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce), Jennifer Cona (Genser Cona Elder Law), Terri Alessi Miceli (HIA-LI), Ellen M. Labita (Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP).

Ruth Gitlin of American Aerospace Controls was the recipient of the Long Island Business News Women in Business Lifetime Achievement Award.

For more information about the Long Island Business News Top 50 Women in Business Awards, please visit

LIBN Top 50 Women in Business

Pictured (L-R): Long Island Tourism Bureau Director Kristen Jarnagin, Suffolk County Presiding Officer Representative Bob Fonti, Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker, Vision Long Island Director Eric Alexander, Long Island Business News Publisher Joseph Giametta.

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