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12 Brookhaven women to be honored for work

Brookhaven Town Hall

Brookhaven Town Hall Photo Credit: Newsday / Bill Davis

A dozen women will be honored for their work in the community and professional realms with Brookhaven Town’s 2012 Women’s Recognition Award.

All recipients live or work in Brookhaven and were selected based on resumes and letters of recommendation.

The honorees are: Kathryn Krejci, chief executive of RHX Corp. and a Miller Place resident; Isobel Breheny-Schafer, assistant director of Student Media-WUSB general manager at Stony Brook University and a Mattituck resident; Dorothy Schlosser of Medford, treasurer of Building Hope for Long Island; Gail Lynch-Bailey of Middle Island, president of the Longwood Alliance; Kathleen Valerio, health educator at Stony Brook University and a Lake Grove resident; Karen Lessler of Centereach, president of the Middle Country School District school board; Carrie Meek Gallagher of Stony Brook, chief sustainability officer for the Suffolk County Water Authority; Ethel Thomas, site supervisor of adult day care at Day Haven and a Moriches resident; Brookhaven assistant town attorney Marie Michel, a Port Jefferson Station resident; Sgt. Gina Reilly of the Suffolk County Police Department’s Fifth Precinct, a Shoreham resident; Dr. Joan Faro of Setauket, chief medical officer at Mather Memorial Hospital; and Dr. Triveni Rao of Shoreham, senior physicist and head of the laser applications group at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

“I am extremely proud of all the recipients for making Brookhaven a better place and I commend them for their continued commitment to families throughout the Town,” Supervisor Mark Lesko said.

The 26th annual awards ceremony will be held March 22 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall and is open to the public.

Above: Brookhaven Town Hall



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