Girl Scouts, YWCA Announce 2019 Orange County Women of Achievement

Seven to be Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Community Newburgh – Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson and YWCA Orange County are pleased to announce the 2019 Orange County Women of Achievement honorees. The annual Tribute to Women of Achievement of Orange County event, now in its 27th year, honors women who make a difference in the Orange County community through their professional, personal, or school-based activities. “I am delighted to congratulate this year’s Tribute to Women of Achievement award recipients. These accomplished women truly represent the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ in all of us,” said Marie Reger, CEO, Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, Inc.

The 2019 Orange County Women of Achievement are:

  • Amy Baldwin Littman – Principal Court Attorney to Hon. Sandra Sciortino, JSC,
    Orange County Supreme Court
  • Regina Brown – Security Guard, Newburgh Central School District
  • Regina Cieslak – Assistant Director of Prevention Services – Catholic Charities of
    Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster
  • Annie Colonna – Project Director, Warwick Prevention Coalition and Director of
    Prevention Services, Warwick Community Center
  • Colonel Denise Donnell – Commander, 105th Airlift Wing, Stewart Air National
    Guard Base

Woman of the Future:

  • Janie Bravo – SUNY New Paltz student, Class of 2021
  • Dr. Michele Winchester Vega, a 2011 Woman of Achievement and Tribute celebration
    dinner committee chair, has been named the 2019 Bobby Lahey Alumnae Award
    recipient for her continued commitment to community service, and the ideals of Girl
    Scouts and YWCA.

“We are immensely fortunate to have many truly outstanding women of achievement living, working, and volunteering in Orange County. Consistently going above and Tribute to Women of Achievement of Orange County beyond in order to make a difference in our community they serve as role models to others. YWCA and Girl Scouts look forward to sharing the stories of the 2019 Woman of Achievement at the 27th anniversary Tribute celebration,” said Carol Smith, Board Chair, YWCA Orange County.

The Tribute to Women of Achievement of Orange County is the County’s premier annual event recognizing the accomplishments and contributions of women and girls in our community. Co-hosted each year by Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson and YWCA Orange County, the Tribute celebration raises funds to support each agency’s work to empower, promote, and support women and girls.

More than 260 women from throughout Orange County have been recognized since the award’s inception in 1992. This year’s Tribute honorees will be recognized at the 27th anniversary Tribute to Women of Achievement of Orange County award celebration on
Wednesday, May 8, at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor.

Sponsorships, journal ads, and dinner tickets are available to support the annual celebration and recognize the honorees. Previous Tribute to Women honorees are encouraged to join the celebration and extend a warm welcome to the Class of 2019 honorees. To be a part of the celebration, contact Eileen at Girl Scouts by phone at 845.236.6002, x223, email at ehickey@girlscoutshh.org, or by visiting www.girlscoutshh.org.
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Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson and YWCA Orange County have been joining forces for 27 years to honor Orange County women who serve as role models and make a difference in our community through their professional, personal, or school-based activities. The 2019 honorees will be recognized at the 27th anniversary Tribute to Women of Achievement Dinner to be held Wednesday, May 8, at Anthony’s Pier 9, New Windsor.