2020 - Women of Distinction

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Senate Resolution No. 3245


CONGRATULATING the 2020 New York State Women of

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge and
celebrate Women of Distinction who significantly add inspiration and
encouragement to the people of this great Empire State; and

WHEREAS, The New York State Senate Women of Distinction program was
created in 1998 as part of our state celebration of Women's History
Month to honor exemplary women from across New York State whose singular
professional or personal achievements, commitment to excellence and
accomplishments merit special recognition; honorees are selected from
nominations submitted from across the state; and

WHEREAS, Women of every economic, ethnic and religious background
have made significant contributions that are reflected across all
aspects of society; and

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
individuals of remarkable character who have shown initiative and
commitment in constantly pursuing higher goals for themselves, as well
as acting as role models to all women in their community; and

WHEREAS, On behalf of the New York State Senate, I take this
opportunity to congratulate Holly Anderson, Donna Beal, Eva Benedict,
Winsome Black-Batten, Carol Blackburn, Evonne Capers, Megan Castellano,
MPA, Adrienne Ciampi, Denise Civiletti, Rabbi Judy Cohen-Rosenberg,
Aracelia Cook, Kelly Craig, Kadie Curry, Mallory Delaney, Jacqueline
Delmont, MD, Saeeda Lesley Dunston, Phyllis D. Ellis, RN, Lily Fan,
Leslie Feinberg, Eileen Fisher, Anne D. Gioia, Barbara Goodman, Rizy
Horowitz, Maria Ingrassia, Princella Jamerson, Cass Johnson, RN, Krista
Jones, Lawana Y. Jones, Dawn Kelly, Abeda Khanam, Patricia Klimkewicz,
CAPT, Ph.D., Gina Lieneck, Joyce Maddalone, Assistant Chief Martine N.
Materasso, Colleen McQueen, RN, Courtney Love' Miller, Varnese Ann Mims
Molina, Vanessa Moschak, Ngozi N. Moses, MSc, Kate Munzinger, Rhiannon
Navin, Marianne Nicolosi, Tonya Ores, Dolores Orr, Daisy Paez, Diane
Cameron Pascone, Bessie Patterson, Lynne Ruda, Lois Schwaeber, Lauren
Shields, Margaret Snyder, Jaclyn M. Tacoronte, Antonia P. Rettaliata
Tepe, Camelia Tepelus, Zulmilena Then, Elsia Vasquez, Sally Roesch
Wagner, Ph.D., and Melba Wilson as 2020 New York State Senate Women of
Distinction; and

WHEREAS, Women have become part of New York's lasting heritage by
fighting against stereotypes, prejudice, and seemingly insurmountable
obstacles; and

WHEREAS, From the women's suffrage movement just over 150 years ago
to the present day, women have played and continue to play a crucial
role in adding strength, understanding, and inspiration to the diversity
and quality of life of the people of the State of New York; and

WHEREAS, New York State has been, and continues to be, the home to
many distinguished women who have made their mark in history as pioneers

in their field, therefore laying the foundation for women after them to
succeed; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body recognizes that New York State is the
home to countless women who are strong and colorful threads, vital to
the fabric of our rich heritage, who have contributed, and continue to
add to the advancement of our culture through their traditional and
non-traditional roles in society; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the well-being and vitality of their community and have shown a
long and sustained commitment to excellence certainly have earned the
recognition and applause of all the citizens of this great Empire State;
and be it further

RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the aforementioned Women of Distinction.


  • 09 / Jul / 2020
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