At the ACHCA National Convention in Orlando, the New York Chapter was recognized for it’s work with the Sister Joan Cassidy and Michael Cuseo fundraising to support cultural diversity and membership. On April 24th, the Chapter was presented with the pictured award at the annual Awards Celebration luncheon. Keith Chambery, President of the New York Chapter accepted the award on behalf of the Chapter. It was especially fitting that Christina Lagurre, AIT at Northern Manhattan Rehabilitation and Nursing Center was able to attend the convention because of the Sister Joan and Michael Cuseo fund.
This year The Sister Joan Cassidy and Michael Cuseo event will be held on June 14, 2018 at Leonard’s of Great Neck. We will be honoring Joseph Peixoto, Procare LTC and Sister Audry Harsen of Catholic Health Services. Joe has been a great supporter of the College throughout his career. Sister Audry was a peer and one of Sister Joan’s closest friends. We hope you will contribute to help keep the tradition of the Chapter alive and support the diversity fund.
The success of the New York Chapter is very much linked to the support that the Chapter receives from the vendor community. Support for the annual convention assists the Chapter with it’s day to day mission and expenses of conducting the business of the Chapter. Support for the Sister Joan and Michael Cuseo diversity fund are specifically for that purpose and physically segregated from anything else that the Chapter does. It is for that reason, and reflecting on that great support that the Chapter wanted to use the advertising space it had purchased from the National Association to once again recognize those companies to the National audiance as a key ingredient to our success.