U.S. Senator Robert Menendez Honors Valley’s President and CEO as a Trailblazer

March 18, 2018

On Sunday, March 18, Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of Valley Health System, was one of six women presented with the 2018 Evangelina Menendez Trailblazer Award by U.S. Senator Bob Menendez. 

Each year, in commemoration of Women’s History Month, Sen. Menendez presents the Evangelina Menendez Trailblazer Award, named in honor of his late mother, to New Jersey women in recognition of their exceptional achievements and contributions to the state. This is the eighth year the award was presented.

In addition to Meyers, honorees included Amy Anderson, New Jersey Education Association Teacher of the Year; Wilda Diaz, Mayor of Perth Amboy; Ruth Mandel, Director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics; Uyen Khoung, Co-Founder of Action Together New Jersey; and the Rev. Tiffany Williams, Founder of The Esther Project.

Sheila Oliver, Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey, served as the event’s keynote speaker.

“I am honored to be included among this group of remarkable and accomplished group of women,” Meyers said. “I thank Senator Menendez for this recognition, and for his longstanding commitment to recognizing the significant contributions of women to the Garden State.”

The award was presented in the Wilkins Theatre at Kean University. 

Photo caption: On Sunday, March 18, Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of Valley Health System, was one of six women presented with the 2018 Evangelina Menendez Trailblazer Award by U.S. Senator Bob Menendez. Shown here at the award presentation (left to right) are: Sen. Menendez’s daughter Alicia Menendez; granddaughter Evangelina Menendez; son Robert Menendez, Jr.; New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver; Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of Valley Health System; and U.S. Senator Bob Menendez.