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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Town Honors Women’s Recognition Award Recipients at the 31st Annual Town Hall Ceremony

Womens Recognition Group

Farmingville, NY –  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. The 2017 Women’s Recognition Award recipients are:

  • 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.

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