2014 NYSHFA Volunteer of the Year Award Winners

Rick Patterson and Joanne O'Connor in Membership

On behalf of NYSHFA’s Membership Marketing and Public Relations Committee, we are pleased to announce the following winners of the 2014 Volunteer of the Year program. These volunteers will receive their well-deserved recognition at the Association’s Awards Program/Installation Banquet at the Annual Convention, which will be held at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, NY on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

Young Adult
Hannah Hughes
Avon Nursing Home LLC
District 09

John Mulligan
Hornell Gardens
District 09

Senior Adult
Mary Petell
Highland Nursing Home Inc.
District 07

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
Union Plaza Nursing Home Inc.
District 12

Spiritual Guidance
Reverend Phil Owen
ElderWood at Hamburg
District 10

The Committee recognizes volunteer district winners as well.  These district winners have been sent award plaques recognizing them for their volunteer efforts.  Attached is a list of the winners from all the districts who participated in the nomination process.  (Note:  Not all districts had facilities who submitted nominations.)  We wish to thank the membership for your support of these annual awards and encourage you to extend your congratulations to the winners.


NYSHFA Contacts:         


Rick Patterson
Senior Director, Business Development
518-462-4800 ext. 19


Joanne O'Connor
Communications & Business Development Coordinator
518-462-4800 ext. 23