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March of Dimes Welcomes New Board Member



Tarrytown, New York, October 6, 2009—The New York State Chapter-Northern Metro Division of the March of Dimes has appointed its newest elected member to its Board of Directors: Dr. Kathy Reilly Fallon of Armonk, New York.

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide, and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. In 2008, the March of Dimes invested $26.8 million in many areas of research related to our mission.  Investigations include basic biological processes of development, genetics and new treatments.

“We welcome the experience and knowledge of Dr. Kathy Reilly Fallon, the newest member of our Board of Directors for the March of Dimes,” stated Annette Trotta-Flynn, Executive Director of the March of Dimes. “Our Board serves an essential role in supporting philanthropy and enhancing the quality of life for babies born prematurely and helping prevent birth defects. I am confident our newest member will contribute greatly in building on the past successes of our Charity and engage in new challenges and opportunities.”

Dr. Reilly Fallon is a Board Certified Wound Care Specialist and Foot and Ankle Specialist, in New York City. She served two consecutive terms on the Medical Executive Board of St. Vincent’s Midtown Hospital in Manhattan, the Credentials Committee and was Clinical Supervisor of Interns & Residents in the Department of Surgery. She presently works as Foot and Ankle Surgeon for the Midtown Manhattan Health Center. She is also the Founder and Chairwoman of Heavenly Productions Foundation, a 501c-not for profit whose mission is to help children in distress.

Also serving on the March of Dimes Board of Directors are:

Mr. William Berne Senior Area Manager, Waldner’s Business Environments; Mr. Thomas P. Bradbury, President, Labrador Technology; Mr. Ronald Burton, Attorney at Law, Goldfarb & Fleece; Ms. Elizabeth Galvin, Sr. Director, Strategy & BPM, Wyeth; Ms. Margaret Forte, AVP/Bank Secrecy, Complliance Specialist; Community Mutual Savings Bank; Jesus Jaile-Marti, MD, Chief of Division of Neonatology, White Plains Hospital Center; Edmund F. La Gamma, M.D., Chief, Division of Newborn Medicine, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, NY Medical College-Westchester Medical Center; Ms. Linda LeMond, Regional Vice President, Southern Region, Provident Bank; Ms.Cindy Lopane, Mothers of Multiples; Mr. Christopher Orr, Director of Advertising-Liberty Division(NYC), Time Warner Cable; Mr. Andrew Rhodes, Youth Advisor; Mr. Carmine Romano, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP; Mr. Andrew Stark, Executive Managing Director, Cantor Real Estate; Ms. Kerry Terminello RN,MS, Westchester Medical Center; Ms. Patricia Valenti, Principal, Newmark Knight Frank; Mr. Peter Van Eyck, Area Manaager, Westchester South, Citibank; Mr. Mark Weingarten, Esq, Partner, DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP; Mr. Michael Weinstock, Administrative Vice President, M&T Bank; Mr. Gary Zuckerman. Esq., Zuckerman Enterprises.

The next March of Dimes event is the 2009 Real Estate Award Breakfast on Thursday, November 12, 2009 at the Doral Arrowwood in Rye Brook, New York.  The Breakfast is the largest real estate event in the Tri-State area, drawing an attendance of over 500 real estate professionals.  This prestigious event has honored outstanding individuals and corporations who have made significant contributions to our community through their vision, dedication and philanthropy.   This year’s honoree is David Welsh, Normandy Real Estate Partners.

For more information about the March of Dimes and its mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality, please visit www.marchofdimes.com or www.nacersano.org.

Heavenly Productions Foundation’s mission is to help children throughout the United States in distress. The Foundation produced a CD entitled the “Heavenly Lullabies”, which benefits the orphans and babies of 9-11-01. The Foundation’s second project was the creation of the “Heavenly Skies & Lullabies Song Book & CD” which benefits the children affected by Hurricane Katrina.  Visit www.heavenlylullabies.org for more information.