Orange County Rising Stars 2013

Winners of the 2013 Orange County's Rising Stars Award have been chosen. These awards recognize individuals between the ages of 21 and 40 who are up-and-coming leaders in their professional and volunteer lives. Nominees must live, work or volunteer in Orange County. Selection was based on the individual's professional and volunteer activities, demonstrated leadership and the impact the nominee has had on his/her organization or community. An independent panel chose the recipients from a diverse pool of candidates for this prestigious award.

            The recognition awards will be presented at a special event on Tuesday, October 8 at 5:30 p.m. at Anthony's Pier 9 in New Windsor.  The program is hosted by the award’s founding organizations: the Junior League of Orange County NY, Inc., Leadership Orange, and the Orange County Chamber of Commerce.

            The 2013 Orange County’s Rising Stars awards will be presented to: Tonya Addy (Crystal Run Village), Rachel Asher (Greater Hudson Valley Family Center), Rosalia Bythewood-Saverino (Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union), Sarah Brosnan (Orange County Partnership), Alesandra “Lexi” Casalino (Thayer Hotel and Junior League of Orange County, NY, Inc.), Domenick DelRosso (Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, CPA, PC), Danielle Diana Smith (Orange County Office of the Aging), Jonathan Engel (Engel Funeral Home), Justine Geisler (Orange Regional Medical Center), Lisa Gubernick (M&T Bank), Jennifer Holohan-Ferrer (M&T Bank), Heather Howley (Independent Helicopters), Joseph Joy (Orange County Board of Elections), Jeremy Landolfa (Visual Concepts Photography), James LaPenna (AllWays Secure, Inc.), Jean LaSpisa (Mobile Life Support Services), Kristina LeHane (Liberty Environmental Management), Michael Limperopulos (Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center), Dennis Maher (Newburgh Enlarged City School District), Ralph Martucci (Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, CPA, PC), Amy Minutolo (Walden Savings Bank), Kristin Mullarkey (NYS Senator William Larkin District Office), Jason Nordlund (105th Airlift Wing), Stephanie Pearl (Happy Hudson Valley), Salahuddin Rajput (Walison Corp), Magda Reyes (Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell), J. Miguel Rodrigues (Orange Regional Medical Center), Juan Scali (105th Airlift Wing), Alison Tyack (Orange County Department of Human Resources), Vikas Varma (deRamon Crush PC), Carlos Vega (AJ Ross Creative Media), Robyn Vernooy (Town of Wallkill Boys & Girls Clubs, Inc.), and Dave Work (Orange & Rockland Utilities).

            There are a variety of ways to support the 2013 Rising Stars program, including purchasing a journal ad, or attending the event.  Reservations are required for the October 8 event and are $60 per person or ten (10) tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate of $550.  To take out an ad please contact Heather Batelic at 845-527-7154 or .  To make a reservation, please contact Roseann Bouzakis at 457-9700 or



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