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Esterquest Joins Long List of LWVPWM on Women’s Roll of Honor

Judith Esterquest Port Washington-Manhasset6/23/22 – The League of Women Voters of Port Washington-Manhasset is proud to congratulate our member and super-volunteer, Dr. Judith B. Esterquest, on being named to the Town of North Hempstead’s May W. Newburger Women’s Roll of Honor.

Judy has served our League as Healthcare Chair for five years, and her work on the issue throughout New York State and nationally led to her appointment as LWVNYS Issue Specialist for Healthcare. She also chairs the Website Committee and supports the Voter Services and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committees. She led the pivot to virtual, recorded candidate forums in 2020, and LWVPWM quickly became the state leader in virtual forums and voter outreach. As a member of the LWVNYS Rural Caucus, Judy helped organize a National Rural Caucus and advocates nationally for digital equity. At the 2022 National Convention, her teams sought to update the 1993 national healthcare position with language from New York’s 2021 positions and to adopt a national position on digital equity — both efforts prevailed.

In addition to her work for the League, Judy Esterquest serves as an elected trustee of the Manhasset Public Library and is on the boards of the Harvard Club of Long Island, the Red Bull Theater, and the NYC-Metro Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program, a nonpartisan health justice organization. She holds her PhD, MA and AB (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Harvard University. After teaching at Harvard for ten years, Judy spent decades working across six continents as a management consultant with global responsibilities.

Since 1994, 474 women have been named to the Women’s Roll of Honor, which pays tribute to women whose dedicated public or private efforts and community spirit have enriched the lives of all our residents. Judy joins at least 27 current and former members of the League of Women Voters of Port Washington-Manhasset who have earned this honor, including:

Name of MemberYear named to Women's Roll of Honor
Rhoda Amon2009
Amy Bass1999
Marie Bellon2014
Ruth Bogen1999
Judi Bosworth2021
Eileen Brennan1996
Nancy Cowles2003
Judith Esterquest2022
Francine Furtado2020
Priscilla Goldfarb1997
Phoebe Goodman1996
Amy Hagedorn2007
Barbara Johnson2000
Phyllis Joseph1996
Joan Kent2005
Julie Meer 2017
Ora Meyer 1996
May Newburger2004
Michelle Schimel2008
Deborah Shichtman2003
Karen Sloan2016
Edith Spivack2000
Rita Tanski2010
Valerie Taylor2020
Judy Temkin Jacobson2015
Jane Thomas2011
Kay Ullman2002
Allison White2019



The LWVPWM congratulates Judy Esterquest and all of the 2022 honorees on this remarkable honor!

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