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Burke Award Past Recipients

Matt Yallof, Major League Baseball Network Host, Stroke Survivor and Stroke Patient Advocate


Amy Yallof, Marketing Executive and Stroke Caregiver Advocate


Country Bank, Burke Sponsor and Community Partner, on its 30th Anniversary


Barbara Rubin Kessler, School Librarian, Stroke Survivor and National Aphasia Advocate


Steven Kessler, International Financial and Securities Lawyer, Senior Compliance Officer, Caregiver and National Patient Advocate


Michael James Reding, M.D., Former Director, Stroke Rehabilitation Program, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and Current Volunteer Clinical Researcher, Burke Medical Research Institute


Brad and Jessica Berman, Tax Counsel, General Electric and Deputy General Counsel, National Hockey League


Mick Ebeling, Founder, Not Impossible Foundation


Ryan McDonagh, Captain, New York Rangers


Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D., President of The Rockefeller University


J.J. Buchanan, Wellness Coach and Caregiver Advocate


Stephen Buchanan, Retired Financial Executive and Former Professional Athlete


Laurane Magliari, Entrepreneur, Community Advocate and Retired Corporate Executive


Harry Carson, NFL Hall of Famer and former captain of the New York Giants


Marc TeslerRetired Venture Capitalist & Chairman of the Advisory Committee for Burke’s Restorative Neurology Clinic


George D. Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., founding scientist and president Regeneron Laboratories and chief scientific officer of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


David Carmel, co-founder of Carmel Asset Management


 Ron Cohen, M.D., founder, president and CEO of Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.


Lauren Manning, 9/11 survivor who completed her rehabilitation at Burke


Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey


Roger E. Salisbury, M.D. and Roger W. Yurt, M.D. Burn Center Directors of Westchester Medical Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital


Leon Root, M.D., Director of Rehabilitation Services at the Hospital for Special Surgery


Fletcher H. McDowell, M.D., Former President of the Board of Directors of The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and Medical Research Institute and former CEO of The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital


Andrew Akerman, Physician and former patient


Jackie DiLorenzo, Denton Johnson, Jennifer Johnson and Ruth Rosenbaum, Members of the Burke Wheelchair Sports Team and participants in the 1995 Paralympic Games


Christopher Reeve, Actor and disability advocate


Richard Manley, Former director of the Westchester County Office of the Disabled


Anthony Bisaccia, Former patient


Sarah Will, Paralympic gold medal winner and member of the U.S. Disabled Ski Team.


John Schmidt, M.D., Neurologist and former patient


Henry U. Harris Jr., Honorary member of the Burke Board and former patient


Murray Goldstein, D.O., MPH, Former Assistant Surgeon General for U.S. Public Health Service


Howard A. Rusk, M.D., Founder of The Rusk Institute


Massimo d'Amore, Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo Americas Beverages


Paul Richter, Advocate for spinal cord injury research


Jean Lawson Stone, Community organizer and advocate on behalf of the disabled  


Carl Klein, Former patient


Peter J. DeLuca, Chairman of the Burke Foundation


Nancy A. Lieberman, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and former patient


William E. Griffin, Chairman of the Hudson Valley Bank

2019 Burke Award Sponsors

DIAMOND

Bonnie and Tom Grace 

PLATINUM

GOLD
 

Cashie and Tom Egan

Patricia J. Figge

Michael Joyce

Gregory and Vera Kiernan




SILVER
Kelley Drye and Warren LLP

BRONZE
Ahearn Holtzman, Inc.
Cabrini of Westchester
Celtic General Contactors, Inc.
Anne and Wilfred Finnegan
Gallagher Benefits
Mary McCooey
Mary El and Tony O’Callaghan
PepsiCo EnAble
Mary and John Power
Simone Development
Lauren and Robert Steers
United Hebrew of New Rochelle
Michael and Carrie Walsh

PATRON
American Hospital Association
Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP
Patricia Burns
EwingCole
The Grove at Valhalla
Hanger, Inc.
Timothy Sant
VNS Westchester

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