The Dr. Catherine White Achievement Award is presented to an individual who through their work and efforts have created a better world for individuals living with disabilities.
Subha V. Barry President Working Mother Media
Subha V. Barry is President of Working Mother Media. She oversees Working Mother magazine, workingmother.com, Diversity Best Practices (the leading corporate membership organization supporting diversity and inclusion), and the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE).
Subha’s career spans 30 years of experience in front-line business, operational, and leadership roles where she has built cohesive and productive teams to be agents of change. She has shown how strong and inclusive leadership can drive business results and profitability.
During her 21 years at Merrill Lynch, Subha was a wealth advisor, a branch manager, the leader of the Multicultural Business Development Group and Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion.
At Freddie Mac, she was the Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer with oversight of Diversity & Inclusion, Supplier Diversity, Community Engagement and the Freddie Mac Foundation.
She has taught Gender Policy at Columbia University and speaks passionately about the ability to drive innovation by embracing diversity and creating a culture of inclusion. She serves on a number of boards aligned with her passions – education, cancer research and women and girls.
Subha is married to her college sweetheart, Jim, for 32 years and has 2 adult children, Tara and Jay, and a trifecta of Yorkies – Willy, Sophie and Lucy.
HeartShare Visionary Award
The HeartShare Visionary Award is presented to a person(s) whose work honors our past, shapes our present, and transforms our future by building a foundation for success for HeartShare and the community we support.
Michael A. Sklow Global head of Treasury Services Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Michael is the global head of Treasury Services. He is co-head of the Americas Disability Interest Forum. Previously, Michael was global head of Payments, Ledgers and Controls within Enterprise Operations. Prior to that, he was global head of Treasury Operations. Earlier in his career, Michael held roles in Liquidity Operations and Merchant Bank Operations. He joined Goldman Sachs as an analyst in 2005 and was named managing director in 2017.
Michael is co-chair of the SIFMA Treasury Banking Subcommitee and a member of the Federal Reserve Payments Risk Committee Working Group. He is a founding sponsor of the US Faster Payments Council and a Steering Committee member of the FSARC Wholesale Payments Initiative.
Michael earned a bachelor's degree in Economics and master's degree in Business Administration from Fordham University.
Linda Dano Heart Award
The Linda Dano Heart Award is presented to a celebrity who has demonstrated the highest commitment to the betterment of the lives of the New York community.
John A. Gallagher Film Director, Writer, Producer A fixture on the New York filmmaking scene for 40 years, John A. Gallagher is a director, writer, producer, author, historian and educator with an international reputation and an encyclopedic knowledge of his craft. Renowned for his ability to recognize and nurture nascent talent on both sides of the camera, John has worked with many Hollywood luminaries in their debut and early roles. In the past 10 years, under the banner of his 305 Media Group, he’s produced 22 features and shorts.
John’s career was nearly cut short in 2013, however, when he almost perished in a fire and was given a 10 percent chance of survival. But after six weeks in a coma and six months in a hospital, he survived and thrived, continuing to do what he loves and inspiring others with his upbeat attitude and sense of humor. “While I can no longer jump around on set,” he says, “I direct out of a director’s chair or a wheelchair, with no detriment to my talent or the film’s schedule—as long as I don’t do Westerns!”
John made his directorial debut in1982 with the rock ’n roll musical comedy “Beach House,” and then directed college pal Denis Leary in two shorts: “Other Men’s Wives” and Kurt Vonnegut’s “Long Walk to Forever.” In 1990, he directed the cult action movie “Street Hunter” starring his co-writer Steve James and Frank Vincent, with John Leguizamo in his first major role. He wrote and directed the award-winning “Men Lie” in 1994 and, in 1997, the cult comedy classic “The Deli,” honored by the National Board of Review for Excellence in Filmmaking, and featuring an all-star cast: Gretchen Mol, Chris Noth, Jerry Stiller, Ice T, Frank Vincent, Debi Mazar, Iman, Tony Sirico, Heather Matarazzo and Michael Imperioli. “Blue Moon” followed in 2000, starring Ben Gazzara, Rita Moreno, Burt Young and an up-and-coming Zach Braff. Other features include the improv comedy “Cupidity” (2004), which he directed, and “The Insurgents” (2006) and “Mother’s Day Massacre” (2007), which he produced.
In 2015, John directed “The Networker,” starring Steve Stanulis, William Forsythe, Sean Young and Stephen Baldwin, and debuted “Sarah Q” at the Golden Door International Film Festival, where Emmy James was awarded Best Actress in a Feature. The film also stars Burt Young, Sally Kirkland and, from “The Sopranos,” Tony Sirico, Vincent Pastore, Federico Castelluccio, William DeMeo, and Artie Pasquale, along with Steve Stanulis, Garry Pastore, Joseph D’Onofrio and Ashlee Macropoulos. A theatrical release is planned for 2019.
John has also directed a series of award-winning shorts: “I Love You,” “Wink,” “Want,” “We Remember,” “Act Naturally.” He is the author of “Film Directors on Directing” and, with Frank Thompson, “Nothing Sacred: The Cinema of William Wellman.” His writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, American Cinematographer and Fangoria. He has taught at the School of Visual Arts and The Neighborhood Playhouse and continues today with his popular classes at One on One.
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