Lindsay Farrell, president and chief executive officer of the Open Door Family Medical Center, was named a 2011 state Woman of the Year by Sen. Suzi Oppenheimer. Read below for more information from Open Door on the distinction:
Open Door Family Medical Centers’ President and CEO Lindsay Farrell was recently named a 2011 New York State Woman of the Year by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck). Every year the NY Senate honors a select group of outstanding women who have enriched the quality of life in New York State.
In her opening remarks at the public ceremony in the State Capitol, Senator Oppenheimer praised Farrell for her “tireless efforts in making quality, affordable health care a reality for economically disadvantaged residents of Westchester County. Her dedication and vision has quite literally ‘opened the door’ to a brighter, healthier future for countless children and families.”
Farrell recently celebrated her 25th Anniversary at Open Door. She was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Open Door in October, 1998. During her tenure (1986 – current) with the federally qualified community health center, Open Door has grown significantly with new sites, programs and award winning technologies that have more than doubled the number of low-income people served. A graduate of St. Lawrence University and the Lubin School of Business at Pace University, Ms. Farrell began her career at Open Door as a volunteer in 1984 and has served early on as Director of Operations and Director of Development in her long career with the organization.
“Lindsay Farrell believes passionately that access to medical care is a right, not a privilege,” observed Senator Oppenheimer. “More than 40,000 patients have benefited from her commitment to that worthy goal. For her many contributions, Lindsay Farrell is truly our Woman of Distinction.”
Photo: New York State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer honors Open Door President and CEO, Lindsay Farrell, naming her a 2011 Woman of Distinction. Photo courtesy of the New York State Senate.