Annual Humanism Awards, 2018


31 Healthcare Workers Receive Community Awards for Compassionate Interactions with Patients, Families, and Colleagues

Each year the HFNJ honors healthcare employees, nursing and medical students, and nursing faculty in the greater Newark region.  Nominated by their peers, these special workers are models of selflessness, empathy, and cultural sensitivity.

This year 31 honorees were feted by 225 guests at the Foundation’s July 16th awards dinner.  We are proud to list them here:

 Broadway House for Continuing CareRachel S. Jaslow, MA, ATR-BC, CDP, Art Therapist
 Cerebral Palsy of North JerseyShakira Richardson, Direct Care Team Leader
 Children’s Hospital, NBIMCMichelle O’Brien, RN (PICU)
 Children’s Specialized HospitalMarie Sainval, CNA
 Clara Maass Medical CenterMichael Bocchino, Registrar/Tech

Nyrva Colin, RN

 Daughters of IsraelChile Amaefule, Dietary Aide
 JESPY HousePatricia Ruggierio, LCSW, Residential/Community Supports Supervisor
 Jewish Family Service, Central NJMairead Shannon Bevilaque, MSN, RN
 Jewish Family Service MetroWestAlyson Kaplan, SW, Caregiver Services
 Jewish Service for the Developmentally DisabledAnne Gelman, Facilitator/Literacy Instructor
 Jewish Vocational Service MetroWestNiva Santiague, Program Aide
 Morristown Medical CenterSonia Allocco, Patient Liaison

Rebecca Barrett, RN

 Newark Beth Israel Medical CenterRouel Gulang, Clinical Pharmacist

Nkechi Onyeka, RN

 NJCRI: North Jersey Community Research InitiativeHenry Godette, Syringe Exchange Coordinator
 Overlook Medical CenterBarbara Lubischer, MS, RDN (Food Services)
 Rutgers School of NursingMary Kamienski, PhD, APRN-C,FAEN,CEN, Professor

Rosario V. Sanchez, MSN, RN, PhD Student

Saint Barnabas Medical CenterCristina Pamaar, MD (Anesthesiologist)

Mohammed Zakaria, Mgr-Environmental Services

Seton Hall University College of NursingLindsay Cosgrave, Senior Nursing Student

Lori Wilt, PhD, RN, CSN, NCSN, CNE

Trinitas Regional Medical CenterKellianne Martin, Senior Occupational Therapist
Trinitas Regional Medical Center School of NursingEdith Montero, Nursing Student
University HospitalGeorge Gabriel, Physical Therapist

Lucero (Lucy) Palacio, Ambulatory Care Technician



Last modified: August 8, 2018