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Red Cross Honors

At its recent annual meeting, the American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter honored several volunteers and staff for their outstanding contributions to the organization. Exceptional Volunteer Service Award recipients included Robert Quinn O’Connor, Disaster Services volunteer (right, with Director of Volunteer Services Laura Birks); Robert Crowley, Health and Safety volunteer; and Mike Ebner, Service to Armed Forces technology consultant volunteer. The American Red Cross 1st Level Tiffany Award for Employee Excellence, the highest award given by Red Cross to paid staff, went to Cindy Bocash, Director of Service to Armed Forces (above, pictured with her family). In addition, the Clara Barton Award for Meritorious Volunteer Leadership was given to Michael Santoro, a member of the Red Cross board of directors who has served the chapter as treasurer, Finance Committee chair, and, currently, the Regional Audit Committee under the National One Red Cross structure.

WAMDA Recognition

Mary Jane Rogalski (left), clinical nutrition manager for Baystate Health, recently received a Special Recognition award for her service and dedication to the Western Area Mass. Dietetic Assoc. (WAMDA). The award was presented by Lora Warren, NICU dietitian for Baystate Health.