Central Islip, NY - October 21, 2016 - EAC Network’s Division Director of Children’s Services, Andrea Ramos-Topper, was recognized during Long Island Business News’ (LIBN) annual Top 50 Women in Business awards on Thursday, October 20th at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. EAC Network’s Board of Directors member Noreen Carro, Vice President and co-owner of LMN Printing Co., was also acknowledged as a Hall of Fame Honoree.
LIBN’s Top 50 Women in Business awards honor Long Island’s top influential women in businesses, government, and non-profits. Each winner is chosen by a committee that analyzes the nominees’ professional background and involvement in the community.
Ms. Ramos-Topper has overseen operations at EAC Network’s Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center in Central Islip since 1997. There, she coordinates a multidisciplinary team composed of law enforcement, medical experts, and child social services that review, treat, and investigate over 500 cases of child abuse each year.
Ms. Ramos-Topper has also served on the Board of Directors of the Galactosemia Foundation for over eight years. Galactosemia is a rare genetic disorder that compromises the body’s ability to metabolize galactose, a type of sugar. Her two sons suffer from this disorder and she has worked hard to spread awareness and resources for others suffering from the disease.
“I am thrilled that Long Island Business News has chosen to honor Andrea Ramos-Topper for her work at EAC Network and in the community,” said Lance W. Elder, President & CEO, EAC Network. “Despite the cases of abuse she sees every day, she continues to deliver constant contagious enthusiasm and passion for helping others. She truly is a ‘Top Woman.’”
To learn more about Ms. Ramos-Topper and the Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center, click here.
About EAC Network
EAC Network is a not-for-profit social service agency that empowers, assists, and cares for over 71,000 individuals across Long Island and NYC. EAC Network’s mission is to respond to human needs with programs and services that protect children, promote healthy families and communities, help seniors, and empower individuals to take control of their lives. The organization has grown tremendously since its inception in 1969 and now offers over 70 diverse programs that address many of society’s core problems. People’s lives are being destroyed by addiction, families continue to struggle to overcome poverty, abuse, and neglect, and seniors face isolation and abandonment. EAC Network aims to build a better community one individual at a time.