Amityville, NY – Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory was on hand at the Wyandanch Wheatley Heights Ambulance Corporation’s 36th annual Installation Dinner Dance to help honor officers finishing their tenures and to welcome new leadership.
At the event, held on Friday, Jan. 19 at the Larkfield Manor in East Northport, Presiding Officer Gregory presented a proclamation to outgoing chief of operations Bernice Bien-Aime to thank her for her years of service.
“On behalf of the residents of Suffolk County, I would like to thank Chief Bernice Bien-Aime for her 25 years of service to the Wyandanch and Wheatley Heights communities,” said Presiding Officer Gregory. “The dedicated leadership Chief Bien-Aime has displayed in support of the brave men and women who volunteer to put their lives on the line for our protection and safety on a daily basis is truly worthy of recognition.”Bien-Aime joined the Wyandanch Wheatley Heights Ambulance Corp. in 1993 and served early on as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician. She became squad secretary, lieutenant, captain, assistant chief and, eventually, chief of operations. During her tenure with the Wyandanch Wheatley Heights Ambulance Corp, she remained focused on membership recruitment, retention and training. Additionally, she serves as the administrative coordinator for residential and independent living services at Family and Children’s Association and works in the Community Health Department for St. Francis Hospital
Photo (from left): Presiding Officer Gregory, Bernice Bien-Aime, Town of Babylon Councilwoman Jacqueline Gordon, and Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer.