January 24 @ 11:30 am
For 36 years, our Sarasota-Manatee Section has been honoring powerful women in our community. Do not miss the opportunity to honor the four amazing 2018 Women in Power whose life passions have exemplified the NCJW mission. #WIP18
DR. KAREN HAMAD, MD, FACP — Community Health Advocate, Educator, Mentor
Dr. Karen Hamad, MD, FACP, is the immediate past Chief of Staff at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Founding Associate Program Director for the FSU-SMH Internal Medicine residency program. A board-certified internist and pediatrician, she has worked for First Physician’s Group in Osprey since 2003. She is the past Chairwoman of the ICare Quality committee at SMH, and has been on the Physician’s Operating Board for First Physician’s Group for the past 12 years.
DEBBIE HASPEL— Community Volunteer, Legal Advocate, Community Volunteer
Debbie Haspel was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. She began her professional career as an RN, specializing in the areas of pediatrics and oncology. She later went on to earn a law degree and her practice was concentrated on civil litigation/medical malpractice. Debbie married her husband, Larry, in 1986, and together they raised six children. Since moving to University Park in 2009, Debbie has been very active in the Sarasota community. Debbie is currently on the Board of The Jewish Federation, AJC and The Perlman Music Program, and is a former board member of The Jewish Housing Coucil and The Sarasota Ballet. In addition, she has served as co-chair for several Sarasota events, including Keeping the Dream Alive, The Perlman Music Program Suncoast’s Winter Residency Celebration Dinner, The Asolo Gala, the JFCS Gala, and the Alzheimer’s Association “Reason to Hope” luncheon, and has also served on many event committees, including the Sarasota Orchestra Brunch, JFCS “Celebrity Chefs” and the Jewish Housing Council Foundation’s “Eight Over Eighty”.
NELLE MILLER — International Philanthropy, Community Advocate, Entrepreneur
Nelle spends most of her time dedicated to social action and philanthropic work in Sarasota, throughout the US, and overseas. She believes in the responsibility of giving back, and living out the passion in her heart as a guide to what she feels compelled to do. She grew up in New York in the home of philanthropic and giving parents who instilled giving and activism as a core value of the family’s moral compass. Nelle believes in the joy of giving, and the deep meaning of being grateful and thankful.
CHARLOTTE PERRET— International Advocate for Women & Children, Author
Charlotte Feinberg Perret is a strong advocate for women, children and families. While living thirteen years in Paris and raising her three daughters, she co-founded “Milk for Vietnamese Women and Children Refugees” to raise money from American subsidiary companies in Paris to purchase basic food supplies for Vietnamese women and children returning to post-war Vietnam, and she volunteered with French Quakers against American intervention in Vietnam. Returning to the U.S., Charlotte lived 25 years in the Washington, DC area where she was a media assistant at the Center for Defense Information and organized their National Women’s Conference on Nuclear War.
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of social change for more than a century — championing the needs of women, children and families while courageously taking a progressive stance on such issues as child welfare, women’s rights and reproductive freedom.
That pioneering spirit continues to this day. Informed by Jewish values — and our understanding that these values have universal appeal — members of the National Council of Jewish Women are the voice of those who are overlooked, disadvantaged and exploited. Together, we have created a place where women from every walk of life can come together to make the world a better place – at home and across the globe.
NCJW embraces women of diverse backgrounds and temperaments, thinkers and doers, who want to bring change at the local, national and global level.
To learn more about National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) visit https://ncjwsarasota-manatee.org