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Pressley Ridge, Union Mission among winners of Innovations awards

Rebecca Emanuele | for the Tribune Review
Award recipients (from left) Dan Carney, Executive Director, Union Mission, Latrobe, PA; Erika Beras, Behavioral Health Reporter, WESA Radio, Pittsburgh, PA; Matt Zamosky, Director, Department of Veterans Affairs, Westmoreland County, PA; and Laurah Currey, CEO, Pressley Ridge, gather during the Mental Health America of Westmoreland County annual Innovations Awards dinner held on Thursday evening, May 9, 2013 at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center, Greensburg, PA.

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The annual Innovations dinner and awards program of Mental Health America of Westmoreland County was subtitled “A night to celebrate visionaries in promoting mental health.”

The event took place May 9 at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center east of Greensburg.

This year's visionaries included:

Pressley Ridge, recipient of the Prevention Award, for services to youth with challenging behaviors that help to keep children and families together. Accepting was CEO Susanne Cole.

Union Mission, recipient of the Recovery Award, for services to homeless men including education, employment, behavior modification and counseling. Accepting was Executive Director Dan Carney.

Matt Zamosky, recipient of the Education Award, for diligent efforts as director of the Westmoreland County Veterans Affairs Office to secure benefits for veterans and increase the visibility of the office.

Erika Beras, recipient of the Media Excellence Award, for commitment to increasing awareness of regional behavioral health issues as a reporter for public radio station 90.5 WESA and member of advisory boards.

Welcoming about 175 attendees was MHA board president Paul Niemiec. Announcing winners was the face of Excela Health, Jennifer Miele.

Josie Funari, Debbie Ramsay and Molly Robb Shimko chaired the event committee.

Seen at dinner: MHA Executive Director Laurie Barnett Levine, Richard and Joanna Stillwagon, Vikki Ridenour, Dick and Barbara Flock, Jim Bendel, Ray Grabowski, Dave Delisi, Brad and Mira Funari, Wendy Zamosky, Norita Zamosky, Susan Matthews, Scott Brown and Donna Gallagher.

Also, Ken Shimko, Scot Thomas, Richard and Debbie Peltier, Tonia Richardson, Rachelle Shea, Kelly Weimer, Monica Ploskon, Kris Smith, Krista Boyer, Ryann Bradley, Theresa Matson, Duane Slade, Carolyn Albert, Michelle Christopher, Pam Fisher and Brandy Campbell.

— Shirley McMarlin

 

 
 


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