(ROOSEVELT, N.Y.) - In commemoration of March as Women’s History Month, Nassau County Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams (D - Freeport) partnered with Affinity by Molina Healthcare to present “Celebrating Women Who Tell Their Stories” – a special community event that was held at the Roosevelt Fire Department’s headquarters on Monday, March 27.
During the event, four influential women from the First Legislative District were honored for their advocacy and dedication to the community. Honorees included Sharon Leid, CEO of NetStruc PR; Rochelle Gooding, a mental health therapist; Joyce Nolan, a strong advocate in the fight against sickle-cell anemia; and Rosita Brooks, a community volunteer and COVID-19 survivor. Each honoree was presented with a plaque and given gift bags courtesy of Millennium Sistahs, Malik Dupri, and other community sponsors. Comedienne Kim “Kiministry” Thompson was also presented with an award for donating her talent during the night.
“Whether by working to expand our minds, advocate for our health or bring about change in our communities, these outstanding women are making a tremendously positive impact and are truly deserving of our appreciation,” Legislator Abrahams said. “It was a pleasure to work alongside our partners at the Roosevelt Fire Department, Affinity by Molina Healthcare and all of our sponsors to recognize these wonderful community leaders for their tireless efforts.”
PHOTO CAPTION – From left: Kim Thompson; Sharon Leid; Rochelle Gooding; Brian Otway of Affinity by Molina; Rosita Brooks and Joyce Nolan, pictured at the Roosevelt Fire Department Headquarters on Monday, March 27.
PHOTO CREDIT - Jonathan Ortiz Creative Focus Designs Inc.