The YWCA NENY’s 35th Annual Women of Achievement Celebration & Fundraiser was held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Glen Sanders Mansion. It was a wonderful and inspirational evening spent recognizing an amazing group of women from our community.

Congratulations to the 2018 Awardees!

Women of Achievement Academy Awardees

Dr. Deidre Hill Butler
Associate Professor of Sociology, Union College
Nominated by: Karen Radley

Miriam Cajuste
Board of Directors, SCAP
Nominated by: Debra Schimpf & Maxine Brisport
Schenectady Community Action Program

Sujata N. Chaudhry
Founder & CEO, Tangible Development
Nominated by: Dawn Abbuhl, Repeat Business Systems, Inc.

Laura Hudy, Ph.D.
Economic Value and Competitiveness Leader
GE Power, GE Women’s Network
Nominated by: GE Women’s Network

Rosemarie Perez Jaquith
President, Niskayuna School Board
Nominated by: Denise Murphy McGraw

Lee Lounsbury
Executive Director at Welfare Research, Inc., Retired
Nominated by: Jennifer Goldman & Meredith Osta

Libby Post
Co-Founder Capital Women
President/CEO of Communication Services
Nominated by: Kathryn Allen, Capital Women

Jo-Anne Rafalik
Retired Development & Communications Director
at the YWCA NorthEastern NY

Susan Rosenthal Woman in Business Awardee
Marie DeBrocky

President’s Circle Awardee
Esther Swanker, In Memory
Karen Bradley, Library Director, Schenectady County Public Library
Marcia M. Steiner, VP/ED, The Foundation for Ellis Medicine
William “Mac” Sudduth, Ph.D., Retired President, miSci



Congratulations to the YWCA NorthEastern NY Raffle Winners! Thank you to all who participated in the raffle!
$800 Winner: Dot Valachovic
$150 Winner: Bill Daus
$100 Winner: Bernie Wilkie