Senator Oppenheimer honors Lindsay Farrell, Open Door President and CEO, as 2011 Woman of Distinction

Suzi Oppenheimer

June 14, 2011

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) has named Lindsay Farrell, President and CEO of the Open Door Family Medical Centers, a 2011 New York State Woman of Distinction.  Each year, the NY Senate honors a select group of outstanding women who have enriched the quality of life in our communities and our state.

In her opening remarks at the public ceremony held recently in the State Capitol, Senator Oppenheimer praised Farrell for her “tireless efforts in making quality, affordable health care a reality for economically disadvantaged residents of Westchester County.  Her dedication and vision has quite literally ‘opened the door’ to  a brighter, healthier future for countless children and families.”

Lindsay Farrell was named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Open Door Family Medical Centers in October 1998.  Since that time, Open Door has grown significantly with new sites, programs and technologies that have more than doubled the number of low-income people served.  A graduate of St. Lawrence University and the Lubin School of Business at Pace University, Ms. Farrell began her career at Open Door as a volunteer and has served as Director of Operations and Director of Development in her long tenure with the organization.

“Lindsay Farrell believes passionately that access to medical care is a right, not a privilege,” observed Senator Oppenheimer.  “More than 40,000 patients have benefited from her commitment to that worthy goal.  For her many contributions, Lindsay Farrell is truly our Woman of Distinction."