Meet stars from many fields – Saturday March 1, De Seversky Mansion, NYIT

There is still space available! Join other members of the New York state ACE Women’s Network and members of the NYIT community this Saturday, March 1 for dinner and discussion at
Breaking the Ceiling: Defying Gravity.


Leemor Joshua-Tor, Ph.D.

Leemor Joshua-Tor, Ph.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Leemor Joshua-Tor, Ph.D.  uses a combination of biochemistry, molecular biology and biophysics to uncover how cells work at a molecular level. One way she does this is using a method called x-ray crystallography to deduce the structures of proteins, DNA and RNA molecules and determine how they interact, which leads to a better understanding of how these components work to control important cellular events. She is perhaps best known for her groundbreaking work revealing the inner workings of the gene-silencing mechanisms of RNA interference (RNAi), a process that regulates many important cellular processes and is emerging as a powerful took in biotechnology and medicine. She is also known for her studies of how papillomavirus, a virus that causes cervical cancer, replicates.

She is widely recognized as one of the top scientists in her area, and has been recognized by several awards, including the Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Award from the Protein Society and the Beckman Young Investigator Award. She was recently elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In addition to her research activities, Dr. Joshua-Tor serves on the editorial boards of several international scientific journals and on several advisory committees at the National Institutes of Health.



Gwenn Ramage-Wons, District Governor, Rotary International

Gwenn Ramage-Wons, District Governor, Rotary International

Gwenn Ramage-Wons came to the United States in 1962 and lived in several locations before settling in New York City where she worked as an Executive Assistant while taking evening classes at Baruch College. She graduated with a BS in Marketing/International Trade and promptly went to Wall Street to become a stock and commodities broker – one of the few women traded these markets in the late 70s.

In 1988 Gwenn joined the Westhampton Rotary Club and after twenty-four years became a charter member of the Rotary Club of Seatuck Cove where she and Gene are now members.
She has served Rotary as President of the Westhampton Rotary Club, Assistant District Governor for District 7260 and Group Study Exchange (GSE) Leader to District 3170 in India. She was the lead on several matching grants with three clubs in Goa, India. She and her GSE team immunized children against polio on the country’s National Immunization Day. Gwenn and her husband went to Honduras on a Gift of Life mission in 2010.

Gwenn became the first District Governor of the new District 7255 with 1,800 plus Rotarians and seventy-five Rotary Clubs – all of which were visited by Gwenn.
Gwenn and her husband Gene are the first Arch C. Klump Society members from District 7255.  As such they are among The Rotary Foundation’s top leaders ands innovators who believe in the work of The Rotary Foundation and have made supporting peace, education, and humanitarian assistance part of their personal mission. Every member of the Arch C. Klumph Society has a personal commitment to “doing good in the world.”


Carol Ann Hasenstab Vice President, Retail Operations, TD Bank

Carol Ann Hasenstab
Vice President, Retail Operations, TD Bank

Carol Ann Hasenstab, TD Bank, has been with the company for over 10 years and has 24 years in her industry. Her responsibilities include overall performance, development and management of her team.

Carol started her role with TD as a store manager and has worked her way up to her current position.

During this time one of her greatest achievements was her nomination and selection as Retailer of the Year, one of the highest honors being selected as top manager in the organization.

Carol contributes her growth, development and success to her mentor Lisa Holland, a woman that has been inspiring and impactful.

Carol is very active in her community and is involved with many civic organizations such as United Way, Special Olympics, and Best Buddies. Carol sits on the Board of the Farmingdale College Foundation, Massapequa Chamber of Commerce and numerous others.



N.J. Burkett, Eyewitness News Team, WABC-TV

N.J. Burkett, Eyewitness News Team, WABC-TV

N.J. Burkett joined WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News Team in 1989. His distinctive storytelling, production skills and award-winning international reporting have added a unique dimension to Channel 7’s news coverage.
Over more than two decades, N.J. has reported on everything from war and diplomacy to crime and politics; from aviation disasters to natural disasters, race relations and police misconduct.
N.J.’s work has been honored with several of the most prestigious awards in American television news. He is a two-time winner of the coveted Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio and Television Digital News Association and a four-time Emmy Award winner, including the Emmy for Outstanding On-Camera Achievement. N.J. has been nominated for the Emmy fifteen times. He shared the George Foster Peabody Award and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award with his colleagues at ABC News for his reporting on the September 11th terrorist attacks. He was presented with the Allen B. DuMont Broadcaster of the Year Award by Montclair State University for his “significant contributions to the field of broadcasting.”
N.J. is president of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences New York Chapter and was elected to the Board of Governors in 2007. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Academy, the New York Press Club and the Inner Circle of City Hall Journalists.


Contact CEVENTS@NYIT.EDU or phone 516-686-7676 today to reserve your place.

Patrons: $125
Regular: $110
NYIT Community: $95

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We’ll see you at the de Seversky Mansion of NYIT! Directions can be found here.


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