Development Board members and friends (from left to right): standing: Maccy Paley, Secretary, Development Board; Harriett Paley; Kimberly Paley; Kenneth Paley; Marc Paley; Wendy Padob; Donald Paley, Treasurer, Development Board; Donald Marshall; and Elliott Friedel, Development Board member; seated: S. Jerome Berman, Vice President Emeritus, Development Board; Hon. Carol Berman, Development Board member; Allen Peppe, Development Board member; Libby Peppe, Vice President, Development Board; Dolores Friedel, Development Board member; and Hon. Helen Marshall, Queens Borough President. The Development Board of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital held its most successful Chrysanthemum Ball to date. The Ball had its highest attendance ever, with 553 reservations made to support the Hospital, on Saturday, November 5 at the Sands at Atlantic Beach. A record amount was raised, more than $290,000, with proceeds going toward the emergency department renovation and expansion, critical care services and more. The Development Board presented the Humanitarian Award to two worthy individuals, Mekala Ramgopal, MD, Attending Physician, Gastroenterology, St. John’s, and Tommy Parlionas, Chief Executive Officer, Modern Technology Contracting Corp.
Nelson Toebbe, CEO, and Janice Toebbe chat with Sharon Genack and Sheldon Genack, MD, President, St. John’s Medical Staff Society. The Ball was held at the Sands in Atlantic Beach.
Above: hospital staff members attending the Ball included (from left to right): Jocelyn Goode; Deborah Friedland, RN; Mildred Colon; Janette Rivera; Ellen Winkler; and Gwen Pinckney, RN.
At St. John’s Episcopal Hospital’s gala, the Chrysanthemum Ball held on November 5, more than 553 reservations were made in honor of the evening’s Humanitarian Award recipients (from left to right): Hospital CEO Nelson Toebbe; Humanitarian Award recipient Tommy Parlionas, CEO, Modern Technology Contracting Corp.; Humanitarian Award recipient Mekala Ramgopal, MD, Attending Physician, St. John’s; and Margaret Carpenter, Vice President, Board of Managers, Episcopal Health Services, and President, St. John’s Development Board.
Members of the Development Board and friends attended including (from left to right): standing: Michael Benimowitz, Development Board member; Peter Frankel, Catering and Entertainment Chairman, Development Board; Nancy Frankel, Development Board member; Robin S. Abramowitz; Glen A. Seidner, Development Board member; Paul Alfaro; and Edward Dougherty, Development Board member; seated: Barbara Benimowitz, Development Board member; Linda Siskind, Development Board member; Howard Siskind, Vice President, Special Events, Development Board; Patrice Theobald; and Shraudy Dougherty.
Left: enjoying the dancing at the Ball were (from left to right): Carmel Mangan; Rama Ramgopal, Development Board member; Cathy Shannon; and Patrice Farrell.