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 Care Rachel S. Jaslow, MA, ATR-BC, CDP, Art Therapist
 Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey Shakira Richardson, Direct Care Team Leader
 Children’s Hospital, NBIMC Michelle O’Brien, RN (PICU)
 Children’s Specialized Hospital Marie Sainval, CNA
 Clara Maass Medical Center Michael Bocchino, Registrar/Tech

Nyrva Colin, RN

 Daughters of Israel Chile Amaefule, Dietary Aide
 JESPY House Patricia Ruggierio, LCSW, Residential/Community Supports Supervisor
 Jewish Family Service, Central NJ Mairead Shannon Bevilaque, MSN, RN
 Jewish Family Service MetroWest Alyson Kaplan, SW, Caregiver Services
 Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled Anne Gelman, Facilitator/Literacy Instructor
 Jewish Vocational Service MetroWest Niva Santiague, Program Aide
 Morristown Medical Center Sonia Allocco, Patient Liaison

Rebecca Barrett, RN

 Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Rouel Gulang, Clinical Pharmacist

Nkechi Onyeka, RN

 NJCRI: North Jersey Community Research Initiative Henry Godette, Syringe Exchange Coordinator
 Overlook Medical Center Barbara Lubischer, MS, RDN (Food Services)
 Rutgers School of Nursing Mary Kamienski, PhD, APRN-C,FAEN,CEN, Professor

Rosario V. Sanchez, MSN, RN, PhD Student

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Cristina Pamaar, MD (Anesthesiologist)

Mohammed Zakaria, Mgr-Environmental Services

Seton Hall University College of Nursing Lindsay Cosgrave, Senior Nursing Student

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

Trinitas Regional Medical Center Kellianne Martin, Senior Occupational Therapist
Trinitas Regional Medical Center School of Nursing Edith Montero, Nursing Student
University Hospital George Gabriel, Physical Therapist

Lucero (Lucy) Palacio, Ambulatory Care Technician