Join the ‘Queens Power Women in Business’ for a night of awards & networking

Photo by Arthur DeGaeta

Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 18, and join us as the Star Network honors the top women in Queens business.

The Queens Power Women in Business Awards & Networking Event pays tribute to influential women in business whose major achievements and participation in the community have helped make a difference in the borough.

From 6 to 9 p.m., the best will be feted at Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St., in Flushing.

This year’s honorees include (list in formation):

Mentor of the Year

Matilda Cuomo

Former First Lady of New York


“Star of Stars” & Emcee

Cheryl Wills



Hall of Fame

Dr. Marcia Keizs


York College, CUNY


Global Giving Award Recipient

Chetachi Nwoga-Ecton


When in Need Foundation


Dr. Shani Andre, MD

Vice President & Chief Medical Officer

The Floating Hospital


Sila Asa

Program Director

Turkish Cultural Center Queens



Stacey Baron

Director of Operations

Titan Motor Group


Celeste Beatty


Harlem Brewing Company


Therest Billouin-Roberts

Vice President & Regional Manager

Astoria Bank


Maggie Castro

Associate Director of Community Outreach

AARP New York


Melissa Checo


Eastman Cooke Construction


Suzanne Coletta-Knab


Suzanne Elizabeth Consulting, Inc.


Sophia Constantinou

Vice President of Sales

Lyons Mortgage Services, Inc.


Dr. Svetlana Danovich

President & CEO

SD Medical Arts


Barbara “Roxie” De Laleu

Radio Personality

95,5 WPLJ



Reta Fields


McKenzie Associates LLC


Sabrina Flores

Director of Development

Queens Community House


Nancy Glass

Director of Children’s Services

Queens Centers for Progress


Dr. Marjorie J. Hill


The Joseph P. Addabbo Family Heath Center, Inc.


Lucy Hossain

Vice President & Branch Manager

New York Community Bank


April Intrabartola

Director of Administration & Finance

Eastman Cooke Construction


Linda Johnson

Program Property Rep. for Aviation-Properties & Commercial Development

Port Authority of New York & New Jersey


Karen Kim

Associate Attorney

Menaker & Herrmann LLP


Dr. Liana Leung

Associate Director, Department of Ambulatory Care

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency

Queens Hospital Center/Mount Sinai Services


Helen Mikedis

Branch Manager

Investors Bank


Sonia Mylonas


Cats Eye Marketing & Communications


Michelle Pascal

Project Manager

Vista Skywall Systems Ltd.


Kalpana Patel


Unique Comp, Inc.


Lelia Quiroz

Director of Compliance

EIHAB Human Services


Teresa Robles

Contract Staff at Engineering/Resident Engineer Office

Port Authority Consultant


Zenaida Rodriguez

Assistant Director of Business & Diversity Initiatives

MTA Department of Diversity and Civil Rights


Susan Sanchez

Real Estate Broker/Owner

EXIT Homestart Realty


Dr. Marcy Stein Albert

Director of Pediatrics

Queens Hospital Center
Anna-Marie Vallone

Vice President Business Development

Sussex Bank
Gráinne Vis

Director of Residential Services

Innovative Resources for Independence


Dr. Randi Wasserman

Director, Department of Pediatrics, Elmhurst Hospital Center

Regional Director of Pediatrics, Queens Health Network


Sandra Wilkin

Founder & President

Bradford Construction


Ling Xu

Branch Manager

Flushing Bank, Springfield

List in formation


The evening begins with a VIP Hour for honorees, during which they get to network with each other. There is also a business expo, followed by dinner and an awards ceremony.

Raffles will be sold during the course of the event, with 100 percent of all proceeds going to charity.

Sponsors of the “Queens Power Women in Business” include Flushing Bank, Investors Bank, Astoria Bank, Elmhurst Hospital, NYCB, National Grid, Harlem Brewing Company, Manhattan Beer Distributors, AARP, Eastman Cooke Construction, Sussex Bank, Bradford Construction, UCI, JetBlue and Godiva. Media sponsors are: The Queens Courier, QNS, Bethpage Best of the Boro, and the New York Daily News.

For more information or for sponsorship or exhibitor opportunities, call Toni Cimino at 718-224-5863, ext. 227 or email tcimino[at]starnetwork.com.

Are you a “Queens Power Woman in Business,” or do you know one? Go to https://starnetwork.com/nominate/ to nominate.


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