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Women's Heart Advocate Awards

Each year, the Women's Heart Foundation is pleased to honor leading women's heart health advocates who have taken the mission to heart and led the way for entire communities to share in the life-saving task of awareness or contributing to the excellence of care of women.

2010 Honorees

Volunteer of the Year Award-  Robin Heston
Medical Science Leadership Award-  Joseph T. Shen, MD
Distinguished Medicine Award-  John E. Strobeck, MD
Healthcare Leadership Award-  Horizon Foundation for NJ
Corporate Leadership Award-  eBay Giving Works
Survivor Award-  Marianne DiMola, Terri Barlow, Marcia Davis
2009 Honorees
Volunteer of the Year Award-  Richelle Heston, 5k Run
Executive Leadership Award-  Gerry McKay, UMDNJ Dietetic Interns
Community Leadership Award-  Mildred Crump, Newark City Council
Healthcare Leadership Award-  Horizon Foundation for NJ
2008 Honorees
Executive Leadership Award-  Margie Latrella, RN, Heartstrong
Executive Leadership Award-  Caroline Strimike, RN, Heartstrong
Civic Leadership Award-  Angela Harris, Outreach at SJRMC
Distinguished Medicine Award-  Robert Faillace, MD, SJRMC
Healthcare Leadership Award-  Horizon Foundation for NJ
2007 Honorees
Volunteer of Year-  Shirley Manley, Survivor
Executive Leadership-  Roslyn Council, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Distinguisehd Medicine-  Fredrik Seinfeld, MD, SFMC
Corporate Leadership-  Christian Cruz of Lord & Taylor
2005 Honorees
Volunteer of Year-  Kathleen Ashton, PhD, RN, PI Teen Esteem project
Executive Leadership-  Peri Nearon, NJ Office on Women's Health
Civic Leadership-  Ruthann Bailey, Teacher and Advocate Trenton High
Corporate Wellness Leadership-  Curves' Paula and Jack Beiger
Pictured below, left to right: Ashton, Sandra Esteppa, Nearon, and Bailey


2004 Honorees

Pictured left to right, the First Lady of New Jersey Mrs. Dina Matos McGreevey delivers awards to honorees at the Take New Jersey Women to Heart Reception that took place at the Governors Mansion October 1:

  • Corporate Leadership Award - Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield-NJ, accepted by Laura Ahern, Marketing Department.

  • Distinguished Medicine Award - Nieca Goldberg, MD, for authoring an outstanding health advocacy book for women - Women are Not Small Men

  • Volunteer of the Year Award - Dolores Daly, for raising over $35,000 for the women and heart disease awareness campaign

  • Women's Health Care Provider Award - Marianne Balay, for her role as VP of Women's Health Services at RWJUH

Laura Ahern  Nieca Goldberg  Dolores Daly  Marianne Balay

Past Honorees

1999 Volunteer of the Year Award- Elizabeth Sweetser, Esq

1999 Corporate Leadership Award - Pellettieri and Rabstein for mobilizing the community and raising $16,000 in silent auction contributions from staff, colleagues, clients, family and friends.

1998 Volunteer of the Year Award- Patricia Moran

1995 Volunteer of the Year Award- Jane Hartsough

1992 Distinguished Medicine Award - Marianne J. Legato, MD for leading the country in the movement towards gender-specific medicine and for authoring an award-winning book for women: The Female Heart - The Truth About Women and Coronary Artery Disease


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