Newspapers announce nominees in Greater Women of Central NJ

Greater Media Newspapers is pleased to announce the list of nominees for the second annual Greater Women of Central New Jersey award. This year, 108 women were nominated in the categories of business, health care and nonprofit. These nominations were submitted by family, friends, co-workers and spouses in an effort to recognize the amazing and wonderful things women in central New Jersey are accomplishing. The award is presented to women who have overcome significant challenges to make a true difference through their efforts. Fifteen finalists will be selected, five in each category, and announced at a later date.

The nominees are:

Business: Deborah A. Balut, Lou Ann Benson, Jeanne Bertuna, Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, Cathy Cleveland, Linda Coppolino, Barbara Davis, Veronica Davis, Elizabeth (Betty) Fenick, Andria Friedman, Eleonora Gabay, Dr. Constella Hines-Zimmerman, Judie Jensen, Debra Kokot, Evelyn Malick, Nicole Mauro, Kerry A. McGrath, Esq., Elizabeth Milio, Hagit Morgan, Bettina E. Munson, Esq., Maria Romano, Jeanne Rooney, Barbara A. Ruane, Denise Sikora, Elaine Smith, Diane Turton, Marianne Wehrenberg, Margot T. McCray-Gough and Donna Kidd.

Health care: Margaret M. Lundrigan, Denise Sullivan, Jacqueline Ann Bublinec, Colleen Carmen, Mary Debockler, RN, Dr. Emilia Eiras, Cathy Glowzenski, RN, Laura Grasso, Dr. Betty Jarusiewicz, Deborah C. Johnson, RPH, Dr. Linda Jaye Molee, Joan Pisuk, Dorothy Radomiski, RN, Linda Troeller, Melinda Wagner, DMD, Wendy Walnock and Renee White, Esq., RN.

Nonprofit: Anna M. Aschkenes,

Jennifer Awad, Robin Bacigalupi, Lou Ann Benson, Michelle Brielmier, Ingrid Bruck, Lindsay Brydges Walsh, Peg Catalano, Stephanie Cayne-Meiskin, Stephanie Clark, Beverly Curtis, Janet Ashley de Carias, Rita Dentino, Marcella DeRosa, Anna M. Diaz-White, Diane DiMemmo, Christina Donatiello, Zina Duebig, Marion Fitzgerald, Carol Foltz, Ursula Goetz, MaryAnn Gordon, Sister Louise Gorka, RSM, Carole B. Hetzell, Ruth Hillyard Yu, the Rev. Evelyn Hines, Susan Klau, Councilwoman Stephanie Ladiana, Eva Lucena, Pamela Martin, Lucille McCann, Kathleen McFadden, Ms. B McLaughlin, Andrea Mesh, Janice Nakielny, Sister Peggy Noone, Angela Occhipinti, Anna Ornstein, Kathy Patrick, LaReatha Payne, Barbara Raczynski, Karen Ryder, Nedra Shamberger, Barbara Strickarz, Layne Sultana, Linda Surks, Bess Tremper, Rose Valentine, Diane P. VanDriesen, Josephine Vastano, Ilene Winters, Sue Wojcik and Doreen Wolf.

The Greater Women of Central New Jersey award is sponsored by CentraState Medical Center and 50 percent of the net proceeds of the event will benefit the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” program.