Executive Director Honored by Town

Town Backs Support Connection’s Quinn as ‘Woman of Distinction’

Published by: Lohud.com. Written by: Brian Howard

The Yorktown Town Board has nominated Support Connection Executive Director Kathy Quinn as a Woman of Distinction.

Nominees for the newly established award have been sought by the Office of State Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson.

According to Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace’s office, the Town Board was inundated with overwhelmed with nominees, including Donna Simone-Sofo, founder of Yorktown Love in Action; Paula Miritello, founder of My Brother Vinny Charitable Organization; local volunteer Patricia Caporale; Tricy Cushner and Lisa Tomeny of the Alliance for Safe Kids; Yorktown Town Clerk Alice; St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church volunteer Gerarda Brown, a mother of 9 and grandmother of 29; Yorktown Senior Nutrition Director Mary DeSilva; Yorktown Teen Center president Helena Rodriguez; founder of Special Program and Resource Connection Rose Rothe; Jessica D’Amato, founder of Young Yorktown Advocates United; Joan Seaboldt, founder of Yorktown Community HELP; Yorktown Central School District media manager Karli Wheeler; and the late youth and senior advocate Joan Valenstein.

“It is truly wonderful to have had so many worthy nominees,” a statement from Grace’s office reads. “It speaks to the generous nature of Yorktowners, and that which truly makes Yorktown a great place to live. With so many worthy nominees, the task of nominating just one was a difficult one. The Town Board congratulates Katherine Quinn in her selection as this year’s Yorktown’s Women of Distinction and congratulations to all those who were otherwise nominated.”

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