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10th Anniversary Kidz Express A Success

Congratulations Lynch Family and Dr. William Greenberg!

Jawonio hosted its 10th Anniversary Kidz Express event last Thursday, April 27th at the Paramount Country Club in New City.  Over 200 supporters came out to celebrate the honorees and have fun winning great prizes at our tricky tray!

Congratulations to Kevin and Denise Lynch and their family, who were honored for their tremendous support and involvement with Jawonio since they brought their daughter, Tara, through our doors over thirteen years ago.  Tara’s siblings, Caitlin and Kevin, along with Lynch cousins, and grandparents joined in the celebration. Tara, who is now sixteen, started in the Jawonio Pre-School program and participates each summer in the Jawonio Summer Education Program, where she enjoys all of the fun outdoor activities like swimming as well as the end of summer talent show.  Here is Tara at last summer’s performance where students sang songs from “Hello Dolly” among many other musicals.

Dr. William Greenberg was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his tremendous contributions to the children of our community with disabilities and special needs.  He has been in practice as a pediatrician for over 40 years and has been the Medical Director for Jawonio for over 35 years.  Dr. Greenberg was joined by his wife Rochelle, his son Dave and daughter-in-law Lisa, and daughter Ellen along with family friends and colleagues.

See photos below of the Lynch family at left and the Greenberg family at right.  Please see more photo highlights on our Facebook page.


The evening was made extra special by having so many of our past Kidz Express Honorees join us and celebrate the ten years of this wonderful event that raises critical funds for our Early Childhood Education Programs.  We were thrilled to have the Mason and Salmon Families who we honored in 2016, the Donohue and Byrne families, we honored in 2014, Robin Posnack, honored in 2013, Dana and Anthony Sorgo, honored in 2012, Bonnie and Danny Fogel, honored in 2011, the Ferri, Murphy and Salmon families, honored in 2010 and of course Jerry Staller, Division Director of Education and Clinical Services, honored in 2009 and Joan Maurer, Program Director of the Infant Development Services.  Jerry and Joan hosted a lovely program that evening.


Ellis Barowsky, former Jawonio Board Chair, presented the award to Dr. Greenberg and Gail Nachimson, Program Director of Education Services presented the award to the Lynch family.


Special thanks to our generous sponsors and donors for your support:

Station Master
Inserra Supermarkets
Mindworks Charitable Trust

Hiedi & Daniel Spitzer
Wells Fargo Advisors

A&T Healthcare
Peg & Tom Donhue & family

Ed & Raselle Fisher
Holt Construction
The Salmon Family (Michael, Michelle, Arielle & Brendan)

Fi Alonso, PhD
Marie Capelli
Joe & Dina Kaufman
Paul & Flora Piperato
The Posnack Family
Rockland County PBA
United Structural Works

Abbey Ice & Spring Water
Robert Boyle
Anne & Patrick Byrne
DeCicco Marketplace
DiMaulo Plumbing
IBEW Local Union 363
The Landscape Group
Dan Lukens
Joan Maurer & Mark Weiss
Mercedes-Benz of Nanuet
Jean & Richard Neidhart
OCS Industries
Mary Pflomm
Jean Marie Risco
Chris Ryan
Dan Salmon & Family
Jerry Staller
Tallman OB/GYN
Joanne & Sean Tierney
William Trust, Jr.
Annemarie & Bob Uhl
Jill Warner

All Aboard
David Greenberg & Lisa Chan
Action Plumbing
Anco Enterprises
Frank Borelli
Julie Ann Cantone & Chris Costabile
DC Sales
DNV Repair
Gambardella & Son
Goldberg’s Bagels
Stacey & David Gosman & Family
Frances Leahy
Richard & Betty Levine

Janet, Bob & Ian Murphy
Sheri Muth
The Nachimson Family
Patrick & Suzanne McNamee
Anne & Lee Ostroff
Pomona Pediatrics
Kirk Roberts & Patti Pollio
Santi Express
Lisa & Mike Shatz – In memory of Jack Schostack
Dr. & Mrs. Steven Yablon
Frank & Michele Zanghi

Ruth Aach  •  Carl Cesiano  •  Chris Costabile  • Denise Ferri  •  Dorothy Filoramo  •  Bonnie Fogel & Family • Robert Freeman
•  Jay Greenwell • Molly & Bob Griffin •  Joyce Kanyuk • Jeanette Kops • Joseph LaRosa •  John McCarthy • Paul Mohan
•  Florence Nespoli  •  Jim & Irene O’Brien   •  Pfizer  •  Alan Pollack & Nancy Panicucci-Roma   •   Alice Porr  •  Henry Schwartz
•  Lois & Bob Silverman  •  Harvey Tasch

For more information about our special events please go to our events page or contact Irene Goldstein at 845-708-2000 ext. 1329 or email: