Press Release: DUGGAN AND ESPINA HONORED at LONG ISLAND’S SEVENTH ANNUAL ATHENA LEADERSHIP AWARDS
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DUGGAN AND ESPINA HONORED at LONG ISLAND’S SEVENTH ANNUAL ATHENA LEADERSHIP AWARDS
MELVILLE, NY, January 17, 2019 – KPMG LLP and ATHENA International today announced Jane Duggan, senior vice president, Commercial Regional Group Manager Suburban NY Middle Market, Not-For-Profit Lending, TD Bank, and Stephanie Espina, director of Freshman Admissions, Adelphi University, have been awarded Long Island’s seventh annual ATHENA Leadership and Young Professional Leadership awards, respectively.
The ATHENA awards recognize exemplary women leaders who have achieved excellence in their business or profession, served the community in a meaningful way, and actively assisted women to achieve their full-leadership potential. Duggan and Espina received the honors January 17 at a breakfast ceremony at the Mansion at Oyster Bay attended by Long Island business and community leaders.
In addition to Duggan, other finalists for the ATHENA Leadership award were: Jennifer Cona, managing partner, Genser Cona Elder Law, and Karen Tenenbaum founder, managing partner, and tax attorney at Tenenbaum Law, P.C.
Other finalists for the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership award were: Nicole Giammarinaro, director, Education & Research – Corporate Office of Patient & Customer Experience, Northwell Health, and Elizabeth Pavacic, Project Manager at Hedgehog Development, LLC.
“KPMG acknowledges and recognizes the many successful women leaders on Long Island, and today’s celebration exemplifies our unwavering commitment to advancing women and creating opportunities for women’s education and professional leadership development,” said Theresa Ahlstrom, a partner in KPMG’s Long Island office, and cohost of the ceremony. “We are extremely proud to partner with ATHENA to help support these goals. ATHENA’s mission is more and more relevant in today’s business environment to ensure a diverse and inclusive workforce and the development of women and other diverse future leaders as not only the right thing to do, but a business imperative.”
The keynote speaker was Dr. Jennifer H. Mieres, a leading expert in the fields of nuclear cardiology, cardiovascular disease in women and patient-centered healthcare advocacy. Mieres, senior vice president, Northwell Health’s Center for Equity of Care, oversees the Katz Institute for Women’s Health, focuses on eliminating health and gender disparities. A leading advocate for patient-centered healthcare and medical education reform, Mieres’ current research is focused on cardiovascular disease in women.
The ceremony was hosted by the Long Island Athena Selection Committee and lead sponsor KPMG LLP. Participating sponsors included Broadridge, Farrell Fritz, Henry Schein, the Nature’s Bounty Co., Northwell Health, 1800flowers.com, and Estee Lauder Companies.
ATHENA Award Recipient Biographies:
- ATHENA Leadership Award – Jane Duggan is the Senior Vice President, Commercial Regional Group Manager Suburban NY Middle Market and NFP Lending, TD Bank
- Senior mentor in the LEAD Employee Development Program, co-lead of the Women in Leadership Program.
- Community roles include:
- Board Member of the Long Island Association
- Committee Member of The Women’s Collaborative
- Trustee of the Energeia Partnership Leadership Academy
ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award – Stephanie Espina, director, Freshman Admissions, Adelphi University.
Leadership and volunteer roles include:
- President-Elect of the NYS Association for College Admission Counseling
- Advisory Board Member of Sacred Heart Academy
- Publicity Chair for the Nassau County Commission on Human Rights: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee
- Member of the Communications Committee of the Junior League of Long Island
About KPMG LLP
About KPMG LLP
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About ATHENA INTERNATIONAL
Founded in 1982 by Martha Mayhood Mertz, ATHENA International develops, supports, and honors women leaders and has recognized more than 7,000 award recipients in more than 500 communities. Professional women have received the prestigious ATHENA Award in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, China, Greece, India, Russia, Unite Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
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