The Town of Babylon Department of Human Services recently hosted its 27th Annual Women’s History Month celebration, titled “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service & Government.” Amityville Village Justice Debra Urbano-DiSalvo served as Mistress of Ceremonies for the function. The event honored several members of the community and featured a keynote address from Suffolk County Legislator Kate Browning. Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer was joined in attendance by Town Councilwoman Jackie Gordon, Town Clerk Carol Quirk, Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey, New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre, Suffolk County District Court Judge Derrick Robinson, and Suffolk County District Court Judge Toni Bean. The following awards were given out to members of the Town community:
- The Phoenix Award: Andrea De Loney, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Northwell Health
- The Gertrude Van Kirk Woman in Government Award: Coleen Farrell, Secretary, Town of Babylon Zoning Board of Appeals
- The Community Service Award: Sharon Fattoruso, President, Copiague Chamber of Commerce
- The Commissioner’s Recognition Award: Traci Fonville, Deputy Commissioner, Town of Babylon Department of Human Services
- The Special Recognition Award: Florence Hechtel, Vocal Artist & Music Educator
- The Government Appreciation Award: Afreen Rizwan, Town of Babylon Chief Deputy Attorney
- The Phoenix Award: Naima Robinson, Amityville Memorial High School Director of Attendance
- The Maxine S. Postal Humanitarian Award: Carrie Vasiluth, Attorney, Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc.
Pictured (seated) from left to right are Andrea De Loney, Coleen Farrell, Sharon Fattoruso, Traci Fonville, Florence Hechtel, Afreen Rizwan, Naima Robinson, and Carrie Vasiluth. Pictured (standing) from left to right are Legislator McCaffrey, Legislator Browning, Ed Wiggins (Senator Phil Boyle’s office), Clerk Quirk, Judge Bean, Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre, Councilwoman Gordon, Judge Robinson, Town of Babylon Commissioner of Human Services Madeline A. Quintyne, and Supervisor Schaffer.