Wednesday, November 08 | 8:30am - 10:30am EDT

80 5th Ave, | New York, NY 10011

NYN Media will honor 50 of New York’s most prominent and accomplished leaders in human services, health care, education and other nonprofits over the age of 50 who continue to make a positive impact on New York through their achievements, leadership abilities, philanthropic efforts, and dedication to the betterment of the State!

Join us for a breakfast at Manhattan Penthouse (80 Fifth Avenue) on November 8th from 8:30-10:30AM.


Congratulations to the Class of 2017 Honorees!
  • Andrew Ackerman, Executive Director, Children’s Museum of Manhattan
  • Cyndie Bellen-Berthézène, Founder and Executive Director, The Time In Children’s Arts Initiatives
  • Greg Berman, Director, Center for Court Innovation
  • Joanne Bernstein-Cohen, Executive Director, The Little Orchestra Society/Orpheon, Inc.
  • Cathy A. Cramer, Esq., CEO, Legal Information for Families Today
  • Ralph da Costa Nunez, President and CEO, Homes for the Homeless and Institute for Children, Poverty, & Homelessness
  • Susan Davies, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, United Way of New York City
  • Gloria DeNard, Executive Director, Manna House Workshops
  • Louis D. Farmer, Program Director, Urban Pathways
  • Beth Finnerty, Chief Executive Officer, Cardinal McCloskey Community Services
  • Laura Fredricks, JD, CEO and Founder, THE ASK
  • Rosa M. Gil, DSW, Founder, President & CEO, Comuilife Inc.
  • Arlene Goldsmith, Ph.D., Executive Director, New Alternatives for Children (NAC)
  • Mark L. Goldsmith, President and CEO, Getting Out and Staying Out
  • David Goldstein, Psy.D., Vice President, Child Health and Well Being
  • Kathleen Halas, Executive Director, Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc.
  • Tony Hillery, Founder and Executive Director, Harlem Grown
  • Alison Hughes-Kelsick, Director of Education Outreach Program, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York
  • Damyn Kelly, President and CEO, Lutheran Social Services of New York
  • Alicia M. Kershaw, Executive Director, GallopNYC
  • Alisa H. Kesten, Executive Director, Volunteer New York!
  • Bertha Lewis, President and Founder, The Black Institute
  • Dianne Mack, Executive Consultant, Creative Social Solutions
  • Maria Martinez, Director of Client Services, Domestic Violence Project at the Urban Justice Center
  • Elsie McCabe Thompson, President, NYC Mission Society
  • Harriet McDonald, Executive Vice President, The Doe Fund
  • Keith Mestrich, President and CEO, Amalgamated Bank
  • Mitchell Netburn, CEO, Project Renewal
  • Vivian Nixon, Executive Director, College & Community Fellowship
  • Jean OShea, Executive Director, FDNY Foundation
  • Alison Overseth, Executive Director, Partnership for After School Education
  • David M. Pollock, Associate Executive Director & Director, Public Policy and Jewish Security, Jewish Community Relations Council of NY
  • Liz Roberts, Deputy CEO & Chief Program Officer, Safe Horizon
  • Muzzy Rosenblatt, CEO & President, BRC
  • Kathryn Salisbury, Executive Vice President of Strategy and New Business, Mental Health Association of NYC
  • Laurie Sands, Program Director, Graham Windham
  • Neal Shapiro, President & CEO, WNET - New York Public Media
  • Peggy Shepard, Executive Director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
  • Mary K. Sontheimer, Assistant Executive Director, Astor Services for Children & Families
  • Matt Sturiale, President/CEO, Birch Family Services
  • Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director, The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York
  • Suzanne Timmerhans, Associate Executive Director of Management Services, InterAgency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies, Inc.
  • Willie Thomas, Program Coordinator, Arches, Phipps Neighborhoods
  • Stephen Tosh, Executive Director/CEO, The Boys’ Club of New York
  • Sarah E. Walzer, CEO, Parent-Child Home Program
  • David J. Woodlock, President and CEO, Institute for Community Living (ICL)
  • Judy Zangwill, Executive Director, Sunnyside Community Services
  • Lew Zuchman, Executive Director, SCAN New York
Chairperson’s Achievement Award
  • Sister Paulette LoMonaco, Executive Director, Good Shepherd Services


Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Dr. Vinton Thompson, President, Metropolitan College of New York

Event Summary

Wednesday, November 08 | 8:30am - 10:30am EDT

80 5th Ave,
New York, NY 10011

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