Massapequa Park’s Dr. Cynthia Paulis, a regular contributor to this newspaper, was recently recognized as one of Nassau County’s Women of Distinction. She was among 27 women selected from numerous nominees.
Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano made the presentation in the legislative chambers in Mineola. Before presenting the award, Mangano offered this synopsis of Paulis’ achievements:
“She studied at a University in Tokyo, started her own company that recruits physicians to under-served areas in the country. She’s been a military physician for the Native Americans in Oklahoma; served as medical director of an inner city emergency room in Texas; helped set up medical units after Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy, became a health issues columnist for a weekly paper and still serves as a television personality for a medical show on CBS. She did much of this while caring for her mother who had Alzheimer’s and then went on to speak, nationally, on the issue after her mother passed.”