New York.- Photo: Dimitrios Panagos
Jamey A. Barbas, Project Director of the New NY Bridge was honored “Woman of the Year”, during HANAC’s 2017 Gala that took place on Friday, October 27. Dominic Fucile was honored as “Volunteer of the Year”.
HANAC Woman of the Year Jamey A. Barbas, PE, is a professional engineer with over 30 years of experience in bridge management, design, construction and inspection, with special emphasis on complex and long span bridges. As a transformative senior executive, she has held leadership positions in several international consulting firms. Her industry experience includes leadership of the strategic, operational and technical aspects for the delivery of major structures projects.
Barbas is a graduate of Barnard College and the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She also serves on the board of directors for Bridges to Prosperity, a non-profit that provides footbridges in rural communities to increase access to schools, health care and markets.
HANAC’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year, Dominic Fucile, is a man widely known and respected for his extensive community service. For many years, Fucile has used his managerial and organizational skills at the HANAC Harmony JVL Senior Center, at the George T. Douris Tower, to build and continuously expand the activities and programs. He has also provided HANAC’s program directors with invaluable suggestions to successfully expand their community outreach.
HANAC provides education, vocational training and support services to enable everyone to reach their full potential. Founded in 1972 as a non-profit organization in Astoria, HANAC’s initial concerns were to address the needs of new Greek immigrants living in the community.
Today, HANAC has become one of New York City’s largest and most successful social service organizations, touching the lives of over 35,000 individuals through a wide range of programs and services for diverse and multi-ethnic communities citywide.
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas and Councilmember Costa Constantinides were among the dignitaries attended the event.