NJBIZ names 2019 Best 50 Women in Business Awards winners

NJBIZ STAFF//February 8, 2019//

NJBIZ names 2019 Best 50 Women in Business Awards winners

NJBIZ STAFF//February 8, 2019//

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NJBIZ kicks-off its 2019 awards program on March 25 at the Palace at Somerset Park with the Best 50 Women in Business Awards.

The annual event, one of NJBIZ’s most popular, recognizes leading women shaping their organizations, industries and the economic landscape of the Garden State.

Following an open nomination process, winners were chosen by a panel of independent judges based upon their professional success, community involvement and advocacy for women.

The audience at the 2018 NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business Awards at the Palace at Somerset Park.


Congratulations to the 2019 #Best50WomenNJ class of 2019:

Catherine Ainora, chief integration and transformation officer, Hackensack Meridian Health

Mary Pat Angelini, CEO, Preferred Behavioral Health Group

Suzanne Balian, financial advisor, Morgan Stanley

Brigitte Bastaldo-Tsampalis, founder and inventor, Bond and Lead

Elizabeth Berman, president and CEO, Continental Food and Beverage

Laura Brandao, president, American Financial Resources Inc.

Kristi Bridges, president and CEO, Sawtooth Group

Beth Burke, owner and executive producer, BSTV Entertainment

Lisa Chowansky, president, HC Constructors Inc.

Allison Colantuoni, director of human resources, Maser Consulting PA

Nancy Corcoran-Davidoff; executive vice president, chief experience and human resources officer; Hackensack Meridian Health

Michellene Davis, immediate past president / senior vice president and chief corporate affairs officer, Executive Women of New Jersey / RWJBarnabas Health

Regina Egea, president, Garden State Initiative

Sandra Fava, partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

Shannon Fitzgerald, founder, Brazen Brands

Colleen Foy; vice president, Commercial Real Estate; M&T Bank

Rebecca Moll Freed, partner, Genova Burns LLC

Judith Germano, founder, Germano Law LLC

Gemma Giantomasi, member, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

Mariel Giletto; shareholder and chair, Corporate Law Department; Parker McCay PA

Elisse Glennon, vice president and chief administrative officer, NJ Sharing Network

Casey Gocel, partner, Mandelbaum Salsburg PC

Lisa Gorab; shareholder, Public Finance group Chair, assistant managing director; Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer PA

Nadine Green, chief operating officer, Vitiello Communications Group

Kim Guadagno, former Lt. Gov. and partner, Connell Foley LLP

Sharron Halpert, president, Halpert Life Safety Consulting

Antoinette Handler; corporate vice president, Human Resources; Avanade Inc.

Melissa Hartzell; vice president, senior credit officer and head of residential, consumer and small business credit risk management; Investors Bank

Natasha Hemmings, chief executive officer, Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey

Christine Kachinsky-Bye, New Jersey tax partner in charge, KPMG LLP

Kate Kalmykov, shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Ellen Lalwani; executive vice president, chief retail officer; Lakeland Bank

Jan Lilien, chief executive officer, YWCA Union County

Sharon Mahn, CEO and founder, Mahn Consulting LLC

Mary Meehan, interim president, Seton Hall University

Dana Nalbantian, principal, Gensler

Áine O’Dwyer, chief executive officer, Enovate Engineering

Clelia Pergola, chief operating officer, NJ Elder Law Center

Debra Rosen, partner, Archer & Greiner

Zsia Rosmarin, partner, WithumSmith+Brown

Maryann Schugmann, tax partner, Grassi & Co.

Erin Sharp Newton; project architect, behavioral health specialist / vice president; NK Architects / Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program

Sheryl Simonitis, director of ecommerce marketing, Brother International Corp.

Kristin Sostowski; director, Employment & Labor Law Department and team leader, Higher Education Practice; Gibbons PC

Deborah Visconi, president and chief executive officer, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

Lori Waldron; co-chair, Life Sciences Practice Group and member of the firm; Sills Cummis & Gross PC

Amrit Walia, senior vice president, Wells Fargo Private Bank

Robin Walton, vice president for community and government affairs, Thomas Edison State University

Helene Wolk, senior vice president, Operations, Englewood Health

Catherine Yaxley; vice president, Data Science & Regulatory Affairs; Holy Name Medical Center