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Burke Award Past Recipients

Jeffrey Menkes, Retired President and CEO, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital 

Burke's Healthcare Heroes, For their unwavering commitment to Burke patients during the Covid-19 pandemic

Bonnie & Tom Grace, Dedicated champions of patients and the professionals who care for them

Cuddy & Feder LLP, Committed partner of Burke and other organizations in the region through corporate support and leadership 

Marybeth Walsh, M.D. Retired Executive Medical Director and CEO, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital 


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

2022 Burke Award Sponsors

*as of 6/02/2022




  • Bonnie & Tom Grace


  • Ahearn Holtzman, Inc.
  • Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP
  • Margaret & Laurence Smith 
  • United Hebrew


  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine Dept. of Neurology
  • Auxiliary of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital 
  • Julie & John Burke
  • Margaret Cataldo
  • Cuddy & Feder LLP
  • Epstein, Becker & Green P.C.
  • Greater New York Hospital Association 
  • Dr. Paul T. Khoury & Barbara Khoury
  • Cathy & John R. McCarthy
  • Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall
  • The New Jewish Home: Sarah Neuman Center
  • Shaub, Ahmuty, Citrin & Spratt, LLP
  • Simone Healthcare Development Company
  • Sound Communications 

    • Visiting Nurse Services In Westchester


  • Bioness Rehab, A Bioventus Company
  • Bleakley & Platt & Schmidt, LLP
  • Rita & James Cain
  • Marion & Richard Celiberti
  • Centers Health Care
  • Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.
  • Healthcare Risk Advisors - TDC Group
  • Keating Electric & Technologies
  • Margie & Gary Lewis
  • Dr. Sara & Ehud Sadan
  • Joshua & Lauren Yedvab

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Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
785 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605

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(914) 597-2500, (888) 99-BURKE