Nassau County Executive and his wife, Ed and Linda Mangano started Nassau County Distinguish Women Award in 2009 post Sandy. Over 100 women were nominated from all over the Nassau County and 26 selected finalist women were honored on April 9, at 6:30 pm in the Nassau County Legislator’s Building. Gina Shin received award for her work in Mental Health. She was nominated by Minsun Kim, from LI Conservatory. Soh Young Lee-Segredo was nominated by KWV NYS President Sal Scalato and Secretary Mr. Johnsejong Ha, Director of JCRCLI, Daivd Newman (Jewish Community Relations Council LI) and Music Coordinator of Christ First Presbyterian Church of Hempstead, June Bernardin. She was recognized for her dedication on promoting Education and Performing Arts. Among the women were 91. 89 year olds who still dedicate and volunteer in different communities and organizations. It was truly a celebration of diverse women. I will continue to work to bridge the gap, harmony and understanding of each other.