Sandra Lindsay (Contributed photo)

Girl Scouts Of Nassau County Honors Port Washington Resident Sandra Lindsay

Sandra Lindsay presented with the Impact Award for her contributions to GSNC

Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) recently held its third annual Legacy Brunch on Friday, March 15 at The Heritage Club in Farmingdale. The event honored Dr. Sandra Lindsay among four other Girl Scout champions who are making an impact in their community. This event brought together generations of Girl Scouts and their supporters to celebrate the impact the organization has had over the last 112 years. All proceeds from the event are going toward ensuring all girls have the opportunity to fully experience Girl Scouts and continuing the legacy of building girls of courage, confidence, and character.

“112 years ago, Juliette Gordon Low started building her legacy for the girls of America when she started the first Girl Scout troop in Savannah, Georgia. It has since developed into a leadership experience that builds courage, confidence, and character, and blazes trails and redefines what’s possible for girls everywhere,” said Rande Bynum, the CEO of Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “Dr. Sandra Lindsay is helping shape the future for the next generation of girls through her service and dedication to Girl Scouts. The Legacy Brunch honors those individuals who believe in the Girl Scout mission and are going above and beyond to impact their communities.”

The Legacy Award is for change-makers in Nassau County who give back to the community by elevating and supporting the Girl Scout mission through their career or volunteer work. They are true leaders working to pave the way for a positive future for Girl Scouts and their families.

Dr. Sandra Lindsay has served in the medical field for nearly 30 years, previously serving as director of patient care services in critical care at Northwell Health’s Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In December of 2020, she became the first person in the United States to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in its clinical trials, which led her to earn the Medal of Freedom award from President Joe Biden in 2022. Dr. Lindsay has a baccalaureate degree in nursing from St. Joseph’s College and a master’s degree in nursing from Herbert Lehman College. Dr. Lindsay has also been an active Girl Scout Volunteer, encouraging Girl Scouts to spend time outdoors.

Along with the Legacy Award four Impact Awards were presented to Gabrielle Fidis, of West Hempstead, Creative Arts Therapist at Bellevue Hospital, Girl Scout Lifetime Member and National Delegate, Katherine Sun, of Great Neck, Girl Scout Alum, National Delegate and past member of the Girl Scout Girl Leadership Committee, LaTonja Lee, of Rockville Center, dedicated member of the New York State Athletic Trainers Association DEI committee, Girl Scout Lifetime Member and Gold Award Girl Scout, and Allie McCormick, of Jericho, Girl Scout Lifetime Member, National Delegate, past member of the Girl Scout Girl Leadership Committee, past member of Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s Board of Directors and Gold Award Girl Scout.

The Impact Award recognizes emerging leaders under 40 who are currently giving back and making contributions to the Girl Scout mission and the larger Nassau County community. These emerging leaders represent the future of leadership in Nassau County.
For more than a century, Girl Scouts has championed changemakers—helping girls develop leadership skills to make a tangible, positive difference in the community. Throughout the event, guests will learn more about some of the most enriching traditions and programs available to all Girl Scouts. Attendees will learn about the life-changing experience of spending time at Camp Blue Bay, the passion and vision it takes to carry out one of the Highest Award Projects Girl Scouts can earn and join in a few other Girl Scout traditions.

To learn more about the Legacy Brunch, please visit

—Submitted by the
Girl Scouts of Nassau County

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