Women selected for Achievement Award

The following comes from the Gloucester County Board of Freeholders.

The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced that the Commission for Women has selected 13 women to be honored this year at the 2018 Women of Achievement Event. The event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Auletto Caterers in Deptford.

“For over 30 years Gloucester County has been recognizing women for their hard work and dedication,” Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said. “The Women of Achievement event allows us to honor and recognize women on a larger scale by involving the whole county in thanking them for their leadership and service.”

“The Women of Achievement event provides an opportunity for women in our county to be recognized for their contributions to their professional fields, their communities, humanitarianism, and volunteerism,” Freeholder Jim Jefferson said. “This year thirteen women were selected and will be honored and recognized for the positive impact they have made on our county.”

Jefferson, who serves as Liaison to the Commission for Women, said that the honorees were nominated and selected by the Commission for Women and the Gloucester County Branch of the American Association of University Women.

This year’s honorees are:

Cindy Cipriani — Vice President of Sales, Cipriani Remodeling Solutions

Joanne Connor — President’s Chief of Staff/Board of Trustees Liaison, Rowan University

Valerie Furlong — Child Study Team, Gloucester County Special Service School District

Helene Burns — Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive, Jefferson Health New Jersey

Esther Deblinger-Sosland — Professor of Psychiatry, Co-Director, Child Abuse Research Education and Service (CARES) Institute, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Denise Racano — Director of Pharmacy, Bayada

Kristen Skrobanek — Registered Nurse, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Peri Anesthesia Care Unit

Regina Ridge — Associate Vice President, Victim Services and Adult Residential Services, Center for Family Services

Kelli Marro — Captain of Police, Woodbury City Police Department

Jennifer Rodriguez — Program Director, Youth Advocate Programs, Inc.

Denice DiCarlo — Mayor of West Deptford Township

Carolyn Kegler — Editorial Consultant — On-Line — Educator, Mentor, Activist, Advocate

Monika Williams Shealey — Dean and Professor of Special Education, College of Education, Rowan University

Tickets to the event are $48.00 and are available by calling (856) 981–2998.