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Meet this year’s most outstanding female business professionals at Schneps Communications’ “Power Women of New York” Awards & Networking event!

On Wednesday, June 13, join us at Terrace on the Park from 6 to 9 p.m. as some of the best and brightest come together to network and honor each other for the work that they do in business and their communities.

The event will include a cocktail hour for honorees and their guests, a business expo, a dinner and an awards ceremony. Raffles will be sold throughout the event with the proceeds to benefit The Child School.

The following special awards will be given:

WOW Award

Margaret McGowan

Vice President/ Relationship Manager

TD Bank


Hall Of Fame/Excellence In Education

Dr. Diane B. Call


Queensborough Community College


Hall Of Fame

Eve C. Guillergan, Esq.


Eve Guillergan PLLC


Hall Of Fame

Dr. Gail O. Mellow


LaGuardia Community College


Entrepreneur Of The Year

Lois Christie

CEO/Founder & Owner Christie & Co. Salon・Spa


Trailblazer Of The Year

Lindsey Burik

Managing Director-Head of Electronic Trading

Mizuho Securities USA LLC


Community Service Award

Madeline Johnson

Community Relations Coordinator

Queens Public Television


Additional honorees include:


Dr. Christine Antoldi


Forest Hills Chiropractic & Wellness



Joann Ariola Shanks


Intergovernmental Relations

MediSys Health Network


Helen Arteaga


Plaza del Sol Family Health Center

Urban Health Plan, Inc.


Patricia Balestras

CEO & Founder

Bucket List Tours


Dr. Nicole Bell


Cosmetic & Laser Dental Studio


Karen Boorshtein, LCSW

President & CEO

Family Service League


Gianna Cerbone-Teoli

Chef & Owner

Manducatis Rustica


Anne Marie Chirichigno

Corporate Broker

Century 21 Amiable Realty Group II


Lauren Coffey


Coffatello Group

DGA Colonial Voluntary


Ebony Conely-Young, MSOL

Executive Director

Long Island City YMCA


Antonia Constantinou


Coritsidis, Sotirakis and Saketos PLLC


Susan M. Damiani

Director of Gift Planning

St. John’s University


Yvette G. Dennis

Executive Program Director

Crescent Companies


Louise A. Derevlany, Esq.

Associate Executive Director-Risk Management

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst


Karla Espinoza Nieves

School Delegate & Art Teacher

The Child School Legacy High School

The Lay Faculty Association Local 1261


Leslie Feifer


Jaspan Schlesinger LLP


Linda Fostek

President & Founder

The Crisis Planner


Yoselin Genao-Estrella

Executive Director

Neighborhood Housing Services of Queens CDC, Inc.


Ayo Haynes

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Halstead Realty


Niki Jones


Niki Jones Agency, Inc.


Dr. Virginia Jurgens

Associate DVM

Central Veterinary Associates


Alison Kupillas-Scotto

Corporate Sales Manager

Chateau Briand Caterers


Jen Lee

Principal Broker

BLU Realty Group


Maxinne Rhea Leighton

Director of Marketing and Business Development

Jaros, Baum & Bolles


Adeline Long

Co-Founder & CEO
THOR Group


Michelle Miao, Ph.D.

BTS Program Director

Department of Finance


Leslyn Mitchell

Director of DDS

The Salvation Army


Samantha Mohan

Branch Manager-Bell Boulevard

Flushing Bank


Roslyn Nieves

Community Development Manager

Queens Public Television


Wendy Phaff

Director of Development

Queens Center For Progress


Maria A. Pino, PH.D.

Assistant Professor



Jane E. Ryan, CPA, CFE


J.E. Ryan & Associates, Inc.

Compliance Solutions Network, Inc.


Dina C. Skeffrey, MBA

Renaissance Consultants LLC


Stella L. Spanakos


Spectrum Designs


Sara BJ Sung

Chair Emerita/Principal

Korean American Family Service Center

Pinnacle Social Impact Consultancy


Joyce Takiguchi


ComStar International Inc.


Leslie H. Tayne, Esq.

Founder & Managing Director

Tayne Law Group, P.C.


Lina Telese

General Counsel

Jaros, Baum & Bolles


Vivi Tsarouhas

Administrative Superintendent-Buildings and Grounds Department

Queensborough Community College

Sponsors of the event include Flushing Bank, Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, Christie & Co. Salon · Spa, LFA, The Salvation Army, QPTV, LFA, QPTV, NYC Health + Hospitals Elmhurst, Century 21 Amiable Realty Group II, Investors Bank, Jaspan Schlesinger, LLP, Jaros, Baum & Bolles, Coffatello Group, ComStar International Inc., JetBlue, Broadway Stages, The Haynes-Velasquez Team at Halstead, Godiva, and Medcast Plus.


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