Islip, NY – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and the Islip Town Board recently honored six women and organizations from across the Township as part of the Women’s History Month Celebration held during the March TownBoard Meeting. 

“The month of March is National Women’s History Month, and all of us at the Town of Islip are proud to celebrate women from all walks of life who positively impact our lives daily,” said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter.

This year’s honorees included Connie Haab, Julia Burgos, Barbara Fitzpatrick, the Hon. A. Gail Prudenti, Nitza Franco, and the Women of West Islip organization. 

Constance “Connie” Haab

Connie Haab has dedicated over seven decades to the service of her community. As a lifelong resident of Bayport, Connie is an active member of the Phantoms Hall of Fame Nomination Committee and a founding member of the Bayport-Blue Point Heritage Association, as well as the Bayport Memorial Park Association, where she works tirelessly to honor local veterans and preserve the history of the hamlet. 

Julia Burgos

Julia Burgos has dedicated over 28 years to the Brentwood School District as a School Social Worker specializing in assisting Spanish-speaking and immigrant families within the District. Julia’s passion for helping others stems from her own experience as a Spanish-speaking student facing the language barrier before the introduction of bilingual education programs. 

Barbara Fitzpatrick 

Barbara Fitzpatrick has been an active member of the Sayville community for many years. Her dedication to the community has seen her serve as the Co-Vice President of Having Friends Inn; and Co-President of the Sayville Jr./Sr. High School PTA; as a member of The Women’s College Club and a puppy walker for the Guide Dog Foundation. 

The Hon. A. Gail Prudenti

The Hon. A. Gail Prudenti presently serves our community as the Dean of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. Before her tenure as the Dean of Hofstra Law, Gail served in many high-profile jurist positions, including as the Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts of New York State, Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department in New York State, and Associate Justice of the Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department in New York State.  

Nitza J. Franco

Nitza J. Franco serves our community as the Treasurer of the Salvadoran American Chamber of Commerce and Comite De Damas Latino Americanas (CODALA), where she utilizes her career in finance to impact the community positively. 

The Women of West Islip (WOWI) 

The Women of West Islip (WOWI) was founded in 2010 by Regina Jacoby and Patty Vorilas with the mission to improve our community through volunteerism, philanthropy, and charity. Congratulations to all of this year’s honorees.