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Announcing the 2020 Rising Stars – 40 Under 40 Award Winners

The Business Council of Westchester is pleased to announce the 2020 Rising Stars-40 Under 40, a diverse and highly talented group representing an impressive array of professions and fields including many COVID heroes who have been on the front line helping those in need. The winners will be honored on September 2 at a location to be announced.

“The quantity and quality of this year’s nominees is second to none. This year’s winners represent the very best and brightest of Westchester County’s up and coming young professionals from a tremendous cross-section of organizations and industries. We’re delighted to honor such an elite group,” said Rising Stars Chairman Joseph McCoy, Region Manager, Commercial Lending, SVP People’s United Bank.

The Rising Stars program is modeled after the national business recognition program “40 under 40.” Rising Stars honorees were chosen based on professional and/or entrepreneurial accomplishments, professional and/or business affiliations, and demonstrated leadership skills.

2020 Rising Stars

Fabiola Abreu

Director of Care Management and Community Projects, ANDRUS


Alejandro Alvarez

Co-Founder, Soulful Synergy, LLC


Jonathan Bandel

VP, Strategy and Innovation, Asst. VP, Strategic Service Lines, White Plains Hospital


Jonathan L. Berliner, MD

Joint Replacement Surgeon, Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists


Michael Bilt

Partner, Atlas Adjustments


Victoria Bruno

Business Development Manager, Kings Capital Construction


Jason Campbell

Senior Director of Business Development & Marketing, ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP


Rachel Carpenter

Interim Associate VP for Student Affairs & Dean for Students, Pace University


Kimberley Ennis

Associate Director of Nursing at Mount Sinai Health System, Mount Sinai Hospital


Christian Espinoza

President/CEO, WOW! Building Maintenance Solutions Inc.


Caryn Friedman

Middle School Teacher, White Plains City School District


Joshua Gaccione

Director of Student Support Services, Westchester Community College


Lola Gazivoda

Team Leader-Vice President, M&T Bank


Anne Marie Gianutsos

Chief Marketing Officer, Houlihan Lawrence


Joseph V. Graziose

Vice President, RXR Realty


Jeffrey M. Helf

Sr. VP & Chief Financial Officer, PCSB Bank


Ram Jagadeesan

Managing Partner, Lightbridge Academy


Lisa Kiser

Vice President, Beacon Adhesives


Albert Kwon, MD

Anesthesiologist, Westchester Medical Center


Colleen Mackey

Associate Director, Strategic Alliances, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Simone R. Mair

DOO, Curly Girl Collective

Eric Mandell

Partner, DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr LLP


Robert McNamara

Director of Operations & Management, GHP Office Realty


Amy Natsoulis

Partner, Cuddy & Feder LLP


James Nolan

Founder & President, The Michael Nolan Memorial Fund



Asst. Director, Center for Disaster Medicine/Asst. Professor of Public Health, New York Medical College


Ailton Ramos

Section Mgr, Bronx/Westchester Contract Management, Consolidated Edison Company of New York


Kathleen Reckling

Deputy Director, ArtsWestchester


William J. Segel

Owner & President, Segel & Co., Inc.


Connor Shanahan

Manager Multi-Specialty Clinics and AIDS Care, Westchester Medical Center


Andrew Sindell

Manager of Volunteer Recruitment, American Red Cross – Metro NY North Chapter


Adeepa D. Singh, MD

Director of Pain Management, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital


Matt Slater

Town Supervisor, Town of Yorktown


Marco Tolisano

Senior Sales Analyst & Director of Oil Operations, Robison Energy Commercial LLC


Jennie Valles, MD

Attending Neurologist, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital


Juliette Vendryes

Administrative Director, Cardiology & Pulmonary Services, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital


Steven Vescio

Mayor, Village of Briarcliff Manor and CFO, LAWS Construction Co.


Adam S. Weissman, Ph.D.

Founder, President and CEO, Weissman Children’s Foundation and The Child & Family Institute


Raymond Wilcox Jr.

Executive Director & Brand Strategist, Yonkers Arts, Inc.


Daniel Wright

Director of Business Development, JDM Benefits


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