Lynda Perdomo-Ayala to be inducted into the "2013 Class of Long Island's Top 25 Advocates for Latino Empowerment" presented by The Hispanic Network on May 7th, Westbury Manor and sponsored by Briarcliffe College!
Friday, May 31, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
to be inducted as a member of the
"2013 Class of Long Island's Top 25 Advocates for Latino Empowerment"
She will be honored by the The Hispanic Network LLC
in partnership with Legendary Events
and its benefactor
along with other deserving individuals on
Tuesday, May 7th from 6-8pm
1100 Jericho Turnpike in Westbury
To register or for more information, call Tracey Gittere at (516) 222-0550 or TGittere@LegendaryEvents.net
Below is a brief summary of Lynda's outstanding accomplishments:
Lynda Perdomo-Ayala, LMSW, is the Administrator for the Department of Pharmacological Sciences at Stony Brook University Medical Center. She is responsible for the administration of the department’s policies and procedures, and oversees the management of matters concerning all faculty, staff, and students, including the finances of the department which are in the millions. She is a graduate of Adelphi University, has a Masters Degree from the School of Social Welfare at Stony Brook University, possesses a certification in conflict resolution from Cornell University, and a second certification in divorce and family mediation from the esteemed Ackerman Institute in New York City.
At Stony Brook, she also serves as advisor to the Latin American Student Organization, is a member and Chair of the advisory board of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center, is a member of the Multicultural Woman’s Alliance and serves as a member of the Provost and President’s Diversity Councils.
In addition to her work at Stony Brook, she is a Suffolk County Human Rights Commissioner and Vice Chair, and was appointed to the Commission in 2002 and elected Vice Chair in 2003. As Vice Chair of the Commission she heads its Administrative Committee that oversees the following working groups: Justice, Awards Dinner, Education, Employment, Health, Housing, Immigration and Junior Human Rights.
She has worked extensively in the community as an executive board member of the National Association of Puerto Rican and Hispanic Social Workers, the National Conference of Puerto Rican Women, Inc., the Suffolk County Executive’s Hispanic Advisory Board, the Suffolk County Woman’s Advisory Commission, and has been a board member, former President, and currently a member of the Resource Council of the Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk, Inc.
Ms. Perdomo-Ayala has received many awards and honors and acknowledgments, including the “Woman of Distinction” Award from La Union de Mujeres Americana in Puerto Rico, and a Certificate of Appreciation from the Bethel AME Church of Setauket for her outstanding service and commitment to the community. Several years ago she received recognition from Stony Brook University for her 25 years of service to the Institution and was also named Distinguished Alumni in 2002; she was a recipient of the New York State Social Worker of the Month Award, was named Local Hero by Bank of America and Distinguished Social Worker by the National Association of Social Workers, and the Latino Social Work Task Force in New York City.
In the last several years she was honored with a Special Recognition Award by Adelante of Suffolk County, Inc., for their 45th Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk, Inc. She is an educator, mentor, and a committed activist for all underserved communities.
The "2013 TOP 25 ADVOCATES FOR LATINO EMPOWERMENT" AWARDS RECEPTION takes place on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 6pm to 8pm, at the Westbury Manor. To register or for more information, call Tracey Gittere at (516) 222-0550 or TGittere@LegendaryEvents.net; or Maria Morales-Prieto at (516)319-9576.
A portion of the proceeds support the Hemsptead Hispanic Civic Association's important programs and services!
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Long Island's Champions for Familes benefits RotaCare!
RotaCare: Free Health Care for People in Need
Founded in 1992 by members of the Mineola‐Garden City Rotary Club, RotaCare was created to serve the needs of the uninsured on Long Island. It began when a group of concerned volunteers met at the Mary Brennan Interfaith Nutrition Network in Hempstead. Many of these volunteers recognized that in addition to food, the medical needs of their clients were not met adequately by the healthcare system. Through the collaborative efforts of the Rotary Club, local healthcare professionals, area residents, and Mercy Hospital, a “MASH” team was formed to operate weekly at the soup kitchen. RotaCare was born. Since its inception, RotaCare has remained a Rotary District project and supported by concerned companies, organizations and individuals to sustain its good works and benefits to the community by providing free health care to people in need. In 2007, RotaCare expanded its scope again, and moved to larger quarters at the A. Holly Patterson Extended Family Care Facility in Uniondale.
RotaCare Contact Information
Located on the grounds of the A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility
875 Jerusalem Avenue
Uniondale, NY 11556