Moriches resident honored as woman of distinction


Moriches resident Kerri Rosalia has been selected by Legis. Jim Mazzarella as the local “Woman of Distinction” for his legislative district. Mazzarella recently gave Rosalia a proclamation marking the honor at a luncheon where all 18 Suffolk County Women of Distinction were recognized.

“I was proud to have the opportunity to recognize Kerri as my first Woman of Distinction honoree as legislator of the 3rd District,” said Mazzarella. “Kerri goes above and beyond for our community, its residents, and her family.”

Rosalia is a longtime resident of Moriches and works hard every day for the residents of the Mastic/Shirley community and as director of the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library.  Rosalia volunteers much of her time in the community as a member of the Rotary Club of Shirley and the Mastics for the past 16 years, where she has served as a past president.  She has been library director for the past 15 years, where she has been instrumental in modernizing the library as technology and information services evolve.

“While Kerri serves the community nobly in her role as the local library director, she also works outside the walls of the library to volunteer her time within the local community,” said Mazzarella.

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, Rosalia served as the local co-chair of NY Rising - Community Reconstruction Zone of Mastic Beach, Smith Point and Shirley.  She also served as secretary of the Library Directors Association of Suffolk County. 

Rosalia is also a small-business owner of Buddha Beach Yoga, where she utilizes her passion of yoga to help stimulate the physical and mental health of her students. She holds both 200-hour and a 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificates and she has a true desire to help her students disconnect from the everyday demands of modern life and reconnect with the body, breath, and spirit.


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