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Congratulations to the 2022 Women in Business!


Josayne Anderson-Tejera
Executive Director
The Love Quest Foundation

Amanda Dana
President of Hudson Valley Tourism
Director of Tourism & Film for Orange County

Alexandria Gilleo
My Zen Den

Melanie Hasbrook
Director of Advancement and Marketing
The Olana Partnership

Kia Hitt
Assistant Winemaker
City Winery Hudson Valley

Lauren Johnson
CEO & Founder
The Hyacinth Group

Susan Johnson
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Dennings Point Distillery

Maureen Lashlee
Executive Director
Habitat of Humanity of Dutchess County

Damali Peterman
Founder & CEO
Breakthrough ADR LLC

Niraj Sharma, MD
Cardinal Spine and Pain Medicine

Andrea Shaut
Common Council President
City of Kingston

Rebecca Simpson, LMSW, LNHA
The Pines at Poughkeepsie Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation

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Previous Honorees

Bianca Cauchi 
Owner & Administrator
SunPower by New York State Solar Farm

Corey DeMala 
Co-Founder & Co-Director
Amity Foundation Healing with Horses

Melany Dobson 
Vice – President/Co-Founder/Chief Product Officer
Hudson Hemp

Coral PS Hoh 
EduNational LLC

Erica Marks
Vice President
Office of Development and Alumni Affairs. Executive Director

SUNY New Paltz FoundationY at SUNY New Paltz  

Christina Riley 
Executive Director
Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley

Katie Stoeckeler
Owner & Founder
Peace in Piermont

Lauren  VanPamelen 
Tin Barn Brewing, Inc.

Livia Vanaver 
Owner Director Teacher Performer
Vanaver Caravan

Mary Ellen Whitney 
STRIDE Adaptive Sports West Sand Lake 


Ann Armater
Senior Vice President, Development
Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Michele Babcock
Managing Partner
Jacobowitz & Gubits, LLP

Shelley Boris
Fresh Company

Satara Brown
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Rebuilding Our Children & Community Inc.

Sage Carter
General Manager
Hudson Hall

Gina D’Angelo-Mullen
Director of Marketing & Communications
CareMount Medical

Tambra Dillon
Executive Director
Hudson Hall

Paige Flori
Boutique Wines, Spirits and Ciders

Megan Garmers
MG Hair & Makeup
The Bridal Master Class

Kimball Gell
Fresh Company/Dolly’s Restaurant & Catering

Suzanna Hermans
Oblong Books & Music

Mary Ann Liebert
Mary Ann Liebert Inc.

Laudelina Martinez
Owner & Director
Martinez Gallery

Tamara Murray
Marketing and Sales Director
Emerson Resort & Spa

Laura Putnam
Finding Home Farms, LLC

Becky Thornton
Dutchess Land Conservancy

Dorian Winslow
Womanswork (The Garden Group)


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-Peterson & Corinne McDonald
Executive Director of Communications 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 Gillet
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
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 Vrba
Dutchess 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