Meet our 2020 Mother’s Day Awardees

We are pleased to announce the distinguished honorees of our 2020 Mother’s Day Awards Breakfast! Our third annual awards breakfast recognizes our business and community partners whose commitment to recovery strengthens families throughout NYC. Please join us on Friday, May 8th as we celebrate our honorees and their support of the women and families in treatment at Odyssey House.

LEADERSHIP AWARD
Donna Sciarappa
Great Lakes Market Leader, RSM US LLP

Donna Sciarappa is the Great Lakes market leader for RSM US LLP. With more than 25 years of assurance and business advisory experience, she specializes in serving middle-market companies in the health care and not-for-profit industries. Donna recently completed a four-year term as a member of the RSM US LLP Board of Directors.

In the community, Donna devotes a significant amount of her time to the following activities: Cleveland Institute of Music, treasurer and finance committee chair; United Way of Cleveland, board of trustees; and U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, accounting practices committee member.

Donna is a member of The Committee of 200, (C200), an invitation-only membership organization of the world’s most successful women business leaders. She is also a member of the 2010 Class of Leadership Cleveland and a past recipient of the Greater Cleveland YWCA’s Women of Achievement Award and was named one of Cleveland’s “40 Under 40” by Crain’s Cleveland Business.

PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD
Ann Marie T. Sullivan, MD
Commissioner, New York State Office of Mental Health

Dr. Ann Marie Sullivan was confirmed by the New York State Senate as Commissioner for the New York State Office of Mental Health on June 20, 2014. New York State has a large, multi-faceted mental health system that serves more than 700,000 individuals each year. The Office of Mental Health (OMH) operates psychiatric centers across the State and oversees more than 4,500 community programs, including inpatient and outpatient programs, emergency, community support, residential and family care programs. As Commissioner, she has guided the transformation of the state hospital system in its emphasis on recovery and expansion of community-based treatment, reinvesting over 90 million dollars in community services. She has also been instrumental in expanding services for the mentally ill in prisons and in expanding the much needed community-based continuum of care for the seriously mentally ill leaving prison and returning to their community.

Dr. Sullivan is an active advocate for her patients and her profession, is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and has served as the Speaker of the American Psychiatric Association’s Assembly and on its Board of Trustees. She is a Clinical Professor at the Mt Sinai School of Medicine, a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, and a member of the American College of Psychiatrists.

ADVOCACY AWARD
Kathryn Erbe
Actor

Kathryn Erbe is best known to television audiences from her starring role on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, as well as her recurring roles on Oz, Homicide: Life On the Street, The Sinner, How to Get Away With Murder, Pose, The Gifted, and City On A Hill and the upcoming Ray James on Apple+. Her film credits include What About Bob?, Rich In Love, The Addiction, Kiss Of Death, Dream With The Fishes, Stir Of Echoes, Mistress America, Assassination Nation, and No Alternative and the upcoming Red Pill and The Good House.

Erbe made her Broadway debut in The Grapes of Wrath and has also been seen in A Month in the Country, The Father, and The Speed of Darkness, for which she received a Tony Award nomination. Her off-Broadway credits include Yosemite, Ode to Joy, AZAK, Checkers, Nikolai and The Others, Steppenwolf-Curse of the Starving Class, My Thing of Love, A Streetcar Named Desire, and the recent acclaimed run of Something Clean at Roundabout Underground.  She is an ensemble member of the Atlantic Theater Company and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Her work with Theatre of War Productions is what she is most proud of.

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Akiko Kyei-Aboagye
Partner, Urban Architectural Initiatives

Akiko’s humanity and good nature are ever-present, strongly influencing her design work and shaping her ability to bring disparate interests together to work as a team. Whether dealing with the latest unexpected construction SNAFU or devising a plan to resolve a difficult situation, Akiko’s well-defined sense of humor stands her in good stead.

Balancing client needs with her lifelong interest in urban design and real-world sustainable building, Akiko works closely with her clients to bring their building projects from the drawing board to reality. With a wealth of experience drawn from nearly two decades as a practicing architect, she is at ease helming projects ranging from multi-million dollar developments to single unit interior renovations. Akiko also spearheads UAI’s work in technical review consulting for the New York State Homeless Housing Assistance Program, providing architectural review and construction monitoring services from the early stages of development through the funded buildings’ eventual completion. Akiko pursues an abiding commitment to design for people of all ages and physical capabilities by serving as a repeat member of the Technical Committee for Accessibility working to revise and keep current the New York City Building Codes. Coming from a background that includes working for several architectural firms in a variety of contexts, Akiko continually draws upon her cross-cultural exposure to focus UAI on best serving the needs of those who will inhabit our buildings.