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BWBA to hold elections later this month at annual meeting

April 6, 2023 Robert Abruzzese
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BROOKLYN — Expect a passing of the torch at the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association’s annual meeting on Thursday, April 20 as Jovia Radix is expected to be elected as the association’s next president.

The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA) has announced that its election of Officers, Board of Directors, and Delegates to the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) will be held during the Annual Meeting, which is scheduled for April 20, at 5:30 p.m. via video conference.

Radix is expected to be named the president following the election with Hon. Cenceria Edwards being named the next president-elect. Also on the ballot are Lauren Arnel, Lisa Michael, and Angelicque Moreno as vice presidents, Erin Peake is up for treasurer, Victoria Serigano for recording secretary, and Nancy Ahern is up for corresponding secretary.

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The next slate of the board of directors to be voted on will include the current president, Susan Mauro, as well as Marea L. Wachsman, Judith Aarons, Hon. Heela Capell, Danielle Ciarola, Hon. Genine Edwards, Karlyne Fequiere, Catherine Gonzalez, Barbara Grcevic, Betsey Jean-Jacques, Hon. Sylvia Hinds-Radix, Ashley Iodice, Hon. Connie Mallafre Melendez, Michele Mirman, Hon. Ellen Spodek, Hon. Lillian Wan, and Sue Novick Wasko.

The BWBA’s Annual Meeting will provide members with the opportunity to vote on the proposed slate of officers, directors and delegates, ensuring continued leadership and representation for the organization in the coming year.

Radix, a senior vice president at Kasirer LLC, has experience in various government and political positions, including serving as Brooklyn Regional Representative to former Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

A Hofstra Law graduate, Radix has been recognized by City & State in their 2021 “Telecommunications Power 50” and “Brooklyn Power 50” lists, as well as being an honoree in the “Power of Diversity: Black 100.” She was also featured in Crain’s New York’s “Notable Black Leaders 2022.”

Jovia is also the daughter of Hon. Sylvia Hinds-Radix, a past president of the BWBA, a former administrative judge of the Kings County Supreme Court, a former judge of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, and the current Corporation Counsel for New York City.

Judge Hinds-Radix remains active within the BWBA, though, and is expected to be active throughout her daughter’s term. She will be on the board of trustees, and she is also working with the BWBA Foundation, which she helped raise over $100,000 for scholarships for law school students.


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