Announcing the 50 Over 50 Honorees

November 08, 2017  
Award Ceremony
Manhattan Penthouse
8:30AM - 10:30AM
Event Description

NYN Media will honor 50 of New York’s most prominent and accomplished leaders in human services, health care, education and other nonprofits over the age of 50 who continue to make a positive impact on New York through their achievements, leadership abilities, philanthropic efforts, and dedication to the betterment of the State!


Congratulations to the Class of 2017 Honorees!

Andrew Ackerman, Executive Director, Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Cyndie Bellen-Berthézène, Founder and Executive Director, The Time In Children’s Arts Initiatives

Greg Berman, Director, Center for Court Innovation

Joanne Bernstein-Cohen, Executive Director, The Little Orchestra Society/Orpheon, Inc.

Cathy A. Cramer, Esq., CEO, Legal Information for Families Today

Ralph da Costa Nunez, President and CEO, Homes for the Homeless and Institute for Children, Poverty, & Homelessness

Susan Davies, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, United Way of New York City

Gloria DeNard, Executive Director, Manna House Workshops

Louis D. Farmer, Program Director, Urban Pathways

Beth Finnerty, Chief Executive Officer, Cardinal McCloskey Community Services

Laura Fredricks, JD, CEO and Founder, THE ASK

Rosa M. Gil, DSW, Founder, President & CEO, Comuilife Inc.

Arlene Goldsmith, Ph.D., Executive Director, New Alternatives for Children (NAC)

Mark L. Goldsmith, President and CEO, Getting Out and Staying Out

David Goldstein, Psy.D., Vice President, Child Health and Well Being

Kathleen Halas, Executive Director, Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc.

Tony Hillery, Founder and Executive Director, Harlem Grown

Alison Hughes-Kelsick, Director of Education Outreach Program, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York

Damyn Kelly, President and CEO, Lutheran Social Services of New York

Alicia M. Kershaw, Executive Director, GallopNYC

Alisa H. Kesten, Executive Director, Volunteer New York!

Bertha Lewis, President and Founder, The Black Institute

Dianne Mack, Executive Consultant, Creative Social Solutions

Maria Martinez, Director of Client Services, Domestic Violence Project at the Urban Justice Center

Elsie McCabe Thompson, President, NYC Mission Society

Harriet McDonald, Executive Vice President, The Doe Fund

Keith Mestrich, President and CEO, Amalgamated Bank

Mitchell Netburn, CEO, Project Renewal

Vivian Nixon, Executive Director, College & Community Fellowship

Jean OShea, Executive Director, FDNY Foundation

Alison Overseth, Executive Director, Partnership for After School Education

David M. Pollock, Associate Executive Director & Director, Public Policy and Jewish Security, Jewish Community Relations Council of NY

Liz Roberts, Deputy CEO & Chief Program Officer, Safe Horizon

Muzzy Rosenblatt, CEO & President, BRC

Kathryn Salisbury, Executive Vice President of Strategy and New Business, Mental Health Association of NYC

Laurie Sands, Program Director, Graham Windham

Neal Shapiro, President & CEO, WNET - New York Public Media

Peggy Shepard, Executive Director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice

Mary K. Sontheimer, Assistant Executive Director, Astor Services for Children & Families

Matt Sturiale, President/CEO, Birch Family Services

Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director, The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York

Suzanne Timmerhans, Associate Executive Director of Management Services, InterAgency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies, Inc.

Willie Thomas, Program Coordinator, Arches, Phipps Neighborhoods

Stephen Tosh, Executive Director/CEO, The Boys’ Club of New York

Sarah E. Walzer, CEO, Parent-Child Home Program

David J. Woodlock, President and CEO, Institute for Community Living (ICL)

Judy Zangwill, Executive Director, Sunnyside Community Services

Lew Zuchman, Executive Director, SCAN New York


Chairperson’s Achievement Award

Sister Paulette LoMonaco, Executive Director, Good Shepherd Services


Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Vinton Thompson, President, Metropolitan College of New York

Join us for a breakfast at Manhattan Penthouse (80 Fifth Avenue) on November 8th from 8:30-10:30AM.

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