PRESS RELEASE: Annika D’Andrea Selected as Rochester Business Journal 2021 Women of Excellence Honoree

Rochester, N.Y., April 9, 2021 — Tender Loving Family Care, Inc., (TLFC) is proud to announce that Annika D’Andrea, MBA, chief executive officer (CEO) of Tender Loving Family Care, Inc., TLFC Child Care and Learning Center, and Co- CEO of TLC Virtual Resiliency has been selected as Rochester Business Journal 2021 Women of Excellence Honoree.

Established in 2018, the Women of Excellence awards recognize high-achieving women for their professional experience, community involvement, leadership and sustained commitment to mentoring. Honorees were selected by a panel of judges comprised of previous Women of Excellence and Circle of Excellence honorees.

With over 20 years in the healthcare industry, Annika has a distinguished history of working in hospitals, assisted living facilities and healthcare administrations. For the past 13 years, Annika has led multiple organizations as CEO. Annika’s story of triumph as an immigrant who persevered through many challenges is truly inspirational. As CEO, Annika has led her organization through the COVID-19 pandemic with courage, resiliency and a deep level of pride. She is highly regarded in the Rochester community and also in her home country of Jamaica.

For the last 15 years Annika has spearheaded fundraisers that aim to provide relief to the less fortunate. In her local community, Annika has spearheaded and organized many back-to-school drives, food drives and fundraising activities dedicated to children and seniors. She has also participated in many Alzheimer’s fundraising activities and is a strong advocate for the senior citizens in her local community.

“This year’s Women of Excellence recipients are a dynamic group of leaders. They define success through hard work, professional accomplishments and a commitment to making the Rochester community the best place to live and work,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, group publisher of the Rochester Business Journal. “They believe in elevating women and sharing their experiences with the next generation of leaders, and the Rochester Business Journal is honored to recognize them.”

“I am extremely passionate about the work that I do, serving people is the core of who I am. I am honored to be selected as Rochester Business Journal 2021 Women of Excellence Honoree,” said Annika D’Andrea. It is a great honor to be recognized for the work I have done in my community to improve the lives of the people I serve. I look forward to continuing this work of giving back to my community and inspiring our young leaders of tomorrow”

The Women of Excellence awards will be presented at an online celebration at 5:30 p.m. on May 25, 2021. Each of the winners will be celebrated for their achievements through video storytelling. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in the program with their congratulations and cheers using social media platforms from their homes or offices. For tickets, visit https://rbj.net/events/women-of-excellence/. The event hashtag is #RBJevents.

Winners will be profiled in a special magazine that will be inserted into the May 28, 2021 issue of Rochester Business Journal and will be available online at rbj.net.