Orange County Women of Achievement are Announced

NEWBURGH – Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson and YWCA Orange County are pleased to announce the 2020 Orange County Women of Achievement honorees. The annual Tribute to Women of Achievement of Orange County event, now in its 28th year, honors women who make a difference in the Orange County community through their professional, volunteer, or school-based activities.

“It’s my pleasure to extend my heartfelt congratulations to our 2020 Tribute to Women of Achievement honorees. These accomplished women are outstanding representatives of the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ in every women,” said Marie Reger, CEO, Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, Inc.

The 2020 Orange County Women of Achievement are:
– Eileen Buckley – Wallkill – Orange County Child Protective Services
– Sally McAndrews – Walden – Newburgh Ministry
– Laurie Villasuso – Walden – Orange County Industrial Development Agency
– Dominique Wallace Mills – Newburgh – Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster
– Dr. Stephanie Zeszutek – Middletown – Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lifetime Achievement:
– Elaine Slobod – Tuxedo Park – Retired NYS Supreme Court Justice
Woman of the Future:
– Isabella Sapio – Freshman at Fashion Institute of Technology and Pine Bush
High School graduate

Patricia Claiborne, a 2004 Woman of Achievement and honorary chair of the 2008 Tribute celebration committee, has been named the 2020 Bobby Lahey Alumnae Award recipient for her continued commitment to community service, and upholding the ideals of Girl Scouts and YWCA.

“Orange County is fortunate to have so many accomplished women of achievement consistently giving back to our community, leading by example, and serving as role models. YWCA and Girl Scouts look forward to sharing the stories of the 2020 Woman of Achievement at the 28th annual Tribute celebration,” said Liz Holbrook, Acting Executive Director, YWCA Orange County.

The Tribute to Women of Achievement of Orange County is the County’s premier annual event recognizing the accomplishments and contributions of women and girls in our community. Co-hosted each year by Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson and YWCA Orange County, the Tribute celebration raises funds to support each agency’s work to empower, promote, and support women and girls.

More than 265 women from throughout Orange County have been recognized since the award’s inception in 1992. This year’s Tribute honorees will be recognized at the 28th anniversary Tribute to Women of Achievement of Orange County award celebration on Wednesday, May 13, at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor.

Sponsorships, journal ads, and dinner tickets are available to support the annual celebration and recognize the honorees. Previous Tribute to Women honorees are encouraged to join the celebration and extend a warm welcome to the Class of 2020 honorees. To be a part of the celebration, contact Felicia Braunstein at Girl Scouts by phone at 845.236.6002, x739, email at, or by visiting

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