Corporate Leadership Award Honoree, Donald J. Hendler
Donald J. Hendler is President and CEO of Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc., a position he has held since 2005.
Under his direction, the company has grown to become North America’s largest manufacturer of electrical and electronic wiring devices, data connectivity and energy management systems.
Leviton is a supporter of green initiatives and encourages commitment to sustainability. Leviton’s global headquarters is the first commercial interior on Long Island to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Certification. Leviton is also committed to offering energy-efficient products for homes and businesses that achieve crucial sustainability goals and support ecologically responsible communities.
Leviton has embraced the mission of the American Heart Association by supporting the health and wellness programs that have helped Leviton become recognized as a “Fit Friendly Company”. Leviton endorses a culture of wellness through the implementation of programs that promote physical activity, nutrition education and smoking cessation.
A graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, he enjoys a wide range of interests including golf, cycling and swimming. Formerly a member of the Executive Committee for the Long Island Golf Association, Mr. Hendler served as President of the Metropolitan Golf Association and remains on their Executive and Management Committees as well as their Foundation Board. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the First Tee of Metropolitan New York.
Cardiovascular Science Award Honoree, Dr. James R. Albanese
Dr. Albanese began his practice of Cardiology in 1996 as a member of North Nassau Cardiology Associates, P.C. which is now part of the North Shore LIJ Medical Group. Dr. Albanese maintains hospital affiliations at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY, St Francis Hospital in Roslyn, NY and Glen Cove Hospital in Glen Cove, NY, where he also serves as a clinical instructor for residents in training.
As an Interventional Cardiologist he has performed thousands of cardiac catheterizations and coronary artery interventions on many grateful patients from Long Island and the surrounding areas. Because of his outstanding record, Dr. Albanese was one of six Long Island Interventional Cardiologists designated in Newsday as a 2009/2010 Health Grades selected "Five Star Doctor".
Dr. Albanese currently focuses his attention on Clinical Cardiology serving the complete cardiovascular needs of his patients. He is a caring and compassionate physician whose unique ability to communicate with and understand his patients has earned him the highest regard from his patients and peers. As a result of his efforts, Dr. Albanese will be receiving the prestigious, Cardiovascular Science Award at The 49th Annual Long Island Heart Ball this May in Garden City, NY.
A native of Queens, New York, Dr. Albanese is a graduate of Cornell University-School of Arts and Sciences in Ithaca, NY, New York University School of Medicine in New York, NY, an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY, and fellowships in both Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, NY under the directorship of Dr. Valentin Fuster from 1992-1996.
As a result of his extensive research performed during his training, Dr. Albanese was rewarded with the publication of his original study entitled "Effects of ionic and nonionic contrast media on in vitro and in vivo platelet activation." in the American Journal of Cardiology- Vol 76, Nov 1995.
Dr. Albanese is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology. He re-certified in Cardiovascular Disease in 2008.
Dr. Albanese and his wife of 18 years, Lisa, reside in Glen Head, NY and are the proud parents of four children. Dr. Albanese is an active member of his community, supports numerous local and national charities and enjoys coaching his children's baseball and basketball teams. He has been instrumental in providing donated AED devices and the necessary training for their usage to the youth athletic programs of his community.
Peter L. Fromm, MPH, FACHE
Russell G. Matthews
John J. Gutleber
Matters Of The Heart Committee
Edward A. Batcheller
Dr. Jean Marie Cacciabaudo
Dr. Rubin Cooper
Rebecca Creavin, CFP
Patricia, M. Farrell, MSN
Martin Fink, COO
William E. Fischer, CPA
Gary Fishberg, Esq.,
Arnold K. Greenberg
Mark L. Rickard