Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer recently joined with members of the Town Board and the Department of Human Services to host the Town’s 28th annual Women’s History Month Celebration. The popular event was held at Walter G. O’Connell High School in Copiague and highlighted this year’s theme, “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor & Business.” Judge Debra Urbano-DiSalvo, Amityville Village Justice, served as Mistress of Ceremonies for the celebration while Laura Douglas-Robinson, Senior Executive Leader at Avon, delivered the event’s keynote address. This year’s ceremony also featured live musical performances by vocalist Alleyah Kate, the Roseland School of Dance, and Copiague High School’s Madrigal Choir.
Among those recognized were:
Alice Capalbo, Neguntatogue Beautification Society, Commissioner’s Recognition Award
Barbara Evernham, Town of Babylon Deputy Clerk, Gertrude Van Kirk Woman in Government Award
Melissa Firmes, KiDS NEED MoRE Inc., Maxine Postal Humanitarian Award
Tatiana Leftenant, Sheascents LLC, Phoenix Award
Jacqueline Martinez, Southold Town Human Resource Center, Community Service Award
Colleen McGrath, Office of the Suffolk County Executive, Government Appreciation Award
Margo Nelson, Wyandanch Scholarship Committee, Community Service Award
Pictured (standing) from left to right are Judge Debra Urbano-DiSalvo, Deputy Commissioner of Human Services Traci Fonville, Town Councilwoman Jackie Gordon, Supervisor Schaffer, Lucia Martinez (from the office of Senator John Brooks), Kristi Reynolds (Chief of Staff, Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre), Commissioner of Human Services Madeline Quintyne, Town Clerk Carol Quirk, and Ed Wiggins (from the office of Senator Phil Boyle). Pictured (seated) from left to right are Margo Nelson, Colleen McGrath, Jacqueline Martinez, Tatiana Leftenant, Melissa Firmes, Barbara Evernham, and Alice Capalbo.