Bestowed annually to forty people under the age of 40 who have shown a strong commitment to the Hudson Valley, the Shaker Awards identify and honor the next generation of leaders.
Paul Ackermann, 38 – Wallace & Wallace, LLP
Justin J. Bohlmann, 27 – Fairview Fire District
Philip J. Bronzi, 39 – Tompkins Mahopac Bank
Candice Brown, 35 – Vassar College
Charissa M. Brown, 29 - Center for Neurodegenerative Care/ArchCare at Ferncliff
Marc Coviello, 24 – Hudson Valley Hero Project/Dutchess County Legislature
Mike Davis, 38 – Meyer Contracting/R.L. Baxter Building Corp.
Freddimir Garcia, 29 – Marist College
Teresa C. Gasparini, 33 – Clove Creek Dinner Theater
Danielle M. Germano, 37 – Green Haven NY Correctional Facility/ Textur Hair and Colour Group
Lindsey M. Goldstein, Esq., 34 – Goldstein & Goldstein LLP
Alistair Hall, 27 – Vassar College
Diane Hart, 33 – Marist College
Alison M. Heady, 38 - New Horizons Resources, Inc.
Rabbi Hanoch Hecht, 31 – Rhinebeck Jewish Center/Chabad Dutchess
Max Kenner, 37 – Bard Prison Initiative
Keith Kurman, 35 – TEG Federal Credit Union
James E. Lentz, 30 – TEG Federal Credit Union
Amy Luke, 36 – B.R.A.I.N. Programs, Inc.
James H. Lyles, Jr., 24 – 100.7 WHUD/ Coast 2 Coast Dance
Brandi Nichole Madarish, 29 – Brandi Nichole’s Massage & Wellness
Caitlin Martin, 27 – Safeguard of the Hudson Valley
Alexis Mills, 31 – Complete Benefit Solutions
Dafna Mizrahi, 24 - Monte's Local Kitchen and Tap Room
Anthony F. Morando, 32 – Cuddy & Feder LLP
Kathryn Nixon, 33 – Arlington Central School District
Eric J. Orlowski, 33 – The Chazen Companies
Timothy Palladino, 32 – Maven/Vine Van Gogh
Jennifer L. Parker, 37 – Hyde Park Central School District
Christina M. Piracci, 34 – McCabe & Mack LLP, Attorneys-At-Law
Marc Provost, 35 – Arlington Central School District
Theresa Salzillo, 30 – Grainger
Sabrina Schutzsmith, 39 – Digital Empire
Matthew Slifstein, 38 – Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.
Kiara M. Tatum, LMSW 36 – Dutchess Community College
Carla S. Tesoro, 38 – Unified Court System DC Family Court
Dr. Gail Upchurch, 39 – Dutchess Community College
Jessica Wallach, 29 – Family Services, Inc.
Roy Wilkins, 35 – Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
Karen J. Zirbel, 36 - City of Poughkeepsie Police Dept.
Then remember to think about ways to go even further.
Give local first
Think green always
Think global next
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