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2020 Women in Business Awards

Thursday, December 10, 2020
Livestream Begins at 6PM
Tickets: $15

Join Hudson Valley Magazine virtually as we pay tribute to the area’s top business women at the 2020 Women in Business Awards to be held in conjunction with the Magazine’s December issue showcasing these area businesswomen. This year’s virtual awards celebration features a special keynote from Actress, Producer & Director Mary Stuart Masterson, in addition to recognizing the accomplishments of the incredible women profiled in the issue.

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Keynote Speaker

Mary Stuart Masterson

Actor, Director, Producer & Writer

After a hiatus to “produce” her family, Mary Stuart moved to New York’s Hudson Valley and founded Stockade Works, 501(c)(3) a local crew training and mentorship program, and Upriver Studios, a woman-led sustainable production facility opening in 2020. She is also Co-Founder and Resident Director of Storyhorse Documentary Theater Project.

In 2019, she, Alexandra Brodsky and Cassandra Del Viscio founded Quality Pictures, a Hudson Valley-based productions company to create quality entertainment for social impact amplifying diverse voices and innovating production practices to create positive work-life balance.


Deanna Bellacicco Breault 


Bellas Home-Baked Goods



Janna Glasser  

Vice President & General Counsel

Mona Lisa Sound



Eliza Bozenski  

Chief Development Officer

Anderson Center for Autism



Jill L. Brodsky MD, MBA, FAAP

Associate Medical Director Chair,

Department of Pediatrics Director,

Physician Recruitment

CareMount Medical

Maryline Damour

Co-Founder & Pricipal Designer Damour Drake


Kingston Design Connection



Michelle T. Gramoglia

President & CEO

Woodland Pong at New Paltz



Carrie Haddad


Carrie Haddad Gallery




CJ Hartwell-Kelly

General Manager

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa

Leslie Laboriel

CEO & Founder

TrajectUP, LLC




Kelly Lyndgaard

CEO & Founder





Melinda E. Martinez


Marist College Liberty Partnerships Program




Lauree Ostrofsky


Simply Leap & Hudson Valley Women in Business

Dina Pace

Director, Producer & Owner

Dina Pace Video Production LLC

CEO & Founder

Rosillion LLC



Kelley Redl-Hardisty

Managing Partner

Guardian Self Storage



Kristin Ruge Hutchins

President & CEO

Ruge’s Automotive



Elizabeth Waldstein

Executive Director

Walkway Over The Hudson


Kathleen Bennett Marold


Floor 13 Textiles



Filomena E. Fanelli


Impact PR & Communications



Debra Forbes

Vice President/Charge Scenic Artist

Scenic Art Studios



Carol Gordon

President & CEO

Carol Gordon Consulting

Melody Gregory

Managing Attorney

Finkelstein & Partners



Jennifer Howland

Executive, Pathways for Experienced, Diverse Technical Talent




Beth Jones


Third Eye Associates, LTD.



Sandra Ludlam

Vice President of Branch Administration

Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

Kelly Mace

Director of Patient Care Services, MidHudson Region

Caremount Medical



Kathy Merget

Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs

The Culinary Institute of America



Leah Penniman

Founding Co-Director

Soul Fire Farm Institute, Inc.



Suzanne Rajczi


Ginsberg’s Foods

Erin Riley

Senior Vice President

Scenic Hudson



Nina Smiley

Director of Mindfulness Programming

Mohonk Mountain House



Tara Sullivan

Deputy Executive Director

New York State Bridge Authority


Catharine Arpino


Hudson Valley Skin Care



Eve Ashworth

President & CEO

Ashworth Creative



Michelle Barone-Lepore

Senior Vice President

Rhinebeck Bank



Amanda Baxter


RL Baxter Building Corp.

Alicia Beardsley

RPA-CSenior Director of Population Health Initiates

CareMount Medical



Elizabeth Floegel

Head of Commerical Technology

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals



Denise George

President, Northern Dutchess Hospital

Senior VP, Health Quest



Sara Greenberg-Hoye

Director of Development

Greystone Programs, Inc.

Arleen G. Harkins

Owner / Chef

Historic Village Diner



Mary P. Leahy, MD.


Bon Secours Charity Health System



Carlys Lemler, Esq.

General Manager

The Historic Thayer Hotel



Andrea Rhodes

Co-Founder / Producing Director

Tangent Theatre Company

Kris Seiz


Storm King Adventure Tours



Sarah Sholes, Esq.


Sholes & Miller, LLP



Christina (Wolfe) Snyder


Wolfe’s Cleaning Services



Patricia Wind

Co-Founder & CEO



Trine Boode-Petersen & Corinne McDonald

Executive Director of Communicatons and Executive Director of Operations

The Wayfinder Experience



Ann M. Byne


The Byne Group



Joan Cusack-McGuirk

CEO & President

St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital



Barbara Finklestein, Esq.

Chief Executive Officer

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

Dr. Beth Gershuny

Founder & President

Izlind Integrative Wellness Center & Institute



Lauren Gillett

Senior Principal/VP of Human Resources

The Chazen Companies



Dr. Karen Kuhla

Executive Director/ Co-Founder

Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point



Parinaz Mokhtari

Owner/Founder and Director

Montgomery Montessori School

Shelly NeJame & Britney NeJame-O’Brien

Controller and Office Manager

NeJame Pool Specialists, Inc.



Soraya Osorio

CEO & President

Soraya LTD and SorayaOsorio.com



Anne Michelle Radcliffe


AnneMichelle Hair



Marsha Rand

CEO & Founder

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty

Lisa Simmons

RPhManager, Pharmacy Department

MidHudson Regional Hospital


Maria Dominijanni & Isa Marinaro


Dutchess School of Driving Inc.



Josie Eriole

Owner, Founder

Moxie Cup



Mariel Fiori

Managing Editor

La Voz

Rita Gaffney

Financial Advisor

The Walker/Gaffney Group



Deborah Garry


BBG&G Advertising & PR


Suzanne Holt


Ulster County Office of Economic Development



Jenny Parker, Lauren Jones & Aliyah Brandt


Ironwood Farm

Jonna Spilbor

Attorney, TV/Radio Personality

Jonna Spilbor Law, Happy Hour with Jonna & Keryl



Maria Whittingham

Boutique Owner & Activist

Maria Luisa Boutique


Alexandra Putman

Owner, co-founder, and CEO

Integrated Enterprise Solutions



Linda Miele-Cavallaro


Thompson House Residential and Rehabilitative Care Facility at Northern Dutchess Hospital



Laura Pensiero


Gigi Hudson Valley

Maureen Halahan

President & CEO

Orange County Partnership



Petra Klein Executive

Vice President of Technology & Strategy

The Solar Energy Consortium

VP of Quality Assurance

FALA Technologies



Lauren Walling

Deputy Executive Director

The Women’s Studio Workshop

Deborah Brenner

Owner and Founder

Women of the Vine



Jennifer Maher


Putnam County Chamber of Commerce

Michelle Plummer

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Bank of Greene County



Kelley Drahushuk


The Spotty Dog Books and Ale


Stacie Laskin

Global Recycling Incorporated,

Newburgh (Orange County)



Ellie Nieves

Vice-President, Counsel & Head

Government Relations at The Guardian Life Insurance Company



March Gallagher

Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress

Newburgh (Orange County)

Stephanie Wyant

Owner of Dash Ink Marketing

Kingston (Ulster County)



Donna Williams

Field Goods

Kingston (Ulster County)



Andrea Giraldo

A&G Trading Corp.

Rockland County

Kimberley Williams

Williams Lumber

Rhinebeck (Dutchess County)



Lisa Marie Cathie

Ulster Savings Bank

Highland (Ulster County)

Connie Snyder

CRSR Design

Ulster County



Faith Ann

Takes Empire Education Corporation

Albany County


Martina Arfwidson and Gun Nowak

FACE Stockholm

Rhinebeck (Dutchess County)



Cecilia Dinio-Durkin

Owner, Women’s Work

Poughkeepsie (Dutchess County)



Mary Kay

VrbaDutchess County Tourism

Dutchess County

Nancy Gold

The Gold Standard

Katonah (Westchester County)



Mary Madden

Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

Poughkeepsie-(Dutchess County)



Mindy Kole

SUNY Ulster

Ulster County

Maureen Kangas

Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel

Poughkeepsie (Dutchess County)



Kenya Gipson

Clear Channel Radio

Middletown (Orange County)

Heidi Kirschner

YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County

Ulster County



Beth Blecker

Eastern Planning

Westchester County