Tuesday, March 23, 2010

OMRDD Honors Female Leaders for Women's History Month

As part of Women’s History Month, NY State's Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD) asked Sinergia Executive Director Myrta Cuadra-Lash (far left in the picture) to participate along with two other panelists in a program entitled "Conversation with Women Executive Directors of Service Provider Agencies". Commissioner Diana Jones Ritter (far right) led the informal discussion which covered questions about the role of women in the field of developmental disabilities, and how they balanced their roles as primary care givers with the demands of work. It also gave an opportunity for the directors to speak about the greatest challenges they encountered as leaders of their agencies. “I was honored to be in the company of my fellow panelists Ann Hill, Director of Creative Lifestyles (2nd, left to right) and Susan Constantino, Director of United Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State (3rd, left to right). It was a time to look back and share my unique experiences, accomplishments as well as the challenges that I have faced,” said Myrta Cuadra-Lash, who has been Sinergia's executive director for the past three decades.

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