Bronx Times hosts event

25 Bronx Influential Women Awards annual gala

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The group of 25 Bronx Women of Distinction sat center stage during the gala honoring them.
Honorees (seated) Elba Cabrera, Shannon Gilstad, Arlene Mukoko, Flora Montes, and Doris Quinones.
Honorees Dr. Melissa Barber, Sister Lesley Block, Jessica Clemente, Claudia Mera, and Veronica Torres.
Honorees Marianne O’Hea Anderson, Holly Block, Gail Nathan, and Lilyanna Pekic, and Donna Marzi, sitting in for honoree Andrea Verdeschi.
Honorees Aviva Davidson, Sabrina Kizzie, Brigitte Lozada, Melissa Patterson, and Carla Precht.
Honorees Rosanne Carotenuto, Michelle Dolgow Cristofaro, Cecilia DeBrino Haas, Denise Matranga, and Sr. Mary Rita Miguel.
Bronx Times co-founder John Collazzi gave the keynote speech.
Enjoying the event are (from left) Daniel Silvagnoli, Flora Montes, and Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, who gave a speech during the program.
Co-founder John Collazzi, center, and Publisher Laura Guerriero, far right, celebrate with planning committee members Rosemary DeLuca, Elizabeth Figueroa, Geri Sciortino, Lisa Sorin, and Anna Vincenty.

The Bronx Times Reporter held its 25 Bronx Influential Women awards ceremony and dinner at Villa Barone Manor in Throggs Neck on Thursday, June 26. The news organization, part of Community News Group, honored women from all walks of life for making the Bronx a better place to live and work. The women made speeches after accepting their awards, as did Bronx Times Publisher Laura Guerriero and co-founder John Collazzi. Geri Sciorino of the Bronx Design Group was mistress of ceremonies and a part of the gala planning committee. The event’s sponsor was Emigrant Mortgage. The Bronx Times extends special thanks to Villa Barone Manor, BronxNet, Crown Trophy, and Anthony’s Flower Farm.

Reach Reporter Patrick Rocchio at (718) 742–3393. E-mail him at Follow him on Twitter @patrickfrocchio.
Updated 4:57 pm, July 9, 2018
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