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Riverside CARE Awards

Nearly 400 people attended the annual CARE Awards (Celebrating Achievement & Recognizing Excellence), held on May 1st at the Boston Marriott Newton.  It was an evening to honor and celebrate extraordinary members of the Riverside community – people Riverside serves who have made tremendous strides in their lives, dedicated employees, and friends of Riverside who have gone above and beyond to make a difference. We were pleased to recognize Secretary of Health and Human Services, Marylou Sudders, for her lifelong devotion to healthcare and human services.  Particularly touching were the success stories of Shannon, John, and Joy, who were all helped by Riverside and are now thriving.

2018 CARE Awards Recipients

Marylou Sudders, MSW, ACSW, Secretary, Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Friend of Riverside

The PACT Team ( Rebekah Garcia, Kelsey Johnson, Meg Jones, Katy McGarty, Ross McHugh, Diana Pacella and Regine St Paul), Employee Team

Shannon McMahon, Person Served
CVS Health Workforce Initiatives Team (Jonathan DaSilva, Rich Laferriere and Ted Mower), Friends of Riverside

Keyes Drug, Friend of Riverside

The Talent Acquisition Team (Rebekah Simmons, Megan Kaswandik, Molly Sneesby and Hannah McLaughlin), Employee Team

The Relationship Group (Alice, Anne, Camille, Carolyn, Jonathan, Mike, Scott and William), Persons Served

Susan Bitensky, Employee

Rachel Johnson, Employee

John West, Person Served

Dianne McLaughlin, Employee

Joy Johnson, Person Served

Congratulations to all of our honorees!

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We are pleased to share comments from the people we serve:

"No stigma here." - Lee