Women in the spotlight at Staten Island Top Women dinner

Let’s hear it for women.

Once again, The Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator will honor influential women whose major achievements and dedication have inspired others – this time, in Staten Island. The inaugural Staten Island Top Women in Business Networking Awards Dinner will take place on Wednesday, December 3 at the Staten Island Hilton (1100 South Avenue) from 6 to 9 p.m.

“We’re looking forward to recognizing such a diverse group of fantastic women in Staten Island,” said Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator Co-Publisher Joshua Schneps. “We also look forward to developing greater relationships and being involved in the Staten Island community.”

The honorees are Xiomara Ayala, branch Manager, Investors Bank; Linda Baran, president & CEO; SI Chamber of Commerce Lisa Becker, senior counsel, NYC Department of Education; Anne Bennett, co-owner, A.F. Bennett Salon & Spa; Robyn Billings, owner, Party Party Party/CPC Events; Elizabeth Braun, dean of nursing, St. Paul’s School of Nursing; Anna Marie Dorelien, clinical director, A Friendly Face; Claudette Duff, founder/director, Integrity Senior Services; Galit Galak, owner, Galit Couture; Lisa Giovinazzo, partner, Kuharski, Levitz and Giovinazzo; Ella Goldin, administrative director, A Friendly Face; Mary Hughes, executive director, Seton Foundation for Learning; Jamie Johnson, regional director, Golf Events and Fundraising, American Golf Corporation; Sonya Keyser, partner, Cardillo & Keyser; Lisa Kim, co-owner/instructor, Dragon Kim’s Karate USA; Gina M. Laine, first VP, marketing director, Richmond County Savings Bank, a Division of New York Community Bancorp, Inc.; Natalie Licini, owner, Je Revele Photographer; Alla Lisovetsky, president, Lisovetsky Memorial Homes; Nicole Malliotakis, New York State assemblymember; Phyllis G. Merlino, D.D.S., owner, Todt Hill Pediatric Dentistry; Lois Nicotra, co-owner, The Staten Island Hilton; Vienna Profeta, SVP for development, Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center/The Eger Foundation; Justine Pugliese, owner, Just B Boutique; Melissa Rabinovich, executive editor, NY1 News; Teresa Rampulla, marketing director, Ferryads, President, She Media Marketing & Media Agency; Fran Reali, broker owner, Safari Realty; Leticia Remauro, president & CEO, Von Agency; Ada Rodriguez, director of sales, CenterLight Health System; Vicky Romeo, store manager, Casale Jewelers; Jane Rogers, president & general manager, Staten Island Yankees; Debi Rose, New York City councilmember; Anna Maria Ruta, owner, Elegant Interiors; Patty Salerno, events planner, Grand Oaks Country Club; Diane J. Savino, New York State senator; Lenore Schwartz, president, Total Electric Distributors; Lana Seidman, president, NARI-HIC of Staten Island, Inc.; Randi Stern, owner, Forest Abstract; Terry Tarangelo, vice president, Signature Bank; and Casandra Zappala, owner, Casandra Properties.

Donna Proske, executive director of Staten Island University Hospital, will receive the first Staten Island Top Women Community Leadership Award. NY1 Anchor Anthony Pascale will be honored as Man of the Year.

Raffle proceeds will be donated to local charities, Kids Against Cancer and Emma’s Place: Staten Island’s Grief and Loss Center for Children and Families.

For more information on sponsorship/participation opportunities or to purchase tickets, contact Lori Pedone at 718-238-6600 ext. 110 or by e-mail at lpedone@homereporter.com.

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