CB 7’s Women’s Empowerment Summit

CB 7’s Women’s Empowerment Summit
Astronaut lieutenant colonel Merryl Tengesdal (l) and Adaline Walker Santiago, CB 7 chairwoman, gave riveting addresses at this year’s Women’s Empowerment Summit.
Photo courtesy of MAS Productions

Community Board 7 hosted its inaugural Women’s Empowerment Summit on Saturday, April 8 at Lehman College to rave reviews!

The one-of-a-kind summit featured an inspirational panel composed of Public Advocate Letitia James; Adaline Walker Santiago, CB 7 chairwoman; Borough Deputy President Aurelia Green; District Attorney Darcel Clark; registered nurse Roberta Gjonaj; Cristina Contreras, North Central Bronx Hospital CEO; anthropologist Dr. Rima Brusi; Maria Teresa Montilla, Institute for Latino Research president; Neva Shillingford-King, 1199SEIU executive vice president; Gwen Thomas-Steed, CB 7 Web Site, Media & Acknowledgement Committee chairwoman; lieutenant colonel Merryl David Tengesdal; Bronx Parks Commissioner Iris Rodriguez-Rosa; Maribel Torres, NYC Department of Education District 10 interim superintendent; Rochelle Bent, senior specialist advisory neighborhood commissioner; Barbara Selesky, Woodlawn Cemetery director; Jean Hill, CB 7 Housing and Land Use Committee chairwoman; Gloria Bent, CB 7 Education and Youth Committee chairwoman and Robyn Saunders, CB 7 Veterans Committee chairwoman and CB 7 second vice chairwoman.

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