Join us for a morning of empowerment as we hear from Dr. Stacey Rosen and Dr. Penny Stern from the Katz Institute for Women’s Health. You’ll discover how to gracefully embrace the journey of aging from a panel of experts who will delve into an integrated approach to women’s health across various ages and stages.

You’ll also learn more about UJA’s critical response to the ongoing needs in Israel, in New York, and around the world.

We will be collecting items for the Community Needs Bank Personal Needs Center at Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center, a UJA partner. Please bring them with you the day of the event. Any of these items would be appreciated: sanitary napkins, tampons, disposable razors, shaving cream, face wash, deodorant, toothpaste, mouthwash, nail polish, polish remover, emery boards, or moisturizer.

Breakfast will be served.
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This workshop is intended for informational purposes only. Some information may not be relevant for all situations and individuals. We urge each individual to consult an independent professional to review and advise regarding his or her specific needs and requirements.


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Honoree Portrait

Stacey E. Rosen, M.D., FACC, FACP, FAHA

Senior Vice President, Women’s Health, Katz Institute for Women’s Health

Dr. Stacey E. Rosen is the executive director for the Katz Institute for Women’s Health, the Partners Council Professor of Women’s Health and professor of cardiology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Dr. Rosen is a leading expert in the field of cardiovascular disease in women and oversees women’s health services at Northwell Health with a focus on the elimination of healthcare disparities through comprehensive clinical programs, gender-based research, community partnerships, and education. 

Dr. Rosen has been a practicing cardiologist for over 30 years and co-authored the book Heart Smarter for Women: Six Weeks to a...

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Honoree Portrait

Penny Stern, M.D.

Chief, Preventive & Lifestyle Medicine, Katz Institute for Women’s Health

Dr. Penny Stern is the chief, Preventive & Lifestyle Medicine at the Katz Institute for Women’s Health and the Department of Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology, and Prevention. She is an assistant professor at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and is physician oversight for the Center for Wellness and Integrative Medicine. Deeply involved in public health education, Dr. Stern routinely presents to dozens of community and workplace groups each year, as well as at various Northwell sites under the auspices of the Employee Wellness Team.
Dr. Stern is a facilitator and speaker for unconscious bias training as part of the Northwell Center for Equity of Care’s...

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Lisa Bondy ERYT-500, INHC
Lisa Bondy is a lead wellness instructor/yoga director at The Center for Wellness and Integrative Medicine. She is a long-time yoga teacher with over 25,000 hours of teaching experience. A devoted student/practitioner of yoga and meditation for over 35 years, Lisa shares the many scientifically proven health benefits of the ancient practices of yoga. Lisa’s expertise lies in her ability to meet students where they are, regardless of age or condition, and lead them into an empowering experience of healing, vibrant health, and well-being — body, mind, and soul.

Kristina Freshour, RD
Kristina Freshour is a registered dietitian from the Katz Institute for Women’s Health. She has been a registered dietitian since 2020 and is passionate about empowering women to better their health with diet and lifestyle. Kristina received her bachelor’s degree in biomedical science from SUNY Oneonta and her master's degree in nutrition and dietetics from Hunter College. Her special areas of interest include women’s hormonal conditions such as PCOS and diabetes. 

Evelina Grayver, M.D.
Dr. Evelina Grayver is an assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and a full-time physician in the Northwell Health System’s Division of Cardiology. She has a broad background in general cardiology, with specific training and expertise in women’s heart health, preventative cardiology, and acute and chronic cardiovascular disease including heart failure and electrophysiology. Dr. Grayver is currently the president of the AHA Board of Directors in Long Island and is also an honorary surgeon for the New York Police Department.

Helen Greco, M.D.
Dr. Helen Greco is chief of gynecology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and is an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Zucker Northwell School of Medicine. She serves as a member of the Katz Institute of Women’s Health and has a practice at the Ann and Jules Gottlieb Women’s Comprehensive Health Center. Dr. Greco is a graduate of the Sophie Davis six-year medical program and did her residency at LIJMC in OBGYN. Her practice focus is on minimally invasive surgical approaches, wellness for women, and diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the pelvis, as well as symptoms of menopause, HPV, pelvic floor dysfunction, endometriosis, and irregular bleeding. Dr. Greco is a certified menopause expert through the North American Menopause Society.

Bella Grossman, Ph.D.
Dr. Bella Grossman is a supervising clinical psychologist at Katz Institute for Women’s Health and Zucker Hillside Hospital Geriatric Outpatient Clinic. Dr.Grossman received her doctorate from the New School for Social Research and has focused her research and clinical interests in health psychology and women’s health.

Deborah McElligott, DNP
Deborah McElligott, DNP, is an adult and holistic nurse practitioner and integrative nurse coach working with Katz Institute for Women’s Health in the Center for Wellness & Integrative Medicine. With certifications in many integrative modalities, her background at Northwell includes cardiac surgery, integrative medicine, administration, education, and consultation. Her focus now is on expanding integrative health approaches to well-being and healing for providers, teams, and communities. She chairs Northwell’s Integrative Health Collaborative and is a clinical assistant professor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Amy M. West, M.D.
Dr. Amy West is a non-operative sports medicine physiatrist at Northwell Health. She specializes in treating female athletes, and her goal is to return people to their activities as safely and as quickly as possible. Dr. West is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard-Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and her fellowship in sports medicine at Maine Medical Center. She is a team physician for Hofstra University and The CrossFit Games.


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