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Brookhaven holding Women's Recognition Night

Brookhaven Town Hall

Brookhaven Town Hall (Credit: Newsday / Bill Davis)

An official at Brookhaven National Laboratory, an emergency room nurse and a high school varsity cheerleader head coach will be among the honorees at Brookhaven’s 27th Annual Women’s Recognition Night.

The awards are given each year to women who have “demonstrated excellence in their endeavors in a variety of areas,” according to a news release.

Each candidate, nominated by a community member, works or lives in Brookhaven, and the town’s Women’s Advisory Board selected them based on their resumes and recommendations.

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“Each one has proven to be an exceptional individual who is committed to making their community a better place to live,” town Supervisor Edward P. Romaine said in the release. “The way that they live their lives is an inspiration to us all, and I thank them for their service.”

Town councilwoman Kathy Walsh said, “They join an elite group of women who have been honored in the past, and they should all be proud of their achievements and the example that they set for others to follow.”

This year’s winners are:
Diane Hatton, of Southampton, chief operating officer and business director for the Photon Sciences Directorate at Brookhaven National Laboratory; Patti Kozlowski, of Sound Beach, director and co-founder of the North Shore Breast Cancer Coalition; Elaine Gallagher, of Rocky Point, town special recreation program supervisor; Marlene Brennan, of Bayport, director of Computer Technologies and Specialized Programs in the School of Professional Development at Stony Brook University; Marian Russo, of Patchogue, executive director of the village’s Community Development Agency; Kerry O’Sullivan, of Coram, an ER nurse and Blanca’s House volunteer at Mather Memorial Hospital; lawyer Karen Dunne, of Manorville; probation officer Jill Porter, of Bellport; Dr. Michelle Price, of Dix Hills, co-medical director of Fortunato Breast Health Center at Mather Memorial Hospital; Charlaine Apsel, of Mount Sinai, executive director of the Parish Resource Center of LI; and Anna Spallina, of Rocky Point, head varsity cheerleading coach for the Rocky Point school district.

The awards ceremony is scheduled for March 21 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall in Farmingville and is open to the public.

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