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2018 GSWNY Women of Distinction (29)

Women of Distinction

Women of Distinction is Girl Scouts of Western New York's all-girl-led women's event of the year! This signature fundraising event honors women throughout Western New York for their strength in character, dedication to community service and commitment to mentoring and encouraging girls and young women.

Join us on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 5:30 p.m.
at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

Contact Eileen Hettich via email or call 716-935-6030 to ask questions or request more information.

RSVP for the event on Thu., Sept. 26, 2019,
by clicking the register button below. 

Interested in Being a Sponsor?

Sponsorship opportunities for organizations of all sizes exist. Invest in the future of girls today by sponsoring an event - 100% of your investment will stay in Western New York to help girls develop important leadership skills. Learn about sponsor opportunities and change the world by investing in girls today! (Click here for the sponsorship packet.)

For more information about this event or becoming a sponsor contact Eileen Hettich at 1.888.837.6410 x6030 or email.

2019 Women of Distinction Honorees

  • Christine Bonaguide, Esq.: Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP (Erie County)
  • Linda Clark, M.D.: Doctor of preventive medicine/occupational medicine, Founder and CEO of Clark Occupational Medicine Services (Monroe County)
  • Tory Irgang: Executive Director, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation (Chautauqua County)
  • Candace Johnson, Ph.D.: President and CEO, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (Erie County)
  • Joyce A. Markiewicz: Executive Vice President/CEO, Home and Community based Care Catholic Health (Erie County)
  • Nadia Pizzaro: Homeless Services Program Director, Lakeshore Behavioral Health (Erie County)
  • Katherine Conway-Turner, Ph.D.: President, State University of New York at Buffalo State (Erie County)
  • Lori Van Dusen: Founder and CEO, LVW Advisors (Monroe County)
  • Linda Zakrzewski: Volunteer of Distinction, Teacher, School 81 Buffalo (Erie County)

2019 Women of Distinction Sponsors

Sponsors as of 7/1/19

Platinum Sponsor

tim omara

Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsors

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Buffalo magazine

Bronze Sponsors

Allegra Printing