Ellen Ritz honored by NYS Assembly as “Woman of Distinction”

Ellen Ritz honored by NYS Assembly as “Woman of Distinction”
Ellen Ritz received the Woman of Distinction award, presented by Ed Ra, earlier this year. (Photo courtesy of Ellen Ritz)

New York State Assemblyman Ed Ra presented Ellen Ritz, Acting President of NAMI Queens/Nassau, with an award proclaiming her to be a “Woman of Distinction” on Oct. 7.

The award recognizes individuals who give exemplary service and help their communities grow and flourish through their vision, dedication and drive.

Assemblymen Ra noted Ritz’s service as acting president of the National Association on Mental Illness Queens/Nassau, her role as a member of NAMI New York State’s Board of Directors, her teaching of Family to Family courses throughout the year, and her creating and leading the Whole Family Support Group.

In addition, the presentation cited Ritz’s career as a registered nurse, her leadership role in Temple Beth Sholom’s Sisterhood, her treasurer role with Roslyn Hadassah, her six years on the East Williston Board of Education, and service on the East Williston Beautification Committee.

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