YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A Yorktown woman who has dedicated her career to helping people with disabilities will be honored by the Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) at its second annual gala on Thursday, May 2.

Dr. Patricia Seagriff-Curtin led WIHD’s dental program until her retirement in 2018. She has spent more than two decades dedicating her career to serving individuals with disabilities.

Seagriff-Curtin joined WIHD in 1993 and served as the director of dental services since 1999. In addition to her work with patients, Seagriff-Curtin is a member of the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities Task Force on Special Dentistry. She played an integral role in the development of WIHD’s Mobile Dental Van Program, which provides comprehensive dental services for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

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Seagriff-Curtin is a member of the American Dental Association, Ninth District Dental Society, Special Care Dentistry Organization, and American College of Dentists.

The gala, “An Evening of Inspiration,” will be held at the Scarsdale Golf Club. The evening will honor three individuals who have made significant contributions to WIHD’s mission of improving the lives of people with disabilities. Along with Seagriff-Curtin, Dr. Ansley Bacon and David M.C. Stern will be honored.

“Our inaugural gala was a big success and we’re looking forward to more inspiration at our 2019 event,” said Dr. Susan Fox, president and CEO of WIHD. “Our honorees have made a huge impact in helping advance the work we do for individuals with developmental disabilities and vulnerable children.”

All proceeds from the gala will go directly to WIHD’s programs. To purchase tickets or tables, visit wihd.org or contact Cindy Lopane at 914-493-8993 or clopane@wihd.org.

Westchester Institute for Human Development is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities and vulnerable children through professional education, direct service provision, and research.