WOH Women's Forum

Whiteman Osterman & Hanna’s Women’s Forum recognizes and promotes the important role of professional and business women in the Capital Region.

To that end, the Women’s Forum routinely sponsors events to advance those goals, such as programs on board service and programs recognizing women university presidents. The Women’s Forum also works hand-in-hand with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna’s Public Affairs Roundtable series, a monthly forum for the interchange of ideas among public officials and private sector leaders in the community. The Women’s Forum has co-hosted a number of these popular Roundtables, including an impressive roster of women speakers such as:

Hon. Victoria Graffeo, Judge of the New York Court of Appeals
Hon. Kristen Gillibrand, Representative of New York’s 20th Congressional District
Emily Rafferty, President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Erin Crotty, former Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation
Hon. Mary Donohue, Justice of New York Court of Claims and former New York State Lt. Governor
Dr. Jeanne H. Neff, President of the Sage Colleges
Dr. Lorraine Flaherty, Director of Genomics Institute at the Wadsworth Center of the State Department of Health (1946-2006)
Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, President of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Dr. Karen Hitchcock, former President of the University at Albany
Dr. Antonia Novello, former New York State Health Commissioner

For over four decades, we have developed an unsurpassed familiarity and understanding of the governmental process related to the regulation of health care providers and health care service delivery.