5th Annual Women In Business

Meet 19 of Westchester’s most powerful executives, entrepreneurs, and government and nonprofit leaders.



Studio photographs by Toshi Tasaki

The 19 incredibly accomplished leaders in our 5th Annual Women In Business cover story include some of the most recognizable names in Westchester’s power circles—from one of our state senators to the heads of a crucial county healthcare agency, a Wall Street institution, a rapidly expanding healthcare network, and one of our top-ranked colleges. Joining them are some seriously innovative entrepreneurs and game-changing nonprofit execs who are leaving their marks on a wide range of our local industries. Prepare to be dazzled.

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Agnes Mullady

President & COO, Gabelli Funds

Andrea Stewart-Cousins

New York State Senator

Bonnie Hagen

Founder, Chief Operating Officer, Bright Energy Services

Dr. Sherlita Amler

Commissioner, Westchester County Department of Health

Ellen Lynch

President and CEO, The Food Bank for Westchester

Helene Godin

Owner, By the Way Bakery

Jacqueline Hattar

Partner, Wilson Elser

Jane Solnick

Director, Westchester Public Affairs, ConEdison

Jill C. Anderson

Senior Vice President, Public Affairs & Business Development, New York Power Authority

Judith Huntington

President, The College of New Rochelle

Katrina Adams

Chairman, CEO, and President, United States Tennis Association

Laura L. Forese, MD, MPH

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, NewYork-Presbyterian

Leslie Jackson

Senior Director of Operations and Chief Nursing Officer, Mount Kisco Medical Group

Leslie Lampert

Owner, Café of Love

Maria Karalis

Managing Partner, BDO

Maria Pampafikos

Co-Owner, Vice President, Royal Regency Hotel

Milagros Lecuona

Councilwoman, City of White Plains

Robin Russo

Owner, Robin Leedy & Associates (RLA)

Sandra Usleman

Chief Sales Officer, USI Insurance Services
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