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Dr. Donnica to MC Women's Health & Counseling Center Imperial Ball

Photo credit: Ben Auletta Jr., Courier News

Dr. Donnica, 2002 Imperial Ball honoree, presents Woman of the Year Award to Judy Lewent.

(October 20, 2004, Somerville, NJ) - The Women's Health & Counseling Center (WHCC) of Somerville will honor Judy C. Lewent, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and President, Human Health Asia of Merck & Co., Inc. at its annual Imperial Ball to be held on Saturday, November 20. Dr. Donnica Moore, the WHCC's honoree for 2002, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the event and will present the award to Ms. Lewent. The Imperial Ball serves as WHCC's largest fundraising event, raising more than $100,000 each year.

A native of New York, Lewent serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and President, Human Health Asia of Merck & Co., Inc. In this role, she is responsible for worldwide finance, corporate development and corporate licensing matters, as well as the Merck human health business in Asia and for many of Merck's current joint venture relationships.

Lewent joined Merck in 1980 and has held positions of increasing responsibility. She is a member of Merck's Management Committee, a senior management group which makes strategic decisions for the company. She holds an M.S. in Management from MIT's Sloan School of Management and a B.S. in Economics from Goucher College.

Lewent is a member of the Board of Directors of Dell Inc., Motorola, The National Bureau of Economic Research, and Penn Medicine (University of Pennsylvania Health System); a trustee of the Rockefeller Family Trust; a life member of the MIT Corporation; and a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

The 4th Annual Imperial Ball will feature music by the Peter Duchin Orchestra, gourmet food, and themed décor as well as both a silent auction and a live auction.

Women's Health and Counseling Center is a non-profit, community-based health center that provides comprehensive health care for women who have experienced difficulty obtaining medical care from traditional sources due to monetary, cultural, language or other barriers.

For more information about the Women's Health and Counseling Center, please click here.

The date has been set for the 2005 Imperial Ball: Nov. 18, 2005.

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