Ellen Ritz Honored by NYS Assembly as a “Woman of Distinction”
On October 7, 2017 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”. The award recognizes individuals who give exemplary service and help their communities grow and flourish through their vision, dedication and drive.
In presenting the award, Assemblymen Ra noted Ellen’s service as Acting President of NAMI 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 Ellen’s career as a Registered Nurse, her leadership role in Temple Beth Sholom’s Sisterhood, serving as Treasurer of Roslyn Hadassah, her six years on the East Williston Board of Education, and service on the East Williston Beautification Committee.