UMMS employees honored for service

Annual celebration recognizes long-time and active-duty employees

By Ellie Castano

UMass Medical School Communications

December 03, 2013
  40 year employee service awards 
  Celebrating 40 years at UMass Medical School are (l. to r.) Allan Jacobson, Frederick Anderson, Jean Underwood and Susan Gagliardi
  Active Duty
  U.S. Army Reservist Andrews Kyere (left) chats with Executive Vice Chancellor for MassBiologics Mark Klempner and U.S. Navy Reservist Mark Price. (U.S. Army Reservist Anthony Lapinsky was unable to attend the event.)

Commitment, service, selflessness and loyalty were among the attributes recognized at UMass Medical School’s 35th annual Service Awards Dinner Celebration held in November.

 

This year 259 employees celebrated milestones, including 21 employees with 25 years of service; 13 with 30 years; four with 35 years; and another four with 40 years.

A number of awards were also presented at the employee celebration, including the inaugural Chancellor’s Award for Advancing the UMMS Mission presented to Public Safety Director Jack Luippold and the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Community Service presented to Auxiliary Services Director Bill Tsaknopoulos.

Three special awards were presented this year to employees returning from active military duty. Recognized were U.S. Army Reservist Andrews Kyere, a MassBiologics quality control analyst who returned from his third deployment as a medical regulating officer in Kuwait; U.S. Army Reservist Anthony Lapinsky, MD, PhD, professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation, who served two tours as an orthopedic surgeon for Operation Enduring Freedom; and U.S. Navy Reservist Mark D. Price, MD, PhD, assistant professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation, who received the Bronze Star for service as an orthopedic surgeon in Afghanistan.

Milestones

40 years:
Frederick Anderson, Susan Gagliardi, Allan Jacobson and Jean Underwood

35 years:
John Cooke, Kevin Fogarty, Patricia Keith and Anthony Meuse

30 years:
Charlene Baron, Linda Boll, Anthony Bucciaglia, Jay Himmelstein, Lori Ann Kennington, Glady McRell, Themia Pappas-Fillmore, Michele Pugnaire, Carole Puleo, Mai-Lan Rogoff, Mary Rusckowski, Saki Santorelli and Susan Wilson-Price

25 years:
Brunildo Acevedo, Edwin Baez, John Berthiaume, Debra Campbell, Anil Chawla, Joanne Dombrowski, Donna Gallagher, Jeffrey Golden, Richard Gray, Celia Hartigan, Lynn Largesse, Anita Leporati, Wendy Lucier, April Mason-Savas, Brian McCarthy, Patricia Murphy, Naomi Northrop, Ann Perla, Mohan Somasundaran, Annette Stratton and Jorge Yarzebski,

20 years:
Richard Black, Agustina Boadu, Irene Chevalier, Betsy Costello, Stephen Doxsey, Jane Erickson, Eileen Fraioli, Wendy Gammon, Robin Ganesan, Joseph Gosselin, Mark Gustafson, Edward Hale, Ellen Kittler, Leon Labbe, Robert Lagana, Jackdier Lozada, Yunsheng Ma, John Moore, William Moore, Nelly Nabokin, Joseph O'Leary, Maria Ortiz-Oates, Danielle Pichette-Patsky, Lena Christine Riccardi, Kevin Turner and Dianne Williams

15 years:
Brian Abbott, Karen Albert, Joanne Ash, Leslie Berg, D Bilodeau-Wentworth, Darlene Blanchard, Kathleen Blanchard, Rosanne Brady, Melissa Brindisi, Robin Brody, Kathleen Buzzell, Michele Carlin, Luis Carmona, Suzanne Cashman, Donna Castellanos, Michelle Cenedella, Kimberly Crowley, Lynn Desforges, Cynthia Donges, Virginia Donoghue, Craig Drayton, Karin Fitch-Urbano, Ann Foley, Judith Gallant, Patricia Gregory, Theodore Gulledge, Andrea Hasbrouck, Kerriann Hassett, Catherine Hay, Judith Hazelwood, Gregory Hendricks, Sharlene Hubbard, Michelle Kelliher, Robin Koenig, Sally Krikorian, Rachel Lamson, Geraldine Levesque, Tim Malanowski, Elaine Martin, Steven McCabe, Lisa McGonigle, Scott Melanson, Kristin Mullins, Moises Negron, Judith Nelson, Teresa Pastore, Albert Peloquin, Joanna Phillips, Patricia Ricciardi, Karin Riddle, Alan Ritacco, Domenic Sanfilippo, Dianne Schladt, William Alan Shaw, Gerald Soucy, William Theurkauf, Marc Thibodeau, Tuong Tran and James Veroneau

10 years:
Kyle Adams, Brian Akerley, Louise Allan, Junya Awata, Gideon Aweh, Arthur Bales, Linda Bandini, Katherine Baptista, Philip Barrell, Erica Lee Baxter, Gerald Beaudreault, Joanne Beaulieu, Lisa Beittel, Nina Bhabhalia, Maryann Bishop-Jodoin, Naomi Boatright, Ronald Bragg, Tammy Brailey, Holly Brown, Vivian Budnik, Christopher Bunn, Linda Cabral, Christina Campbell, Sharon Cantor, Sandra Carlson, Jeffrey Chan, Weijun Chen, Robin Clark, Roxana Cosma, Pamela Costa, L Covassin-Barberis, Bernard Creswick, Job Dekker, Geoffrey Alan DiCiaccio, Andrew Noble Doe, Michael Doyle, Michelle Eberle, Elaine Rita Fafard, Donna Ann Faticanti, John Finch, Gordon FitzGerald, Michaelle Fleurissaint, Carl Fulwiler, Barbra Gannon, Ephrem Gebretsadik,Brittain Eleanor Giannini, Michael Gorczyca, Edgard Granillo, Erik Hamel, Douglas Hancock, John Hodson, Frederick Hooven, Kathleen Hoover, Ellen Howard, Elizabeth Hoyt, Karen Marie Imbalzano, Larry Jadormio, David Jarzobski, Edward Jaskolski, Joann Jean-Baptiste, Larissa Kashdan, Sagar Kathuria, Yasmine Khalifa, Robin Klar, Rexhep Kosova, D Nelson LaMothe, Jinhee Lee, Karen Lekas, Luca Leone, Leonard Levin, Brian Lewis, William Lewis, Wenjun Li, Ann Lobdell, Pauline Locke, Deirdre Logan, Jaclyn Longtine, Carla Lopes, Fausto Lopez, LiYing Lu, Jane Lynch, Jennifer Mackie, Pamela MacLeod, Gregory Martens, Christina McAuliffe, Jennifer McCart, Gail McDermott, Caroline McGrath, Thomas McLaughlin, Richard McManus, James Mullins, Tara Nevins, Jennifer Nilsen, Patti Onorato, Ishaa Luz Ortiz, Lisa Palmer, Yongmei Pei, Min Peng, Jean Pierre, Yvette Prayor, Supriya Puranik, Denise Raskett, Sambra Redick, Nancy Repice, Robert Sachse, Tsuyoshi Sakai, Gail Sawosik, Madelyn Schmidt, Eneida Shkurti, Angela Stanikmas, Steven Staugaitis, Juerg Straubhaar, Gregg Sullivan, Bill Tsaknopoulos, Yumi Uetake, Elaine Vallee, Vic Vangel, Albertha Walhout, Kimberly Wamback, Hongyan Wang, Donna Wardle, Matthew Wetherbee, Douglas Winkfield, Sandy Wong, Susan Young and Mary Zanetti