Four of the inductees are Port Washington residents: Gloria Grafer
, Corbey Hyman, Edna Turner and Kay Ullman.
is an outstanding volunteer in Rotacare, which provides primary assessment and health care for the poor and needy on Long Island.Grafer, an R.N. with a master's degree in health education, currently heads up the pharmaceutical section of Rotacare.She
finds this very rewarding, because "if we diagnose, but can't give medications, we are only doing half a job."She also serves on the board of the North Shore Inn Glen Cove chapter of the Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN), with which she has been involved for over 18 years.Rotacare
and INN, she
said, "are the main focus of my life."
Grafer's faith is a driving force in her
life and work."God is allowing me to do this work for Him," she said.She is active at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Port Washington, where she serves as a Eucharistic minister.She loves to sing and is a member of the "Not-So-Young Christian Singers."She
also enjoys sports, playing tennis and golf.She
has three children and "a great husband who encourages me to do all these things."Early in her career, Grafer was an elementary and high school teacher.Newsday
in 1992 as their Home Services Volunteer of the Year.
Corbey Hyman, another honoree, is past president of the Port Washington Parent Resource Center
(PRC) and former chair of their membership committee.The PRC
as their Person of the Year in 2001.She is also founder and leader of Troop 413 of the Girl Scouts.She
lives in Port with her
husband, Andy Hyman and their three children.