FPS/Nexus Financial Services
Community Spirit Award
Let Lee was the President and co-founder of Matrix Financial Services and Nexus Financial Services, fintech companies that provide technology and operational support in retirement services.
Let emmigrated from communist China as a young child and grew up in New York’s Chinatown, where he was involved with various community organizations that provided services to young immigrants.
Aside from a stint as a National Park Service ranger, Let’s career revolved around the financial industry with firms such as Dean Witter, Drexel Burham, Fidelity and Bankers Trust. He graduated from Princeton University and New York University Graduate School of Business. Presently he is a private investor in Upstate New York, and co founder of the first organic farm brewery in New York State.
Let Lee is a long-time supporter of the mission of LSA Family Health Service.
Founder of The Ronettes, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
Lifetime Spirit Award
Ronnie Spector is a native of East Harlem and has delighted countless audiences with her musical talent. Only a few artists in history have been capable of defining an entire era in pop music. Ronnie Spector is one of those artists: the embodiment of the heart, soul, and passion of female rock and roll in the 1960s. And to this day, no one has ever surpassed Ronnie’s powerful trademark vocals, her gutsy attitude, or her innocent but knowing sexuality. For these qualities and more, Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in March 2007.
Sr. Susanne Lachapelle, LSA
LSA Family Health Service
60th Anniversary Spirit Award
A member of the Little Sisters of the Assumption since 1962, Sister Susanne Lachapelle has been a driving force behind the agency’s work in New York for over 40 years. She has served as Director of Patient Services and as Co-Director of LSA Family Health Service, and is a powerful voice for family health in the community.
In 1965, after becoming certified as a nurse and practicing for several years, she joined the LSA Certified Home Health Agency in Charlotte, NC. In 1969 she received her BS in Nursing at Boston College, and in 1973 she moved to East Harlem to work as a Community Health Nurse and Nursing Supervisor at the LSA Family Health Service. By this time, the LSAFHS had entered a new era as an independent non-profit organization.
She transferred briefly to the Newburgh Ministry, then returned to the LSAFHS in 1986 as Director of Patient Services. Here she joined Sr. Judy Garson as supervisor of the Certified Home Health Agency and Co-Director of the organization as a whole. She continues to volunteer at the LSAFHS today as a nurse and Community Liaison.
Sr. Susanne has earned five prestigious awards for nursing, community outreach, or grassroots humanitarian activism, including a New York State Legislative Citation as Nurse of Distinction in 1991. Specializing in parent-child interaction as well as Asthma and HIV/AIDS, she has co-authored 46 medical articles and conducted numerous presentations on these topics.